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Honour for Malayali
K. P. Kannan, Fellow and Director of the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram has been nominated as a full-time member of the newly-constituted National Commission on Informal Sector which is to be headed by the eminent economist Arjun Sengupta. The former Vice-Chancellor of Warangal University, K. Jayashankar, is the other full-time member. The Commission will have a full-time member secretary and two part-time members. The Commission's mission is to develop the informal or unorganised sector for achieving higher growth and provide employment with social security. Dr. Kannan took his Master in Economics with first rank and gold medal from the University of Bombay and doctorate in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. He also holds the Planning Commission Chair in Development Economics at the Centre.
Kerala girl tops in humanities
Anjana Shyam Nath of the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram has secured the first rank in humanities at the all India level in the Kendriya Vidyalayas in the CBSE 12th class examination. She is the daughter of G.Shyam Nath, Business Manager, Publications Division of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Thiruvananthapuram.
Three-year LLB course
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) has published the re-allotment list for admission to the three year LLB course in the Government Law Colleges in the State. The list covers candidates who have been allotted seats for the first time and also whose higher order option for change in college has been effected. Candidates in both these categories have to complete their admission formalities at the college concerned, before November 23. In the case of those allotted seats for the first time, `Green Memo' will be sent from the office of the CEE.
Loan for mussel cultivation
The Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Bank proposes to extend loan for mussel cultivation. Assistance of up to Rs. 42,000 will be given for 400 sq metres under the rack type of cultivation. The loan is to be repaid within five years with an interest of 9 per cent. More details can be had from the talk level primary CARD banks and the regional offices in the district headquarters.
BSNL extends payment date
The BSNL has extended the last date for the payment of Cell One bills dated November 1 to November 20. K. V. Balasubramanian, general manager, Mobile Services, BSNL, Thiruvananthapuram said that the payment could be made without late fee till the extended date.
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation, Kerala has asked all EPF members who have not preferred their claims even three years after leaving service or retirement to submit their claims duly attested by their ex-employer for settling their accounts. An official press note said today that steps were being taken to settle the claims with 30 days of receipt.
Sabarimala prasadam by post
The Department of Posts has reached an agreement with the Travancore Devaswom Board for sending Sabarimala prasadam by post. Those who want the prasadam by post are to send Rs. 200 by money order to the Executive Officer, Travancore Devaswom Board, Sabarimala, Pathanamthitta--689713.
The PSC has advised 620 persons from the list of Assistant Surgeons published by it during the beginning of the current month. The Commission which met here today asked the Director of Health Services to report the remaining vacancies also at the earliest.
Two flights were diverted from the Cochin International Airport owing to inclement weather, in the wee hours of today. Air India flight, AI 952, operating on the Doha-Bahrain-Kochi-Thiruvananthapuram sector arrived at the Nedumbassery airport at 3.30 a.m. but was diverted to Thiruvananthapuram as it couldn't land due to heavy fog. Later the passengers bound for Kochi were sent by road. Indian Airlines flight, IC 976, from Sharjah, which arrived here at 2.50 a.m. was diverted to Chennai. The flight returned to Kochi at 6.15 a.m. and left for Chennai via Coimbatore after an hour.
Press Council to probe attack
The first meeting of the newly-constituted Press Council of India held at its headquarters in New Delhi has decided to send a three-member delegation to Kerala to inquire into the recent attacks on the media in different parts of the State. The Council member and secretary general of Indian Journalists Union (IJU), K. Sreenivasa Reddy, in a message to the Kerala Journalists Union (KJU) here today said that the three-member delegation will visit Kozhikode, Ernakulam and Thiruvananthapuram where the attack on the media persons took place in connection with the reports on the ice cream parlour sex scandal case.
Applications for loans
The Alappuzha off of the Kerala State Backward Communities Development Corporation ice has invited applications for loans from unemployed persons in the district belonging to backward communities and minorities, an official release has informed. The applicants should be below 55 years. The annual income of applicants who reside in municipalities should not exceed Rs. 55,000 and those residing in villages should not exceed Rs. 42,000, the release said.
A civic reception was accorded here to the newly elected general secretary of the World Malayali Council and head of the Medimix group of companies, A.V. Anoop. The Forest Minister, K.P. Viswanathan, inaugurated the programme organised by the Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organisation of India (AMMOI). The Mayor, K. Radhakrishnan, the Vice Chancellor of the Kerala Agricultural University, K.V. Peter, the director of the Jubilee Mission Medical College, Father Francis Alappatt, the AMMOI general secretary, D. Ramanathan and the Sahitya Akademi Secretary, P.V. Krishnan Nair were among those who spoke on the occasion.
Flower show in January
Flower Show - 2005, being organised under the aegis of the Calicut Agri-Horticultural Society, will be held in the last week of January. A meeting of the organising committee set up in this regard was held at the Gandhi Park here on November 15. It was decided to make the event colourful by showcasing a wide collection of plant, flower and fruit exhibits besides organising competitions in different categories. Efforts are also on to network with horticultural societies outside the State besides institutions under the Central and State Governments, universities and Ayurveda colleges.
Elected as OISCA member
M. Aravind Babu, director and secretary general, South India Chapter of the OISCA International, has been elected as member of the OISCA International Board of Directors for a period of two years.
Lights and Lens Academy Photography Padana Gaveshana Kendram, Thondayad here will organise a State-level photography contest. The topic is `Theruvil Oru Nimisham' (A moment in the street). The last date for receiving the entries is December 30. Phone: 0495 3730770.
The Speaker, Therambil Ramakrishnan, will inaugurate the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Kerala Blood Donors Forum at the Jubilee Mission Medical College (JMMC) here on Tuesday. Blood donation camps will be organised at the Thrissur Government Medical College, Amala Medical College and the JMMC as part of the three-day celebrations. Polygraph test machine and `dancing skeleton' will be the attractions at the medical exhibition arranged as part of the fete. A programme titled `One India, one blood' will be inaugurated by the social critic, Sukumar Azhikode, at the Thekke Gopura Nada on November 19.
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