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Army recruitment rally

CHENNAI NOV. 25. The Indian Army will conduct a recruitment rally at the Madras Regimental Centre, Wellington, on December 4, exclusively for sportsmen, sons and brothers of ex-servicemen and serving soldiers and also sons of war widows. For the general duty category, persons with an SSLC score of 45 per cent or above, between 17 and 21 years of age and hailing from the southern States, Goa and Andamans and Nicobar are eligible. For the tradesmen category, those who have not completed matriculation, are between 17 and 23 years of age, and hailing from Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka are eligible. For the clerks category, candidates with a pass in plus two (with an aggregate minimum of 50 per cent and 40 per cent in each subject) between 17 and 23 years from Andhra Pradesh are eligible, says a press release. For the sportsmen category, those who have participated in competitions at the State level and above are eligible.

Seats to be surrendered

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE Nov. 25. Following the completion of the Common Entrance Test (CET) counselling for admission to 1st year BE, B.Tech, and B.Arch. for 2004-05, the vacant seats under the government quota will be surrendered to the college managements on Friday and Saturday. Thereafter, the vacant seats will be filled by the managements, the director of technical education said in an official release. Students who have not been allotted seats by the CET Cell should contact the managements in a week from Monday, the release added.

IAF's engineering college

Bangalore Nov. 25. The Indian Air Force will establish a Rs. 90-crore Indian Air Force (IAF) Engineering College near the Air Force Technical College (AFTC) at Jalahalli, to offer aviation-specific courses. The AFTC chief, Air Commodore Kamal Singh, told presspersons on Thursday that 100 acres of land near the AFTC was allotted for the college. The Army and the Navy had their own engineering colleges, and this was the first time the IAF was establishing an engineering college to meet its requirements. Government clearance for setting up the college was expected and work would start immediately afterwards, he said. Air Commodore Singh said that apart from the usual engineering subjects, study in avionics, related specifically to the IAF, would be included in the curriculum. "Though aircraft engineering courses are offered at several technical institutions, students joining the IAF engineering colleges will have enormous opportunities to study various types of equipment used by IAF, aircraft and their accessories, during their study,'' he explained.

Mayoral poll: meet on Sunday

BANGALORE NOV. 25. The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, B. Janardhana Poojary, has appointed V. Muniyappa, former Minister, N.S. Boseraju, MLA, and K. Vijayakumar Shetty, KPCC General Secretary in charge and former MLA, as observers for selecting the Congress candidate for the mayorship of Bangalore. The election of the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor is scheduled for November 29. The Bangalore City District Congress committee has been authorised to make the selection. The president of the committee, Ramalinga Reddy, MLA, will hold a meeting on Sunday morning to select the candidates. He will hear the views of Congress councillors, MPs, MLAs, and other party leaders, according to the KPCC General Secretary, Prakash Rathod, MLC.

Notice termed unfortunate

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE NOV. 25. The Congress leader and former chairman of the Central Relief Committee, H.T. Venkatappa, has described as "unfortunate" the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, B. Janardhana Poojary, issuing a show-cause notice to former Minister H.C. Srikantaiah through the media. In a statement, Mr. Venkatappa said Mr. Poojary's "predilection" for airing intra-party issues in the media was costing the party dear. It had lowered the prestige of the party and hampered its growth. No one ought to know it better than Mr. Poojary. Mr. Poojary was issuing statements and opinions on the coalition Government, in which the Congress was partnering Janata Dal (S), and those comments were reflecting poorly on the State Government, apart from offending the public, he added.

Commendations for BHEL, BEL

Bangalore Nov. 25. The four manufacturing units and one power sector division of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) and the Kotdwara and Panchkula units of Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) have won the CII-Exim Bank commendations for business excellence. BHEL is the first corporate to win the award for all its participating units. The commendations were presented by Wipro Chairman Azim Premji at the 12th Quality Summit of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) held here on Thursday. Jointly instituted by CII and Exim Bank, the commendations are awarded to recognise business excellence and encourage total quality management at all levels.

Appeal for BC tag

Bidar Nov. 25. The Hyderabad-Karnataka Jangama Maheshwara Samaj has urged the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, to include the Jangama community in the list of the backward classes as over 80 per cent of the members were economically backward.

The president of the samaj, Rachaiah Dhanashreemath, said in a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister that in Maharashtra and other States the community was part of the backward classes and had been provided special benefits.

Their other demands include fixing quotas in education and employment, encouraging development of maths and providing livelihood to priests, and starting special hostels for students of the community.

Woman dies

Raichur Nov. 25. Laxmi (22), wife of Hanumantha, a resident of Thimmapurpet locality in the city, died on the spot when a tractor hit her while she was walking along the Raichur-Mantralayam Road near the All India Radio Station here on Wednesday. A case has been registered at the Traffic Police Station.

Six arrested

Raichur Nov. 25. The Lingsugur police arrested Shivaiah and five others and recovered Rs. 640 from them while they were allegedly gambling at Devarabhupura village in Lingsugur taluk on Wednesday.

They have been remanded in judicial custody. A case has been registered at the Lingsugur Police Station.

Ganja seized

Raichur Nov. 25. The Manvi police arrested Eranna and recovered some ganja (cannabis) plants from him.

The plants were reportedly grown in a field in Kallur village on Wednesday. He has been remanded in judicial custody.

The police said that Hanumantha and Ramanna were also involved with Eranna in growing the cannabis plants at the village.

A case has been registered at the Sirwar Police Station.

Illicit liquor

Raichur Nov. 25. The Raichur police arrested Raju and Ramu from the city and Narayana from Gadwal, a border village in Andhra Pradesh, and seized illicit toddy from them while they allegedly selling it at the railway yard in the city.

They have been remanded in judicial custody. Two cases have been registered at the City West Police Station and the Yergera Police Station.

Accident

BIJAPUR NOV. 25. Two persons died and at least two were injured when the maxicab in which they were travelling overturned on Athani Road near Tikota in the taluk today.

The accident took place around 4.30 p.m. near Kanmadi nalla. It is said that the accident occurred when the driver tried to avoid a buffalo that was crossing the road.

Appeal for BC tag

Bidar Nov. 25. The Hyderabad-Karnataka Jangama Maheshwara Samaj has urged the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, to include the Jangama community in the list of the backward classes as over 80 per cent of the members were economically backward.

The president of the samaj, Rachaiah Dhanashreemath, said in a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister that in Maharashtra and other States the community was part of the backward classes and had been provided special benefits.

Their other demands include fixing quotas in education and employment, encouraging development of maths and providing livelihood to priests, and starting special hostels for students of the community.

Woman dies

Raichur Nov. 25. Laxmi (22), wife of Hanumantha, a resident of Thimmapurpet locality in the city, died on the spot when a tractor hit her while she was walking along the Raichur-Mantralayam Road near the All India Radio Station here on Wednesday.

A case has been registered at the Traffic Police Station.

Six arrested

Raichur Nov. 25. The Lingsugur police arrested Shivaiah and five others and recovered Rs. 640 from them while they were allegedly gambling at Devarabhupura village in Lingsugur taluk on Wednesday. They have been remanded in judicial custody. A case has been registered at the Lingsugur Police Station.

Ganja seized

Raichur Nov. 25. The Manvi police arrested Eranna and recovered some ganja (cannabis) plants from him. The plants were reportedly grown in a field in Kallur village on Wednesday. He has been remanded in judicial custody.

The police said that Hanumantha and Ramanna were also involved with Eranna in growing the cannabis plants at the village. A case has been registered at the Sirwar Police Station.

Illicit liquor

Raichur Nov. 25. The Raichur police arrested Raju and Ramu from the city and Narayana from Gadwal, a border village in Andhra Pradesh, and seized illicit toddy from them while they allegedly selling it at the railway yard in the city.

They have been remanded in judicial custody. Two cases have been registered at the City West Police Station and the Yergera Police Station.

Procession

Raichur Nov. 25. Members of the Arya-Vyshya Samaj took out a procession here on Thursday to protest against the alleged murder of Gubba Veeranna, an agent of the Life Insurance Corporation, last Thursday.

Around 500 members of the samaj, led by Bapur Chandrappa, Palagula Nagaraj and Chitral Ramesh, went in a procession from Shetty Bahvi Chowk and to the Deputy Commissioner's office.

They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, H.V. Parsvanath, urging him to provide security to members of the samaj.

Most of the business establishments in the city maintained by samaj members suspended their activities for the day. Several organisations run by the samaj, also declared a holiday today.

Karate contest

Udupi Nov. 25. Nityananda Kemmannu of the Institute of Karate and Allied Arts on Thursday said that the Inter Dojo Karate Championship 2004 would be held at Kallianpur on Saturday and Sunday. He told presspersons here that over 500 karate students from 250 branches of the institute in different parts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada would participate in the championship.

K. Raghupati Bhat, MLA, would inaugurate the championship on Saturday. The Brahmavar MLA, K. Jayaprakash Hegde, would preside over the valedictory function on Sunday, Mr. Kemmannu said.

Seminar on embedded technologies

MYSORE Nov. 25. The IT Professionals' Forum, Mysore, will organise a seminar on "Embedded Technologies'' at the Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST), Senate Bhavan, Manasagangothri, on Saturday.

According to a statement, the project manager, L&T EmSyS, Mysore, Sateesh Kumar T.K., will speak. Those interested can register their names at the CIST office or contact the seminar coordinator B.V. Dakshina Murthy on ph: 9342101550.

Athletic meet

MYSORE Nov. 25. The annual intra-mural athletic meet of Demonstration Multipurpose School (DMS), Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Mysore, was organised here recently. A large number of students studying in the VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII standards participated in the meet. N.N. Prahallada, reader, RIE, inaugurated the meet.

Training

MYSORE Nov. 25 . Twenty chemistry teachers from Kerala are participating in the 10-day training programme for key resource persons, which began at the Regional Institute of Education (RIE) here on November 22.

According to a statement, the head of the Department of Education in Science and Mathematics, RIE, A.L.N. Sarma, inaugurated the programme, while lecturer in chemistry, RIE, and programme coordinator Tamil Selvam spoke about the programme comprising 38 sessions, including laboratory experiences and lectures on value education.

Eye camp

Chamarajanagar Nov. 25. The Zilla Andatva Nivarana Samsthe, Chamarajanagar, in association with the Mysore Race Club, Charitable Trust, will organise a free eye check-up camp at Rotary Club here on Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those selected for surgery will be sent to MRC Eye Hospital in Mysore. Spectacles and medicines will be given. The president of the Rotary Club, Mohan, has urged the public to make use of the camp.

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