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Former KU librarian dead

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: K.A. Isaac, former librarian of the University of Kerala and retired Professor and Head, Department of Library and Information Science of the university, died at a private hospital in the city on Monday night. He was 80. Prof. Isaac had served as a member of the Senate of the university and as Dean of its Arts Faculty. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of library science education in the State. He is survived by his wife and two sons. — Staff Reporter

Girl child found in cradle

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A seven-month-old infant girl was found abandoned in the cradle in front of the State Child Welfare Council office here. So far, 28 children have been found abandoned by the authorities in the cradle. The child weighs seven kg. The administrator of the council has appealed to the relatives of the child to get in touch with council immediately. The administrator can be contacted on phone numbers 0471-2324932, 2324939 and 2321963. — Staff Reporter

Graft: officials suspended

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Revenue Commissioner has suspended two officials on the charge of demanding bribe for facilitating land related transactions. The suspended officials are Kadhinamkulam village officer Faizaludeen and village assistant Rajeev. — Staff Reporter

Onam festivities

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The employees of the Travancore Devaswom Board celebrated Onam by making `athapookalams' on the office premises.

The students and faculty members of the Institute of English, University of Kerala, organised a cultural event `Onam Fest 2005' to celebrate the festival. The event was inaugurated by poet K. Ayyappa Panicker. — Staff Reporter

Poll helpline

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Sahayi Centre for Collective Learning and Action, a voluntary organisation, will answers people's queries relating to the civic polls over telephone numbers 94476-07751 and 0484-2688365 from September 14 to 16. From September 17 onwards, the helpline number will be 0471-2434664, the organisation said in a press release issued here on Tuesday. — Special Correspondent

Man found dead

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Faizal, 48, a resident of Chokli in Kannur district, was found dead at a lodge near Thampanoor on Tuesday morning. The police suspect the death to have occurred due to heart failure. — Staff Reporter

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