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Around the City

Power shutdown

CHENNAI: Power supply will be suspended in parts of Triplicane including Sivaraman Street, T.H.Road and S.M.V.Koil Street on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for maintenance.

Dental camp

Baskar Dental Foundation will hold a free dental camp for senior citizens on August 15 from 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 54, G.N.Chetty Road, T.Nagar. For details, contact 2815 3118/4639. At another camp held by the foundation in MGR Colony near Anna Nagar last Saturday, in association with the Institute of Social Work and Research, 250 persons were screened. Medicines and toothbrushes were distributed.

Seminar

Students and lecturers had an interactive session at a seminar on open source software organised by the department of MCA of St.Peter's Engineering College at Avadi on Monday. R.M.Suresh from RMK Engineering College spoke.

Infratech 2006

All India Manufacturers Organisation is organising a three-day programme, Infratech 2006, on surface transportation-opportunities and technology along with IIT-Madras starting from August 17 at IIT premises.

The event will be attended by 200 delegates and 50 exhibitors from all over the world. Malaysian Minister for Works, Dato Seri Samy Vellu will participate. For details, visit www.infratech2006.com or contact 98409 47485.

Eye check-up

About 130 persons were screened at an eye camp organised by Rajan Eye Care Hospital and Rotary Club of Madras on the hospital premises on Sunday. Twentyfive persons were referred for cataract surgery at the hospital and free medicines and spectacles were given to about 40 patients.

Polished diamond grading programme

International Gemmological Institute will be conducting a polished diamond grading programme along with Jewellers Forum at the GRT Grand Hotel, T. Nagar from August 14. The six-day programme offers a syllabus covering diamond identification, grading and international local diamond pricing systems, from IGI headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. For details, contact Sanjay Sethi at 098103 08309.

Coin exhibition

A numismatic exhibition pertaining to Madras will be organised at the Clive Hall in Fort St.George from August 21 to August 23. It will include Madras Presidency coins, cancellations connected to Madras city and stamps and first covers featuring landmark buildings of Madras. Besides the collection of S.B. Raja Seetharaman and D.H. Rao, the findings of Archaeological Survey of India will be highlighted.

Export opportunities for textiles

Tanstia-FNF Service Centre is organising a seminar on export opportunities for textiles in the post quota scenario on August 18 at Hotel Residency Towers, T. Nagar along with Regional Office of the Textiles Commissioner.

For information, contact 2234 8451 or 94440 34910.

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