Pranjanam exhibition begins
The curtain will be raised for Pranjanam, national Sanskrit
scientific exhibition at the Kozhikode Govt Model High School. The
three-day exhibition organised by Vishwa Sanskrit Bharati will have
various scientists and educational experts from many parts of the state
taking part in the seminars held. Mayor Thottathil Raveendran will
inaugurate the exhibition at 9.30 am. Union Minister O Rajagopal will
inaugurate the Bharatheeya Vinjana serial in the afternoon. P Parameswaran
will deliver the main speech. The distribution of Sharmaji awards would be
held in the evening.
Special trains for Anandolsavam
Special trains have been arranged from different parts of the
state as part of the Art of Living scholar Shri Shri Ravi Shankar's
Anandolsavam, to be held at Thrissur on November 2nd. Anandolsavam will be
held at the Thrissur Thekkinkadu Grounds. Special trains have been
arranged taking into consideration the devotees' wish to take part in the
function. The train from Trivandrum Central will leave at 8 am and reach
Thrissur at 2.45 pm. After the function, the train will start from
Thrissur at 11 pm and reach the capital next morning at 5 am. This train
will stop at ten stations.
IA flights rescheduled from
The Indian Airlines have announced their winter schedule. The
new winter schedule is the reintroduction of Delhi-Mumbai-Coimbatore-Kozhikode
and return flights on all days. IC 997 Kozhikode-Doha-Bahrain will depart
daily at 1500 hrs instead of 1530 hrs. IC 597 Kozhikode-Sharjah flight on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will leave Kozhikode at 1700 hrs instead
of 1630 hrs.
Press Academy Awards presented
KOZHIKODE: The Press Academy Awards was presented at a function in the
Town Hall . The awards are given for their presentation in various media
fields. Those who received the awards were Mathrubhumi former editor P V
Ramachandran (VPR), Mathrubhumi former deputy editor V M Korath, Chandrika
former editor V C Aboobacker. The awards were presented by Chief Minister
A K Antony at a function organised by the Press Club. Press Academy former
chairman P Govinda Pillai presided over the function. The awards consisted
of a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a statute designed by C N Karunakaran.
Kozhikode-New Delhi flight
Indian Airlines will soon restore the Kozhikode-New Delhi
flight via Coimbatore and Mumbai and schedule flights to more convenient
timings. The daily flight, IC-658/657, between Kozhikode and New Delhi via
Coimbatore and Mumbai, will operate an Airbus A320. These are the main
highlights of the IA's southern winter schedule effective from October 27.
Dhammam AI flights from Dec
Air-India managing director Jatindra Narayan Gogoi said
Air-India's direct flights from Kozhikode to Dhammam, Saudi Arabia, would
begin from this December and to Riyadh next summer. He was addressing an
interaction programme organised by the Malabar Chamber of Commerce (MCC)
and the Calicut Airport Committee. Direct flights to other Gulf
destinations from Kozhikode would be operated depending on the
availability of aircraft, he said. Gogoi said Air-India would operate 20
flights for the 8,200 Haj pilgrims from Kozhikode in 2003. Next season's
operations would begin on February 22 and end on March 13. Last year, the
airline had operated 17 flights carrying as many as 6,951 pilgrims. From
next season onwards, boarding cards for both destinations with seat number
will be issued from Kozhikode itself.
Press Academy Award
The Press Academy Awards will be presented today at a function
in the Town Hall at 4.30 pm. The awards are given for their presentation
in various media fields. Those to receive the awards are Mathrubhumi
former editor P V Ramachandran (VPR), Mathrubhumi former deputy editor V M
Korath, Chandrika former editor V C Aboobacker. The awards would be
presented by Chief Minister A K Antony at a function organised by the
Press Club. Press Academy former chairman P Govinda Pillai would preside
over the function. The awards consist of a cash prize of Rs 10,000 and a
statute designed by C N Karunakaran.
UDF will re-consider
poverty line scale
KPCC president K Muraleedharan said the decision regarding the
scale of those coming below poverty line will be taken into consideration.
Murali said in the coming high-level panel meet on October 22, this issue
would be put up.
Vivahasangamam on Oct 26
KOZHIKODE: Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC), an organization, which
comes under Mahayeel, Saudi Arabia, is conducting Vivahasangamam on
October 26 at Kondotty.
Ten girls from poor families will be married off on this day. KMCC general
secretary Aboobacker Chelembra, treasurer K K Koya at a press meet said
ten sovereigns each would be given to the girls, two sovereigns each to
men, mahar and wedding dress would be given to them. The function will
begin with Vanithasangamam on October 26. Muslim League state general
secretary Korambayil Ahamed Haji will distribute the dress to the bride
and the groom. Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty will give away the
mahar and Sayyed Hyderali Shihab Thangal will lead the nikah.
Blind welfare week
This year's blind welfare week would be held on October 14 in
The world white stick day would be observed from October 15-29 as part of
the blind welfare week. The aim of the program is to discuss the problems
faced by the blind people and how to utilize their talents. KPCC president
K Muraleedharan, MP, would inaugurate the state level meet at the Vyapara
Bhavan Auditorium. A white stick rally by the blind would be held as part
of the inauguration. Office bearers of the Kerala Federation of the Blind
at a press meet said that as per the PWD Act (Persons with disabilities),
the benefits for them should be enforced at the earliest. KFB president C
K Aboobacker, district unit president T Sunil, E V Isakoya took part in
the press meet.
Dental Assn state meet
The state meet of the Indian Dental Association will be held on
October 26 in Kozhikode. Public Works Minister Dr M K Muneer will
inaugurate the meet at Hotel Malabar Palace. Dr Alexander Jacob, IPS will
deliver the main speech on dental treatment. Almost forty-five specialists
will submit reports on various subjects. Dr M Sreeram will organize a
training workshop at the meet.
workers' token strike on Oct 18
Motor transport workers in the state, affiliated to all major
central trade unions, will go on a token strike on October 18, demanding
withdrawal of the hike in third party insurance premium of vehicles. CITU
state secretary Elamarom Kareem and INTUC leader K Sadirikoya told
reporters that the strike, called by the Kerala State Autorickshaw-Light
Motor Vehicle Workers' Coordination Committee, had the support of CITU,
INTUC, BMS, AITUC, STU, HMS and UTUC. Associations of lorry and private
buses owners have also extended their support. Motor transport vehicles
would be kept off the road on that day, they said. The leaders said
agitations would be organised soon if official steps were not taken to
reduce the premium hike.
Judgment on Babu's bail
plea on Oct 11
The judgment on the anticipatory bail plea of industrial K C
Babu involved in the fake document case involving Tourism Minister Prof K
V Thomas has been postponed to October 11 by the principal sessions judge.
The prosecution argued in the court that there are enough circumstances to
prove his existence in the case; so only under certain conditions bail
should be granted. Babu should not leave the place without the permission
of the district court. Another condition put forth was that he should be
produced before the crime branch office in Thiruvananthapuram. Babu moved
the bail plea last Tuesday to principal district judge. Government pleader
Subhas Benedict strongly opposed granting him bail and Advocate M Asokan
appeared on behalf of K C Babu.
Devan case: Hearing
adjourned to Nov 26
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) A Sakthidaran adjourned the
hearing in the defamation suit filed by Jnanpith laureate M T Vasudevan
Nair against noted artist M V Devan, to November 26. When the case came up
for consideration yesterday morning, advocate Shaheer Singh, who appeared
on behalf of M V Devan, informed the court that two separate petitions,
filed by the artist himself and Kala Kaumudi daily of Mumbai challenging
the jurisdiction of the Kozhikode court, were pending before the Kerala
High Court for final hearing. The advocate also pleaded exemption for M V
Devan from personal appearance during further hearings at the judicial
magistrate court citing the artist's poor health. When advocate Manjeri
Sunder Raj, who represented M T Vasudevan Nair, filed a counter-affidavit
questioning Devan's claim that he was suffering from various diseases, the
court set aside the matter till the next hearing. Meanwhile, the suit
filed by M T Vasudevan Nair against Kala Kaumudi daily for carrying the
defamatory interview of M V Devan will come up for hearing today.
Calicut University pensioners office opened
The office of the Calicut University Pensioners Forum started
functioning at the university campus. Pro vice-chancellor Prof M Salim
inaugurated the opening of the office. Dr V J Philip presided over the
Samagraha Aawas Yojana opened
In co-operation with the centre and state governments, Samagraha Aawas Yojana, a program has been launched by the Koduvalli block
panchayat. The aim of this yojana is build houses for the homeless. KPCC
president K Muraleedharan inaugurated the district level of the yojana at
the Koduvalli Community Hall. C Mammootty, MLA presided over the function.
Muraleedharan distributed the first installment of this scheme. District
collector T O Sooraj inaugurated the one-day workshop held. Panchayat
presidents P T A Rahim, Naseema Jamaludeen, Bindu Udayan, P V Abdurahman
and many others spoke at the meet.
Mellore Vasudevan bags
Mellore Vasudevan bagged the Poorna Uroob Award instituted by
Poorna Publications for the year 2001. Vasudevan got the award for
Kalame Nee Sakshi. The award consists of Rs 7500 and a citation.
Chembai Sangeetholsavom from
The Guruvayur Devaswom has decided to organise this year's
Chembai Sangeetholsavom from December 1 to December 15.
release said here that a special concert by renowned musicians will also
be held during the last 10 days of the festival. Those who desire to
participate in the festival will have to submit applications in
prescribed forms, which will be available free of cost at the Guruvayur
Devaswom office during working hours from September 27 to October 16. No
Photostat copies of applications will be entertained. The applicants
should be above eight years of age and should have learned Carnatic
music for a continuous period of 3 years.
Parliamentary Affaires Minister M M Hassan will present the
state Journalists awards for the year 2001 at a function to be held at
the Calicut press club here, at 10.30 am tomorrow (29th September).
The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, is organising a
three-day management development programme here on 'Competitive strategies
under WTO system' from October 7 to 9. The programme is meant for
executives involved in marketing, export and import operations, corporate
planning, R&D management, officials dealing with WTO related issues and
professionals working on issues related to the WTO.
Critical Care Nurses
national meet today
The fourth national meet of the Indian Association of
Critical Care Nurses (IACCN) will be inaugurated by IG Venugopalan Nair
today at 9 am in the MIMS Hospital. The meet, which lasts for three
days, will be presided over by president Gracy Mathai. MIMS chairman Dr
Azad Moopan, managing director Dr Abdullah Cherayakkatt, Kozhikode
Medical College principal Dr M R Chandran, Critical Care Foundation
chairman Dr P K Jayin, Dr K K Varma will speak at the meet. Many new
important schemes would be introduced at the meet. Almost three hundred
nurses from various hospitals in India would take part in the meet.
Training would be given to nurses as what should be done to a patient
brought to the hospital in a serious condition. The association is also
conducting casualty nursing diploma one-year course.
Electricity employees confederation state meet in Kozhikode
The Kerala Electricity Employees Confederation (INTUC) state
meet will be held in Kozhikode on October 19, 20 and 21. M S Rawther
announced this at a press meet.
NIT workshop on
The National Institute of Technology, Kozhikode will organise
a one-day workshop on 'Simple tools for quality Improvement/ISO 9000' at
the Institute campus at Chathamangalam here on October 4.
The workshop is
tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs engaged in the manufacturing of
different products. The course fees will be Rs 1000.
programme for IPS officers begins
The six-day programme for senior IPS officers from across the
country, 'Public Order Management in Information Age', got underway, here,
K P P Nambiar,
Chairman, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, (IIM-K) inaugurated
the event. Nambiar said the very definition and parameters of crime are
fast changing in this cyber age. ''The concept of crime changes with the
transition in technology. So policing also should incorporate necessary
technological changes,'' Nambiar said.
programmes and growth of the IIM-K, Nambair said the institute would be
shifted to the new campus at Kunnamangalam within two months. The first
phase of construction of the building for academic section is nearing
volleyball championship begins
The thirty second state senior men-women volleyball
championship began in Perambra. Sports Minister K Sudhakaran inaugurated
the grand event. T P Ramakrishnan, MLA presided over the function. The
minister said the sports directorate and sports council would be
disbanded soon and in place of that a sports authority of Kerala would
be formed. Former state volleyball athlete P Balan Nambiar brought the
lamp from Perambra St Francis School grounds to the Volley Lovers
Floodlit Stadium and Sefy Peter lighted the lamp here. State volleyball
association secretary K C Abraham hoisted the flag. Kozhikode defeated
Wayanad in the first three sets of the men's section competition. Score
25-18, 25-20 and 25-15.
Chevalier status given
to C E Chakkunni
C E Chakkuni, a famous businessman was given the Chevalier
status and also a Mar Aaprem Suvarnamudra was presented to him. At a
function held in Palattuthazham St Mary's Church, Malabar Bhadrasana
Metropolita Dr Yoohannan Mar Peelaksinosil presented this rare status to
Chakkunni. Public Works Minister Dr M K Muneer inaugurated the meet. KPCC
president K Muraleedharan presented a plaque to him. Mayor Thottathil
Raveendran garlanded a ponnada to him.
All set for state
The stage is ready for the thirty-second state senior
volleyball championship in Perambra. Twenty-eight participants from
fourteen districts will take part in the championship, which starts on
September 22 at Perambra Volley Lovers Floodlit Stadium here. All
arrangements are being made in the stadium for 15,000 people to view the
championship. Kannur Sports division coach V T Ameerudeen, Balakrishnan
and M Dasan, supervises stadium arrangements.
Jacob to be cremated today
The body of P J Jacob (Kynadi Kariachan), 94, founder member of
the Kerala Congress and the leader of settler planters in Malabar, will be
cremated today evening at the St Joseph's Church Cemetery, Devagiri . The
funeral procession will start from his residence at 3.30 pm. Jacob died at
his residence yesterday. Born to Kynadi Kandakudy Puthenpurayil Chacko
Ouseph and Edathua Kadathukulathil Mariam in 1908, Jacob was instrumental
in paving the way for large-scale migration of settlers from the erstwhile
Travancore and Kochi states.
served the Kerala Congress (M) as its district president and State
committee member for several years. He is survived by children Adv Joseph
Jacob, P J Manuel (Kynadi Enterprises and HBC), P J Abraham, George Jacob,
James Jacob, Grace George Karippaparambil, Rev. Sr. Chriset and Lissy
Ravishankar to visit state on Nov 2
Art of Living scholar Shrishri Ravi Shankar will reach
Thrissur on November 2. He will be given a grand reception at the
Thekkinkade grounds. Ministers, political leaders, religious leaders and
many others from various fields will attend the function, said
Rajeshwarananda Saraswathi, a representative of the Bangalore
Ravishankar Ashramam. Ravi Shankar will inaugurate the World Ayurveda
Congress' Dhanwanthri Day on November 2 at Kochi. He will not attend any
other function in Kochi this time. His visit would be made a festival
this time and all arrangements will be made for that, said Tandem
Gopalakrishnan and International teacher Reghurajaraja Varma.
Applications invited for vacancies in Zoology Dept
The Department of Zoology of Calicut University has invited
applications from eligible candidates for appointment in temporary
vacancies of junior research fellow (JRF) and Field Assistant (FA).
Those who passed MSc Zoology with specialisation in Entomology or Applied
Entomology with at least 60 % marks are eligible to apply. Preference
would be given to those who opted Hymenoptera and Parasitic Hymenoptera
for preparing dissertation. The maximum age limit would be 30. A
consolidated monthly salary of Rs 5,000 would be provided to selected
candidates. Those who passed Plus-two or equivalent can apply for the
field assistant posts.
Experience in the collection of Calsidoydia is essential. Preference would
be given to those who have working knowledge in computer and higher
certificate in type writing. The age limit will be 35 years. A monthly
salary of Rs 1,400 would be given to selected candidates.
Santhosh bags Narayanmishra
Janmabhumi reporter U P Santhosh bagged the Pandit Prathap
Narayanmishra Award. This award is instituted by a Lucknow based centre
Bhavurao Devaras Sevanyas for young writers. This is the first time a
Malayalee is getting this award. The award is mainly given to the writers
of regional languages. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 5000 and a
citation. This would be presented to Santhosh on September 25 at the
Vrindavan in Madura. Santhosh had earlier bagged the V Karunakaran Nambiar
Award and Calicut Press Club's K C Madhava Kurup Award. He was also given
the centre's cultural department's junior fellowship for his research on
Theyyam. Santhosh, a native of Kannur is the son of P Mukundan and U K
Leela. Yamini is his wife and Abhirami daughter.
agitation concludes today- 13th
The CPM picketing of collectorates and taluk offices which
had seriously affected the functioning of government offices during the
past nine days will conclude today. Though the CPM had initially planned
a "fill the jail" agitation, with the government refusing to arrest the
agitating party workers, the mode of strike turned into dharnas and
demonstrations. Barring incidents of violence in many places, the
agitation on the whole was peaceful.
should be filled
The Janata Lawyers Forum district committee urged that the
Kozhikode deputy labour commissioner's post should be filled
immediately. The vacancy was lying vacant for the past three months. The
Forum said many cases are pending since the post is not filled. This is
greatly felt at the time of accidents when the workers go for
compensation in the deputy labour commissioner's court. President
advocate Chemmana Haridas presided over the function.
Applications have been invited for some courses like P G
Diploma in Translation and P G Diploma in Journalism. The Southern Bharatha Hindi Prachara Sabha conducts this course organised by the
university section's study centre. The sabha is situated near the Kallayi
road. Apart from the above said two courses, applications have been called
for M A (semester system) also. Almost all the universities, central and
state governments and even foreign universities have given recognition to
these courses. The main qualification to apply for this course is one
should have a BA or BSC degree as Hindi as the main or as a second
language. For more
details contact the study centre. The last date for submitting the
application is September 20.
Teachers Day celebrated
KOZHIKODE: The Teachers Day celebrations were held with great fervour in the Govt
Training College Auditorium. College principal Prof Vijaya Krishna
Pillai presided over the function. District collector T O Sooraj
inaugurated the meet. The collector garlanded a ponnada to former
district education officer M Madhavan. The collector distributed the
awards to the headmasters. District education officer K K Shyamala said
the welcome speech and Fr M J Augustine proposed the vote of thanks.
Many teachers spoke at the function.
The National Institute of Technology (NIY) in association
with the IBM will conduct a three-semester course, Integrated
Development and Enterprise Application (IDEA), on the campus here. The
course is designed to impart training to graduates and undergraduates in
e-business tools and technologies. It covers topics in programming,
database and networking skill, web development, software engineering
practices, developer, MQ series, DB2 and web sphere. Admission is
through an entrance test to be conducted on September 8.
ENT surgeons' state meet today - 31st
The state conference of the Association of ENT Surgeons of
Kerala AOICON 2002 will begin at Taj Residency today. M P Veerendra
Kumar will inaugurate the two-day conference hosted by Calicut ENT Club.
This will be the first state meeting after the formation of the state
unit of the organisation. Dr Ashok Kumar, chairman of the organising
committee said around 350 delegates within and outside the state will
attend the meet. Dr M R Chandran will open the continuing medical
education session at today, followed by a presentation by Dr Anand on
vocal chords surgeries. Dr Ramalingam will deliver the Dr Jayathilakan
memorial speech tomorrow. Kozhikode mayor will Thottathil Raveendran
will be the chief guest on the valedictory function. An exhibition cum
sale of advanced surgical equipment will also be held as part of the
practioners state meet- 31st
KPCC president K Muraleedharan will inaugurate the holistic
medical practioners' state meet today at Nalanda Tourist Home. More
importance will be given to the mind and body, which activates in holistic
treatment. Treatments like yoga, hypnotherapy, magno therapy, naturopathy,
acupuncture are less expensive. One should look into their diet, rest,
exercise etc. The meet will begin after hoisting the flag at 9 am. Dr P K
Balakrishnan will preside over the function. City police commissioner
Sanjeev Patjoshi will inaugurate the science session at 2 pm, which will
be presided over by Dr K Sivanandan.
Mujahid Women Sangamam today-31st
Mujahid women section's Muslim Girls and Womens Movement (MGM)
state women sangamam will be held today at the C H Auditorium, said the
office bearers. K N M president T P Abdullah Koya will inaugurate t he
Mahdani Sangamama. M G M president K Ayisha Kutty teacher will preside
over the function. Jameela Ansari, Suhra Mabad, Jameela Teacher will
present papers on many subjects. Kottayam Medical College principal Dr
Shareefa Beevi, P K Subaida Mahdani, Dr Suhra Beevei and many others will
participate in other sessions.
Gangadharan elected chairman of SPCA
Kerala Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) chairman P V
Gangadharan has been elected the chairman of Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals (Kerala). Gopinath Chennara is the new secretary.
K R C Nair, Raphael Meledath (vice-chairmen), Ashraf Kainthar, G
Sathyaraj (joint secretaries) and M Vatsaraj (treasurer) are the other
Award for Mathrubhumi
Kerala Alternative Medical Association's media award was
bagged by Mathrubhumi health magazine. The award was given taking into
consideration people's health awareness services. The award will be
presented on September 1 at the Nalanda Auditorium in Kozhikode at the
sixth state meet of Holistic Congress.
Smrithi Yatra flagged off
Rajiv Smrithi Yatra, being organised by the Vatakara-based
Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Social Welfare Foundation, was flagged off from
here on Monday.
Kerala Film Development Corporation chairman P V Gangadharan handed over a
portrait of Rajiv Gandhi to yatra leader Adv A Moosa, at a function held
at the DCC office. Gangadharan exuded confidence that the yatra would help
give new vigour to the Congress.
DCC president M Veerankutty, who presided over the function, said the
yatra is being organised to stir up the public conscience against the
growing threat of communalism and anti-national forces.
Sujanapal, MLA, KPCC joint secretary N K Abdulrahiman, Rajiv Foundation
patron B K Thiruvoth and DCC office-bearers were present.
Members of the yatra also offered floral tributes at the martyrs' column
in the city. They will reach Chennai tomorrow morning and will proceed to
Sriperumbuthur, where Rajiv was assassinated. They will kindle 58 jyothis
at Rajiv Memorial Column to commemorate the 58th birth day of the late
prime minister. Finance Minister K Sankaranarayanan, AICC secretary Ramesh
Chennithala MP, and TNPCC president E V S K Elankovan will attend the
Memorial anniversary from Aug 30
KOZHIKODE: The Baburaj Memorial Music Academy's first anniversary
celebrations will start on August 30. As part of the celebrations, a
music competition will be held for high school and college students in
the district. Academy secretary T P Dasan at a press meet said songs
composed by Baburaj will be taken up for the competition. All the
applicants will have to face the first round of competition on August 30
from 9 am onwards at the Town Hall. Out of the participated, 50 will be
selected and they will have to face the second round of competition on
August 31 at Tagore Centenary Hall. First and second round winners will
be given a chance to sing in a Malayalam film. Academy executive
director Lekha Nandakumar, trust members E V Zacharia, Baijunath took
part in the press meet.
to organise padayatra-17th to 21st
KOZHIKODE: Prohibitionists under the Kerala Madya Nirodhana Samithi will
organise a state wide padayatra from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram from
today to September 21 with a view to highlight the backtracking by the
government on its professed prohibition policy. Iyyancherry
Kunhikrishnan, samithi state president and the Jayaprakash Narayanan,
said that the padayatra was being held to awaken the conscience of the
government and the authorities concerned on the grave lapses in the
implementation of the prohibition policy of the UDF. The samithi's
initiative was the first step to remind the government of its
accountability to the voters who had imposed their trust in it. They are
also demanding stringent checks on brewing and distribution of illicit
liquor, and strict enforcement of the curbs on arrack ban.
against ADB aid- 18th & 19th
KOZHIKODE: The 'Quit Kerala' vehicle campaign, organised by the Quit
Kerala Prakshobha Samithi, against ADB-aided projects in the State, will
tour the district on Sunday and Monday.
district-level inauguration of the campaign will be held at Vatakara on
Sunday at 4 p.m., said district convener of the rally, V M Suhara, in a
statement here today.
campaign is part of the ongoing 'sathyagraha chain' in front of the
Secretariat. A Vasu, K Ajitha, Sister Lisa, Adv Nandini will participate
in the rally
to picket collectorates on Sept 16
KOZHIKODE: The activists of All India Youth Federation (AIYF) will
picket the state Planning Board office in Thiruvananthapuram and 14
district collectorates on September 16 to protest the government's
failure in generating 15 lakh job opportunities as promised in the UDF
poll manifesto. K G Sivanandan, AIYF general secretary told reporters
that the UDF government had let down the jobless youth in the state by
abolishing vacancies and stalling recruitment to the government service.
volleyball from Sept 22
KOZHIKODE: The 32nd state senior Mens and Womens Volleyball championship
will be held from September 22 to 29 at Perambra. The championship will
be held at the Perambra Volley Lovers Floodlit Stadium. The championship
is jointly organised by the district volleyball association and Volley
Lovers Club. At a press meet, the office bearers of the organising
committee said that all arrangements would be made for the championship.
Sports Minister K Sudhakaran would inaugurate the championship on
September 22 at 5 pm.
interview on Monday
The admission interview to fill the vacant seats reserved for
BX and LC students at the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC)
has been scheduled for Aug 12, said a release.
Students of BX category, holding ranks from 5,001 to 23,000, can attend
the interview to one Civil Engineering seat.
Those in the LC category, holding ranks from 5,001 to 10,000 can take
part in the interview to one BArch seat.
They should also have passed the Architecture aptitude test and should
bring the original certificate to attend the interview.
The interview will begin at NIT, Calicut at 9 am on Monday.
Alumni meet on Saturday
The department of sociology at Zamorin's Guruvayurappan College
here has decided to convene a meeting of old students at Zamorin's Higher
Secondary School here at 10 am on August 10.
alumni association will be formed at the meeting besides a discussion on
the prospectus of organising a series of academic programmes.
T K Bhagyalatha, head of the department of sociology, has appealed to all
old students to take part in the meeting.
applications for vacant posts
The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIMK) has
invited applications from eligible candidates for various posts lying
vacant at its Centre of Excellence. Entrusted by the State SC/ST Welfare
Department, the IIMK has temporarily set up the Centre at the KIRTADS
premises at Chevayur. The appointments to the posts, including Programme
Coordinator (part-time), Computer Lab Assistant, Office Assistant and
Accounts Officer, will be on temporary basis with a consolidated salary.
Selection will be on the basis of personal interview for the post of
Programme Coordinator and on the basis of written test and personal
interview for all other posts. Though the posts are not reserved,
preference will be given to candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes
/Scheduled Tribes communities.
applications for PG courses
Calicut University has invited applications for admission to
first year MA, M Com, BLISc and diploma/certificate courses. Application
forms can be obtained from various centres. The duly filled applications
will be accepted till August 31.MA subjects include History, Philosophy,
Psychology, Development Economics, Hindi, Malayalam, Sanskrit, English,
Comparative Literature, West Asian Studies, Folklore and Music. The
applications for Automobile Engineering and Air-conditioning and
Refrigeration courses being conducted.
Victor George's picture
An exhibition of late Victor George's pictures will be held
in Kozhikode on August 1 and 2 at the Press Club. Only selected pictures
from his collection would be displayed at the exhibition, which is
jointly organised by the Victor George Smaraka KUWJ Trust. Famous artist
Paris Mohankumar will inaugurate the exhibition at 10 am. On the spot
photography competition will also be held for amateur photographers.
Those who wish to participate in the competition should register their
names on Thursday at the Town Hall.
Malabar Tourism Mela from
Union Civil Aviation Minister Shanavas Hussain will
inaugurate the Malabar Tourism Mela, the first one of its kind in the
area, at a function to be held at Kadavu Resort, Ramanattukara, on
August 9. State Tourism Minister Prof K V Thomas will preside. Tourism
ministers from four southern States, department officials, prominent
tourism operators across the country, hotel owners and travel agents
will take part. Calicut Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Malabar
Tourism Board is jointly hosting the festival.
KPAC golden jubilee
The golden jubilee celebrations of the KPAC will be held at
Vadakara with various celebrations on August 9 and 10. Various
programmes like Gananisha, drama, seminars, singing competitions will be
held on these two days. Many well-known personalities like P K Vasudevan
Nair, K T Mohammed, O Madhavan, G Venugopal, Dr Vyla Vasudevan Pillai,
Dr B Anandakrishnan, Alankode Leela Krishnan will take part in the
celebrations. An organising committee has been formed for the smooth
functioning of the celebrations.
Chundel natives to
stage dharna today
KOZHIKODE: The natives of Chundel in Wayanad, the native place of the
hospital rape case victim, will hold a dharna in front of the MCH today.
The dharna is being organised by the joint action council seeking
deterrent action against all those involved in the rape case at the
hospital. At the same several organisations have come out in protest
against the ghastly incident. The DYFI district panel has sought
high-level inquiry into the incident. It also sought the suspension of the
Jeevan Rekha scheme launched
KOZHIKODE: The Life Insurance Corporation of India has come out with its
latest scheme Jeevan Rekha, a unique combination of Money Back and Whole
Life policies. The scheme was launched on Monday.
LIC Zonal manager K Vaidyalingam, told mediapersons that
it was for the first time the LIC had launched a scheme, which offers the
policy holder both regular returns all through the term and a lifelong
cover. 100 policies per month have been set as an initial target for all
the 251 branches under the south zone, which covers Kerala and Tamil Nadu,
Jeevan Rekha offers a 10 % of the basic sum assured at
every 5 years from the date of commencement of the policy, and on death of
the life assured, the basic sum assured with vested bonuses and final
additional bonus will be paid to the policy holder's dependent. The plan
also offers accident benefit up to a maximum sum assured of Rs 10 lakh,
till the life assured completes the age of 70 years.
KAHSTA to observe
protest day on July 17
KOZHIKODE: The KAHSTA would observe July 17 as protest day against the
government's move for not granting unaided plus two courses to schools
which have applied for it. In a statement issued, they said for no reason
the government is delaying the sanction of plus one courses. On Wednesday,
the plus two teachers will sent letters to governor, chief minister and
other ministers concerned. KAHSTA president Joshy Antony and secretary P
Mohammed Haris said strong protests would be launched.
Paul Kallanod bags
KOZHIKODE: Paul Kallanod, famous poet has bagged this year's Chitrashree
Award instituted by the Kerala Chitrakala Teachers' Organisation. The
award comprises a cash prize of Rs 5001 and a citation. The award would be
presented to him in September at a function in Kozhikode. Paul is a
teacher in St Josephs Boys High School, Kozhikode
AKG birth anniversary
KOZHIKODE: On behalf of AKG birth anniversary celebrations, Mathrubhumi
will publish a special supplement on him. The CPM state secretary Pinarayi
Vijayan will release the publication today at a function, which will be
held at the Mathrubhumi MM Press near the Cherutti Road
Protest meet in Nadapuram
- July 1
KOZHIKODE: Enraged over the alleged torture of a party worker at the Valayam police station lock up, the Chekyad panchayat committee of the
IUML has decided to organise a protest meeting in Parakkadavu near
Abdul Rasaq, an IUML worker, has been admitted to the
Vatakara Government Hospital after he complained that he was brutally
beaten up and was forced to drink urine by the police in the lock up. The
Valayam police picked him up on June 26 from a house while he was watching
the football match on television. On seeing police Rasaq tried to run
away, but was overpowered by the cops.
He was produced before the magistrate who remanded to
custody. He got admitted to the hospital saying he was tortured by the
police in the lock up. The IUML local leaders who visited Rasaq at the
hospital said the injuries on Rasaq's body prove beyond doubt he was
roughed up the police.
However, the police have denied the allegation saying
that there is no element of truth in the charge. ''No police man in any
station in Kerala would force a person to drink urine. The allegation is
absolutely baseless,'' said Rural SP T Vikaram. He said Rasaq is wanted in
14 cases including cases of handling explosives, arson and dacoity.
IUML district general secretary P K K Bava, MLA, when
contacted told The New Indian Express that there is protest in the
Nadapuram area over the incident. ''The local leaders will meet the
authorities to convey their protest,'' he said. The IUML sources said the
police have not heeded the appeals of the party leaders and a KPCC
executive member not to torture Rasaq while he was in the lock up.
Japan-aided water project in November
KOZHIKODE: Irrigation Minister T M Jacob said that the government would
launch the Japan-aided drinking water project in November, this year.
The work would be completed within four years and the
district would benefit most, he assured while addressing a reception
accorded to him jointly by the Association of Public Health Engineers
Kerala (APHEK) and Indian Water Works Association yesterday.
The reception was organised to honour the minister, who
had completed consecutive 25 years as a member of the state assembly.
Jacob said the government would take immediate steps to solve the drinking
water crisis and drainage problems in the city apart from undertaking the
renovation works of Canoli Canal. The government also proposes to effect
round the clock water supply in Kozhikode and Ernakulam cities, which
already exists in the State capital, he added.
Acknowledging the words of praises showered on him by
the speakers on the occasion, Jacob attributed his accomplishments as a
good parliamentarian to the able guidance of late leaders like C H
Muhammed Koya and C Achutha Menon. Mayor Thottathil Raveendran presided
over the function while A Sujanapal, MLA delivered the keynote address. T
P M Sahir, MLA presented a memento. APHEK president C N Sasidharan, Kerala
Water Authority technical member P M Mohandas, KWA chief engineers T R
Indira, C Raghu and P R Dharmaraja Iyer were among those who offered
Olympic Day run tomorrow
KOZHIKODE: The Kerala Olympic Association (KOA) and Kozhikode District
Olympic Association (KDOA) will jointly organise an Olympic Day run in the
city on Saturday.
Talking to mediapersons here, KDOA
president P Zakeer and chief co-ordinator P A Hamza said around 1000
athletes from schools, colleges, Universities, Physical Education
Colleges, Sports Authority of India, Naval Force, Rapid Action Force, CRPF,
Armed Reserve Police, MSP, Forest Department and various sports clubs will
take part in the run. K Muraleedharan, MP would flag off the run at the V
K Krishna Menon Indoor Stadium at 8.30 a.m.
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran will
inaugurate the event. District Collector T O Sooraj would administer the
pledge to athletes.
Meet on July 13
KOZHIKODE: Health Minister P Sankaran said the talks regarding the
renovation of the hospital would be held on July 13. A detailed discussion
will be held on the hospital's development with the participation of
private parties, institutions and other various organisations. The
minister was talking after inaugurating the Intensive Respiratory Care
Unit adjacent to the Institute of Chest Diseases. Sankaran said the
hospitals of IMCH, MCH, and Chest Diseases will be considered as separate
units and would be developed. A detailed report by the departmental heads
on the basic needs of the hospital, departmental advices should be handed
over to the hospital superintendent before July 13. K Muraleedharan
inaugurated the public meet and said that an amount of Rs 20 lakhs would
be kept apart from the MP's fund for the renovation of the outpatient and
casualty section. Advocate A Sujanapal, MLA, councillor Prameela Balagopal
spoke at the meet. Medical College principal Dr M R Chandran welcomed the
gathering and Insitute of Chest Diseases superintendent A K Abdul Khader
proposed a vote of thanks.
'Malabar Tourism Mela' on Aug 9
KOZHIKODE: With the intention of giving a big boost to tourism development
in the Malabar region, a 'Malabar Tourism Mela' would be held in Kozhikode
on Aug 9, said Prof K V Thomas, Kerala minister for Tourism and Fisheries.
Addressing a meeting of the Kerala State Travel Tour
Operators, here, he said after a lull in the flow of tourists due to
various reasons including the Gujarat happenings, it had picked up during
the last two weeks.
Pointing out that there was severe competition in this
sector from neigbouring states he emphasised the need for an aggressive
marketing strategy, otherwise these states would overtake Kerala.
He said this year's famous Jawaharlal Nehru trophy boat
race would be held at Alappuzha on Aug 10 he said adding AICC President
Sonia Gandhi, was likely to participate in function.
L K Advani, Union Home minister and Jagmohan, Union
Tourism minister are expected to participate in the Onam festival
functions at Thiruvananthapuram on Aug 25, he said. During the last
one-year about Rs 200 crores had been spent for the development of tourism
in the state, he said adding Rs 25 crores had been earmarked for
developing Kumbalangi, a village in the district as a 'model fishing
Efforts would be made to spread awareness about tourism
in schools and colleges he said adding tourism clubs would be started in
the academic institutions.
Texila Mela from Sept 5
KOZHIKODE: Calicut University, Institute of Engineering and Technology's
annual cultural mela Texila-02 will be held on September 5, 6 and 7 at the
university campus. Various programmes like seminars, exhibition, project
presentation, quiz competition, open forum and other cultural programmes
will be held. The last date for submitting applications for the project
presentation competition is August 15.
NSSO survey begins on July 1
KOZHIKODE: The Field Operations Division of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) will launch a nation wide survey of disability,
housing condition, village facilities, slum particulars, household
consumer expenditure and employment-unemployment.
The survey will start on July 1 and
conclude on December 31, said Joy Martin, assistant director, NSSO. He
said the orientation for the survey was done in two tiers for the trainers
at a training conference in Bhubaneswar in May and for the 45 regions of
the country in June. The regional training conference of northern region
of northern region of the state covering seven districts and the Mahe
district of Pondicherry will be held at the New Nalanda Auditorium from
June 17 to 19.
CKG's death anniversary
PAYYOLI: The Janmashathabdi Smaraka Trust has decided to observe the 38th
death anniversary of CKG on June 27 at Payyoli. An organising committee of
A Ramakrishnan Master as the chairman and Padanna Prabhakaran as the
general convener were formed. Thikoodi Narayanan Master presided over the
BPE examinations begins on
June 10 :
University's Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) first year examination
will begin on June 10 while the second year examinations will begin on May
29. The final year BPE examinations will begin on May 14. The detailed
timetables are available at the respective centres.
Pvt college teachers' meet begins today
KOZHIKODE: The 44th State conference of All Kerala
Private College Teachers' Association (AKPCTA), affiliated to All India
Federation of University and College Teachers' Organisations, will be
held here from June 7 to 9.
A delegates' meet will be held at Town
Hall on Friday morning to discuss organisational matters and to sort out
strategies to counter the Government move for bringing about a legislation
unifying the activities of all Universities in the State.
The conference would be formally
inaugurated by eminent thinker and critic Dr Sukumar Azhikode at a
function to be held at Jaya Auditorium on Saturday, at 10.30 am. SETO
president Rasheed Kanicherry, NFPTE convener M Krishnan and AKGCT general
secretary J Prasad would also address the inaugural function.
Calicut University Vice-Chancellor Dr K
K N Kurup will inaugurate an educational conference to be held in the
afternoon. R Chandra, president of Tamil Nadu Aided College Teacher's
Association, will deliver the RR Endowment Lecture on the occasion.
C P Narayanan will present a paper on
the adverse impact of Unified Universities Bill at a session to be held in
the evening. Kerala University Vice-Chancellor Dr B Iqbal and Kannur
University Vice-Chancellor Dr P K Rajan also will address the session.
It would be followed by a public meeting to be inaugurated by Opposition
Leader V S Achuthanandan. LDF leaders P J Joseph, Binoy Viswam, N M Joseph
and Ramachandran Kadannappalli will also address the meeting.
A meeting to bid farewell to those who retire from service this year would
be held on Sunday morning at the Town Hall. V Narayanan Kutty will
inaugurate the meeting.
Media seminar on June 4, 5 :
KOZHIKODE: The Calicut Press Club and the Institute of
Communication and Journalism (ICJ) will jointly organise a two-day media
seminar and workshop on 'the problems faced by media in the new
socio-economic background', at Navajyothi Renewal Centre, on June 4 and 5.
The Press Club office-bearers told reporters that the
students of journalism institutes and journalist trainees in newspaper
establishments could take part in the seminar being held with the support
of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Kerala Press Academy
and Asian Media Institute (Chennai).
Noted journalist T J S George will inaugurate the
programme on June 4, at 10 am. Noted personalities including Asian Media
Institute chairman Sasikumar, ICHR chairman Dr M G S Narayanan, journalist
and writer C Radhakrishnan, Kerala Press Academy chairman Thomas Jacob and
Economic Times reporter Saritha Varma will present their papers covering
various aspects of the subject.
Journalists and media experts including C Gouridasan
Nair, Thomas Jacob, Dr Sebastian Paul and Neelan will take part in the
inter-face programme to be held as part of the event.