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IIM-K seminar on Oct 31

PhD at NIT-C :

Coaching programme for UGC exam :

Campaign against tobacco to be intensified :

Applications through banks :

One-day seminar on biotechnology :

Vocational training programmes :

NIT-C announces M.Tech programme :

Ramzan month begins :

State conference of AKPAHI on Oct 8 :

Latest digital library for MC :

World Suicide Prevention Day held:

Protest march to IGs office held:

Contests for students:

Additional school shift started:

NAAC lecture series at Farook College on Sept 4

Entries invited for Padmaprabha award :

Solo drama contest to be held :

International Year of Rice to be observed :

Essay contest on August 1:

UAE attestation centre in Kozhikode:

Applications for cash awards invited :

Homeo PG students undertake dharna:

Admission to MSW course:

Calicut VC honoured :

Sri Lankan Airlines first flight to Kozhikode

Training programme :

Kozhikode to become litter-free city :

Anti-Tobacco Day observed :

IAP convention on May 30:

Moidu Maulavi Foudation Awards announced ::

Central library to be reopened :

B M Gafoor cartoon contest

Anti-tobacco day programmes :

Workshop of rainwater harvesting :

Kozhikode to host National School Games :

KSSP to hold special programmes :

Hotel management course :

Buddha Poornima to be observed :

Maithri-2004 exhibition in full swing :

Techno-management course offer:

Seminar on vanilla from April 29:

Peace march to Marad in the offing :

Refresher course organized :

Theatre camp begins

Community marriage to be held :

Eye donation programme :

Opening of Meenchanda rail overbridge on May 5 :

Aptitude assessment :

M S Valiyathan to be honoured :

Laying of foundation stone:

 

Updated 31/10/04

IIM-K seminar on Oct 31 :
KOZHIKODE: The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) will host an Operations Management Seminar on the IIM-K campus near here on October 31. The theme of this year's seminar is `Operations Excellence in Indian Industry' focusing on Supply Chain Management, Six-Sigma, Logistics and Distribution Management, Lean Manufacturing and Total Quality Management.

PhD at NIT-C : KOZHIKODE: The National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) will offer PhD programmes in all engineering disciplines, mathematics, chemistry and humanities (English language teaching) for the academic session 2005-06. Application forms for the session 2005-06 will be issued in April 2005. More details can be had http://fromnitc.ac.in

Coaching programme for UGC exam :
KOZHIKODE: The UGC Centre for Coaching Minorities, Calicut University will conduct a coaching programme from December 2 to 10 for the benefit of candidates belonging to educationally and socially backward minorities and other communities who are intending to take the UGC JRF/Lectureship test on December 26.

According to a release, the coaching to be held on the University campus will prepare students for the first paper of the UGC test. Post-graduate in social sciences, humanities and languages who are desirous of attending the coaching programmes may apply for registration at the UGC Centre for Coaching Minorities, Audio Visual Research Centre, Calicut University, Calicut University PO 673635 on or before November 15. For more details contact the Centre or on telephone, 0494 2401143, 2401144 (extn. 279) or 2401971.

Campaign against tobacco to be intensified :
KOZHIKODE: The Goodbye Tobacco Centre operating at the Chest Hospital here will organise concerted campaign against tobacco, pan masala, and the like.

Updated 16/10/04

Applications through banks :
KOZHIKODE: The CBSE pre-medical and pre-dental examination 2005 application forms which were to be distributed from October 15, will now be available only from October 18.

According to the senior branch manager, Canara Bank, Cherooty Road, P V John, the above application forms distributed through the bank would be available from that date as informed by the CBSE authorities
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One-day seminar on biotechnology :
KOZHIKODE:  The district study centre of the Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP) will organise a one-day seminar on `Biotechnology information explosion - possibilities and limitations' at Parishad Bhavan here on October 24. The Indian Institute of Spices project coordinator, K V Ramana, will inaugurate the seminar.

M Sivasankaran will speak on `In search of truth of life,' P R Sudhakaran on `Human genome project.' Those interested should contact 0495-2702450 for registration.

Vocational training programmes :
KOZHIKODE: Applications are invited for various vocational training programmes conducted by the Kozhikode centre of Jan Shikshan Sansthan under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Age and eligibility is no bar for the applicants. Those interested in aluminium fabrication and fibre fabrication should contact the Director, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, 19\1884, Bhajanakovil Road, Chalappuranm, Kozhikode - 673 002 (Phone: 2701322, 2300152).
 

NIT-C announces M.Tech programme :
KOZHIKODE: National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) will offer M.Tech. programmes in engineering disciplines and Ph.D. programmes in engineering disciplines, mathematics, chemistry and humanities (English Language Teaching).

According to an NIT-C release, admissions to these programmes with scholarship\assistance will be based on the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institute of Science. Candidates can get details of GATE 2005 on the website www.gate.iitm.ac.in and of M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes on www.nit.ac.in

Ramzan month begins :
KOZHIKODE:  Ramzan the month of fasting will begin today, according to a release here yesterday from the chief advisor of the Hijra Committee of India.
The month of Shawal begins on November 13, and Muslims will celebrate Id-ul-Fitr on that day, it was added.

Updated 06/10/04

State conference of AKPAHI on Oct 8 :
KOZHIKODE:  The sixth State conference of the All Kerala Parents' Association of Hearing Impaired (AKPAHI) will be held in Palakkad on October 8 and 9.

The AKPAHI State president, Neduveli Ravi, will inaugurate the delegates meeting at Sravana Samsara Vidyalam in Yakkara on October 8 and the Palakkad MP, N.N.Krishnadas, will inaugurate the public meeting at Town Hall on October 9. K Sankaranarayanan, MLA, will present the State-level awards and K A Chandran, MLA, will release the AKPAHI's newsletter ` Netha' on the occasion.

Updated 19/09/04

Latest digital library for MC :
KOZHIKODE: The Health Minister, K K Ramachandran, will inaugurate the state-of-the-art digital library with high speed Internet connection at the Kozhikode Medical College library here on September 17. Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, the Medical College vice-principal, K Parvathi, said the digital library would cost Rs. 50 lakhs with facilities of high speed Internet connection and 16 computers.

The libraray is funded by the Association of Kerala Medical Graduates (AKMG), an organisation of alumni of the Medical College in the U S and Canada.Online medical journal subscriptions and CDs of medical textbooks will be provided. The new digital library is being set by C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram. C-DAC will run the library for two years, after which the responsibility will be entrusted with the college
.
Though Internet facility is available in the library from 2001, there are only six computers set up with the assistance from the National Medical Library, New Delhi. Once the library gets 16 computers as part of its digitalisation programme, the library is likely to extend its working hours from the present 12 hours to 16 hours or even round-the-clock. Proposals for additional staff required for this purpose has been send to the Government.

The students will be charged a nominal rate of Rs. 5 per hour. Smart cards will be issued to students at a charge which they can use for accessing the Internet. M.P. Veerendrakumar, MP, will distribute the first smart card at the function. The Mayor, Thottathil Ravindran, will preside.

Updated 12/09/04

World Suicide Prevention Day held:
KOZHIKODE: The proactive role to be played by the media in helping prevent suicide was stressed at a discussion organised under the auspices of the Thanal Suicide Prevention Centre and the Calicut Press Club in connection with the World Suicide Prevention Day here yesterday.

Most of the prominent speakers, including psychiatrists and social activists, cautioned the media on reporting suicide cases and sensationalising them, while journalists pointed out that suicide was newsworthy and that media had the right to report it to highlight social issues.

Adhering to the guidelines drafted by the Department of Mental Health of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in reporting suicides, giving adequate coverage of programmes involving prevention of suicide, presenting facts and suppressing misinformation in news items were some of the suggestions that cropped up at the discussion.

Protest march to IGs office held:
KOZHIKODE:  The CPI(ML) Red Flag organised a march to the office of the Inspector General of Police (North Range) to protest against denial of bail to those arrested in connection with the effigy burning case. The case related to a protest against the Supreme Court verdict on self-financing colleges. Workers of the Kerala Vidyarthi Sangadana, Yuvajana Vedi and CPI(ML) Red Flag had been denied bail and placed under remand.

The protesting volunteers were stopped by the police in front of the Nadakkavu Government Girls High School. The CPI(ML) Red Flag State committee member, K N Ajoy Kumar, inaugurated the march. Its secretariat member, M P Kunhikanaran, the Yuva Jana Vedi district president, K T Manoj, among others, addressed the protesters. The denial of bail was violative of the existing legal provisions, it was alleged.

Contests for students:
KOZHIKODE:  The Gandhi Peace Foundation Trust in connection with the Hindi Week will conduct competitions in Hindi in elocution and light song for high school, Plus Two, college and Kendriya Vidyalaya students on September 14. The topic for the elocution is `Bharatiya ektakeliye Hindi'.

Handwriting competition will be held for upper primary and high school students. Those interested should inform the Secretary, Kerala Hindi Parishad, Gandhi Griham, Kozhikode-673 032, by September 13. For details contact telephone no: 2366810.

Additional school shift started:
KOZHIKODE:  The second shift sanctioned for Kendriya Vidyalaya - one in Kozhikode was inaugurated yesterday by P P Baby, Station Engineer of the Kozhikode station of All India Radio (AIR).

Because of the launching of a second shift, the student strength in the school had increased by nearly 400, P V Krishnan Nair, Principal said.

Updated 03/09/04

NAAC lecture series at Farook College on Sept 4 :
KOZHIKODE:  The Union Minister of State for External Affairs, E Ahamed, will inaugurate the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Decennial Year Lecture Series at the Farook College here on September 4.
 
The vice-chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), V N Rajasekharan Pillai, will deliver the lecture on the main topic of this year, ``Quality Higher Education and Sustainable Development'' on September 4. The lecture series is being jointly organised by NAAC and Farook College. The Vice-Chancellor of Calicut University, Syed Iqbal Hasnain, will preside over the function.

The College was one of the five colleges selected from the country for organising the lecture series. Around 300 teachers from the colleges in South India were expected to attend the lecture series as delegates.

Updated 30/08/04

Entries invited for Padmaprabha award :
KOZHIKODE:  The Padmaprabha Memorial Trust has invited entries from publishers and authors for its coveted literary award instituted in memory of the late M K Padmaprabha Gowder, hailed as the architect of modern Wayanad. Books belonging to any genre would be considered for the award.

The entries should reach the chairman, Padmaprabha Memorial Trust, Puliyarmala, Kalpetta P O, Wayanad on or before September 25, M P Veerendrakumar, the Trust's chairman said yesterday.

Updated 10/08/04

Solo drama contest to be held :
KOZHIKODE:  A solo drama contest will be conducted for youth in the age group of 18 to 35 in connection with the death anniversary of cine star Balan K.Nair.

The script for the 10-minute drama has to be sent by August 18, to K SDasan, convener, Balan K.Nair Anusmarana Samithi, Kothangattuvayal, Balan K.Nair Road, Eranhipalam P.O., Kozhikode-673 006. Telephone: 0495-2770369.

Updated 25/07/04

International Year of Rice to be observed :
KOZHIKODE: Medicinal and aromatic rice of Kerala will be the focus of a programme arranged on August 20 and 21 jointly by the M S Swaminathan Foundation and the Kerala Agricultural University (KAU).

The programme titled `Science society interface on medicinal and aromatic rice', will be held at the Regional Agricultural Research Station at Pattambi to mark the observance of the International Year of Rice. It will have technical sessions, open sessions on science society interface and an exhibition on rice and rice-related products and activities.

There would be presentations on conservation, evaluation, purification and genetic improvement, biochemical and molecular characterisation, medicinal properties and validation of indigenous knowledge. The observance was to provide fillip to the efforts to increase rice production, N Anil Kumar, Director, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation's Community Agro- Biodiversity Centre in Puthoorvayal said yesterday.

Updated 23/07/04

Essay contest on August 1:
KOZHIKODE: The Kozhikode district Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation will conduct an essay competition for Plus Two and college students on `The end of education is character', on August 1, at the following centres. The Government Model Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode, the Higher Secondary School, Kokkallur, and the SGMSB School, Vadakara.

The organisation district president, P P Bhaskaran, has requested those interested to be present at the venue on the day with registration slip duly signed by the head of the institution. Writing paper will be supplied by the organisers.

Updated 15/07/04

UAE attestation centre in Kozhikode:
KOZHIKODE: The Recruitment Agents Association has said that two counters for attesting certificates of those seeking a job in the United Araba Emirates (UAE) had been set up in Kozhikode.

The president of the Malabar committee office-bearers of the association, T Muhammed Harris, and the secretary, C K K Abdulla said that the two counters were Al Hind Tours and Travels Private Limited, First Floor, Western Tourist Home Complex, Mavoor Road (Ph: 2720404, 2720405, 9447115891, 9447115857) and, Comfort Travels, Sajna Buildings, Mavoor Road (Ph: 2722428, mobile: 0495-3112161).

Applications for cash awards invited :
KOZHIKODE: The Welfare Association of Malabar Basel Mission Community of SIUC, Kozhikode, has invited applications for cash awards from those hailing from the Basel Mission Community and who have secured first class in the SSLC/Plus Two examinations. Applications with true copy of the mark list should be sent to the General Secretary, Basel Mission Welfare Association, Kozhikode on or before August 31.

Homeo PG students undertake dharna:
KOZHIKODE: PG students of Government Homeo Medical College undertook strike and dharna to protest against not having received stipend for the past seven months. The students blamed the apathy of college authorities and government for their present predicament.

The dharna was inaugurated by Dr Rubi Mathews. The principal informed the students that the situation would be suitably dealt with by contacting Homeo College controlling office and Secretary, health department.

Updated 11/07/04

Admission to MSW course:
KOZHIKODE: The St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, has invited applications from eligible candidates for the MSW course in the 2004-2006 batch. The selection will be based on a entrance test, group discussion and interview to be conducted by the Calicut University.

The requisite qualification is a pass in the degree examination with 50 per cent marks for Part I English and Part III main subject. Those who have appeared for the final year degree examinations can also apply. The application form and prospectus can be had from the Principal, St. Joseph's College, Devagiri, Kozhikode (Phone: 2355901/ 3092708). The last date to submit applications is July 23.

Calicut VC honoured :
KOZHIKODE: The Director General National Cadet Corps (NCC) has bestowed the honorary rank of Colonel in the NCC to Dr. Syed Iqbal Hasnain, vice-chancellor, Calicut University. According to a NCC release, the rank of "Colonel" in the Army is an honour normally conferred upon distinguished and very senior officers for a fixed period. Dr. Hasnain would be bestowed the rank of Colonel of NCC at a ceremony to be held on July 9 at the Senate Hall in Calicut University campus in Thenjipalam.

Updated 02/07/04

Sri Lankan Airlines first flight to Kozhikode arrives :
KOZHIKODE: With the view to increase trade relations and promote tourism between Sri Lanka and India, the maiden flight of the Sri Lankan Airlines from Colombo to Kozhikode touched Karipur Airport here yesterday morning to a grand welcome. The inaugural flight UL 169, which left Colombo around 9am, reached Karipur Airport fifty minutes later, carrying 130 persons, including crew members, on board.

The Sri Lankan Airlines is the first non-Indian airlines to operate regular services to Kozhikode International Airport. Kozhikode is the Airlines' 10th destination in the country and will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Speaking at the inaugural function. Sri Lankan Airlines IT head, Nigel Oshea said that the service will help to increase the volume of tourism and trade between the two countries. Wieman, head of operations in India and Nepal, said that Sri Lankan airlines is the only international carrier to operate from all gateways of Kerala.

Updated 26/06/04

Training programme :
KOZHIKODE: A three-day training programme in candle and umbrella-making, paper carry bags, and incense sticks will be conducted by the Gandhi Peace Foundation Trust and Gandhi Rural Development Centre, at the Gandhi Griham here from July 2.

Interested persons are requested to register their names by July 2. For details contact Gandhi Peace Foundation, Gandhi Griham, Cherooty Road, Kozhikode-673 032. Ph: 2366810, 9847346360.
 

Updated 04/06/04

Kozhikode to become litter-free city :
KOZHIKODE: The Chief Minister, A K Antony, will inaugurate the World Environment Day celebrations and the official starting of the activities for the implementation a multi-crore model solid waste management system for the Kozhikode Corporation. Antony will also present the Pollution Control Award for 2004 on the occasion. The Minister for Local Self-Government Institutions, Cherkalam Abdulla, will declare the first set of litter-free zones in seven wards of the Corporation.

Addressing a news conference here yesterday, the Kozhikode Mayor, Thottathil Raveendran, and the Deputy Mayor, P T Abdul Latheef, said the model solid waste management system - a joint venture of the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation, the Kerala State Pollution Control Board and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to make Kozhikode a model city - was the first of its kind in the country.

The total cost of this ambitious project was Rs. 6.13 crores. Raveendran said the proposal was to collect the degradable and non-degradable solid waste from houses and shops in the city. In the first phase of the programme the collection of waste would be carried out in the wards 2, 3, 4, 45, 46, 49 and 50 falling under Kunduparambu, Edakkad, West Hill, Karaparambu, Nadakkavu and Chakkorathukulam. The collection of waste would begin in these wards on August 15.

Anti-Tobacco Day observed :
KOZHIKODE: The Goodbye Smoking Centre in association with the Comtrust Factory Staff Recreation Club observed World Anti-Tobacco Day by organising awareness programmes on the ill effects of smoking and consuming pan masala.

The awareness programmes were held at the Puthiyara Tile Factory and Mananchira Weaving Factory. Slide shows were held. Meanwhile, Suraksha, the drug awareness and counselling assistance centre, will conduct a workshop on de-addiction.

Updated 29/05/04

IAP convention on May 30:
KOZHIKODE: The sesional convention of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) will be inaugurated by the IAP all-India president, M K C Nair, at the IMA hall here on May 30. The IAP State president, K.K. Joshi, will preside.

Moidu Maulavi Foudation Awards announced : KOZHIKODE: The senior politician and CPI leader, P K Vasudevan Nair, and senior journalist, U K Kumaran, have been chosen for the award of the Moidu Maulavi Foudation for 2004. P K Vasudevan Nair gets the award for his bold intervention in social issues and his untainted record as a social worker.

Kumaran, who is on the editorial staff of Kerala Kaumudi, is an established short-story writer and is presently vice-chairman of the Kerala Sahitya Academi. He has been selected for his bold and honest initiatives as journalist and for his strong social commitments.

The award-winners were chosen by a committee headed by the KFDC chairman, P V Gangadharan and consisting of K T Raghunath , former president, Malabar Chamber of Commerce and A Sajeevan, journalist.

Updated 23/05/04

B M Gafoor cartoon contest:
KOZHIKODE: A State-level cartoon competition for the B M Gafoor Award will be held at the Town Hall here on May 31. `Manjalam'', a cartoon newspaper, is organising the programme in connection with its first anniversary. The best cartoonist selected from the general category will bag the B M Gafoor Award and certificate.

An exhibition of old and new Malayalam newspapers and a live caricaturing programme are also planned. Noted cartoonists will attend the programmes. Interested parties may contact, M Dileef, Nellikkaparambu, Mukkom, Kozhikode - 673602 (phone: 2432011).

Updated 07/05/04

Anti-tobacco day programmes :
KOZHIKODE: The Goodbye Tobacco Centre here in association with the Dental Clinic will organise a free check-up camp and awareness programme on `Tobacco and oral cancer', from May 24 to May 31. The programme is being organised in association with the World Anti-Tobacco Day. Essay and painting contests are also being organised.

The topics for essay contest are `Tobacco ban and legal regulations' and `My role in combating tobacco'. `Anti tobacco awareness', will be the topic for the painting contest. Entries ought to reach the Programme Executive, Goodbye Tobacco Clinic, Chest Hospital, Pavamani Road, Kozhikode - 673 004, by May 20. Tel: 0495-2724381, 9447424671.

Workshop of rainwater harvesting :
KOZHIKODE: Cost effectiveness of the applied technology holds the key for the success of rainwater harvesting in Kerala, according to a workshop on evolving strategies for mobilising rainwater harvesting. The workshop was organised by the Kerala Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency and the Center for Water Resources Management and Development. Roof-top rainwater harvesting technology is cost effective, easy to manage and needs only physical energy.

NIT-C director Dr.S S Gokhale inaugurated the workshop. KRWSA executive director Dr.B. Ashok delivered the keynote address.Ashok said the Government is open to all suggestions on effective tapping of rainwater.

KRWSA manager (training) P K Kurian, who demonstrated the various aspects of the issue, said rainwater harvesting should be vigorously promoted in Malabar where the distribution of rain is low. Quoting the documents released by the International Water Management Institute, Kurian said by the year 2025, India would have two types of regions based on the availability of water. At present the State has around 12,000 rainwater storage tanks. A massive training programme would be charted out for implementing rainwater harvesting, Kurian added.

Kozhikode to host National School Games :
KOZHIKODE: The 49th National School Games Championship, organised by the State Education Department, will be held here from May 12 to 16. While Indoor Stadium would be the venue for volley ball tourney, hockey matches will be held at the Medical College and Devagiri College grounds. Medical College Ground will also host Ball badminton competition. Kho-kho contests will take place at East Hill Physical education Ground.

Updated 05/05/04

KSSP to hold special programmes :
KOZHIKODE: The Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad (KSSP) will organise special programmes in connection with the `Shukrasamtaranam' (transit of Venus), on June 8. The rare celestial phenomenon was occurring after a gap of nearly 121 years.

Lectures for high school and Plus Two students based on the academic curriculum will be held on the Earth, Universe, and calculating the distance to the Sun. Training in making telescope would also be held. The district-level orientation programme will be held at the Mokeri Government College on May 11 and 12. Those interested in participating are requested to contact Parishad Bhavan at Chaplappuram. Telephone: 0495-2702450.

Hotel management course :
KOZHIKODE: The Indian Institute of Tourism and Management (IITM), under the supervision of the Public Sector Unit, KITCO, has invited applications for its various hotel management courses. For more details contact telephone, 0495-2374934.

Buddha Poornima to be observed :
KOZHIKODE:: Buddha Poornima will be observed under the joint auspices of the Chavara Cultural Centre and C. Krishnan Memorial Committee at the Chavara Hall on May 4. Madhavan Ayyappath, KNN Ilayath, and R N Pillai will speak on the occasion.

Updated 25/04/04

Maithri-2004 exhibition in full swing :
VATAKARA: The Kozhikode Rural Police have put together a wide range of items from tear gas shells to stenguns in its 'Maithri-2004' exhibition, as part of the community policing initiative of the police department. Arms and ammunitions of the police force, a detailed illustration of the history of police in India, a presentation of traffic signals and newspaper reports and photos on major accidents in the State are displayed at the week-long exhibition which began on Wednesday.

NCC's Indian mountain gun, which was previously used by the army in 1965 and 1971, is another key attraction. The District Fingerprint Bureau has showcased their Fingerprint Developing Kit and various methods to study the fingerprints of culprits. The exhibition also showcases a dummy presentation of an unusual death and a miniature display of the execution of death by hanging.

Updated 19/04/04

Techno-management course offer:
KOZHIKODE:: The National Institute of Technology Calicut (NITC) and the IBM Advanced Career Education (ACE) Centre is offering a techno-management course for commerce students. According to an NITC-IBM ACE release, minimum qualification for this course is Pre-degree, B.Com. The Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) has designed the course. The topics include web designing, office management, e-commerce, accounting software and communication in English. For details and application form contact NITC-IBM ACE Centre, NITC campus, first floor, main building, REC (PO), Kozhikode--673 601; or over telephone: 0495 2286526 or 2286527. Last date of receipt of application is April 30.

Updated 18/04/04

Seminar on vanilla from April 29:
KOZHIKODE: A two-day seminar on vanilla would be held at the Thottgar Society Hall, Sirsi in Uttar Karnataka from April 29 by the Indian Society for Spices functioning at Indian Institute of Spices Research (IISR), Chelavoor, here and the department of Horticulture, Government of Karnataka. A registration fee of Rs. 500 would be charged from the participants.

The programme is designed to provide an opportunity to farmers to interact with experts groups on vanilla. Details can be had from Secretary, Indian Society for Spices, IISR, Kozhikode 673 012 (telephone 0495-2731410).

Peace march to Marad in the offing :
KOZHIKODE: The Kerala Yukthivadi Sanghom will organise a two-day programme with a view to bringing about lasting peace at Marad. The sanghom will organise a march to Marad on April 18 propagating the message of peace and harmony. On March 17, a public meeting in connection with the march will be inaugurated by Binoy Viswam, MLA.

Talking to presspersons here yesterday, the State president, U Kalanathan, and the `jatha' captain, Padmanabhan Pallath, and others expressed the view that dissensions among the communities in Marad based on religion were created by certain outfits. The march on April 18 will start from the Meenchanda Railway overbridge in the morning. It will stop for meetings at 11 places en route, to end at Mathottam. The public meeting in the evening will be addressed by V K C Mammad Koya, MLA.

Updated 09/04/04

Refresher course organized :
KOZHIKODE: A short term refresher course on "concrete reinforcement and detailing'' would be organised from April 21 to 23 at the NIT Calicut. The course is tailored to meet the needs of design engineers, site supervisors and contractors.

Theatre camp begins : KOZHIKODE: The Athitheya painting-theatre camp began at the Government Training College here yesterday. The camp will be on till April 10.

Updated 08/04/04

Community marriage to be held :
KOZHIKODE: A mass marriage of girls from the economically-weaker segments will be organised here on April 11, under the aegis of the Samastha Kerala Sunni Yuvajana Sanghamam. The community marriage is being held on the premises of the Marqaz Complex in connection with the Golden Jubilee State meet of the organisation here from April 16 to 18. The District Collector, T O Sooraj, will inaugurate the function.

Eye donation programme :
KOZHIKODE: An awareness programme on eye donation and other eye-related matters has been launched by the Malabar Eye Hospital and Research Centre here as part of programmes organised to mark its fifth anniversary celebrations. The two-week-long programme is being supported by the Calicut East Lions Club. Organisations willing to participate in the programme should contact the Malabar Eye Hospital at telephone number 2766956 or 2766280.

Updated 06/04/04

Opening of Meenchanda rail overbridge on May 5 :
KOZHIKODE: The rail over-bridge under construction at Meenchanda here will be opened to public on May 5, according to A P M.Muhammed Haneesh, general manager, Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK). Talking to mediapersons here after inspecting the Meenchanda rail over-bridge yesterday, Haneesh said that all the rail over-bridges under construction in the Kozhikode-Thalassery rail route would be completed by this year.

The construction of Chengottukavu rail over-bridge would be completed by June 30 and the Vengalam rail over-bridge by August 31. The construction of the Nandi Bazaar rail over-bridge was expected to be completed by the end of December.

Responding to a question on the status of inquiries into the recent mishap during the construction of a rail over-bridge in Thrissur district, Haneesh said that the Railways' inquiry had already been completed, but the report had not yet been made available to the State Government.The State Government inquiry into the same incident was almost complete and was expected to be submitted next week.

Updated 02/04/04

Aptitude assessment :
KOZHIKODE: The Centre for Information and Guidance India (CIGI) will be conducting differential aptitude tests (DAT) for students on April 5 and 6 at its offices in Kozhikode and Ernakulam. According to a release, the test will enable students to scientifically assess their individual aptitude for different branches of studies. For more details, contact DAT coordinator, CIGI, Golf Link Road, Calicut--17; Ph: 0495 2351377 or 2356059; Ernakulam: 0484 2531059 or 98472 19264.

Updated 28/03/04

M S Valiyathan to be honoured :
KOZHIKODE: The Chavara Cultural Centre in association with the Kerala Environment Protection Council will honour the noted academic, M S Valiathan, at a function to be held here on March 31. Dr. Valiathan's book `The Legacy of Charaka' would be introduced by C K Ramachandran on the occasion, the director, Jolly Alavelil, said.

Laying of foundation stone:
KOZHIKODE: The cine director and actress, Revathi, will lay the foundation stone for the Anweshi Home being built at Kottooli here by the Anweshi Women's Counseling Centre at a function on March 31. The Mayor, Thottathil Raveendran, will preside. The Anweshi president, K Ajitha, the writer, M T Vasudevan Nair, the District Collector, T O Sooraj, among others will speak at the programme.

Central library to be reopened :
KOZHIKODE: The Kozhikode District Central Library will start full-fledged working from the Killiyanad Government Upper Primary School on Wayanad Road here from March 30, after a gap of nearly 10 years.

The president of Kerala State Library Council, Kadammanita Ramakrishnan, will re-dedicate the library at a function to be held here on March 30. The noted writer, M T Vasudevan Nair, K T Mohammed, playwright, the District Collector, T O Sooraj, among others will be present on the occasion.

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