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Inspector surrenders

MADURAI SEPT. 27. An inspector attached to the Madurai city police, who had been placed under suspension, surrendered in a court here today. V.M. Elangovan attached to the Thideer Nagar station was wanted in connection with a criminal complaint lodged by K. Alagirisamy, father of A. Jayalakshmi (32) of Sivakasi, alleging abduction of his family members. (Jayalakshmi, in an affidavit before the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, alleged that some police officers had sexually exploited, cheated and confined her.)

Surrendering before the fifth judicial magistrate, K. Indrani, Mr. Elangovan filed petitions seeking assistance for chest pain and first class facilities in prison, as he was an income tax assessee.

He also sought protection in prison as some anti-social elements he arrested were lodged there.

The magistrate remanded him to judicial custody till October 4 and directed him to appear before the Sivakasi magistrate the same day.

2 held for smuggling ration rice

By Our Special Correspondent

SALEM SEPT. 27. Sleuths of the Civil Supplies CID have arrested two traders, who were allegedly involved in smuggling of rice meant for distribution in fair price shops in the district, and confiscated eight tonnes of rice and Rs. 3.30 lakhs in cash.

Based on reports that 1,383 tonnes of rice, meant for shops in Omalur block, was diverted from a Civil Supplies godown to the open market between February 24 and March 16, 2004, the District Revenue Officer approached the Civil Supplies CID.

A squad zeroed in on Duraisamy of Omalur and Jayakumar of Namakkal. While Rs. 60,000 was recovered from Duraisamy, Rs. 2.70 lakhs was seized from Jayakumar. The police filed charge sheets against the two today.

Following the preliminary investigation in February, the police arrested six employees of an agriculture cooperative society for ``diverting PDS rice'' to the two traders.

Bodies of students found

Coimbatore Sept. 27. The Peelamedu police recovered the bodies of three students from a pond this afternoon. It is said Saravanakumar (14), Vigneshwaran (14) and Balaji (10) hailing from Veerayampalayam near Peelamedu had left on Saturday evening for playing cricket and had not returned home.

The police who noticed the bodies this afternoon suspect it to be a case of drowning.

Two killed as van overturns

Tirunelveli Sept. 27. Two persons, including a woman, were killed and eight others injured when a van carrying farmhands overturned near Pazhavoor on the Tirunelveli-Kanyakumari border last night.

The police said C. Chiththiraipandi (24) of Koodankulam died on way to hospital and S. Ponmani of Panavilai died in hospital this morning.

Winners of poetry competition

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI Sept. 27. S. Sarath Babu of Nanjiah Lingammal Polytechnic College, Mettupalayam, and V. Rajalakshmi of the Standard Fireworks Rajarathinam College for Women, Sivakasi, have won the first prize in English and Tamil poetry in a State-level competition, organised jointly by the Gandhian Integrated Forum Trust, the Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan and the Youth Forum for Gandhian Studies in connection with Gandhi Jayanthi celebrations.

The topic for the competition was `Eleven vows of Mahatma and youth development.'

J. Vijesh Kumar Patil, Nallamuthu Gounder Mahalingam College, Pollachi, and M. Karthigai Selvi of V.V.Vanniaperumal College for Women, Virudhunagar, secured the second and third prizes in English poetry. In the Tamil poetry category, P. Hariraman and G.V. Sriganesh, both of E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam, won the second and third prizes.

The competition was partly sponsored by the former President, R. Venkataraman.

The prizes will be distributed on October 2.

Health sciences admission

CHENNAI SEPT. 27. Admission under the management quota for the academic year 2004-2005 in private professional colleges offering health sciences will be completed by Thursday.

At a meeting of the Tamil Nadu Private Professional Colleges Association-Health Sciences, a set of guidelines was released to members of the association.

Students must submit applications for the management quota seats by noon on Wednesday (September 29).

The institutions will notify the admission list before 4 p.m. the same day and admission formalities will be completed by 3 p.m. on Thursday, says an association release.

Reservation demanded

CHENNAI SEPT. 27. The All-India Federation of Backward Classes Employees' Associations has demanded reservation in the private sector as well as in promotion and education as per the recommendations of the Mandal Commission.

According to a federation statement today, the resolution was adopted at a general body meeting of the forum here yesterday.

The general body unanimously elected V. Narayanasamy, MP, as patron; K. Yerrennaidu, MP, president; M. Gangaiyan (ICF) working president; G. Karunanidhy (Union Bank of India) general secretary; Asok Kumar Sarkar organising secretary; and M. Elangovan treasurer.

Portrait unveiled

THANJAVUR SEPT.27. A. Raja, Union Minister for Environment and Forests, unveiled the portrait of T.Jothi, member of the Thanjavur Bar, at the Bar Association office on the district court campus here today.

K. Ramakrishnan, Principal District and Sessions Judge, Thanjavur, presided.

Ko. Si. Mani, former DMK Minister, S. Singaravadivel, former MP, Thanjai A. Ramamoorthy, member, Bar Council of Tamil Nadu, spoke.

Mettur level

Tiruchi Sept. 27. The water level at the Mettur reservoir stood at 83.71 feet today. The inflow was 11,129 cusecs and the discharge 5,597 cusecs.

Body recovered

Tirunelveli Sept.27. The Courtallam police today recovered the body of an unidentified youth from a park.

The police said the body was found at the Vishwanath Rao Park near the Courtallam town panchayat office. Since liquor bottles were found near the body, the police suspect that consumption of alcoholic liquor might have caused the death.

Charred to death

Tirunelveli Sept.27. A college student was charred to death when she lit the gas stove today.

The police said R. Chendu (20), a second-year B.Sc. student of a college at Perumalpuram here, lit the stove to prepare coffee at her house here. As fire spread on her suddenly, she sustained severe burns. She died at the Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital.

Lok adalat

RAJAPALAYAM SEPT.27. The Indian Overseas Bank, Rajapalayam Main Branch, conducted 5th Lok Adalat on Saturday at the Judicial Magistrate Court here. Accounts of all 10 borrowers, who attended the adalat, were settled. The total settlement amount was Rs.90,894 and cash recovery of Rs.68,500 was made on the spot.

Kills son, commits suicide

ERODE SEPT. 27. A 34-year-old man killed his son and committed suicide. According to the Erode Railway Police, Senthilkumar of VVCR Nagar, Erode, went to the Cauvery River Railway Bridge with his son Balamurugan (6) on Sunday. He threw his son before the running train and jumped before the same train. Both were crushed to death. The police said Senthilkumar had frequent quarrels with his wife Mangayarkarasi. He took the extreme step after one such quarrel on Sunday afternoon. The Erode Railway Police has registered a case.


By Our Special Correspondent

SALEM SEPT. 27. Members of the Salem unit of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) today staged a demonstration in front of the Office of Employees' Provident Fund here to urge the Central government to raise the interest rate of Provident Fund (PF) immediately. Led by the president, M. Kalyanasundaram, hundreds of members from Yercaud, Sankagiri, Mettur, Attur and other towns and villages in Salem district raised slogans demanding a hike in the PF interest rate to 13 per cent with immediate effect.


Udhagamandalam Sept. 27. The post centenary golden jubilee celebrations of the CSI All Saints Church in Coonoor were held on Sunday. A thanksgiving service with holy eucharist which marked the celebrations was led by the CSI Bishop in Coimbatore, M. Dorai. He also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the historic occasion. Among those who participated were past chaplains and senior citizens of Coonoor.

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