Two arrested

TIRUCHI: The Prohibition and Enforcement Wing of the city police arrested two persons on the charge of possession of illicit arrack here on Monday.

Around 10 litres of illicit arrack were seized from the possession of Velu (38) and Malliga (40) at Keela Panjappur and Pirattiyur respectively.

The accused were remanded to custody.

Collector inspects development works

Collector Ashish Vachhani inspected various developmental works being carried out at a cost of Rs. 12.72 crore in Tiruverambur panchayat union. A total of 108 works are in progress in Pathalapettai, Krishnasamuthiram, Asur, Alathur, Keezhakurichi, Gundur and Kuvalakudi under schemes including Indira Awas Yojana and Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana.

Works such as construction of group houses, fishponds, provision of drinking water facility, laying of cement and blacktopped roads.

Fiat on by-poll

The by-election for the wards of Koothappar town panchayat will be held on February 8. Polling will take place between 7.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. The district administration has instructed industrial units, business establishments, restaurants, government and private firms to grant permission for the voters of the town panchayat to exercise their franchise, an official press release said.

Mettur level

The level in the Mettur dam stood at 84.22 feet against its full level of 120 feet on Tuesday. The inflow was 243 cusecs and the discharge from the dam was 2,000 cusecs.

Staff Reporter