Water level

MADURAI: The water level in the Periyar dam stood at 111.40 (136 feet) with no inflow and a discharge of 157 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 27.72 feet (71 feet) with an inflow of 29 cusecs and a discharge of 41 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 1,069 mcft.

Yoga programme

Chinmaya Mission will conduct a yoga programme for men and women from March 3 on Saturdays and Sundays from 6.30 a.m. to 7.45 a.m. at 7th Cross Street, Doak Nagar, Kochadai. The programme would cover basic asanas, surya namaskar, breathing and relaxation techniques, a press release said. Further information can be obtained from 94437 08865.

Beautician course

The last date to apply for a three-month self-employment `Beautician' certificate course, conducted by Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Extension, Madurai Kamaraj University, has been extended to March 5. The applicants should have passed standard X. Telephone No: (0452) 2537838

Book released

A book, `Varalatru Parvayil Madurai,' written by K. Karuppiah, was released by P. Maruthamuthu, Vice-Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University, at a function organised by World Tirukkural Forum on Saturday. N. Nanmozhiyan, founder of the forum, presided. Madurai Central Member of the Legislative Assembly, S.S. Ghouse Basha, and Rukumani Palanivel Rajan spoke.

Shop burgled

Mobile phones and mobile recharge coupons worth Rs. 2.78 lakh were stolen from a shop at Anna Nagar on Monday night. The police said that the shop owner S. Senthilkumaran found the shop burgled on Tuesday.

Found abandoned

The body of a newborn was found abandoned at the women toilet at the Periyar Bus Stand here on Tuesday. The Thideer Nagar police are investigating.