BSNL centre upgraded

TIRUCHI: The Thillainagar Salai Road Teleshoppee of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited was upgraded as a Customer Service Centre on Wednesday. The Chief Engineer (in-charge), Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Tiruchi, B. Rajmohan, inaugurated the new centre in the presence of A. Balraj, Principal General Manager, BSNL, Tiruchi.

A press release from the BSNL said that the new centre would provide facilities, including booking new phones, sale of all type of cards including SIM cards, recharge coupons and top up cards, broad band connection.

Liquor shops to remain closed

All retail liquor shops in the district will remain closed on March 31 and April 1 on account of Mahavir Jayanthi and Meelad-un-Nabi festivals. The sale of liquor in the district was banned on these days, an official press release from District Collector, Ashish Vachhani, here said.

Woman killed in accident

A 40-year-old woman was killed in a road accident on Bharathiar Salai in the city on Wednesday. The deceased Pappathi was a coolie worker.

The police here said Pappathi was standing on the roadside when a motorcycle dashed against her causing injuries to her. She died on the way to the Government Hospital here. The Traffic Investigation (South) Unit are investigating, the sources added.


Members of the Deccan Consumers Rights Protection Council staged a demonstration in front of the taluk office at Manapparai in the district on Wednesday in support of their demands.

The members wanted action to be initiated against those ration shops employees who opened the shop after 11 a.m. besides refusing to supply rice at Rs.2 a kilo. They also wanted a ban on the sale of other products along with essential commodities in the ration shops.

The members also wanted the establishment of two kerosene bunks in Manapparai taluk. The demonstration was led by the Council's suburban district secretary, A. Periasamy.

Jewels stolen

Gold jewellery weighing 13 sovereigns was reportedly stolen from the house of one Balasubramanian at Kanakilianallur in Siruganur police station limit in the district on Tuesday night.

The police here said the inmates kept the house open while sleeping when some unidentified persons took away the suitcase, which contained the valuables and some cash. The Siruganur police are investigating the case.

Mettur level

The level in the Mettur dam stood at 79.03 feet against its full level of 120 feet on Wednesday. The inflow was 1,319 cusecs and the discharge from the dam was 1,700 cusecs. Staff Reporter