Water levelMADURAI: The level at Periyar dam stood at 121.70 feet with an inflow of 21 cusecs and a discharge of 1,168 cusecs.

The level at Vaigai dam was 56 feet with an inflow of 546 cusecs and a discharge of 1,300 cusecs.

The combined Periyar Credit stood at 5,109 mcft.

Man killed as lorry hits motorcycleA motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Jaihindpuram here on Sunday.

Police said T. Kumaresan (44) of Avaniapuram was proceeding to a function along with his wife, K. Karthigaselvi alias Selvi (35) in a two-wheeler when a lorry knocked them down from behind.

While Kumaresan died on the spot, his wife escaped with minor injuries.

The lorry driver, K. Saravanan (33) of Dharapuram was taken into custody. The Avaniapuram police have registered a case.

Call to fill vacancies in government schoolsTamil Nadu Post Graduate Teachers' Association on Sunday urged the State Government to fill headmaster/teacher post vacancies in Government schools immediately.

It also called for reducing the heavy syllabus burden for Plus-Two students in the interest of large number of rural students.

Various resolutions were passed at the Madurai District Executive Committee meeting of the association where the office-bearers also urged that the working days of schools should not exceed 200 in a year.

K. Anantharaman, district president, presided and N. Thirugnanam, district secretary, spoke on various demands of the association. Staff Reporter

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