Driver killed

TIRUCHI: The driver of a mini autorickshaw was killed in a road accident at Iniyanallur near Vathalai in the district on Sunday.

The mini autorickshaw was coming to Tiruchi from Salem when a lorry bound for Musiri collided head-on with the vehicle. The mini autorickshaw driver Samsudeen (29) died on the way to hospital, the police said.

Body found

The body of a man, aged around 40 years, was found on the railway track between Tiruchi and Poongudi railway stations on Monday. The identity of the deceased is yet to be established.

Essay contest

Nandini Voice For the Deprived, a Chennai-based non-governmental organisation, will conduct an all India essay competition for women college students on the subject "Moral Policing - Is it necessary" to ascertain the views of the women students all over the country on this subject.

The essay should be of maximum 1,500 words and could be written in English, Tamil or Hindi. It should reach Nandini Voice For the Deprived on or before December 31, a press release from the organisation said.

Five of the best essays would be selected for cash awards. The essay by post should be sent to N.S. Venkatraman, Trustee, Nandini Voice For the Deprived, M 60/1, 4th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai - 600 090.

Mettur level

The water level in the Mettur dam stood at 115.17 feet against its full level of 120 feet, on Monday. The inflow was 7,979 cusecs and the discharge, 100 cusecs. Staff Reporter