Around the City


MADURAI, MARCH 11. The city today registered a maximum temperature of 36.5 degrees Celsius, and a minimum of 25.6 degrees Celsius.

Water level

The level in the Periyar dam today stood at 108.8 feet with an inflow and discharge of 120 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 24.64 feet with an inflow of 121 cusecs and discharge of 30 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit was 806 mcft. Manjalar dam received 3 mm of rainfall, and Sothuparai, 2 mm.

Held for graft

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption police attached to the Sivaganga district unit arrested an Assistant Project Officer of Mahalir Thittam here on Thursday on charges of accepting bribe.

According to police sources, K. Kuberanarayanan, the APO of Sivaganga, was nabbed at his Madurai residence after he demanded and accepted Rs. 5,000 from a person for sanctioning a bill. The official was produced before a magistrate and remanded to judicial custody in Sivaganga.