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Water level

MADURAI: The level in the Periyar dam on Tuesday stood at 115.1 feet with an inflow of 804 cusecs and a discharge of 600 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 26.28 feet with an inflow of 96 cusecs and a discharge of 41 cusecs. The combined Periyar dam stood at 1887 mcft. Periyar dam received 34 mm of rainfall followed by Tekkadi 21, Gudalur 1.5 and Manjalar dam 1 mm.

Theft at insurance firm

Unidentified persons broke into the office of a public sector insurance office and decamped with Rs. 41,555 on the Goods Shed Street on Monday night.

The police said the theft came to light the following morning, when employees found the lock broken. An inside door and cash box were also found broken. The Thilagar Tidal police have registered a case.

INL cadres held

Ninety four members of Indian National League were arrested on Tuesday when they tried to picket the railway junction here to protest the increase in prices of petrol and diesel.

The protestors were led by the district secretary, M. Abuthahir. They were released in the evening.

Grievances day meet

The Superintending Engineer, Madurai Electricity Distribution Circle, Madurai, will conduct a grievance day meeting for consumers of Samayanallur Division at the Office of the Executive Engineer, Electrical, Samayanallur, on July 7.

Similarly for the consumers of North Division, the Superintending Engineer, Metro, will convene a grievances day meeting at the Office of the Executive Engineer, North Division, on July 7 between 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The consumers residing at Tamukkam, Teppam, Munichalai, Arasamaram, Race Course, Sellur and Tagore Nagar can air their grievances either in person or through petitions.

Doctors' Day

The Doctors' Day was celebrated at Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre (MMHRC) here on Sunday.

Doctors, who had performed more than 1500 cleft-lip surgeries, Panchavarnam, Sam C. Bose and Balasaraswathy, were honoured.

N. Sethuraman, founder-chairman, MMHRC and V. N. Rajasekaran, Medical Director, MMHRC, participated. — Staff Reporter

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