TAMIL NADU

Around the City

PT cadres stage demonstration

TIRUCHITIRUCHI: Members of the Puthiya Tamizhagam on Thursday staged a demonstration near the Collectorate here demanding exclusive reservation for Adi Dravidars in private sector. The demonstration was led by the party's State organising secretary Chelliah.

Five arrested for gambling

Police on Thursday arrested five persons on the charge of indulging in gambling near a temple at Khajapettai here. Playing cards were seized from the arrested persons. Palakarrai police have registered a case.

Ex-convict held on theft charge

Sridhar (29), an ex-convict, was arrested here on Thursday for allegedly stealing an empty gas cylinder. Police said that Sridhar allegedly stole the empty gas cylinder kept in front of a house of one Suresh at Kujili street. Based on a complaint from Suresh, police arrested Sridhar and sent him for remand.

Earthmover stolen

Some unidentified persons allegedly stole an earthmover that was stationed on the District Armed Reserve Campus at Subramaniapuram here on Sunday night. The matter was reported to the police on Tuesday. The vehicle, whose value has been put at Rs. 11 lakhs, belonged to one Rajangam. K.K. Nagar police are investigating the case.

Mettur level

TIRUCHITIRUCHI: The water level in the Mettur dam stood at 117.13 feet today. The inflow was 59,582 cusecs and the discharge, 15,000 cusecs. — Staff Reporter