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Water level

MADURAI : The level in the Periyar dam stood at 123.40 feet with an inflow of 546 cusecs and a discharge of 1000 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam was 55.32 feet with an inflow of 786 cusecs and a discharge of 1691 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 5089 mcft.

Slight drizzle was reported at Melur that recorded 2 mm followed by Idayapatti, Andipatti (Theni), Sattaiyar dam, Kallandiri and Pulipatti - 1 mm each.

Speaker assures library of computer

The Speaker, K. Kalimuthu, has assured to take steps to provide a computer to the District Central Library here.

Speaking at the 38th National Library Week celebrations held on the library premises on Monday, Mr. Kalimuthu expressed the hope that the computer would come in handy to the library authorities in digitising the titles and utilising it as ready reference to locate the books and periodicals.

The Speaker released a collection of verses in Tamil under the title, `Nee, Naan, Kaadal,' authored by Tamil Priyan and Rajasekar.

K. Nagarajan, District Library Officer (in charge), and N. Pandurangan, librarian, were among those who spoke.

Power shutdown

There will be a power shutdown in the following areas on November 22 and 26 owing to maintenance work to be carried out at the Achampattu and Teppakulam sub-station:

Tuesday (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Nagamalai Pudukkottai, Achammpattu, Sambakakudi, Pudukulam, Kochadai, Keezhamathur and Boys Town.

Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.): Teppakulam, Adaikalam Pillai Colony, New Ramnad Road, Teppakulam West, Kamarajar Salai, Pankajam Colony, Anuppanadi-Teppam Road, Anuppanandi East and West, Pakalavan Nagar, Meenakshi Nagar, New Meenakshi Nagar, CMR Road, Chinnakanmoi, Indira Nagar, Old Kuyavar Palayam Road, Lakshmipuram, Khanpalayam, Pacharisakara Thoppu, Balarengapuram, Maina Teppam and Krishnapuram areas.

Grievances day meet

The Superintending Engineer, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, will convene a consumer grievance redressal day meeting at Central Office, Distribution Circle, K. Pudur, at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday (November 26).

Consumers residing in Madurai East, Samayanallur, Tirumangalam, and Usilampatti divisions can air their grievances at the meeting, according to a TNEB press release.

Office-bearers

Following have been elected office-bearers of the Madras High Court Madurai Bench Advocates Association (MAHAA) at a meeting held recently: E.N. Venkatesan (president), K.P. Thiyagarajan (secretary), T.R. Jeyapalan and M.N. Sankaran (vice-presidents), according to a release issued by the election committee here on Monday.

Besides, two assistant secretaries, three executive members with more than 30 years of practice, five executive members with 21 to 30 years of service and four executive members possessing 11-20 years of standing were elected. Three advocates practising for 5-10 years and two women advocates with more than five years of standing were included in the executive committee.