TAMIL NADU

Around the City

Temperature

By Our Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI, MARCH 3 . The City today registered a maximum temperature of 35.4 degree Celsius and a minimum of 20.0 degree Celsius.

Old man found hanging

A seventy-year-old unidentified man was found hanging from a tree at Amma Mandap near here today.

The Srirangam police have registered a case.

DK cadres stage demonstration

About 150 members of the Dravidar Kazhagam (DK) today organised a demonstration in front of the Anna Statue, charging the Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited with `scuttling employment opportunities for Tamils and preferring north Indians.'

The agitation was led by the party president, K. Veeramani.

Students take out procession

A group of Law College students took out a procession from the college to TVS Toll Gate demanding withdrawal of examination fee hike.

They attempted to picket road but dispersed after the police intervened, according to official sources.

Man commits suicide

A tea stall employee, Muthu (33) of Vellaikalpatti near Musiri, who attempted suicide along with his wife, Saroja (25) and daughter, Ranjitha (2), on February 29, died today at a private hospital here.

Police suspect the extreme step could have been taken due to dejection in life.

While Ranjitha died on March 1, Saroja's condition was critical, official sources said.

Mettur level

Water level at the Mettur reservoir stood at 25.40 feet today.

The inflow was 116 cusecs and discharge nil.