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Temperature

TIRUCHI, AUG. 14. The city today registered a maximum temperature of 35.4 degree Celsius and a minimum of 27.0 degree Celsius.

Boy dies

A 12-year old boy, M. Prasanth, who suffered injuries after a portion of a wall of a library building of the Melavaladi panchayat, collapsed, died at the K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College Hospital today.

The police said the building was in a dilapidated condition. The incident occurred when the boy was returning from the library.

The Samayapuram police have registered a case and are investigating.

Grievance meet

The Mayor, Sarubala R.Tondaiman, has announced that grievance redressal meetings will be held at the Tiruchi Corporation office every Monday.

The Corporation Commissioner, Harmander Singh, would also participate in the meetings to be held from 11 a.m. to noon. City residents could represent grievances on civic amenities, issue of birth and death certificates, licences, plan approvals, provision of drinking water and underground drainage connections, tax assessment, stray cattle menace, and other civic issues, Mrs.Tondaiman said in a release.

Demo

Rice mill workers near here staged a demonstration at Mannachanallur today protesting the proposed move to reduce their wages.

Led by the Mannachanallur taluk secretary of the un-organised labourers union, M.G.Ravichandran, the workers raised slogans urging the mill-owners not to reduce the wages of the workers. The treasurer of the Tiruchi district wing of the CITU, R.Raja, vice-president, P.Murugesan, the president of the Mannachanallur unorganised labourers union, A.Arivukadal were among those who spoke on the occasion.

Last date extended

The last date for payment of property and water taxes has been extended up to August 21, according to a release from the Corporation Commissioner, Harmander Singh.

Mr.Singh has appealed to city residents to pay their tax dues before the deadline.

Mettur level

The level in the Mettur reservoir stood at 92.74 feet today. The inflow was 7,705 cusecs and the discharge 11,976 cusecs.

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