Water level

The water level in Papanasam dam on Sunday stood at 92.95ft (permissible level is 143 ft). The dam had an inflow of 325.57 cusecs and a discharge of 904.75 cusecs. The level at Manimuthar dam stood at 82.18 ft(118 ft). The dam had an inflow of 137 cusecs and a discharge of 675 cusecs.

Chemicals evacuated

Nearly 5,500 metric tonnes of chemicals and substances, including sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid and gypsum, have been evacuated from the Sterlite Copper plant after the evacuation process started last Monday.

According to sources, nearly 2,012 metric tonnes of sulphuric acid, 79 metric tonnes of phosphoric acid, 1,548 metric tonnes of gypsum have been evacuated so far.

Bike lifters held

Sankarankovil police have arrested three bike lifters and recovered two stolen two-wheelers.

The police said three youth were picked up for interrogation on suspicion during a vehicle check conducted at Sankarankovil on Friday night.

During questioning, Raja alias Arunachalam (48) of Varaganathapuram near Surandai, Azeez (39) of Sankarankovil and Mohammed (49) of Kadayanallur told the police that they had stolen a few bikes in Sankarankovil. The police recovered two bikes from them. Further investigations are on.

Recruitment drive

Thoothukudi

Nearly 920 candidates from across the State participated in a recruitment drive held for filling up 53 vacancies in the district unit of the Tamil Nadu Home Guards.

Forty-three men and nine women will be selected in the drive, which was held on police grounds on the premises of District Police Office here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Two killed

Two persons were killed when a tempo rammed into the sidewalls of a bridge near Valliyur on Sunday.

Hariramar (25) and Muthuraj (28), who work for a soap company, were travelling in the tempo after delivering a consignment to sellers in Nagercoil, when they hit the sidewalls of the Eruvadi bridge. The Valliyur police are investigating.

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