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Temperature

MADURAI, JAN. 10. The city today registered a maximum temperature of 31.1 degree Celsius and a minimum of 23.4 degree Celsius.

Water level

The level in the Periyar dam stood at 113.10 feet with an inflow of 19 cusecs and a discharge of 575 cusecs. The level in the Vaigai dam stood at 51.30 feet with an inflow of 269 cusecs and a discharge of 930 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit was at 2487 mcft.

Policeman's mobike stolen

In a broad daylight theft, a motorbike parked right in front of the camp office of the Madurai District Superintendent of Police was lifted by some unidentified persons here on Thursday. Interestingly, the victim was none other than a police constable.

According to the police, Marimuthu, an armed reserve constable, who came to the camp office on the New Natham Road for a meeting, was shocked to see his motorcycle missing.

He lodged a complaint with the Tallakulam police today.

Power theft

A fine amount of Rs.1908 was collected from a consumer for power theft during a surprise check conducted by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board's Madurai East Division in the Alagarkoil section office limits.

Led by the Executive Engineer, Lakshmanan, 24 engineers inspected 2128 electricity connections on Thursday.

Besides, the officials collected a fine amount of Rs. 4560 from five consumers, who were violating the TNEB norms.

Held with gun

The `Q' branch police on Friday arrested Rajagopal (55) for possessing a country-made gun at M. Gobinakkenpatti Vilakku near T. Kallupatti.

According to the police, the `Q' branch Sub-inspector, Kannan, frisked him who was hailing from Kottanipatti in Peraiyur police station limits, when he was moving in a suspicious manner.

He was booked under the Arms Act and remanded to judicial custody.

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