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By Our Special Correspondent

Temperature

TIRUCHI, JAN.15. The city today registered a maximum temperature of 30.5 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 20.8 degree Celsius.

Matriculation news journal

The Association of Managements and Principals of Matriculation Schools in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry released the first issue of the matriculation news journal, monthly newsletter of the association, recently.

The journal, released by the Principal of the St. Joseph's College, S. John Britto, was received by the State president of the Association, C. Kumarasamy.

The General Secretary, C. Venkatachalapathy, and Principals of various educational institutions spoke.

Wall collapse

A portion of an old building housing two tenants at Kallar Street near Big Bazaar in Fort Station Limits, reportedly collapsed today.

However, no one was injured since the occupants came out after seeing the walls tapering off gradually.

` A natural death'

A special police team, which enquired the allegation of Manachanallur police highhandedness in the death of an alleged bootlegger, V. Thangavel (50) of Therkumedu, on Thursday, declared that the victim died a natural death.

Sources said the victim had started running on seeing a police team and collapsed suddenly. Enquiries revealed that the victim was not in good health, and fled the scene after seeing the police team, which was on a routine raid, apprehending arrest.

Tsunami relief

The Anti Corruption Movement has urged the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, to ensure that the compensation for tsunami victims reaches the real victims.

In a letter to the President, the secretary of the Movement, K. Balasubramanian, said tsunami victims were becoming victims of corruption that take place in the process of disbursal.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued here today, the vice-president of the Human Rights Voluntary Organisations, S.I. Basheer Ahamed, thanked various voluntary organisations and philanthropists for their contributions.

Mettur level

The level in the Mettur dam stood at 68.55 feet today. The inflow was 354 cusecs and the discharge was 10,024 cusecs.

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