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32 bags of PDS rice seized

MADURAI: The Tamil Nadu Civil Supplies CID on Tuesday night seized 32 bags of rice meant for public distribution system, during a routine vehicle check at Tirupparankunram.

The sleuths arrested three persons and confiscated the Auto Rickshaw, in which the rice was transported.

Camp for students

The Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam, Tirupparaithurai, will conduct a `student culture' camp for personality development for schoolboys.

It will be organised at the Vivekananda College, Tiruvedagam, from April 21 to 30.

The 10-day camp is open for students studying between 6th and 10th standards.

The proceedings of the camp include physical exercise, meditation, group discussion and training in writing and speaking skills, besides, coaching in indoor games and yoga.

Trips to places of historical and spiritual interest in Madurai, Tiruvedgam and Kuruvithurai will also be arranged. For further details, contact B. Ramamoorthy, camp coordinator, Vivekananda College, Tiruvedagam West-625 217. Phone: 04543 260257, 258234, 258239.

Water level

The level in the Periyar Dam on Wednesday stood at 111 feet with an inflow of 686 cusecs and a discharge of 130 cusecs. The level at Vaigai Dam stood at 30.25 feet with an inflow of 436 cusecs and a discharge of 41 cusecs. The combined Periyar credit stood at 1266 mcft. The amount of rainfall recorded in the following areas (in mm) in the last 24 hours, ending at 8.30 a.m. on Wednesday was: Periyar Dam 3, Thekkadi 1, Koodalur 1, Uthamapalayam1, Bodinaickanur 35, Veerapandi 41, Vaigai Dam 34, Andipatti 19, Manjalar 7 and Sothuparai 4. — Staff Reporter.

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