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13 elephants to attend Mudumalai camp

TIRUCHI: Thirteen elephants from the district would attend the annual rejuvenation camp for tuskers organised at Mudumalai this year.

The camp would be held from November 21 to January 7.

Elephants of the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, Thiruvanaikovil Jambukeswarar Akilandeswari Temple and Rockfort Thayumanaswamy Temple, and 10 elephants owned by private persons in the district would attend the camp.

The Samayapuram Mariamman Temple elephant is not being sent to the camp as it was stated to be in the `musth' period.

All necessary arrangements have been made for the safe transport of the elephants by trucks to Mudumalai, the Collector, K. Nanda Kishore, said.

Death of patient: probe under way

The Fort Station police are probing into the antecedents of Srinivasan (65), suspected to be a chronic tuberculosis patient, who reportedly died on Thursday while being taken from a private hospital in Fort limits to K.A.P. Viswanatham Government Medical College Hospital. The police have registered a case.

Drink boiled water, says Corporation

The Tiruchi Corporation has advised city residents to consume only boiled water in view of the recent floods and rain.

The Corporation Commissioner, Harmander Singh, in a press release said the Corporation had taken up measures to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.

Spraying of bleaching powder in low lying areas where water was stagnant and fumigation to check the mosquito menace were already underway, he said.

34,576 students to get bicycles

About 34,576 bicycles would be distributed to Plus One and Plus Two students in the district this year.

About 12,305 girls and 22,271 boys would get the bicycles.

A sum of Rs.5.66 crores had been spent on procuring the bicycles, the Collector, K. Nanda Kishore, said.

Foreign students interact with Mayor

A team of 46 university students from Sweden had an interactive session with the Mayor, Sarubala R. Tondaiman, at Maruthandakurichi in the city on Wednesday.

The students were on a cultural and social visit to the city and would visit various parts of the district during their month-long stay.

The students interacted with the Mayor to get a firsthand account of the functions of the civic body.

Inter-school quiz contest postponed

The district-level inter-school quiz competition organised by the Kailasapuram Club in the city has been postponed to November 13.

The event was originally scheduled to be held on November 12.

The quiz would be held at 8 a.m. at the Kailasapuram Club on November 13, a press release from the club said.

Mettur level

The level in the Mettur dam stood at 120.01 feet on Thursday. The inflow was 16,141 cusecs and the discharge 19,857 cusecs.

— Staff Reporter

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