Two persons drowned in Palar river during idol immersion in Tirupattur. Murali and Poovarasan, both from Natrampalli town, were part of 550 idols immersed as part of Vinayaka Chathurthi festival. Murali was pushed to centre of dam, Poovarasan jumped in to help but both drowned. Bodies retrieved and sent to hospital; case registered.
Hubballi's Ganesh festival ends peacefully with heavy police presence. Leaders led procession in open jeep, joined by youths, women & students. Procession moved at snail's pace, with DJ music & traditional drums. Idol immersed at artificial pond, traffic diverted as precaution. Festival ends on 28th.
TNUHDB MD P. Sankar urged officials to ensure Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s schemes reach people. He inspected various schemes, tasted food given to students, inspected Allikuttai lake renovation, visited Urban Primary Health Centre, and inspected Bodinaickenpatti lake renovation. He asked officials to ensure works are completed on time to benefit people..
Tirunelveli DM R. Selvaraj inspected dev. works in Valliyoor & Nanguneri panchayats. Bus stand, road, help desks, Mahalir Urimai Thogai scheme & underground drainage scheme in Tirunelveli Zone inspected. Collector & officials accompanied. Ensure all eligible women get ₹1,000/month.
In Ranipet, four two-wheelers were destroyed in a fire caused by an electrical short circuit. Neighbours and G. Yuvaraj, a councillor, put out the fire and prevented it from spreading. CCTV footage showed no suspicious activity. Police are investigating further.
TNSTC has installed GPS-based kits in 80 'Red buses' to announce bus stops. The app LAMB will show origin, destination, route, location of buses, estimated time of arrival, and list of nearest bus stops.
: Papanasam Dam's water level on Thurs. was 64.50 ft (max 143 ft) with 520.75 cusecs inflow & 412.25 cusecs outflow. Manimuthar Dam's level was 44.80 ft (max 118 ft) with 20 cusecs inflow & 5 cusecs outflow.