Thank you,My Lord
Finding it difficult to explain the inaction on the part of UT administration in curbing the supply of adulterated food at the Night food street,counsel for UT administration was struggling to request the division bench to summon the official concerned. Much to his fortune,he overheard the discussion of two judges presiding over the case who decided to summon the municipal commissioner to explain the inaction. Apologising for having overheard the discussion,the counsel heaved a sigh of relief as he wasted no time in thanking the bench for having come to his rescue. Understandably,his (counsel) hands were tied as he was representing the administration.
Avoid milk,promote coffee shops?
Recently,People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),an NGO known to take up animal causes,held a protest to save calves and restore them to their mother cows. They also urged people to avoid taking milk as it caused heart problems,diabetes and cancer to the animals. However,what raises suspicion over the genuineness of the campaign were the information brochures,which was circulated to create awareness about the cause. Instead of consuming milk,the brochure mentioned the names of two alternate drinks made of soy milk and available only at two known coffee shop brands mentioned on the leaflet. Was the campaign to promote expensive coffees and drinks at big outlets or to save calves?
Picnic for a Protest
RESIDENT doctors of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,who recently went on a strike against an OT technician,enjoyed their day off in front of the director’s office. Hundreds of doctors,who otherwise work for over 12 hours a day were finally seen relaxed even if it was for a cause. The protesters were seen enjoying soft drinks and catching up with each other in the lawns that it hardly looked like they were on a strike. Occasionally,when the doctors saw officials of PGI administration coming,they raised slogans and later got back to chitchatting among themselves.
We care for you
WHEN the Chandigarh junior boxing team was leaving for Patiala to take part in the National Junior Boxing Championship to be held at Punjabi University,Patiala,a player member remembered that he left his boxing kit at his training ground in SD Public School. Neeraj headed out of the Sector-43 ISBT and took a lift from a passing police van. Neeraj returned after 45 minutes with the kit,and the team later thanked the police personnel for the lift.
FINALLY,after much hitches,the women’s cricket team of Government College for Girls’,Sector-11,that won the gully cricket tournament organised by the Chandigarh police,received mobile phones along with the cash prize during the prize distribution ceremony in Chandigarh.
The Chandigarh police had promised to give Rs 51,000 to the winning women’s team along with cell phones. However,after the GCG team clinched the tournament they got to know that they would only get the cash and not mobile phones. Later,the team informed the organisers that they would boycott the prize distribution ceremony. After much deliberations,the dispute was sorted,and police officials agreed to give phones along with the cash prize.
The police personnel deployed at the police mess in Police Lines are a happy lot these days as they do not have to sweat out in kneading flour and make thousands of chapaatis for officials in the sweltering heat.
The police have installed a kneading machine and a chappati maker worth Rs 5 lakh. The machine is capable of making 1,000 chappatis an hour. Officials are also not complaining as they get freshly-made chappattis.
Career change avoided
With the gully cricket tournament of the police coming to an end,the officials associated with the event are heaving a sigh of relief. Many joke that that if the tournament had lasted any longer,half of the beat staff would have quit the profession and picked up the bat,instead of the baton to start a new career.
No matter how well Yogesh Chawla,Director,Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,had prepared for the national technology lecture at the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation,the schedule of the lecture appeared to have not gone well with the young audience. Arguably,tired of their morning visits across the CSIO labs,IIT students and aspiring young scientists could not help dozing off during the lecture held in the afternoon.
One of the BJP councillors and a Congress leader,who lost the MC elections,still seem to be in the election mode on
social networking site Facebook.
The Congress leader does not leave a chance to put up pictures about the neglect in the ward and highlight the achievements of a former Congress councillor who earlier represented the ward. On the other hand,the present councillor is busy highlighting his achievements on the site to rebut the claims.