CN Heard; Sigh of relief

A petition filed by Surinder Bhardwaj,President of Janta Dal seeking directions to remove the tag of ‘disturbed and dangerous’ from City Beautiful created a ‘scare’ in the hearts of law officers for Chandigarh Administration.

Written by Express News Service | Published: January 23, 2012 2:44:22 am

Sigh of relief

A petition filed by Surinder Bhardwaj,President of Janta Dal (United) seeking directions to remove the tag of ‘disturbed and dangerous’ from City Beautiful created a ‘scare’ in the hearts of law officers for Chandigarh Administration. For,having failed to lay hands on the petition filed by Bhardwaj,a day in advance,before it was to come up for hearing in the Punjab and Haryana High Court,the UT law officers feared that the petition may relate to Municipal Corporation elections. To keep a check on the contents,a couple of UT law officers were present in the Court. They heaved a sigh of relief when they learnt that the petition did not relate to the civic body polls.

Snake shy!

The Wildlife Department may be equipped to capture a leopard or a wild Sambar,who stray into Panchkula,but they find themselves at a loss when it comes to capturing snakes. Recently when a snake was spotted in the General Hospital,the health officials didn’t call the wildlife authorities and instead made a call to a snake catcher from Nayagaon. After spotting it,he trapped the snake in ten minutes. But it looks like the health officials in Panchkula are not sure about the expertise of the wildlife officials in capturing snakes.

Star Attractions

Bahujan Samaj Party seems to have a fetish for inviting former Big Boss contestants to campaign during elections. If during the Municipal Corporation elections in Chandigarh Shakti Kapoor was the star attraction,for the Punjab polls one of the candidates is hoping for Dolly Bindra to help garner votes. Only the results will tell if Bindra’s charisma works.

Imbalanced

The relaunch of beat patrolling on bicycles in the Central Division turned out to be a comic affair for the general public as many police personnel could be seen struggling to balance their bicycles. Many passerbys burst into a fit of laughter when a person made a sarcastic remark that probably the riding skills of the cops had also suffered from rust,like the bicycles (referring to the bicycles being dumped at the police stations for the past few months).

What next?

As the Centre’s deadline of April 2012 for RTE Act’s implementation approaches,the UT Administration and Independent Schools Association (ISA) appear to be at total war with each other. With the Administration having explored all avenues and being able to issue flawless guidelines to the private schools over RTE,the ISA is on a lookout for setting up roadblocks now. While it first related the issue of child-mapping to admissions,it has now pointed out violation ion the neighborhood norms. With the Administration clarifying upon the two issues,the Independent Schools Association has now taken up the time of payment for reimbursements.

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