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The officials of the Municipal Corporation are perturbed over the flak they receive every monsoon.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: June 28, 2010 3:39:07 am

‘We cannot stop rain’
The officials of the Municipal Corporation are perturbed over the flak they receive every monsoon. With rains come complaints of water logging.

Recently,an agitated official said,“Rain drops will only fall on the ground. We cannot put up a huge umbrella and stop them.” The exasperation,however,is uncalled for. The official and his colleagues in the MC need to realise that they have been selected and are being paid to ensure good civic amenities in the city. And if they can’t ensure that,they should be ready to face criticism,and even action.

Ignorance is no bliss
So dismal is the state of affairs within the state Congress that the president was completely unaware till the last moment that an all-party meeting was called by the ruling combine. A night before the meeting on Saturday,state Congress chief Mohinder Singh Kaypee was in New Delhi and expressed complete ignorance of the meeting. Interestingly,some other senior leaders had full updates on the meeting.

Colour code
The ‘colour row’ at PGI threatened to blow out of proportion last week. Nurses and the contract workers remained baffled at the prospect of wearing green uniforms. Uniforms of sanitation workers and hospital attendants are of the same colour. “What if patients mistake sanitation workers for nurses? Who will be responsible then?” a senior nurse remarked.

Another said: “To make uniforms of the same colour is to lower the dignity of the nurses.” The nurses gathered to protest. But the issue was settles the next day,with the sanitation staff reverting to its grey attire.

Market decides
While opinion over deregulation of fuel prices is divided,some retired professors of Panjab University feel the move is welcome. They feel a rise in petrol prices will encourage more people to take up cycling,walking and car pooling. But this may not be the case,as a deregulated market may also bring petrol and diesel process down. Also,the entry of private retailers,ensuring higher efficiency in refining and distribution,may lead to prices coming down.

Errors to blame,my Lord!
In the anticipatory bail application filed by Mohinder Singh Ahlawat in the Punjab and Haryana High Court,he wanted to state that the allegations against him were “palpably” wrong and were levelled to create media “hype”. But the petition,which was replete with errors,said the allegations were “pulpably” wrong and levelled to create media “high”.

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