LUDHIANA: The police traced in a few hours a seven-year-old child who went missing on the way to school on Monday.
Gurpreet Lehal is a student of Class II at Harsh Vidya Mandir in Subhash Nagar area. According to Inspector Balwinder Singh,SHO at Basti Jodhewal police station,Om Parkash,father of the child,approached them with a complaint that his son went missing while going to school. He said that Gurpreet left home at 8 in the morning,but he neither reached school nor did he come back.
After some time,the police found the child from old Sabji Mandi area and handed him over to his parents.
Pay us at least minimum wages,say BSNL contractual employees
LUDHIANA: The contractual/casual employees working in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for the past more than 12 years on Monday lashed out against the authorities for not giving them even the minimum wages.
The employees at a press conference alleged that despite clear orders by Parliament on minimum wages,inhuman exploitation is taking place.
V A N Namboodiri,president of BSNL Employees Union and BSNL Casual/Contractual Employee Union,said,Instead of minimum wages of Rs 8,000,all contractual workers are being paid only from Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000. The case is no different for Punjab circle. As per rules,no identity cards are issued. In violation of orders from BSNL corporate office to make payments through cheque or bank,cash is paid so that manipulation can be done.
We warn BSNL management to ensure at least the minimum wages,failing which employees will start agitation and go on strike, he added.
Man accuses daughter-in-law of assault and trespass
LUDHIANA: A man lodged a case against his daughter-in-law for assault and trespass on Saturday.
The Basti Jodhewal police registered a case under sections 451,323,506,148 and 149 of the IPC against his daughter-in-law Sarabjit Kaur of New Shastri Nagar and five others.
In his complaint,Avtar Singh of New Subhash Nagar of Basti Jodhewal said relations of his son Nirmal Singh with his wife Sarabjit Kaur were strained and Sarabjit Kaur had started living in her parents house in New Shastri Nagar. He said he was present in his house when the accused trespassed in his home and assaulted him. When he raised the alarm,the accused fled. ASI Gurmeet Singh at Basti Jodhewal police station said the police were investigating the matter.