News  /  Published 24.01.23

Gariahat Road pavement turns home for ragpickers, makeshift shelters block way

Mayor Firhad Hakim had said he would write to the police commissioner to get the “ragpickers” shifted to shelters for the homeless...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.23

Terai tea planters flag three Es

The three Es are namely encroachment, elephant attack, and erosion...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

India  /  Published 17.01.23

J&K mass eviction drive triggers fear

Scores of activists from different political parties have held separate protests in both Jammu and Kashmir regions to protest the drive that targets clearing all encroachments by January 31...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 05.01.23

NCPCR objects to 'use of children'

Residents of the Banbhoolpura area in Haldwani have been agitating against their removal in compliance with the court order...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.01.23

SC stays Haldwani eviction order

The apex court issued notices to the Railways and the state govt seeking their responses on a batch of pleas challenging the high court order for removal of encroachments...
By PTI in New Delhi


North East  /  Published 19.12.22

Eviction drive in Assam

The eviction drive is being carried out in four villages to clear encroached government land...
By PTI in Batadrava (Assam)

News  /  Published 10.12.22

Hawker count up in Kolkata’s shopping hubs, survey drags on

In Gariahat, New Market and Hatibagan survey team found more than twice number of hawkers who applied to KMC list in 2015...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.12.22

Kolkata Traffic Police help KMC conduct drive against hawkers in Karaya market

Hawkers told to remove their belongings that had encroached on carriageways or were blocking pavements...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.11.22

Firhad Hakim alleges inaction by police commissioner on violation by hawkers

Kolkata mayor also accuses a section of cops of being hand-in-glove with hawkers...
By Subhajoy Roy and Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.11.22

Parked vehicles and roadside stalls encroach upon New Town cycle tracks

Across the world’s bicycle-friendly cities, including Antwerp, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Bern, motorists keep off demarcated bicycle lanes...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town


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