Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.21

Suspension of local trains cripples workforce

Madan Sardar, 23, lives in Taldi, the second last station in the Sealdah-Canning suburban section. Till April, he was busy painting houses in Jadavpur and Baghajatin, working for a contractor. He got...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 21.04.21

India's poor facing brunt of Covid policing: activists

By Reuters in Mumbai, Chennai

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.21

Activist molested while stalling hawker

An environment activist hailed by many because of her efforts to protect Rabindra Sarobar was allegedly heckled and molested when she tried to stop a hawker from encroaching on a footpath outside the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Rabindra Sarobar

Calcutta  /  Published 23.03.21

Salt Lake hawkers are back

Vegetable peels, fish scales and feathers from poultry lined a pavement opposite the Anandalok Hospital where over 25 stalls have been set up. A resident of EE Block, who boards buses from the bus st...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 26.02.21

Civic boss damper for New Market traders

Traders in the New Market area who have been agitating since Wednesday against encroachment of roads and footpaths by hawkers alleged that they were denied a meeting with the municipal commissioner on...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 23.02.21

New Market steps against hawkers

Traders in the New Market area have decided to organise a rally on Wednesday against the rise in encroachment by hawkers in the shopping hub. They will meet the municipal commissioner and the deputy c...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.02.21

New Market hawker alarm

Traders in the New Market area have threatened an agitation against hawkers who they allege have taken over two-thirds of the road space, making it difficult for buyers to reach their shops. The Join...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.21

Bengal readies for hawker loan plan

The Mamata Banerjee government is set to implement Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi, a central plan that ensures a soft loan of Rs 10,000 each to hawkers, as the top brass at Nab...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.01.21

Rs 1-lakh fine on biker for flouting norms in Odisha

The Odisha transport department has slapped a Rs 1.13 lakh fine on a motorcycle rider in Rayagada for violations under the Motor Vehicles Act. The rider, 20-year-old Prakash Banjara, who hails from A...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 07.01.21

Unruly buses make VIP Road dangerous

Despite regular accidents, the bus drivers seem indifferent. On the airport-bound flank of the VIP Road, a private bus raced to reach some passengers waiting near the Baguiati subway complex while an...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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