News  /  Published 07.06.22

59,000 city hawkers to get vending certificates

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has published a list of 59,086 hawkers who will be given vending certificates, a licence to sell their wares from the footpath. Each stall will be assigned an ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 24.12.21

Newspaper hawkers get Rs 6,000 Covid aid

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday gave Rs 6,000 as special Covid-19 assistance to newspaper hawkers who took great risks to distribute newspapers at the doorsteps of readers when the pa...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 20.12.21

Issues that dictated voters’ choice in Kolkata civic body polls

Living in a place as busy as Moulali gives Gaurav Golani a sense of the deteriorating air quality of Kolkata. “I want the next civic board to treat air pollution with utmost importance,”s...
By Debraj Mitra, Subhajoy Roy

India  /  Published 01.12.21

Odisha security scheme for newspaper hawkers

Acknowledging the important role that newspaper hawkers play in dissemination of information and news, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced a social security scheme for them.  The ...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 16.10.21

Puja sales a blessing for street hawkers

This year, business was steady, said Das. He sold stuff worth Rs 8,000-10,000 almost every day, from Chaturthi to Navami. “Around a dozen women are employed at the production unit. A crippled b...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.21

Office hub is no longer buzzing

Across office-para, the cacophony made of the constant honking of cars and clamour of people was missing. The hawkers were few and far in between. Walking on the pavements, usually brimming with pedes...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.05.21

Trains stopped, workers hit hard

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


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