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


West Bengal  /  Published 16.10.20

Mamata govt to give cash to aid 1 lakh hawkers

The Mamata Banerjee government will give Rs 2,000 each to about 1 lakh hawkers across the state — 68,000 in Calcutta and 32,000 in the districts — just ahead of Durga Puja. The move assum...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Relief for hawkers, civic volunteers, Asha team

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a one-time financial assistance for hawkers ahead of the festive season and also a salary hike for civic volunteers and Asha workers. She also ann...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.20

Heed the chorus of life

The chorus of vendors weaving their way through the streets of Calcutta has impacted auditory nerves for centuries, a trend well documented since the mid-19th century, in lithographs and etchings by a...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Calcutta  /  Published 10.09.20

Hawker count rises in Salt Lake

Pavements and portions of roads in Salt Lake are being fast encroached upon by hawkers selling anything from fruits to poultry. The numbers have gone up in the past couple of months as many who lost ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

Hawkers trigger VIP snarls in Calcutta

Hawkers selling fish, vegetables and poultry products have taken over multiple stretches of VIP Road resulting in traffic chaos almost every day. A 100m stretch in front of the Baguiati bus stop on t...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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