West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.19

Top cop whip on hawkers in Calcutta

Calcutta police commissioner Anuj Sharma on Friday told all police stations in the city not to allow any new hawker, sources said.He also stressed that plastic sheets should be removed from hawkers’...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.03.19

Stalls flout mayor’s plastic ban

Hawkers off Deshapriya Park who were given new stalls in December have started covering their units with plastic sheets to prevent their wares from getting wet, a move that violates a ban on the use o...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 16.02.19

Vendors hog Sakchi market pavements

Sakchi market, the main business hub of the city, can’t seem to get rid of the encroachment menace.Around 600 vendors, many of whom have shops at Sanjay and Shalini markets, do business from the foo...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 09.02.19

Calcutta's New Town a tinderbox

In New Town, the stretch behind Nazrul Tirtha that leads to the Rail Vihar Complex in AF Block has more than 150 stalls encroaching on pavements. It is the same behind the New Town bus stop and in fro...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Turf tussle at Karunamoyee

After months of lull, the hawker storm is brewing again. Hawkers who had set up shop inside Karunamoyee housing complex will once again have to move out since construction is about to start in the spa...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 28.01.19

Gariahat vendors want larger model stall

Mayor Firhad Hakim on Monday unveiled before hawkers in Gariahat a “model stall” that they felt was too small at one-third of the width that many pavements businesses occupy.The structure, made of...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.19

Can machines replace humans in the kitchen?

Sir — A recently published report says that jobs that are most susceptible to automation include those of cooks, waiters and truck drivers. Yet in each of these jobs, human acumen is key. Take, for ...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.19

Ruby & Gariahat: rule flout norm for buses

Buses racing each other, picking up and dropping passengers in the middle of the road make the Ruby crossing on the Bypass and the Gariahat crossing prone to accidents. Hawkers and jaywalkers add to t...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Dangers lurk in hawker haven

The hawker sprawl in Gariahat and the threats lurking within mirror the unbridled expansion of illegal footpath businesses across the city, posing a risk to every building in the vicinity and causing ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.19

HS exam results: Hawker’s son gets first 90 in locality

A neighbourhood in Lalpur village of Mathurapur hasn’t stopped celebrating ever since the Higher Secondary results were announced on Monday morning.Mijanur Peyada, 19, is not just the first student ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Mathurapur


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