Jharkhand  /  Published 18.02.19

Hygiene lessons for food vendors in Jharkhand

The urban development department will launch a special drive to train street food vendors in all 44 urban local bodies (ULBs) across the state to ensure offerings in their menu are safer and hygienic....
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshdepur

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.19

Life with Metro

After a decade of construction, the East West Metro rail is finally on its last lap. But besides the excitement comes a host of worries, especially for those living around the final stop, opposite Wip...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Vacate order to Roxy hawkers

The high court on Friday said conducting trade by occupying thoroughfares was against public interest and asked hawkers near Roxy cinema, off Esplanade, to vacate the place within six months.Justice A...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

When they don’t hawk

Munim Khan Used to sell: Tea, eggs, toast On the footpath: Near Purta Bhavan Till: January 28Post-eviction plan: “I have been selling here since 1998 but this is the first time I have been evicted. ...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.01.19

Exit plastic screen, enter bed sheet

Hawkers in Gariahat and Hatibagan on Thursday found in the utilitarian bed sheet a quick and easy replacement for the tarpaulin covers and plastic screens they have had to remove from their stalls aft...
By Subhajoy Roy and Rith Basu in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 22.01.19

A failure of the principles of urban living

It was pure luck that no one died in the midnight fire at Gurudas Mansion, except, pathetically, caged birds. As is now the established pattern in the fires of Calcutta, a combination of destructive c...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.19

Durga Puja shoppers beat slump in Calcutta

When it is time for the daughter to come home, you shop. Less than a month to Puja, Calcuttans have set aside their concerns about an economic slowdown to gear up for the festival season ahead.Space w...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Odisha  /  Published 03.12.18

Vendors reappear on roadsides in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) had taken up rigorous eviction drives in various parts of the city to free the roadsides and drains from encroachmen...
By Sandeep Mishra in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 30.05.20

Small-time hawkers try to cash in on Covid-19

In the times of a pandemic, public health messages sell. So thinks a man sitting on a sidewalk along Dum Dum Road, near the railway station, with a tray full of masks, plastic face shields and hand sa...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.05.20

Stalls across Calcutta to be numbered for odd-even initiative

Hawkers will number their shops to adopt the odd-and-even formula for reopening from May 27, as suggested by the chief minister.Hawkers’ union leaders met on Tuesday and decided on preventive steps ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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