New Market
Calcutta  /  Published 01.06.20

Few hawkers open stalls

Hawkers in Gariahat were a divided lot — only around 45 of them reopened their stalls on Monday as police failed to issue clear orders on whether they could carry on with their businesses.Scenes wer...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.20

New Market opens today

New Market or SS Hogg Market will open from Monday.Traders have planned a host of measures to ensure all stores owners, employees and shoppers follow distancing rules and take necessary steps to keep ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.05.20

Calcutta civic markets reopen

Shops selling “non-essential” goods such as garments and utensils in all CMC-run markets have reopened following a CMC notice issued on Wednesday allowing such shops to reopen.All non-essential st...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Testing time for small traders

Mohammad Johar Ali would sell garments during Ramazan every year.The money Johar earned, along with a friend, from a makeshift stall they put up on Market Street was enough for the family’s Id shopp...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.04.20

Pandemic no bar for stealing jeans

A garments store inside New Market that has been under lock and key since the lockdown in Calcutta started on March 23 was broken into and around 30 pairs of jeans were stolen.Police said Laltu Mallic...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.03.20

Business hit, New Market shuts down

New Market will remain shut till Monday night, traders decided on Saturday in view of the dwindling footfall.Over 1,000 shops dotting the area, including those on Lindsay Street, Bertram Street, Globe...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.02.20

Signage order placed: CMC

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will put up signage alerting people about a pit in the middle of a road, about 50m from its headquarters, a civic official said on Thursday.The announcement came alm...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.20

How protest changed their lives

“Freedom from hunger, freedom from price rise,” a woman in hijab told a crowd that shouted back in solidarity. Dilshad Noor’s headband read “NO CAA NRC”, a reference to the Citizenship (Amen...
By Debraj Mitra and Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.01.20

Villagers far more panicked: New Market sit-in organisers

The sit-in near New Market was withdrawn on Thursday with a call to take the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register to rur...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.20

Vigil continues at city centre

“Yes,” roared the crowd.The question was whether they wanted to continue with the vigil near New Market after the Supreme Court asked the Centre to respond in four weeks on petitions against the C...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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