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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 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

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.18

New Market shop sales take a hit

Sales have dwindled in New Market at a time when it should peak, ahead of Puja, because of hawkers, traders have said. A trader who has been running a shop for three decades inside the old market comp...
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

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

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West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.19

Shopping reaches peak on Id-eve

Nabeel Rashid arrived in the city from Chennai on Monday. From 11am on Wednesday, the 28-year-old was out with his family at Esplanade and New Market, shopping for Id. They were not done yet when The ...
By Subhajoy Roy 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 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 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

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


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