Street Vendors

  • Rahul promises to address problems of street vendors 15-03-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday promised to a group of street vendors that grievances of the community will be addressed and Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will meet them "directly" to listen and settle the problems being faced by them. The delegation from Chandni Chowk...
  • Rahul meets street vendors, says Cong will work to empower them 20-02-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Parliament cleared the Street Vendors Bill, scores of street vendors on Thursday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and thanked him for his help in ensuring passage of the legislation. "I congratulate them (street vendors) over the passage of the street vendors bill. They have...
  • LS polls: UPA plans several populist measure to woo voters 03-02-2014 11:14 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government has planned several populist measures in order to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The first step towards it was made when the Centre slashed CNG prices by 30 per cent and piped cooking gas prices by 20 per cent. CNN-IBN learnt that...
  • Rahul meets street vendors, says he'll empower them 03-02-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday met street vendors in Delhi and also pushed for the Street Vendors Bill. The move can also also be seen as an attempt to woo them ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Rahul said, "We will empower the street vendors. We...
  • Target to upgrade 70 crore people to middle class, says Rahul Gandhi 30-01-2014 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: Reaching out to the strata between BPL and middle class, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Congress will focus on giving these 70 crore people a better life and basic social security as he sought direct feedback from labourers and street vendors for Lok Sabha poll manifesto. "The meaning...
  • Bill to protect street vendors introduced in Lok Sabha 05-09-2013 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: A Bill to protect the rights of urban street vendors- including against harassment by the police and other authorities- as well as to regulate street vending activities was on Thursday moved for discussion and passage in the Lok Sabha. Moving for discussion and passage the Street Vendors (Protection...
  • BJP backs Food Security Bill, but against some aspects, says Jaitely 02-09-2013 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: 3:30 pm: Sitaram Yechuri blamed the government for indulging in practices of corruption. "There is no shortfall of money in the country. Money is being looted and parked through corruption. If the corruption can be controlled there will be a lot of money in the economy," Yechury said....
  • Government hopes to push key bills in last week of monsoon session 02-09-2013 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: The government is eyeing to push some key reform bills for discussion in Parliament in the last week of its monsoon session. With the government facing persistent attack over economic crisis and the Prime Minister promising more reforms, it is planning to introduce as many bills as possible...
  • No place for vendors, hawkers in Delhi on Diwali 11-11-2012 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: Diwali may be a festival of joy, but not so for the city's street vendors and hawkers, who were told by police on Saturday to shift out of markets three days before the festival of lights. Delhi's trader's associations have demanded new places for them. West Delhi Traders...
  • Social activist beaten for helping street vendors 05-01-2008 11:12 PM

    Ahmedabad: Embattled he might be, but Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday rejected reports that he is planning to retire after his team's World Cup campaign, saying that he has not given a thought to the idea. A London-based newspaper on Wednesday claimed that the 36-year-old batsman, who is...