HAWKER

  • 2 planes collide over San Francisco Bay, 1 pilot missing April 28, 2014

    San Francisco: Two small planes have collided over San Francisco Bay, leaving a pilot missing after only one of the aircraft landed safely. US Coast Guard spokeswoman Loumania Stewart said a water search is underway after debris was spotted in the water following Sunday afternoon collision. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor...
  • No newspaper in Assam for sixth day, hawkers continue strike February 21, 2014

    The residents of Assam have not received their daily morning newspaper for the sixth day on Friday following strike by newspapers hawkers even as the Journalists' Forum of Assam (JFA) pleaded to the Press Council of India (PCI) to intervene in the matter. "The hawkers' strike has infringed the people's right...
  • Bill to protect street vendors to be passed soon: Maken February 26, 2013

    Mumbai: A bill to regulate street vendors in public areas and protect their rights is likely to be passed in the ongoing Budget Session. The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood & Regulation of Street Vending) Bill is likely to be passed in this ongoing Budget Session, Union Housing Development and...
  • Anger mounts against Dhoble as daughter of dead hawker dies January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: There was double tragedy for the family of the hawker who had died during an antiencroachment drive led by controversial Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble, as the hawker's daughter, Radha Jaiswal, died of a heart attack on Sunday. Blaming it on the death of his father, the hawker's...
  • Daughter of hawker who died during Dhoble raid dies January 21, 2013

    Mumbai: The daughter of the hawker who died during an antiencroachment drive led by Mumbai ACP Vasant Dhoble too died on Sunday of a heart attack. Radha Jaiswal had been admitted to the KEM hospital after the death of her father. Her brother told reporters, "When my sister came to know...
  • Raj Thackeray backs ACP Dhoble over hawkers' morcha January 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Backing Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Vasant Dhoble, who was shunted out from his Vakola posting amid protests over the death of a hawker during eviction drive, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday warned hawkers against holding a rally at Azad Maidan on January 24. "If hawkers...
  • Mumbai: Calls for suspension of ACP Dhoble after hawker's death January 12, 2013

    Vasant Dhoble, one of Mumbai's most controversial policemen, is back in the headlines after a fruithawker died during a raid led by him in Santacruz. ...
  • Dhoble disgracing police community, says Priya Dutt January 12, 2013

    Condemning ACP Vasant Dhoble's raid which led to the death of a hawker in Mumbai's Santacruz area, Congress MP Priya Dutt said strict inquiry will be conducted by the state Crime Investigation Department. "What happened today is very sad. One officer is not abiding by the law, but is making...
  • Mumbai: Hawker dies of heart attack during Dhoble's raid January 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble, who hit the headlines for his late night crackdown on pubs and restaurants in Mumbai, is back in the news again after a 50yearold fruit hawker died of a heart attack on Friday evening during a raid conducted by Dhoble. A state Crime...
  • Ban male hawkers in women coaches: Patil January 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Male vendors won't be allowed to sell their wares in the ladies compartments of local trains, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said on Tuesday. He was speaking to reporters at the Churchgate station here after a surprise visit to the bustling terminus to review women commuters' security during the...
  • No place for vendors, hawkers in Delhi on Diwali November 11, 2012

    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 Association...
  • Vendors banished from India Gate, fun out too February 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Strolling around India Gate, tucking into favourite icecream will soon be a thing of the past. In a bid to reduce traffic congestion and improve security, the police are removing all vendors and parking spots along Rajpath. ...