SHOPKEEPERS

  • Kenya mall attack: Shopkeepers allege troops stole valuables while saving people October 1, 2013

    Jewellery cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second time in two months, poorly paid Kenyan security forces that moved in to control an emergency are being accused of robbing the very property they were supposed to protect. First the troops were accused...
  • 22-year-old tailor rapes girl in east Delhi March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: A young girl was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old tailor in east Delhi, police said on Sunday. The incident was reported from Chilla village near Mayur Vihar on Saturday and the arrested has been identified as Amjad Khan, who owns a shop in the locality. The victim knew...
  • Conmen pose as CBI officers to rob Delhi businessmen February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: A case similar to Akshay Kumar starrer 'Special Chabbis' has been reported from Delhi. Eight people posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers arrived at a shop in Delhi's Lahori Gate area on Tuesday and tried to extort Rs 2 lakh from the businessman. But the businessman...
  • Mumbai: Taxi driver cooks up BJP links to extort money July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: The LT Marg police arrested a man claiming to be a BJP member for demanding a sum of Rs 5 lakh from a shop owner at Kalbadevi on Sunday. The accused, Sanjay Ramlakhan Gaud (37), was produced at Esplanade court and was remanded in judicial custody. He was released...
  • T Nagar came to a halt as traders down shutters November 11, 2011

    CHENNAI: The commercial nerve centre of Chennai city came to a virtual halt here on Thursday after more than 2,000 shops downed their shutters in Usman Road and Ranganathan Street protesting the recent crackdown by the Corporation and CMDA against illegal structures. The area, which would give motorists a hard...
  • Riots force rethink on Britain's juvenile justice August 13, 2011

    London: It wasn't long ago that David Cameron launched what became known as his "Hug a Hoodie" campaign an initiative born of a public outcry over Britain's illbehaved youths, and one that ended in ridicule when hooded youths mocked the then opposition leader during a photo opportunity. Now as prime...
  • Londoners vow to defend themselves against rioters August 11, 2011

    London: From shopkeepers and middleclass writers to Sikh communities and rightwing soccer "fans", Londoners are ready to take action to protect their homes and businesses from rioting. After four nights of violence, many are saying enough is enough and they will stop the looters themselves if the authorities cannot. Police have warned...
  • Delhi shopkeeper set on fire after dispute over Rs.100 October 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Three people have been arrested in Delhi for allegedly setting a 35yearold shopkeeper on fire after a scuffle over the payment of Rs.100, police said Sunday. Delhi shopkeeper set on fire after dispute over Rs.100 The victim, identified as Sushil Mohan Anand, runs a mobile phone shop near his house...
  • Delhi markets deserted, shoppers stay indoors September 15, 2008

    Twentyfour hours after the serial blasts in Delhi, markets in the Capital were shut and bore a deserted look. Businesses opened but shoppers stayed indoors. ...
  • B'lore too demands shop boards in Kannada August 29, 2008

    New Delhi: It is not just Mumbai which has made boards in local language mandatory. The neighbouring metropolis Bangalore is also strictly implementing it. The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) of the state government is keeping a close watch on all shops and establishments in the IT city. The KDA has...
  • Raj's deadline expires, MNS men held August 28, 2008

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackerays deadline given to shopkeepers in Mumbai to change signboards to Marathi, ends today. Fearing attacks and destruction of property by the MNS cadres, the Mumbai police have arrested 100150 party workers as a preventive measure on Wednesday. They will be produced in...
  • Mumbai shopkeepers irked by Raj Thackrey August 26, 2008

    Mumbai: After generating controversy on the local versus outsider issue, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) latest move seems to target Mumbai business community. The MNS' notice to change all shop signboards to Marathi by August 28 has irked shopkeepers across the city. This notice by the MNS asked the shopkeepers...
  • CJ: Delhi Metro shuts shops, provides no rehab July 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Paamil Bhutani is one of the 44 shop owners in Yusuf Sarai who have been asked to shut shop or vacate because of the construction of the Green Park Metro station. Bhutani says it's not as if the shopkeepers are againt the Delhi Metro, but all they are asking...
  • Tamil Nadu: Class 12 boy shoots woman shopkeeper January 18, 2008

    Namakkal (Tamil Nadu): A Class 12 student was arrested for shooting a sports goods sales woman at Tiruchongode near here, who had allegedly scolded him for not buying anything even after showing him all the bats stored in the shop, police said on Friday. The woman, Lokanayaki (53) was admitted...
  • Afghan women shun veil to work January 27, 2007

    Afghanistan: Some Afghani women in MazariSharif are setting a trend. Free from the four walls that once imprisoned them and removing the veil they once wore, these women are running their business in town, selling handicrafts, clothes and cosmetics. However, despite the fact that the provincial government supports them, there...