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Nearly 1.5 cr people walk to work in Mumbai, but metropolis doesn’t prioritise pavements
India

Nearly 1.5 cr people walk to work in Mumbai, but metropolis doesn’t prioritise pavements

Historically, large infrastructure projects in Mumbai like the Coastal Road or Bandra-Worli Sea Link have governed state imagination. But these projects only aide automobiles, not pedestrians

Govt launches Rs 5,000-cr special credit facility for street vendors; here's all you need to know about Rs 10,000 loan scheme
Business

Govt launches Rs 5,000-cr special credit facility for street vendors; here's all you need to know about Rs 10,000 loan scheme

In order to revive businesses of street vendors that have taken a serious hit due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the Centre has launched a special micro-credit facility amounting to a total of Rs 5,000 crore that will provide them Rs 10,000 as initial working capital

Hawkers’ body says ‘financial epidemic’ awaits five crore families dependent on roadside vending, seeks assistance under Mudra scheme
India

Hawkers’ body says ‘financial epidemic’ awaits five crore families dependent on roadside vending, seeks assistance under Mudra scheme

The 40-day country-wide lockdown may prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the measure would bring a financial epidemic on five crore families of hawkers and those who supply them with products, an official of the national hawkers' body said

Hoarding with MNS symbol making derogatory remarks against Sanjay Nirupam surfaces near his residence
Politics

Hoarding with MNS symbol making derogatory remarks against Sanjay Nirupam surfaces near his residence

MNS allegedly put up a hoarding near the residence of Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam in Mumbai making derogatory remarks against him

Amid Congress-MNS tussle over hawkers' eviction in Mumbai, Raj Thackeray meets Devendra Fadnavis to discuss issue
Politics

Amid Congress-MNS tussle over hawkers' eviction in Mumbai, Raj Thackeray meets Devendra Fadnavis to discuss issue

MNS president Raj Thackeray on Thursday met Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to discuss the issue of illegal hawkers in Mumbai

MNS drive against hawkers in Mumbai continues, party workers attack vendors near Vashi railway station
India

MNS drive against hawkers in Mumbai continues, party workers attack vendors near Vashi railway station

MNS workers on Sunday allegedly attacked hawkers near Vashi railway station in Navi Mumbai in a bid to evict them from the station premises

Congress' Sanjay Nirupam booked for holding hawkers' rally in Mumbai without police permission
India

Congress' Sanjay Nirupam booked for holding hawkers' rally in Mumbai without police permission

Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam has been booked for addressing a rally of hawkers in suburban Malad on Saturday without securing prior permission of the police, an official said on Sunday

Centre asks customs department to step up vigil on illegal import of firecrackers in view of SC ban
India

Centre asks customs department to step up vigil on illegal import of firecrackers in view of SC ban

The Customs department has been asked to keep a hawk-eyed vigil on the illegal import of firecrackers from abroad, particularly from China, officials said.

Mexican company apologises after Sergio Perez blasts them for Donald Trump ‘wall’ joke
Sports

Mexican company apologises after Sergio Perez blasts them for Donald Trump ‘wall’ joke

A sunglasses company sponsoring Mexican Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez created a children's charity on Thursday to make amends after angering the star with a tweet mocking Mexicans following Donald Trump's election as US president.

Implement national policy for hawkers, SC tells govt
India

Implement national policy for hawkers, SC tells govt

In a breather to urban street vendors and hawkers, the Supreme Court has restrained all states and Union Territories from taking any action against them and directed the governments to implement the 2009 national policy for their regulation.

Controversial cop Dhoble transferred after hawker dies during campaign
Mumbai

Controversial cop Dhoble transferred after hawker dies during campaign

A 40-year-old roadside hawker died allegedly due to heart attack during a drive against vendors in suburban Santacruz here by Assistant Commissioner of Police Vasant Dhoble, who was today transferred in the wake of the incident.

Why BMC fails to make Mumbaikars happy
Mumbai

Why BMC fails to make Mumbaikars happy

Bad roads, stalled parking lot proposals, bribery, hawker menace, safety guidelines — and this is just today's list.