No License; Free For All: CM

IMPHAL, May 7: Appealing to street vendors to call off the general strike, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has categorically stated that street vendors may occupy the vacant ground in front of Shankar Talkies, Lamphel on first come, first serve basis but no license would be issued as it is open to all. It would not be acceptable to the Government if all the street vendors coming from different parts of...

Street Vendors Set To Get Plot

Imphal Municipal Council officials verifying licenses of street vendors ahead of plot allotment at the Temporary Market Shed. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 3: Putting be-hind their long years of hardship confronting inclement weather to earn daily livelihood, women street vendors in different parts of Khwairamband Bazar and its surrounding areas would be shifted to the Temporary Market sheds...

Stage Set For Open Market

IMPHAL, Jan 7: Paving way for construction of an open market, demolition of around 22 sheds on the northern side of the temporary market which were constructed around 6 years back have been started since yesterday. Demolition of another 45 shops selling Ngaris is in the offing. Temporary market sheds have been constructed in 2005 to accommodate the women vendors from the earlier three market sheds...

Opened On Dec 13, 2010, Keithel Garbage Keeps Pace

Keithel garbage IMPHAL, Jan 5: Yet again, piles of wastes have surfaced at almost every available space in the three newly built double-storey market complexes of Khwairamband Keithel even as women vendors with valid licenses are being allotted their plots since January 4. Only a day after officially shifting to the new market complexes waste materials could be seen dumped all along the alleys while...

Vendors Shift Into Second Shed

IMPHAL, Dec 17: Shifting and plot verification of women vendors to the newly inaugurated second market shed of Khwairamband Bazar was carried out today in the presence of Works Minister K Ranjit Singh. Talking to media persons on the sidelines, Ranjit assured that action would be taken up against any officials if they were found involved in issuing fake vendor licenses. Explaining that there are in...

Government In A Bind Over Keithel Seat Allocation

IMPHAL, Nov 23: Even though it has been almost 20 days since the newly constructed Ima markets of Khwairamband Keithel were inaugurated by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, women vendors are unable to take their seats in the new market complexes due to the State Government’s failure to settle the vexed issue of vendor seat allocation. An official source in Imphal Municipal Council said that women...