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‘Ima Markets Should Accommodate Evicted Vendors’

We are around 4000 street vendors. We are represented by Roadside Vendors Welfare Association, Khwairamband Keithel, Manipur Keithel Nupi Marup, Khwairamband Keithel, Manipur Keithel Phambi Apunba Lup, Khwairamband Keithel. Our organizations are members of National Association of Street Vendors of India... 

Street Vendors Refuse To Give In, Storm Fruit Sellers’ Stalls

Evicted street vendors announcing pack up time. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 18: Refusing to give up without a fight, street vendors during a meeting held today have decided to pressurize the Government to allot seats to them at the top floors of the three newly constructed buildings of Khwairamband... 

Solitary Cop Accused Of Tax Collection Drive

In this photo provided by some shopkeepers, the accused cop scanning Khwairamband Keithel to collect money from traders. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 15: Even though concerted effort of the Government has resulted in shifting of street vendors to Lamphel Super Market complex, presence of some... 

Street Vendors’ Plight Concerns MU

MU students noting down grievances of women vendors at the new Lamphel market complex. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 14:  In the light of alleged difficulties thrust upon the street vendors on account of develop- mental activities taken up by the State Government at public places including... 

Street Vendors’ Strike Call Evokes Tepid Response

Agitating women vendors stopping an autho-rickshaw and vegetables scattered by the protestors. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 7: The 48-hour general strike called by women street vendors evoked mixed response on the first day today as strike sup-porters managed to disrupt vehicular movement while... 

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... 

Women Street Vendors Sent To Jail

Women street vendors being driven away from Court premise. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 5: Twenty-five arrested women street vendors, who were among others trying to storm the gate of Raj Bhavan yester-day to exert pressure on the Governor for withdrawing the State Cabinet decision of shifting... 

Police Foil Street Vendors’ Demonstration

Protesting women street vendors and police personnel wrestle. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, May 4: Police dispersed a large number of women street vendors who came to submit memorandum to Governor Gurbachan Jagat demanding vendor space at Khwairamband market. Holding placards inscribed ‘don’t... 

EDITORIAL: Street Vendors And Congested Roads

The dichotomy between street vendors and congested roads within Imphal city is not a new thing. The latest issue originated from allotment of vendor seats to some street vendors together with licensed vendors in the temporary market sheds.  The poignant point is, there have been many instances where... 

Police Thwart Street Vendors’ Rally

IMPHAL, Apr 29: A protest rally taken out by street vendors demanding their seats inside Khwairamband Keithel was thwarted by police using mock bombs. Nevertheless, the street vendors staged a sit-in-protest till 3 pm today at the temporary market sheds. As a large number of street vendors began their... 

Street Vendors-Govt On May 2 Collision Course

IMPHAL, Apr 28: Denouncing the State Cabinet decision to shift all the unlicensed street vendors from Khwairamband Bazar area to Lamphel by May 2, Khwairamband Keithel Street Vendors Co-ordinating Committee has retaliated and given May 2 as the deadline for the State Government to make necessary arrangements... 

Street Vendors Thrown Out, Licensed Vendors Turn Table On Cops, Street Vendors Put Case Before IMC

An elderly woman gathers her goods after she was told to move out. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 26 : Even as street vendors of Khwairamband Keithel were driven out from their usual spots by the police in accordance to a Cabinet decision, licensed vendors of the three women markets came out... 

New Home For Street Vendors Without License, Cabinet Eyes Lamphel Shopping Center

IMPHAL, Apr 25: The SPF Cabinet, during a meeting today, has decided to shift the un-licensed street vendors from Khwairamband Bazar to the shopping complex at Lamphel. In connection with the Cabinet meeting held this afternoon with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh in the chair, spokesperson of the SPF Government,...