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HAWKERS. Persons going from place to place with goods and merchandise for sale. To prevent impositions they are generally required to take out licenses, under regulations established by the local laws of the states.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The traders said Murang'a town, which should be the face of the county, has been reduced to a hawking paradise, urging the county administration to formulate polices to regulate and control the hawkers in major towns.ACT QUICKLYThey said if the county government does not act quickly, their businesses will collapse.
Traders in Eastleigh have threatened to close businesses and stop paying levies to City Hall until hawkers trading outside their premises are removed.
Hawkers have commended the Mmathethe Sports Festival(MSF) giving them an opportunity to sell food at the three-day long event.
'As hawker culture in Penang is more unique than the hawker culture in Singapore, as we still have hawkers by the roadside and in food courts, we have sent an official letter to the National Heritage Department and the deputy tourism minister to propose a joint nomination with Singapore under the title Hawker Culture in Singapore and Malaysia,' he said.
The Central Business District of the Takoradi Metropolis has been turned into a stage where traders, hawkers, truck pushers and City Guards play games of hide and seek.
These hawkers have established their small businesses at footpaths.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] November 1 (ANI): Amid the hawkers rally in Mumbai, the Congress and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) members clashed with each other forcing the police to resort to lathi-charge.
(1) The article illustrates the proprietary sense that the state wished to exert over everyday food that is the cultural production of petty hawkers.
Addressing the oath taking ceremony of All Paksitan Newspapers Hawkers Federation here the minister said the present government has diagnosed the problems of the country and now the country was put on track towards recovery and things were improving.
Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital is filled with street hawkers. The hawkers take advantage of the city's congested roads to sell a wide range of household items to motorists stuck in the traffick jam.
Kolkata: A group of hawkers lynched a constable of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), following a pitched battle inside the Malda Town station in West Bengal.