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pedlar

‘one might say that a pedlar is one who trades as he travels as distinct from one who merely travels to trade.’ The significance is that a pedlar requires a pedlar's certificate but not a street trading licence.
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Rawalpindi -- Police have launched a massive crackdown against drug peddlers and held 13 suppliers including the notorious drug seller Mama Jamil from various areas of the city.
KARACHI -- On the directives of Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla, a vigorous campaign against drug peddlers is going on across the province.
Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has asked the officers to take all possible efforts against drug peddlers especially those who are found involved in selling drugs near educational institutions.
SAHIWAL -- The city police of Sahiwal has launched crackdown against drug pushers and arrested five drug peddlers.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 28 (ANI): Three drug peddlers beat up a minor boy and forced acid in his mouth for not following their orders to bring a narcotic substance, Swaran Singh, Circle Officer Aliganj said.
FAISALABAD -- Drug peddler opened fire outside the church, leaving a woman dead.
Meanwhile a peddler named Yusuf was assaulted and beaten very badly.
"The Peddler's Bed" is a delicious story for children, rich with humor and warm with compassion.
The United States, of course, drew the greatest number of Jewish immigrants overall, and it also saw the fullest manifestation of many of the features of peddler life.
After a peddler is arrested, the children of New York, sympathetic to the pushcart peddlers, take up the cause, deflating many more tires.
The state police was shocked after Prudent Media, a local channel, aired the confession of an Israeli drug- peddler. The alleged drug- peddler, David Griham, who was earlier arrested by Goa's anti- narcotic cell ( ANC), accused Shirodkar of stealing drugs from those in court custody and selling it back to the peddlers.
In this long but engrossing novel, an unsavory peddler takes advantage of such women, promising to take their babies to the Coram Hospital for a fee, but instead burying most of the little bodies by the roadside.