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Durga puja street graffiti narrates sex workers' tale

October 08, 2018 6:20 pm

The graffiti, painted on a 300 feet long stretch of road in Ahiritola area, tells the tale of hardships and the circumstances that force a woman to get into the flesh trade.

GST hits nation’s largest red-light area, Sonagachi

July 04, 2017 8:14 am

A cooperative bank run by sex workers, Usha Multipurpose Co-operative Society Ltd — the largest of its kind in India — provides sanitary napkins and condoms to thousands of sex workers at a subsidy. The bank has 30,222 members from Sonagachi and other red-light areas of Bengal.

Kolkata : Sex worker found dead, throat slit

June 02, 2017 1:16 am

The Police has lodged a murder case while the fruit seller who used to live with the diseased sex worker is missing.

HIV-preventive medicine available from December in Kolkata's Sonagachi

November 10, 2015 10:53 am

The feasibility project recently received clearance from the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Union Health Ministry and is likely to commence in December.

Durga Puja by sex workers: Calcutta High Court to hear plea why permission was denied by police

September 24, 2013 2:03 am

The petition has been filed by ‘Durbar Mahila Samanway Samiti”,an NGO working in the red light area.

Sex workers bristle at MP comment

April 27, 2011 2:39 am

By invoking prostitution,CPM MP Anil Basu has offended not just the Trinamool Congress but sex workers too.

Kolkata sex workers slam Durga Puja 'tradition'

October 14, 2010 12:42 pm

We don't care if this ritual is obliterated,an incensed prostitute said.