Giving details, a sex worker said that all the people they invited had come and celebrated the festival with them.'Raksha Bandhan' occupies a special place in the Hindu religious calendar.But now most of these companies have refused to provide them at subsidised rates on the ground that raw materials have been charged at 12-18 per cent GST," another official of Durbar said.Meanwhile, the sex workers and officials of the DMSC have welcomed the zero percent tax on condoms and felt this would help in a big way to bring down the prevalence of AIDS."We have been able to bring down the AIDS prevalence to a large extent and we want to bring it to zero percent by 2025.Under the company rule, and later under the British Raj, Calcutta served as the capital of British-held territories in India until 1911, when its perceived geographical disadvantages, combined with growing nationalism in Bengal, led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi.
The pile of condoms, the bank’s employees said, indicated a slump in business.
Kolkata: The 12 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on sanitary napkins imposed under the new tax regime has put sex workers of Sonagachi, Asia's largest red light area, in a spot, threatening to put the clock back when they were averse to using the pads.
It was after a sustained awareness campaign about health and hygiene that the sex workers had started using the sanitary napkins 10 years ago, but the steep increase in their prices has threatened to undo all the good work, according to an official of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), an umbrella organisation of the state's sex workers having more than 1,30,000 registered members in its fold.
Kolkata (West Bengal), Aug 07 (ANI): Kolkata sex workers celebrated the auspicious festival of ‘raksha bandhan’ along with their neighbours and local political leaders on Monday.
Rakhi is the symbolic holy thread which a sister ties ceremoniously on the wrist of her brother as a mark of the revered bondage between them.