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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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India times tea promotion with London Olympics


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) A special campaign to promote Indian tea in London, coinciding with the Olympics, has commenced with a bang at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, an ... Read more...

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Indian tea makers to showcase brew at London Olympics


July 25th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Leading tea makers from India will showcase different varieties of tea during the July 27-Aug 12 London Olympics to promote the brew in Britain.Premium brands of ... Read more...

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Tea industry wants Iran to keep rupee-rial mechanism


July 19th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Indian tea industry has urged the Iranian government to keep the rupee-rial agreement between the two countries outside the normal foreign exchange regulations for trade ... Read more...

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Russian film crew to make documentary on Assam tea


July 11th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) With a view to extolling the virtues of Indian tea and introducing the Russian people to the tea culture in India, a three-member Russian film crew ... Read more...

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Montek to push for declaring tea as India’s national drink


April 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea ... Read more...

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India eyes doubling tea exports to Pakistan: ITA


April 10th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) India is looking at doubling its tea export to Pakistan in the next three years, Indian Tea Association (ITA) said Tuesday."We are looking at increasing the ... Read more...

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Indian tea makers fear lacklustre exports


March 28th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Indian tea exporters see little chance of a rise in the export of the brew in 2012 compared to last year, with the continuing Iran payment ... Read more...

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Green tea business grows in India amid health awareness


February 26th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) More and more tea makers are adding green tea in their portfolio as consumers in India are developing a taste for the beverage for its many ... Read more...

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Love your morning cuppa? Get ready to pay more


February 9th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The humble tea is set to turn a bit pricey. A supply shortage, hike in the wages of tea garden workers and soaring input costs are ... Read more...

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Tea exporters turn to Russia following Iran crisis


February 8th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Indian tea exporters are trying to increase exports to Russia as a balancing act following the country's declining export trend mainly due to the Iran payment ... Read more...

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Gulf turmoil hit Indian tea exports


November 13th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Political turmoil in the Middle East and confusion over the mode of payment for imports by Iran have taken a toll on India's tea exports, which ... Read more...

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MFN status will spur Indian tea exports to Pakistan


October 25th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Oct 25 (IANS) Reeling under the onslaught of fierce competition from Kenya and Sri Lanka, Indian tea planters are waiting for Pakistan to grant most favoured nation ... Read more...

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Jay Shree Tea eyes increased production


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Jay Shree Tea and Industries Ltd, a B.K. Birla Group company, Thursday said it expected an 8 percent growth in its tea crop production in 2011-12."Tea ... Read more...

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India, Iran seek to end oil payment row


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) India is likely to put in place a permanent mechanism in a month's time to resolve the oil payment dispute with Iran, an official said Thursday."I ... Read more...

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Indian ‘chai’ a big hit in Dubai


April 4th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 4 (IANS) Tea made in Indian style has become a major attraction among the people of Dubai as 'karak chai' (strong tea) stalls have come up in every ... Read more...

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Plantation sector asks government to share social cost burden


September 14th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) Planters of coffee, tea, spices and rubber of south India here Tuesday urged the government to share 50 percent of the cost of social ... Read more...

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India strives to revive tea exports to Egypt


September 13th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 13 (IANS) Indian tea, which was the flavour of Egyptians till the nineties, is striving to win back its share of the lucrative market through aggressive ... Read more...

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Indian tea prices firming up, exports up, production down


September 9th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 9 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite adverse climatic conditions ... Read more...

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Tea production in north India to decline


August 16th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Heavy rainfall has taken serious toll on tea production in north India and the output may fall short of the 735 million kgs posted in 2009, the Indian ... Read more...

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‘Tea auction in Kolkata to be fully electronic by April’


January 8th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of the Guwahati auction centre, the Tea Board of India expects the Kolkata auction to make a complete switchover from manual to electronic system ... Read more...

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Tea production to go down due to weather: Tea Board chief


November 29th, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) Tea production in India will be marginally lower this year than in the year before due to erratic weather, says Tea Board of ... Read more...

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Debt relief for small coffee growers soon


November 4th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) The commerce and industry ministry will soon come out with a debt relief package for small coffee growers, according to Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya ... Read more...

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India prefers Julia Roberts over Angelina Jolie


September 29th, 2009 - 9:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
When it comes to hosting, India seems to prefer Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman) over Angelina Jolie (Changeling)- both Oscar winners.Roberts is currently shooting in rural Haryana (India) for "Eat, Pray, Love" ... Read more...

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Host India prefers Julia Roberts over Angelina Jolie


September 29th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 29 (ANI): When it comes to hosting, India seems to prefer Julia Roberts over Angelina Jolie.Roberts is currently shooting in rural Haryana (India) for "Eat, Pray, Love" (Ryan ... Read more...

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Government to review Tea Board’s incentive schemes


August 29th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The government will review all incentive schemes of the Tea Board of India to monitor their effectiveness, a top board official said here Saturday. "The Planning Commission has called ... Read more...

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McLeod Russel’s unit acquires 75 percent stake in US firm


August 25th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Borelli Tea Holdings Ltd, the Britain-based subsidiary of Indian tea producer McLeod Russel, has acquired 75 percent equity stake in Olyana Holdings LLC of the US for $2.75 ... Read more...

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Indian tea company gets certification from Norwegian agency


August 24th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) The Amalgamated Plantations Pvt Ltd (APPL)-Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) tea cluster has received an international certification from Norway-based Det Norske Veritas. The company is the first ... Read more...

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Indian Tea Board trying to open up more African markets


July 26th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, July 26 (IANS) Having helped promote Indian teas in North Africa with Egypt as a major market, the Tea Board of India is now looking at heading south of ... Read more...

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Organic tea coins gain favour in Europe, Southeast Asia


February 18th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Margherita (Assam), Feb 18 (IANS) Organic tea coins made by a tribal community in Assam are becoming popular in Europe and Southeast Asian countries with people preferring them increasingly to conventional tea ... Read more...

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Darjeeling tea: now savour the flavour of Gorkhaland


February 3rd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The best-known teas of India are acquiring a political flavour. When aficionados of tea from the gardens of Makaibari, Castleton or Orange Vallee sip their morning cuppa after ... Read more...

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Steps on hold for improving trade with Pakistan: Jairam Ramesh


February 1st, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) Intiatives to improve trade with Pakistan will remain suspended till it cracked down on architects of the Mumbai terror attacks, said Minister of State for Commerce, Industry and ... Read more...

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Iran to pay for Indian tea in euro now


January 10th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Iran has decided to pay India in euros instead of US dollars for the tea it imports from this country, Tea Board of India chief Basudeb Banerjee said ... Read more...

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2008 was good for Indian tea, with exports rising


December 31st, 2008 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 31 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail after nearly a decade-long recession with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions, officials here ... Read more...

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‘India’s Sapat eyes Britain’s troubled Whittard’


December 23rd, 2008 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Sapat, an Indian tea company, is eyeing Whittard of Chelsea, an upmarket British tea and coffee retailer that is reported to be on the brink of entering administration, ... Read more...

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