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Tea firms line up tea tourism projects in Darjeeling hills


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Tea producers are venturing into tea tourism projects in the picturesque Darjeeling hills, hoping the newly-created Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) will restore peace in the region.The ... 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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Technical glitch hits Darjeeling tea e-auction plan


June 18th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Electronic auctioning of the world-famous Darjeeling tea has become uncertain with glitches hitting the launch platform.The e-auction platform was supposed to start in April at the ... Read more...

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Tea production halts in five Assam districts


June 1st, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) Three prominent tea growers' organisations in Assam have sought Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi's intervention over the halt in tea production in five districts.The production came to ... Read more...

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Assam industry bats for tea as national drink


May 19th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) Although the union government has voiced reservations, Assam's tea bodies are insisting that tea be declared the country's national drink.Minister of State for Commerce and Industry ... 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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Declare tea India’s national drink


March 27th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 27 (IANS) A Rajya Sabha member from Assam Tuesday demanded that tea be declared India's national drink.Birendra Prasad Baishya raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha, saying tea ... Read more...

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‘Budget has no stimuli for Assam tea industry’


March 16th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Assam's tea industry Friday voiced unhappiness at the at the budget for 2012-13 saying it has no stimuli for the sector.Experts in the field said ... 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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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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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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Gorkha union lifts embargo on Darjeeling tea export


March 30th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 30 (IANS) Normalcy returned to the tea industry in the Darjeeling hills as the powerful labour union affiliated to the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday lifted its "embargo" ... Read more...

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Pest attack affects Siliguri’s tea production


October 20th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarSiliguri (West Bengal), Oct.20 (ANI): The tea growers of West Bengal's Siliguri District have incurred huge losses in the current year due to pest attack and heavy downpour.In comparison to ... 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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Bumper tea production in Assam recovers losses caused by weather


November 8th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov 8(ANI): The tea industry in Assam has not only witnessed a good produce between September and October, but also managed to overcome the shortfall it had recorded early this year ... 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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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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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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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 tea exports rise, prices firm up at auctions


September 29th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 29 (IANS) The beleaguered Indian tea industry is on a comeback trail with exports increasing and prices firming up in the weekly auctions despite competition from several countries producing cheap ... Read more...

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Tea garden workers on strike over money


August 11th, 2008 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Tea garden workers in West Bengal went on a strike Monday demanding a hike of Rs.42 in their daily wages. The strike was called by the Coordination Committee ... Read more...

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Gogoi urges tea growers to start other industries


July 26th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday urged tea growers in Assam to utilise the fallow land in and around tea gardens to build other industries like dairy and ... Read more...

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Pest attacks in Assam plantations hit tea production


July 7th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) India's tea production has been hit with rampant pests eating away the crop, adding to the woes of the cash-strapped tea industry in the northeastern state of Assam, ... Read more...

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