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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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Kargil martyr’s parents look to SC, president for hope


July 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), July 26 (IANS) It has been 13 years since their son was killed in the Kargil conflict and they were handed his mutilated body. On Thursday, ... Read more...

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At $35 a kg, Assamese man’s organic tea takes foreign markets by storm (Business Feature - With Image)


June 26th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Lakhimpur (Assam), June 26 (IANS) Gobin Hazarika is a one-man army. Not in a battlefield, but in a tea garden in Assam, whose owner as well as worker is the ... Read more...

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Assam villagers angry at ULFA extortion bid


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) The United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) reported demand that a hospital in Assam should cough up Rs.20 lakh has triggered mass anger.People in at least ... Read more...

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Himachal may cancel land allotted to Tibetans: Dhumal


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday said his government will cancel allotment of land by the previous Congress government to Tibetan refugees if ... Read more...

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Himachal land purchase by Bhushan illegal: Virbhadra


February 21st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Himachal Pradesh has violated land laws by granting permission to Team Anna member and counsel Prashant Bhushan to purchase ... Read more...

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Rights group demands probe into Assam starvation deaths


February 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) A human rights group in Assam has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge for a probe into ... 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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Karat assails Mamata regime over ‘misrule’, farmers’ suicides


January 20th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Friday lambasted the eight-month old Mamata Banerjee regime in West Bengal for being "extremely intolerant to criticism" and for its ... Read more...

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Mamata gets rousing welcome in Darjeeling Hills


October 10th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 10 (IANS) Visiting the Darjeeling hills three months after signing an accord to give more autonomy to the troubled area, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday ... Read more...

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Quake kills 10, injures over 200 in Bengal


September 19th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and over 200 injured in West Bengal's northern districts following the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that jolted large parts of ... Read more...

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Silver coins from Raj days unearthed in Tripura


August 15th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 15 (IANS) More than 20 silver coins of the early 20th century, with images of King Edward VII and George V, were unearthed in northern Tripura Monday, a ... Read more...

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Mamata to crack whip on ‘free-for-all’ shutdowns


August 12th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Voicing her ire over a shutdown called in parts of north Bengal and terming it as "hooliganism", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists ’sacrifice’ own children for self interest


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) Ninth-grader Sadhana Limbu was expecting to return to her school in Nepal's tea garden district of Jhapa next week after spending a brief vacation with her ... Read more...

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Two elephants hit by train in north Bengal


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 26 (IANS) Two elephants were seriously injured when they were hit by an express train while crossing the railway track in the Dooars forest area in ... Read more...

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Four killed in Assam, witchcraft suspected


June 21st, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 21 (IANS) Four members of a tribal family were found killed and their faces and bodies burnt with acid in Assam Tuesday. Police suspect the murders to be ... Read more...

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Eight injured in bison attack in north Bengal


June 17th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), June 16 (IANS) Eight people, including an eight-year old boy, were injured after three bisons strayed into a tea garden and attacked them in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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Iconic Left leader’s body cremated in Tripura


June 9th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 8 (IANS) Iconic communist leader Baidyanath Majumder was cremated Wednesday evening at his ancestral home town Kailashahar in north Tripura as thousands of people from all walks ... Read more...

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Gorkha Janmukti Morcha continues tea export ban


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Mar.22 (ANI): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), a regional outfit in West Bengal, has said it will continue its call for a ban on the export of Darjeeling Tea till the ... Read more...

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Assam parties busy fighting internal rebellion


March 13th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) With less then three weeks for the first phase of voting for assembly elections in Assam, leaders of almost all the major political parties continue ... Read more...

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Two ULFA militants killed in Assam


January 23rd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 23 (IANS) Two militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were killed Sunday in a gun battle with security forces in Assam.Police said the incident took place ... Read more...

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From climbing trees to scaling political heights - Tarun Gogoi


December 27th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 27 (IANS) As a child, he would often sneak into an orchard and climb a mango tree, besides dreaming of scaling the highest rung of ... Read more...

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Retired brigadier’s son jumps off building


December 16th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Dec 16 (IANS) A son of a retired army officer, working as a tea garden estate manager, committed suicide Thursday by jumping from his seventh floor apartment in Noida, police said. ... Read more...

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Elephants wreak havoc in Siliguri’s tea garden


December 4th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.4 (ANI): Over two-dozen wild elephants wrecked havoc in a tea garden in West Bengal's Siliguri district on Saturday.The wild herd entered the Kamala tea estate in Kerseong subdivision ... Read more...

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One tusker killed, one critically injured as trains hit them


November 16th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) An elephant was mowed down by a passenger train in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district Monday night, an official said Tuesday."The incident took place between Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri ... Read more...

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Cholera in Assam tea gardens: 16 killed, 150 affected


October 27th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 27 (IANS) At least 16 people have died and up to 150 affected in a deadly cholera outbreak in Assam, with most casualties reported from tea garden areas, officials said ... Read more...

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Assam villagers poisoning elephants to prevent attacks


October 14th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 14 (IANS) Human-elephant conflict has reached alarming proportions in Assam with at least four wild Asiatic elephants being poisoned by the villagers in the past one week, ... Read more...

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Battle for the minority, tea garden vote begins in Assam


October 12th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 12 (IANS) With assembly elections in Assam due next year, political parties have already started wooing minority Muslims and tea garden workers for their prized votes. ... Read more...

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Over 100 students taken ill of food-poisoning


September 27th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 27 (IANS) More than 100 primary school students were Monday taken ill, 15 of them seriously, with suspected food poisoning and were admitted to local hospitals in an Assam ... Read more...

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Suspected ULFA militants free kidnapped Assam tea grower


September 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Tea grower Ajay Subba, kidnapped by suspected militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) last week, returned home early Tuesday, police said. A police spokesperson ... Read more...

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ULFA, NDFB strike - two kidnapped in Assam


September 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 15 (IANS) A tea garden owner and a businessman were kidnapped by militants in two separate incidents in Assam, police said Wednesday. Massive operations were underway to rescue Ajay Subba, owner ... Read more...

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Small tea growers usher in winds of change in Assam (With Image)


September 4th, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman Tinsukia (Assam), Sep 4 (IANS) A green revolution is sweeping Assam, empowering many people for the first time and rejuvenating the state's economy. Small tea gardens now dot the landscape ... Read more...

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Elephant found dead in Darjeeling


August 27th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Aug 27 (IANS) A four-year-old tusker was found dead in a tea garden in West Bengal's Darjeeling district Friday, forest officials said. The elephant's body was found in Simulbari tea garden in ... Read more...

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Assam, Arunachal work to resolve border row


August 27th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Friday decided to dismantle bunkers set up by their police forces on either side of the border between them as a confidence building measure ... Read more...

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Security forces launch operation against Naga rebels


August 22nd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Saraipung (Assam), Aug 22 (IANS) Security forces in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Sunday launched a joint counter-insurgency operation to evict militants of the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland ... Read more...

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