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Rubber grown with tea? It’s being tried in West Bengal


September 19th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) The Rubber Board has begun trial cultivation of rubber with tea in West Bengal to change the perception that rubber is harmful to environment and ... Read more...

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Bill to relax land ceiling law in Himachal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) In the run up to the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government Monday introduced a bill to amend the land ceiling law to ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland team meets Bengal governor


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 IANS) A delegation comprising the elected representatives of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) called on West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan here Wednesday to discuss development issues of the ... Read more...

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Rossell to open three quick service outlets in Delhi


August 10th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) City-based Rossell India is foraying into Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business, launching three outlets in Delhi by this September, a top company executive said Friday.The company's ... Read more...

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Peace hangs by a thread in ethnically-volatile Assam (News Analysis)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Guwahati, July 31 (IANS) The recent ethnic flare-up in Assam that killed 58 and displaced hundreds of thousands of people not only shook the governments in both the ... Read more...

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Over 21,000 Bengal workers jobless as jute mills, tea gardens close


June 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 27 (IANS) As many as 21,570 workers have been rendered jobless in West Bengal due to closure of six jute mills and three tea gardens, the state assembly ... Read more...

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Tea Board to shift northeast zonal Office to Jorhat


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 27 (IANS) The Tea Board of India is to shift its northeast zonal office from Guwahati to Jorhat in Assam, a top official of the board said Wednesday.The ... 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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Australian to graduate at 97!


May 4th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) A 97-year-old Australian is set to create another world record by becoming the world's oldest university graduate.Allan Stewart, from Tea Gardens on the New South Wales ... Read more...

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Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA


April 27th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief ... Read more...

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Camellia Plc ‘very interested’ in acquiring Assam tea gardens


April 18th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) UK-based Camellia Plc, which owns a 74 percent stake in tea major Goodricke Group, Wednesday said it was 'very interested' in buying out tea gardens in ... Read more...

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Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma


April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... 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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Delayed rainfall likely to affect Assam tea production


March 16th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Delayed rainfall in the northeast is likely to affect the overall tea production in Assam this year.The deficient rainfall in Assam this year has already delayed ... 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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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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Ex Jharkhand minister has assets 579 percent of income!


January 27th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Jharkhand minister Enos Ekka, in jail for more than 29 months in a corruption case, had amassed assets of 579 percent beyond his known source ... 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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Prashant Bhushan given permission to buy land in Himachal


December 24th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 23 (IANS) The BJP government in Himachal Pradesh has allowed Team Anna member and lawyer Prashant Bhushan special permission to purchase land in the state, a right only ... Read more...

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MARS Group aiming to produce 5 mn kg of tea in 2013


December 21st, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) The MARS Group of Companies, which acquired five tea gardens in the Dooars in 2010, Wednesday said it was aiming at a total production of 5 ... Read more...

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Israel pilot paragliding champion in Himachal event


October 22nd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 22 (IANS) Foreign pilots hogged the limelight in a weeklong paragliding championship that concluded in Himachal Pradesh's Bir-Billing range in Kangra district, an event organiser said Saturday."In the ... Read more...

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Over 200 pilots to take wings in Himachal


October 15th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Over 200 pilots will take wings in the skies of Himachal Pradesh with a weeklong paragliding championship beginning Sunday, an official said Saturday."More than 200 gliders ... Read more...

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A social activist’s struggle to save women


September 21st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) She may not be able to bring back 12 women from the clutches of traffickers operating in Gulf countries but her fight against bonded labour and ... Read more...

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Darjeeling Dooars, Terai tea gardens to lose over Rs.220 crore


August 11th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Tea gardens in northern West Bengal's Himalayan foothills (Dooars) and plains (Terai) region are set to lose over Rs.220 crore this year following a stalemate over ... Read more...

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Rally to celebrate Darjeeling accord


July 21st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 21 (IANS) Around 8,000 Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters took part in a rally here Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Darjeeling tripartite agreement on the creation ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Siliguri, Dooars against Darjeeling accord


July 18th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) Life in West Bengal's Siliguri sub-division and Dooars in neighbouring Jalpaiguri was partly hit on day one of a 48-hour shutdown to protest ... Read more...

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GJM calls 24-hour shutdown in Darjeeling hills


May 18th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, May 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Wednesday called a 24-hour shutdown in the three hilly sub-divisions of Darjeeling district Thursday to protest the death of a party ... Read more...

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Himachal tea firm gets ISO certification


April 19th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala Tea Company has become the first tea firm in the state to get an ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) certification, the company said ... Read more...

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No talk of ‘red rebels’ as Naxalbari goes to polls


April 17th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Naxalbari (Darjeeling), April 17 (IANS) The guns have fallen silent here long ago. The cries of "China's chairman is our Chairman" are no longer heard. The fields of Boroorujot ... Read more...

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Goodricke looking to buy tea gardens in Africa


April 12th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Goodricke Group Ltd is looking to acquire tea gardens in African countries, a top company executive said Tuesday."Apart from domestic acquisitions, the company is also looking ... 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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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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Ban on exports of tea leaves to impact tea industry in Darjeeling


February 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling/Siliguri, Feb 27 (ANI): The announcement of a ban on the exports of tea leaves by the regional Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in West Bengal will hit the world famous tea industry ... Read more...

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Bimal Gurung blames WB Govt. for spate of shutdowns and strikes


February 14th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Tarak SarkarDarjeeling, Feb 14 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung on Monday blamed the West Bengal Government for the condition of the state, which has been hit by numerous ... Read more...

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Discussions with Chidambaram on separate Gorkhaland state positive: Roshan Giri


January 26th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) General Secretary Roshan Giri has termed the discussions with Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram over the formation of a separate Gorkhaland state ... Read more...

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