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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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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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Maoists looking for bases in Assam: Gogoi

October 17th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said the Maoists were trying to establish bases in the state with active support from various groups and organisations aimed ... Read more...

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Post-treaty, Darjeeling tourism eyes revival

July 26th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 26 (IANS) Since the days of British India, Darjeeling, with its varied landscape and breathtaking beauty, has been a favourite and affordable tourist destination not only for Bengalis ... Read more...

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For small farmers, it’s tea time in Assam!

January 14th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) They were once the domain of hard-nosed British sahibs on horseback. But today, the lush green tea plantations in Assam have come full circle with ... Read more...

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Industrialist Sivasailam dead

January 12th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) A. Sivasailam, chairman of the Rs.7,000 crore diversified industrial group Amalgamations, passed away Wednesday at Sringeri in Karanataka. He was 76.According to group officials, Sivasailam had gone to ... Read more...

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Shooting in Darjeeling was memorable, says British actor

December 16th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS) "The Way Back" was partly shot in India and British actor-musician Jim Sturgess who plays lead role in the true-life soldier story says shooting in Darjeeling ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka has best movie locales: journal

October 19th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka has "great locations for filming", says The Location Guide, the film industry's bible for selectig movie and commercial production locales.The latest edition has a separate focus ... 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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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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Scheme to promote small tea plantations in Assam

July 28th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government has started a special scheme to promote small tea plantations in Assam that would help produce 26 percent of the country's tea output. Minister of State ... Read more...

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Rare Sri Lankan Primate Revealed

July 20th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A rare primate of the night that resides in the forest was snapped in central Sri Lanka towards the end of 2009. This unearthing ... Read more...

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Rare primate ‘driven to brink of extinction by tea crops’ snapped first time

July 19th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): For the first time, One of the world's rarest primates driven to the brink of extinction by Britain's taste for tea, has been pictured, reveal scientists.The Horton Plains ... Read more...

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Former tea garden owners are Tripura’s new entrepreneurs

July 11th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Kamalpur (Tripura), July 11 (IANS) A tea garden worker until seven years ago, 48-year-old Matang Tanglua is today among over 5,500 entrepreneurs who own small tea estates of their ... Read more...

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Munnar rated after Tokyo as Asia’s best destination

May 11th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Munnar, the picturesque hill station in Kerala's Idukki district, has been rated as the second best Asian tourism destination after Tokyo by TripAdvisor, a popular travel guide and ... Read more...

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Impoverished kids forced to work in Siliguri tea-estates

March 5th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri, Mar. 5 (ANI): Poverty-stricken children, below the permissible employment age of 14, are being made to work in the tea gardens of Siliguri.At present there are 300 tea plantations in the ... Read more...

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Elephant depredations may force shutdown of Assam tea plantations

November 25th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 25 (IANS) Angry over frequent depredation by wild elephants, an influential students' group Wednesday threatened an indefinite shutdown of tea plantations in Assam. The immediate provocation for the Assam Tea ... Read more...

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Duncan Group may sell fertiliser unit

September 30th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) Duncan Goenka Group is looking for a potential buyer or a joint venture partner for its closed fertiliser unit, a top official said here Wednesday. The group acquired Duncans ... Read more...

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Jyotiraditya Scindia visits Assam’s tea estates

September 21st, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Sep 21(ANI): Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiraditya Scindia visited the Teok Tea Estate in Assam's Jorhat district on the weekend.Scindia, during his maiden visit to the ... Read more...

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McLeod Russel eyeing tea plantations in Africa (Lead)

July 28th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) The world's largest tea producer, McLeod Russel India is eyeing plantations in Africa, a top company official said here Tuesday. "Logically, I would love to go to Africa because ... Read more...

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Tripura fast emerging as a major tea exporting state

July 11th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, July 11 (ANI): With its favourable agro climatic conditions, Tripura is fast emerging as a major tea exporting state in the region. The industry has evolved into a major ... Read more...

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Assam tea industry battles slowdown

March 7th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Apem Guwahati, Mar 7 (ANI): Unfavorable weather conditions for tea plantations coupled with global slowdown have badly affected tea exports of Assam. Statistics say that India, the second-largest tea producer in ... Read more...

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Watch Kerala’s coast, countryside in ‘Bidaai’

February 21st, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Kerala's lush green fields, idyllic backwaters and lagoons are being promoted for honeymoon tourism and glimpses of it can be seen in Star Plus' daily soap "Bidaai". Kerala Tourism ... Read more...

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Assam tea workers’ party to alter political equations

January 30th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 30 (IANS) The political dynamics in Assam are likely to change with the formation of a new party by groups representing the tea garden workers' community as plantation voters hold ... Read more...

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Nath calls for improvement in Sri Lankan investment in food processing, chemicals, textiles

January 19th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Kamal Nath today emphasised that there is a scope for further improvement for FDI inflows to India, and added that top sectors in ... Read more...

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Holiday in Indian homes, new tourism venture for Britain

July 30th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) An Indian tourism firm has launched here a new concept of holiday accommodation to allow tourists get a taste of the real India. Mahindra Holidays and Resorts will ... 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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Assam tea industry hails budget, opposition unimpressed

February 29th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by admin
Guwahati, Feb 29 (IANS) The mega tea industry in Assam Friday expressed satisfaction over the allocations in the union budget for tea research and boosting production. "We are happy that the central ... Read more...

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