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First strike in small tea sector
For the first time in the history of the small tea sector, over 10,000 workers serving in 75-odd bought-leaf factories (BLFs) across north Bengal, have decided to strike work on August 17....  | Read.. 
 
Trade items too old for time
Over the first month of trade at Nathu-la, which was opened on July 6, wool seems to be the only merchandise from China ...  | Read.. 
 
Millennium goal for centre
All eyes set on the 100 million-kg mark, Siliguri Tea Auction Committee (STAC) has decided to initiate a few measures to ...  | Read.. 
 
Shut-down after student unrest
The authorities of Darjeeling Government College have decided to temporarily close down the institution after a group of ...  | Read.. 
 
Ration cards for workers
As part of its efforts to bring the estates under the purview of the public distribution system (PDS), the state food de ...  | Read.. 
 
Landslips block roads in Sikkim
Heavy rain that lashed the state yesterday has caused landslides in several areas, damaging houses and blocking roads. ...  | Read.. 
 
Cable theft raises concern
There are concerns about the security arrangements at the Darjeeling telephone exchange, following the theft of cable wires ...  | Read.. 
 
‘Illegal’ stall row
The CPM has decided to put pressure on the district administration to stop the Congress-run municipality here from const ...  | Read.. 
 
Raid yields forest goods
Forest officials today seized a consignment of illegal timber and recovered a Grey Hornbill from the labour lines of the ...  | Read.. 
 
Meet for inspectors
A four-day workshop was started in Jalpaiguri today to reduce the number of school dropouts and improve inspection work ...  | Read.. 
 
A file picture of labourers at work at a bought-leaf factory at Raninagar in Jalpaiguri
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