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Darjeeling Tea
West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.22

Blood threat on hill tea bonus pay

Hamro Party president Ajoy Edwards on Tuesday threatened that his outfit was planning a “symbolic” protest in which blood would be sprinkled on tea bushes in those gardens whose management...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.22

Hill tea firm pays bonus at one go

The Santosh Kanoria Group, which runs Tindharia and Goomtee tea gardens in Kurseong, has paid workers bonus at the rate of 20 per cent at one go, while a few other estates have decided to follow suit....
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.22

Planters slam Ajoy’s ‘BloodTea’ campaign

Darjeeling Tea planters are up in arms against Ajoy Edwards, the president of the Hamro Party, for having started the “BloodTea” movement against the produce and have requested the Bengal ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.22

Panel formed to solve tea issues

The Tea Board of India has announced formation of a six-member committee that will study the problems which are plaguing the century-old Darjeeling Tea industry and will come up with recommendations a...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 03.09.22

Garden union rejects pay proposal

Darjeeling Organic Tea Estate Pvt Ltd, owners of celebrated gardens such as Happy Valley and Ambootia, has offered to clear a quarter of the outstanding wages to the workers in a bid to end the impass...
By Vivek Chhetri, Sambit Saha in Calcutta, Darjeeling

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West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.22

20 per cent or not: Tea belt bonus talks

Representatives of  tea planters’ associations and leaders of tea trade unions have started bipartite talks to finalise the bonus rate for workers serving in the tea estates of Terai and Do...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 28.08.22

Lease-loss threat for tea garden

The district magistrate of Darjeeling has served a notice on the senior management of Darjeeling Organic Tea Estates Pvt Ltd (DOTEPL) to appear before him on September 2 for a hearing in connection wi...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.22

Dues cripple operations

A crisis is brewing in the Darjeeling tea industry with production from the second-largest owner of gardens in the hills coming to a standstill in the face of mounting workers’ dues that have cr...
By Sambit Saha, Vivek Chhetri in Calcutta, Darjeeling

Business  /  Published 28.07.22

Goodricke to focus on branded tea

Goodricke Group is aiming to increase the share of branded and instant tea to ride out the volatility of the commodity cycle and rising cost due to wage revision. About 35 per cent of its revenue is ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

News  /  Published 25.07.22

Scion of century-old Burrabazar tea trading company aims online global networks

As a child, Sudipto Saha did not feel any different from other children, except for one or two things. One of those was the mode of transport he used for school. “I used to go to school in a mi...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya


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