West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.20

Dooars: Bonus cheer in closed tea garden

Workers of a closed tea garden in the Dooars received festive bonus from the operating management committee (OMC) that has been partially running the garden since its closure, a rare event in the tea ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.20

Dooars tea garden executive succumbs to Covid

The state government of Sikkim will allow inter-state movement of people from Thursday after a gap of over six months. On Wednesday, the health and family welfare department of the Himalayan state als...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.20

Sikkim nod for tourists from Oct 10

The P.S. Tamang (Golay) government in the Himalayan state of Sikkim has decided to reopen the state for tourists, both domestic and foreign, from October 10 after a gap of seven months. The decision,...
By Rajeev Ravidas, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.20

First round of talks on tea bonus inconclusive

Representatives of tea planters’ associations and trade unions held a virtual meeting on Tuesday to decide on the rate of annual bonus that would be paid to the workers in the Terai and the Dooa...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Load bar on colonial-era bridge spells detour

The decision by the state PWD to bar vehicles weighing 10 tonnes or more over the Coronation Bridge in Sevoke along NH 31C has prompted residents of the Dooars to demand a second bridge on the Teesta ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


West Bengal  /  Published 09.09.20

Tea workers stare at jumbo housing problem

Elephants marauding tea gardens of the Dooars and Terai leave behind a trail of despair for tea workers. Reason: if their quarters at tea gardens are damaged by elephants, they get no compensation fr...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 04.09.20

Protests by BJP union in tea gardens

The Bharatiya Terai Dooars Workers’ Union (BTDWU), which is backed by the BJP, organised demonstrations in over 200 tea gardens in the plains of north Bengal on Thursday and raised a series of d...
By Our Bureau in Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 01.08.20

Tea planters seek help to prevent the spread of Covid

Two associations of tea planters in the Dooars have written to authorities for help to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the brew belt. While the Dooars Branch of Indian Tea Association  wanted ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.20

Quick fix for Dooars road

The NH division of the state public works department managed to restore connectivity between Siliguri and the Dooars along NH31C on Wednesday within 24 hours. The stretch on the highway that had cave...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.20

Tea workers rescue jumbo calf from drain

An elephant calf that had fallen into a drain of a tea garden in the Dooars and got stuck in the mud was rescued by workers on Tuesday before foresters could reach the spot. Sources said a herd of 25...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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