North East  /  Published 09.05.20

Tea union seeks special package

The Barak Cha Sramik Union on Saturday demanded a special package for tea gardens in the Barak Valley and the rest of Assam so that they can overcome the losses caused by the nationwide lockdown and f...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.18

Twin Tolly Bailey bridges on cards

The state government has decided to set up two Bailey bridges over Tolly’s Nullah in Tollygunge to ease the traffic flow across New Alipore, Behala and Joka.One of the Bailey bridges will link Mahat...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.10.19

Ceiling on tea land for tourism hiked to 15%

The Bengal cabinet on Thursday expanded the policy that allows tea gardens to use land for tourism with riders, trebling the ceiling from 5 per cent to 15 per cent of total holdings.The proposal is pa...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 19.04.20

Voluntary service by AY tea workers

The entire workforce of tea gardens of Andrew Yule in Assam on Sunday offered voluntary service thanking the management for the help they rendered during lockdown.A total of 4,210 workers of the compa...
By Roopak Goswami in Assam

West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.20

GNLF: Prod for tea hands to seek work

The GNLF has alleged that management of some tea gardens in the Darjeeling hills is asking labourers to sign on petitions stating they would want to go back to work.The Bengal government has not given...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


North East  /  Published 19.07.19

Dhoedaam tea estate workers seek dues

The workers of Dhoedaam tea estate in Tinsukia district under the Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) on Friday demanded that their dues be cleared by the month end.The workers threatened...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

North East  /  Published 06.03.20

Tea workers demand wage hike

Hundreds of workers under the banner of All Assam Tea Tribes’ Students’ Association (ATTSA) on Friday staged a demonstration in Bokpara and Sessa tea estates, seeking a wage hike.The protesters he...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.19

Cartwheel that won Nadia Comaneci applause

The boy and girl in uniform whose cartwheel and somersault on way to school, with bags on their backs, won praise from legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci are children from Garden Reach who were only try...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar and Mita Mukherjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.08.19

Tips for green thumbs

Rooting for honey Cut a short stem of a plant and dip into a container of honey. Insert the stem into some cinder, sand or even a potato. Pluck any leaves and flowers from the stem. The honey acts as ...
By Brinda Sarkar

West Bengal  /  Published 29.05.20

Nod to engage all workers in tea sector

Stakeholders of tea industry in Bengal breathed a sigh of relief on Friday as chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the sector could engage its entire workforce from June 1. After the nationwi...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


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