Tea Estate
West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Protest-hit Mainak Hills tea estate to reopen

The management representatives of Mainak Hills tea estate have announced that it would reopen from Monday, much to the relief of some 700 permanent workers and 300-odd casual workers  jobless for...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.18

Mujnai is 2nd tea garden in Dooars to close

The management of the Mujnai Tea Estate in Alipurduar has announced suspension of work at the garden.This is the second garden in the Dooars to close down in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday morning, the...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 23.03.20

Cry for closure of tea estates

All major political parties and trade unions have demanded the closure of tea gardens and payment of wages during the shutdown period to arrest the spread of Covid-19. But the Bengal government left t...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 17.03.20

Tea estates in north on toes

The novel coronavirus has rung alarm bells in the tea industry which employs over four lakh people in north Bengal.“Every day, hundreds of workers gather for joining duties and lunch. So, the risk o...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

North East  /  Published 22.01.20

25-year flavourful journey for organic tea garden

From a humble beginning of tea cultivation on a two-katha plot of land in 1995, Meen Mohan Tea Estate in Lakhimpur district of Assam has come a long way.The 10-bigha tea plantation, one of the first o...
By Pullock Dutta in Jorhat

West Bengal  /  Published 17.04.19

Trinamul hopes ride on tourism

Trinamul has bet on tourism, hoping the sector’s growth in the past seven-and-a-half years will power the party ahead of rivals in the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri Lok Sabha seats.Since being elected t...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.20

Heist at tea garden manager’s bungalow

A group of robbers barged into the bungalow of the manager of a tea estate in the Islampur subdivision of North Dinajpur early on Tuesday morning, held his family at gunpoint and decamped with cash an...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 29.04.20

110 million kg tea lost, fear planters

An association of tea planters has said the ongoing countrywide lockdown is likely to result in a production loss of around 110 million kilos of brew, which means a monetary loss of around Rs 1,200 cr...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 31.03.20

Tea plea for exemption

The Assam government’s decision to allow tea production has prompted planters in north Bengal to seek exemption for the sector from the lockdown from April 1. Vivek Goenka, the chairman of the Consu...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 30.06.19

Auditor finds gaps in McLeod Russel books

The auditor to India’s largest bulk tea producer, McLeod Russel, has raised questions about the company’s ability to continue as a “going concern” unless lenders agree to a financial restructu...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta


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