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Tea Garden
West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

Laws to raise cash part of tea pay: BJP

The passage of three labour legislations in Parliament have drawn loud cheers from the Bengal unit of the BJP as the party believes the new laws would push up wages of tea garden workers and help the ...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

Tea bonus in parts dampens cheer

The Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) on Sunday agreed to pay annual bonus to tea garden workers in two instalments of 15 and 5 per cent, but the announcement failed to bring much cheer in the hills as...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.20

Longview tea estate to reopen tomorrow

Work is set to resume from Wednesday at the Longview tea estate, some 20km from here under the Kurseong subdivision of Darjeeling district, ending a month-long impasse over dues. On Monday, a tripart...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.20

Land survey held in hill tea garden

The Darjeeling district administration has conducted a land survey in the Pandam tea garden, the move seen by many as a preparatory step towards meeting the long-standing demand of granting land right...
By Vivek Chhetri in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

Tea bonus cheer

Workers in the tea gardens of the Terai and the Dooars in north Bengal will get their annual bonus at the rate of 20 per cent ahead of Durga Puja this year, higher than last year. The decision was ma...
By Avijit Sinha, Anirban Choudhury in Siliguri, Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.20

Govt to start housing scheme for tea belt

The Mamata Banerjee government will soon initiate a housing scheme for tea workers of north Bengal, state labour minister Moloy Ghatak hinted on Thursday. Ghatak, who was at the Mujnai tea estate in ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.20

Stop tea leaf theft: Growers

Small tea growers in Jalpaiguri district have alleged tea leaf theft from plantations across different blocks of the district. Growers accused thieves of conniving with brokers to sell the stolen tea...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

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 15.09.20

Hike pay now: Tea workers

Employees and workers in the tea estates of north Bengal demonstrated in the gardens on Monday for an immediate hike in their salaries. In all, there are around 10,000 employees — referred to a...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.09.20

Anit Thapa stress on job creation in hills

Anit Thapa, the chairperson of the board of administrators of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and a prominent leader of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Binay Tamang faction, has sai...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


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