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Tea Garden
West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.20

Banking service launched in north Bengal tea gardens

Banking infrastructure made a benign entry in the brew belt of north Bengal on Wednesday as the State Bank of India opened five Customer Service Points (CSPs) in different tea gardens of the Terai.&nb...
By Avijit Sinha 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 07.09.20

Forest guards fatally shoot tea worker

A young tea garden worker died after he was allegedly shot by forest guards on patrol on Saturday evening at Sukna, some 10km away from here, leading to tension in the area. Residents of the tea esta...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.20

Virtual meet on Durga Puja bonus in tea sector

Tea planters in the Dooars and the Terai will hold a virtual meeting with trade union leaders on September 15 to discuss the rate of annual bonus to be paid to workers ahead of Durga Puja.  ...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 06.09.20

Date for talks ends worker fast

The workers of the Longview tea garden, on the outskirts of Siliguri, on a relay hunger strike at the tea garden for two weeks to demand full payment of last year’s Durga Puja bonus, withdrew th...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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 27.08.20

Talks to end Longview tea garden impasse

The Bengal labour department will hold a meeting with trade unions and the management of the Longview estate that produces orthodox Darjeeling Tea on August 28 to discuss the impasse in the garden.&nb...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.08.20

Tea workers' cash aid halts

The state’s financial aid of Rs 1,500 a month to each permanent worker of a tea garden that is closed for six months or more has been put on hold since April.  The halt in the aid under th...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

West Bengal  /  Published 17.08.20

Stumped on minimum wage query

The president of Trinamul’s trade union front Inttuc on Sunday came down heavily on rival tea trade unions here on Sunday but dodged a direct reply on fixing minimum wages for over three lakh te...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.08.20

Leopard caged in tea garden

An adult female leopard was caged by the state forest department from the plantations of Bhagatpur tea estate located in Nagrakata block of Jalpaiguri early on Saturday.  “For the past one...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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