West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.22

Elephant attacks police camp near forest

A wild tusker went on a rampage in a police camp in western Dooars on Saturday night as the policemen posted in the camp helplessly watched the damage. The incident happened at a camp of the 10th bat...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.22

Second TMC meeting for brew belt residents

Trinamul leaders, including trade union leaders of the party, took up the task to elaborate on the initiatives of the Mamata Banerjee government for  tea workers and their families at a public me...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.22

Forest minister mulls jumbo poser

State forest minister Jyotipriya Mallick instructed the Alipurduar district administration to consult various state departments and tea planters’ associations to explore options to help tea work...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

News  /  Published 14.07.22

West Bengal govt ties up with NGO for massive turtle conservation project

West Bengal has joined hands with a non-government organisation to carry out a crucial project for conservation of the species of turtle found in the state, officials said. The initiative, to be unde...
By PTI in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.22

Resort bares land rights riddle

Plans to set up a resort at Jungpana tea garden in Kurseong has prised open the land rights issues for tea garden workers in the hills.  Anit Thapa, president of the Bharatiya Gorkha Prajatantri...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 08.04.22

Tea gardens in North Dinajpur face attacks

Incidents of assault, theft and damage in different tea units of Chopra block in North Dinajpur district are frequently left stakeholders of the tea industry perturbed. The incidents, they said, have...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

Business  /  Published 17.11.21

Quality teas buck price downtrend

Tea gardens that focused on quality have managed to arrest a general decline in prices this year, partly mitigating a steep cost push because of wage hikes in poll bound Bengal and Assam. Tea prices ...
By Sambit Saha in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.21

North Bengal: Astronomy outfit gifts remote hubs Covid aid

An organisation in north Bengal primarily engaged in amateur astronomy and promotion of science will provide Covid-19 patients in some remote parts of the state with sophisticated medical equipment th...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Tea bonus talks in hills fail over pay in parts

Bonus talks between hill tea garden unions and officials of the Darjeeling Tea Association (DTA) failed on Wednesday, with industry principals insisting on payment in instalments, a proposition tea un...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.21

20% bonus for most tea workers

Most tea gardens in the Dooars and the Terai have agreed to pay workers bonus at the rate of 20 per cent of their annual wages. A virtual bipartite meeting between trade unions and tea planters on Tu...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar


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