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

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.21

Ban Nepal tea import, hill planters urge CM

The Darjeeling Tea Association has requested chief minister Mamata Banerjee to start the process to “permanently ban the import of Nepal tea” into the country. To justify the request, B.K...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.21

Rs 400 crore subsidy prod to tea board

An association of tea planters in north Bengal has sent a letter to the Tea Board of India on the sector’s plight as subsidy to the tune of Rs 400 crore that has been held up for “years&rd...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.21

My cup bloometh over

All this had quite made us forget the election drumrolls in the foothills of the Himalayas. Prime and chief ministers decided to coincide campaigns and tensions escalated faster than the mercury in su...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.21

Change in nominee, TMC fields Gorkha

The Trinamul Congress on Sunday announced a Gorkha as the candidate of the Matigara-Naxalbari Assembly segment near here, replacing a retired army officer whom the party had earlier named for the seat...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

India  /  Published 02.03.21

1600km Kisan Yatra lined up

The Terai Kisan Sangathan, a peasants’ union from Uttarakhand that is associated with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), has announced a 1,600km yatra from March 6 to expand the ongoing protest ag...
By Piyush Srivastava, PTI in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.21

Union leader boost for Trinamul in Terai

In all these three Assembly seats, votes of the tea population decide the results.    According to party insiders, despite having committees at different tiers in the Terai, Trinamul suffer...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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