Battle for tea vote in Assam
Apr 7, 2014
India Matters: Despair Tea
Mar 28, 2014
Election 2014 | Sandeep Phukan | Monday April 7, 2014
India's biggest democratic exercise got underway as people in five Lok Sabha seats in Assam and one seat in Tripura voted today.
Election 2014 | Sandeep Phukan | Saturday April 5, 2014
Beyond the 'gupshup' at the chai shop, the real fight in Assam's Jorhat is for the votes of the lakhs of people people working in the tea industry
Election 2014 | Sutapa Deb | Sunday March 30, 2014
It is election time and political parties are vying for the attention of tea garden workers in the Dibrugarh constituency in Assam. There are nearly 3.6 lakh voters from tea gardens in the constituency comprising 30 per cent of the electorate. These ...
Election 2014 | Press Trust of India | Friday March 28, 2014
Among the most prestigious Lok Sabha seats in Assam, Jorhat will see six-time sitting Congress MP Bijoy Krishna Handique battle it out against BJP's Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, a tea tribe leader, and AGP's Prodip Hazarika.
India | Max Bearak, The New York Times | Friday February 14, 2014
For a century and a half, Madhu Munda's forebears toiled on the same tea plantation that she lives and works on now. Belonging to central Indian tribes brought to what is now the northeastern state of Assam by the British in the mid-19th century, the...
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 18, 2013
Suspected militants detonated a bomb killing a teenage girl and injuring 17 persons, including a woman, in Assam's tea town of Dibrugarh on Tuesday.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 17, 2013
A doctor of a tea estate hospital was shot at after an abortive bid to kidnap him by suspected militants in Assam's Baksa district along the Indo-Bhutan border, police said on Saturday.
Cities | Reported by Alok Pandey; edited by Mala Das | Tuesday February 26, 2013
Among upper Assam's many tea estates, the Kunapathar Tea Estate was known till recently mainly for its sheer size of 1,000 acres. Then, in December, in the middle of a sunny afternoon, a mob armed with bows and arrows tore its way into the house, att...
India | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Thursday December 27, 2012
Two people were burnt alive when a group of disgruntled workers set fire to the bungalow of a tea garden owner at upper Assam's Tinsukia district on Wednesday afternoon.
India | Written by Kishalay Bhattacharjee; Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday October 30, 2012
28-year-old Naren Tumung's memory loss is slowly improving. He can now recall the moments before the blast on October 30 2008 in Assam which killed close to one hundred people and injured several hundreds. He parked his auto rickshaw under the Ganesh...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday June 18, 2012
A couple was killed and their minor daughter injured as a herd of about 30 elephants strayed into a tea estate in Assam's Nagaon district, police said on Monday. The trampling took place at Amlakhi Bagan tea estate in Kaliabor area in Nagaon district...
India | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 24, 2012
Assam's tea industry has hailed Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia's support to declare tea as a national drink.
Thursday March 29, 2012
Incidents of local taxes, duties and levee are the highest in Assam among all the tea growing states of the country.
Monday March 26, 2012
Auction prices are up 46-55% this year. High quality tea prices quoted at a premium of Rs 60-80 per kg this year.
Saturday February 18, 2012
Tea Board Chairman M G K V Bhanu said that Assam tea has maintained its popularity in the world market.
NDTV Correspondent | Friday November 25, 2011
For purchase of green leaf of Longai & Ishabheel Tea Estates Jay Shree Tea & Industries has entered into an agreement with Assam Tea Corporation for purchase of green leaf of Longai & Ishabheel Tea Estates and to operate its Longai Tea Factory having a capacity to manufacture around 10 lakh kg of te...
NDTV Correspondent | Saturday October 29, 2011
The board at its meeting held on October 29, 2011 has approved for the same
India | NDTV Correspondent | Friday November 5, 2010
Twenty people have died of cholera in the last one month in Assam's Sonitpur district and considering that the deaths have been reported from some of the affluent tea estates, questions are being raised about the living conditions of tea workers in these gardens.?Assam's Bagmari tea estate's la...
India | Kishalay Bhattacharjee | Tuesday October 12, 2010
The fringes of the Kaziranga National Park have turned into deadly territory.In the last few days, four elephants - two of them calves - have been found dead in the area, the most recent was discovered in the Panbari Reserve Forest. All are suspected to have died of poisoning.Panbari is one of the m...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 7, 2010
Two elephant calves died of suspected poisoning in a tea estate near Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district, officials said on Thursday.The carcass of the calves, a male and female were found in Diffloo Tea Estate on Wednesday and forest officials suspected this to be a case of poisoni...