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  • High voter turnout in Assam, will tea workers hold the key?

    High voter turnout in Assam, will tea workers hold the key?

    India's biggest democratic exercise got underway as people in five Lok Sabha seats in Assam and one seat in Tripura voted today.

  • Debate over chai and 'chaiwala' brews in Assam's tea town

    Debate over chai and 'chaiwala' brews in Assam's tea town

    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

  • India Matters: The despair and hope of Assam tea garden workers this election

    India Matters: The despair and hope of Assam tea garden workers this election

    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 ...

  • Assam: Six-time Cong MP Handique locked in keen tussle in Jorhat

    Assam: Six-time Cong MP Handique locked in keen tussle in Jorhat

    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.

  • Hopes, and homes, crumbling on tea plantations in India

    Hopes, and homes, crumbling on tea plantations in India

    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...

  • One dead, 17 injured in bomb blast in Assam's Dibrugarh

    One dead, 17 injured in bomb blast in Assam's Dibrugarh

    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.

  • Tea garden doctor shot at after kidnap bid

    Tea garden doctor shot at after kidnap bid

    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.

  • A tea estate, bloodied by murder, waits for answers

    A tea estate, bloodied by murder, waits for answers

    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...

  • Angry tea garden workers set owner's bungalow on fire in Assam, 2 burnt alive

    Angry tea garden workers set owner's bungalow on fire in Assam, 2 burnt alive

    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.

  • Four years after Guwahati blasts, victims still await justice

    Four years after Guwahati blasts, victims still await justice

    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...

  • Elephant herd kills two, injures child in Assam

    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...

  • Industry welcomes Montek Singh's support for tea as national drink

    Industry welcomes Montek Singh's support for tea as national drink

    Assam's tea industry has hailed Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia's support to declare tea as a national drink.

  • Tea Association of India demands transport subsidy for ailing tea industry

    Tea Association of India demands transport subsidy for ailing tea industry

    Incidents of local taxes, duties and levee are the highest in Assam among all the tea growing states of the country.

  • Tea stocks jump on hopes of higher prices

    Tea stocks jump on hopes of higher prices

    Auction prices are up 46-55% this year. High quality tea prices quoted at a premium of Rs 60-80 per kg this year.

  • Assam Tea maintains popularity in world market

    Assam Tea maintains popularity in world market

    Tea Board Chairman M G K V Bhanu said that Assam tea has maintained its popularity in the world market.

  • Jay Shree Tea & Industries enters into a agreement with Assam Tea Corporation

    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...

  • Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Ltd - Acquisition of Sona Assam Tea Factory

    Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Ltd - Acquisition of Sona Assam Tea Factory

    The board at its meeting held on October 29, 2011 has approved for the same

  • Assam: 21 cholera deaths in tea estates

    Assam: 21 cholera deaths in tea estates

    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...

  • Four elephants, allegedly poisoned, dead in Assam

    Four elephants, allegedly poisoned, dead in Assam

    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...

  • Were elephants at tea garden poisoned?

    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...

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