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  • Tamang camp to take up crucial Hill issues with Centre, state

    Tamang camp to take up crucial Hill issues with Centre, state

    A decision to this effect was taken in their party meeting held at Soureni in Mirik yesterday. Some of the important issues the party would take up include the parja-patta (land rights documents) and Block bifurcation.

    August 24, 2020
  • Three die as rain wrecks north Bengal

    Three die as rain wrecks north Bengal

    "The water started entering the areas after the lock gate of the Teesta barrage was opened at 3 am," Mr Sarkar said.

    July 29, 2020
  • Hill union to stop tea dispatch in 14 gardens

    Hill union to stop tea dispatch in 14 gardens

    The DTDPLU leader added that the company had not only deposited its share of the Provident Fund (PF), but had also not deposited the share of the workers, due to which retired people have not been getting their PF for three years now.

    July 7, 2020
  • Workforce guideline lands tea gardens in trouble

    Workforce guideline lands tea gardens in trouble

    “All the workers are coming out to resume their duties as they have come to know that that garden owners would not pay wages without work,” sources said.

    April 16, 2020
  • Call for safety measures in tea gardens

    Call for safety measures in tea gardens

    The plucking resumed following permission from the state government to use 25 percent workforce, based on an order issued by the Union Home ministry for using 50 percent workforce.

    April 15, 2020
  • In tea gardens, the wage quandary is on

    In tea gardens, the wage quandary is on

    Given this scenario, a section of tea garden owners, who are still against the government's order to pay wages, are wondering what the government will do against an employer, who does not have money due to the lockdown, surrenders after failing to make such payments.

    April 6, 2020
  • Migrants in tea gardens await tests

    Migrants in tea gardens await tests

    Chief medical officer of health for Jalpaiguri district, RN Pramanik, admitted that no proper test has been conducted among the migrant workers to see if they are carriers of the novel coronavirus.

    April 3, 2020
  • ‘Threats’ force tea gardens’ closure

    ‘Threats’ force tea gardens’ closure

    As the managerial staff of gardens associated with the Darjeeling Indian Tea Association (DITA) received the ‘threat calls,’ it was initially decided to lodge a complaint with the district magistrate.

    March 27, 2020
  • After rains, planters now fret over Puja bonus

    After rains, planters now fret over Puja bonus

    Planters says the industry incurred loss of Rs 200 crore in the past few days due to heavy rainfall.

    July 26, 2019
  • Lashing rains hit tea gardens

    Lashing rains hit tea gardens

    The Good-luck division of the Rahimabad TE has been completely cut off from the main garden, for which garden vehicles have to ply up and down at least 50 km extra for ferrying green leaf, sources said.

    July 13, 2019
  • Tea Talk: To pluck, or not to pluck

    Tea Talk: To pluck, or not to pluck

    A section of small growers has alleged that some manufacturers and traders are engaged in packaging and selling poor quality tea by adding different fragrances

    January 2, 2019
  • After Forum stir plans, govt calls tripartite tea talks

    After Forum stir plans, govt calls tripartite tea talks

    The state labour department has called for an urgent tripartite meeting to discuss grievances of workers, sub-staff and staff of tea gardens of North Bengal and the present state of affairs in plantations, following the Joint Forum’s decision to go for a three-day industrial strike in the tea sector from 23 July. The forum has …

    July 4, 2018
  • Brewing a Perfect blend

    Brewing a Perfect blend

    The fate of Tripura tea industry hangs in balance as garden owners are keen to offset their losses and improve profit margins through rubber production. Dipankar Chakraborty visits a tea estate to examine what the right blend could be.

    May 17, 2018
  • State sets tea dues payment ball rolling

    State sets tea dues payment ball rolling

    The state labour department, managements and trade unions of 28 tea gardens on Friday brainstormed on a mechanism to pay tea workers their dues. The department convened a meeting in Jalpaiguri to thrash out the payment method in the 28 gardens in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts. The meeting followed a Supreme Court order passed on …

    May 5, 2018
  • Tea gardens get 28-Feb deadline to pay full bonus

    Tea gardens get 28-Feb deadline to pay full bonus

    Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union (DTDPLU), the trade union affiliated to the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM), on Monday gave tea gardens in the Hills a deadline of 28 February for them to pay the second and final instalment of last year’s puja bonus. The union said it will not allow the gardens to …

    February 14, 2018