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Centre takes steps to curb blending of  imported tea with Indian teas

  • The commerce ministry has started conducting surprise checks to ensure registered buyers abide by their orders
A majority of the blended teas currently available in the market is actually for re-exports(Bloomberg file photo)
A majority of the blended teas currently available in the market is actually for re-exports(Bloomberg file photo)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 08:09 PM IST
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Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Workers rise above political affiliation, unite in agitation at Bengal’s biggest tea garden

The suspension of work was declared days after the workers started an agitation, demanding payment of arrear wages, provident fund and festive bonus.
Tea garden workers on hunger strike.(HT Photo)
Tea garden workers on hunger strike.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 03:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kurseong | ByPramod Giri | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Kerala landslide death count climbs to 27, more than 40 still missing

State power minister MM Mani, who is camping at the accident site, admitted that there is little hope for any survivors now.
Rescue operation underway at the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki, on Aug 8, 2020.(ANI)
Rescue operation underway at the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki, on Aug 8, 2020.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Assam doctor booked for allegedly ridiculing tea-tribe community in satire

The doctor claimed his writing was not against any community but a commentary on criminals like the ones who were responsible for the lynching of a doctor in a tea estate in Jorhat in August.
Tea garden workers gather to weigh tea leaves after plucking them at a tea estate in Assam’s Nagaon district,.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Tea garden workers gather to weigh tea leaves after plucking them at a tea estate in Assam’s Nagaon district,.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 07, 2019 09:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Doctors go on strike in Assam to protest colleague’s murder in tea estate

Doctors stayed away from work across Assam including in medical colleges, private hospitals and clinics on Tuesday.
Assam Medical College and Hospital Teachers Association and the Assam wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) take out a candle light march in Dibrugarh to protest the murder Dr Deben Dutta in a tea estate in Teok.(PTI)
Assam Medical College and Hospital Teachers Association and the Assam wing of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) take out a candle light march in Dibrugarh to protest the murder Dr Deben Dutta in a tea estate in Teok.(PTI)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

73-year-old doctor beaten to death by Assam tea garden workers

The Assam Valley CCPA has urged authorities concerned to apprehend those responsible for the assault and demanded strict action against them.
An elderly doctor of a tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat district has succumbed to his injuries allegedly inflicted by garden workers following the death of one of their colleagues who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the plantation. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An elderly doctor of a tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat district has succumbed to his injuries allegedly inflicted by garden workers following the death of one of their colleagues who was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the plantation. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 01:20 PM IST
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Jorhat (Assam) | ByPress Trust of India

Bootlegged liquor kills 42 in Assam

“It seems the illicit alcohol was contaminated. Initial investigations suggest everyone bought it from her house. She is also among the dead,” Dhruba Bora, additional superintendent of police, said.
The deaths, which include 15 women and 17 men, come less than a fortnight after around 100 people died of poisoning from country-made liquor in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.(Bloomberg)
The deaths, which include 15 women and 17 men, come less than a fortnight after around 100 people died of poisoning from country-made liquor in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 09:49 AM IST
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Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Mob lynches brother of man accused of killing a couple in Assam

According to Dipendra Chetri, the officer-in-charge of Moran Police station in Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam, Bhola Praja and Ramoni were waylaid on Thursday evening by a man he identified as Jaggu Praja.
At about 8 am on Friday, Jaggu’s brother Puran Praja was waylaid by a mob when he was returning to his house on the tea estate, police said.(REUTERS File photo)
At about 8 am on Friday, Jaggu’s brother Puran Praja was waylaid by a mob when he was returning to his house on the tea estate, police said.(REUTERS File photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2018 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | BySadiq Naqvi

Three undertrials escape from Tamil Nadu prison, caught within two hours

Krishnan and Kumaran, both brothers from Theni district in Tamil Nadu, and Aravind of Coonoor in Nilgiris district, who have been arrested in a theft case, escaped by scaling a prison wall in Coonoor in Udhagamandalam.
The escaped undertrials reportedly hurled stones at police, injuring three of them.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)
The escaped undertrials reportedly hurled stones at police, injuring three of them.(Getty Images/Photo for representation)
Published on Jun 21, 2018 07:58 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Udhagamandalam (Tamil Nadu) | ByPress Trust of India

Tamil Nadu deploys armed guards in Valparai tea estates after two leopard attacks in 48 hours

One woman was killed and another injured in separate attacks by leopards in the tea estates of Valparai in Anamalai Tiger Reserve in 48 hours. Local residents have been instructed not to leave their houses at night.
Officials said the wildlife encounters will be studied in detail and clues from 20 camera traps are now under study.(Photo for representation)
Officials said the wildlife encounters will be studied in detail and clues from 20 camera traps are now under study.(Photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 09:32 PM IST
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Woman mauled to death by leopard in Tamil Nadu

Kailasavathi was washing clothes on Friday evening when the leopard suddenly appeared and attacked her at Kanchamala estate near Coimbatore.
This is the second attack by a leopard in Valparai region since Thursday.(Picture for representation)
This is the second attack by a leopard in Valparai region since Thursday.(Picture for representation)
Published on Jun 16, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Coimbatore | ByPress Trust of India

HC scraps Doon, Mussoorie master plans

The Uttarakhand High Court also directed the authorities concerned to prepare a fresh one within eight weeks and send it to the Centre for approval
Clock tower of Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Clock tower of Dehradun.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 10:03 PM IST
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Veteran Bengal planter gifts his stake in iconic Makaibari tea estate to workers

Swaraj Kumar Banerjee made the announcement at a function in the presence of workers’ representatives in the garden two weeks after he decided to quit the 150-year old tea estate.
Swaraj Kumar Banerjee, 70, oversaw day-to-day operations at the estate from the back of his two horses.(Rajah Banerjee/HT Photo)
Swaraj Kumar Banerjee, 70, oversaw day-to-day operations at the estate from the back of his two horses.(Rajah Banerjee/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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