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  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP 4 days ago

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive 4 days ago

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • West Bengal: The Gardens of Hunger July 21, 2014

    Kolkata: In Dante's eighth circle of Hell, Count Ugolini, the infamous political betrayer recounts the grisly details of eating his own children after being driven by hunger. Apart from the gory account of cannibalism the line that perhaps stays with the reader the most is when a blind Ugolini getting...
  • DMRC, Noida authority sign MoU for metro extension to Botanical Garden July 16, 2014

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Noida Authority today signed an agreement for the construction of metro corridor between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden. The MoU was signed between DMRC Director-Business Development S D Sharma, and Noida Authority CEO Rama Raman, at Metro Bhawan here in the presence of DMRC Managing...
  • Problem of adolescent pregnancies growing at alarming rate in Bhopal July 16, 2014

    For around six months, thirteen-year-old girl from Ashoka Garden area in the state capital was not aware of the fact that she was pregnant. As the girl’s family learnt about the pregnancy due to physical changes in the girl, they filed a police complaint against the man who had sexually exploited...
  • West Bengal looking for financier to reopen tea garden June 30, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: West Bengal state government has been looking for financiers to reopen the closed tea garden where seven workers died of malnutrition in the past one week, North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb said on Monday. "The state government has been looking for financiers to reopen the closed Raipur tea...
  • Food minister visits closed tea garden June 29, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: The Food and Essential Supplies Minister Jyotiprio Mullick on Sunday visited the closed Raipur tea garden where six labourers died of malnutrition in the last one week. Admitting that they died of malnutrition, Mullick said, "The workers of the closed tea garden will get good quality rice from FCI....
  • Six tea garden labourers die in Jalpaiguri district June 28, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: At least six tea labourers have died from malnutrition in the last six days at a tea garden in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. The labourers belonging to the closed Raibur tea garden under Rajganj block of the district died from malnutrition in the last six days, SDO Jalpaiguri Seema...
  • Pakistani constables fired for plucking guavas from PM Sharif's garden June 10, 2014

    Lahore: Two constables deployed at the palatial residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here have been sacked for allegedly plucking guava from his garden. Abid and Saifullah lost their jobs for committing the 'crime'. They were dismissed from service after they were found guilty of their crime, Lahore police sources...
  • 'I manage crowds better than the police': At KKR's victory rally, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee steals the show June 4, 2014

    There's never a dull moment when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee trades her official hat for a pointy, party one and takes over several roles at once - of a compère, traffic controller, admonisher-in-chief and benevolent mother figure to some of Tollywood's ageing legends. I will be honest. I was...
  • In pics: Fans turn up for Kolkata Knight Riders' victory celebrations at Eden Gardens June 4, 2014

    First the win, then the tweets and the crackers that lit up the sky on a slow Sunday evening in Kolkata. Kolkata Knight Riders had conquered the crown yet again in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League. The question that came soon- Will there be another road show and...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 3, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Union Minister Gopinath Munde dies in road accident in Delhi June 3, 2014

    In a tragic turn of events on Tuesday morning, Union Minister for Rural Development Gopinath Munde died of multiple internal injuries after his car was hit by another vehicle in Delhi. The 64-year-old Munde, who is survived by his wife and three daughters, was going to the Delhi airport to...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates KKR win; dazzles Kolkata with kisses, dance June 4, 2014

    Kolkata: Amid a shower of pink confetti and deafening roar, superstar Shah Rukh Khan Tuesday lauded the tremendous love and support of the city's fans for the Kolkata Knight Riders as he partied and threw kisses during a grand felicitation ceremony at the Eden Gardens here. The home team, flanked by...
  • Near-stampede outside Eden Gardens, Shah Rukh Khan's flight delayed June 3, 2014

    Kolkata: A stampede-like situation erupted on the fringes of the Eden Gardens here as die-hard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the arena for the team's felicitation ceremony. Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This resulted...
  • Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad Metro extension MoU gets GDA approval June 3, 2014

    An MoU for the proposed extension of the Delhi Metro line from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand here was approved by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Monday. The approval was given by the GDA board, an official said. There will be seven stations on the extended line--Saheed Nagar, Rajbagh, Rajendra...
  • KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens on Tuesday June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Memories of the 2012's grand felicitation of Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens are set to be re-lived with the West Bengal government and Cricket Association of Bengal having planned a similar programme at the same venue on Tuesday morning. All the roads on Tuesday will lead up to Eden...
  • Rain threatens KKR-KXIP match, Punjab to qualify in case of a washout May 28, 2014

    Uncertainty surrounds IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be played at the Eden Gardens today, thanks to unfavourable weather. The match was washed off on Tuesday and faces a similar fate today as Kolkata remains under a heavy cloud cover. Kolkata received light showers in...
  • IPL 7 Qualifier 1, Kolkata vs Punjab: Players to watch out for May 27, 2014

    With the end of IPL-7 league stages, the top four teams are now geared up for the crucial play-offs. The first match of the play-offs will be played between the most consistent team of this tournament and undoubtedly the most resilient side of this edition when George Bailey-led...
  • Rain fear looms over first IPL qualifier in Kolkata May 26, 2014

    Kolkata: With heavy downpour since Sunday and more rains being forecast for Tuesday, there's a cloud of uncertainty over IPL's first qualifier between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. Both the teams had to skip their match-eve practice on Monday as the ground remained under cover,...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have shed the chokers tag, says Gautam Gambhir May 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Refusing to take credit for turning around the fortunes of his team, captain Gautam Gambhir Thursday said he was satisfied but not surprised over his Kolkata Knight Riders' six-match winning streak which powered them to the playoffs of the Indian Premier League. Addressing the media after humbling Royal Challengers Bangalore...
  • Eden Gardens to host first IPL-7 qualifier on May 27 May 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The IPL Governing Council on Saturday decided to allot one of the two qualifiers to Kolkata's Eden Gardens, while one of the Eliminators to Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The decision was taken after TNCA (Tamil Nadu Cricket Association) wrote a letter to the IPL GC, expressing their inability to host...
  • DMRC starts tunneling at Palam on Botanical Garden corridor April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro on Thursday commenced tunneling work on the upcoming Janakpuri West Botanical Garden corridor at Palam. "The crucial 1.5 km stretch of the upcoming Janakpuri West Botanical Garden corridor at Palam, will play a major role in connecting areas like Janakpuri, Dabri, Palam with important locations such...
  • Assam: Importance of elections for tea workers March 28, 2014

    There are 10 lakh voters in Assam who come from the 900 odd tea gardens of the state. These voters have always been a deciding factor in all elections. While all political parties want a share of the tea vote, battling under a very poor wage structure. Here is what...
  • Karnataka eye hat-trick of titles in Vijay Hazare final March 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Heavyweights Karnataka will aim to continue their dream run and claim an unprecedented hat-trick of titles in the season, when they square off against underdogs Railways in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Karnataka have not looked back after their Ranji triumph as they went on...
  • Djokovic beats Murray in an exhibition match in New York March 4, 2014

    New York: Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-6 (2) in an one-off match at Madison Square Garden on Monday, with the pair mixed the usual exhibition hijinks with some long rallies reminiscent of their epic Grand Slam meetings. A born showman, Djokovic always has fun with the New York crowd...
  • Woman jumps before Delhi Metro train, dies March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A 30-year old woman died on Monday after she jumped in front of a Delhi Metro train, an official said. Omvati, a resident of Raghubir Nagar jumped in front of the Metro train going towards the Yamuna Bank at Rajouri Garden metro station in west Delhi around 10.30 a.m. She...
  • Russell Henley wins Honda Classic in four-way playoff March 3, 2014

    American Russell Henley emerged as the last man standing to win his second PGA Tour title in a four-way playoff for the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida on Sunday. Henley, 24, birdied the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, from two feet in fading light to edge out...