Tea Tribes

  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh 05-04-2014 12:20 PM

    In the traditional Congress bastion of Dibrugarh, Ghatowar is locked in a battle with BJP's Rameswar Teli, a two-time former MLA from the oil township of Duliajan. Ghatowar, a tea community leader and former INTUC General Secretary, is bidding to retain the seat for the sixth time. Except in 2004,...
  • Nagaland: Economic blockade continues on day 3 07-06-2013 11:45 AM

    Kohima: It is the day 3 of the economic blockade in Nagaland which has been imposed by the All Assam Tea Tribe Student Association. The students group is protesting against the killing of a farmer by suspected Naga militants. Student leaders have demanded the immediate arrest of the guilty and...
  • Tea tribes drifting away from Left in Bengal 17-04-2011 09:14 AM

    Jalpaiguri: As Mamata Banerjee's juggernaut rolls out, the Left seems to have hit a red-end in Jalpaiguri. It looks like the tea tribes are drifting away from the Left. Living on the brink of civilisation, these people have been through decades of neglect and deprivation. Trade-unionism and management woes have...
  • Assam adivasis want no govt visits for electioneering 09-12-2007 10:25 AM

    Sydney: Former captain Mark Taylor and middle-order batsman Doug Walters will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday at the Allan Border Medal ceremonies. Taylor, now a television commentator, played 104 Tests for Australia, scoring 7,525 runs at an average of 43.49 with 19 centuries. He...