Tea Tribes

  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh April 5, 2014

    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, Congress has...
  • Nagaland: Economic blockade continues on day 3 June 7, 2013

    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 warned the...
  • Tea tribes drifting away from Left in Bengal April 17, 2011

    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 December 9, 2007

    Tejpur, Assam: Living in denial for decades, the adivasis of Assam are now bracing for a show down. With Assam's Panchayat elections around the corner at the end of December, several adivasi organisations have warned political leaders of political parties not to visit the community for electioneering. The shocking attacks...