Starvation Death

  • West Bengal: Ex-Dunlop employee dies of hunger February 16, 2012

    Kolkata: Retired employee Kailash Harijan succumbed to ailments generating from malnutrition and abject poverty at the closed Sahagunj unit of Dunlop tyre factory in Hooghly district or West Bengal. The 75-year-old used to stay with his wife and two sons at the staff quarters of Dunlop. The victim's family alleges that...
  • Bengal tea garden workers in dire straits July 3, 2007

    Jalpaiguri: Twenty-six-year-old Santhali girl, Rita, can barely make ends meet. She and her family were casual labours in the Ramjhora Tea Estate, which was abandoned by its owners in August 2002. Last year Rita lost her husband and in-laws in the space of a month, and though the government doesn't...
  • Death alert: Govt to revive tea gardens June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Following reports of starvation deaths in closed tea gardens, a concerned Union Minister of State for Commerce Jairam Ramesh have taken initiatives to revive the tea gardens. As much as 20 tea gardens were closed in Kerala, 17 in West Bengal and two in Assam. Ramesh on Sunday said in...