TEA

  • Special Assam tea to be served at the grand Nobel Prize banquet on Wednesday December 10, 2014

    Stockholm: There is an Assam connection to this year's Nobel Prize ceremony here with a special tea served at the grand banquet coming from the northeastern state of India. For the first time, the Nobel Museum Tea Blend, created in honour of the scientist and Nobel creator Alfred Nobel, formed a...
  • Sri Lanka: Rains slow search for mudslide victims November 3, 2014

    Colombo: Heavy rains slowed the search for victims of a major mudslide on a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka that police say left 38 people missing and presumed dead, officials said. A military official said rains were creating problems for rescuers using heavy equipment to dig through tonnes of...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets NDA MPs, tells them to think big, far and above politics October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening hosted a high tea for all NDA MPs at his residence in the national capital. This was the first time when all the MPs of NDA came together since the BJP led-government assumed office. The focus of the meeting was on the...
  • PM Modi meets BJP MPs, allies over high tea at 7RCR October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening hosted a high tea for all NDA MPs at his residence in the national capital. This was the first time when all the MPs of NDA came together since the BJP led-government assumed office. The focus of the meeting was on the...
  • Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative 'Power of 49' sweeps Emvies, wins 5 golds, 2 silvers September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative, "Power of 49", has swept the Emvies winning 5 golds and 2 silvers including the Grand Emvies. The Emvies, awarded by the Advertising Club Bombay, honour "Measurable and Significant contributions in the field of media". The 'Power of 49' campaign was aimed to...
  • Assam set up panel to probe tea garden work conditions September 12, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam government on Thursday set up a judicial inquiry commission to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The commission to be headed by a retired judge will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens and suggest suitable measures for...
  • Assam: Judicial Commission to study working conditions in tea gardens September 11, 2014

    Guwahati: A Judicial Commission has been constituted to study the working conditions in the tea gardens of the state. The Commission, to be headed by a retired judge, will study the implementation of the Plantation Labour Act in the tea gardens of the state and suggest suitable measures for their...
  • 'Why isn't tea the national beverage of India yet?' 15 reasons why 'chai' is the answer to all the life problems of a tealover September 9, 2014

    'Why isn't chai the national beverage of India yet?' If you've asked yourself this question while sipping on a hot cup of tea, you need to know you're not alone. Tea lovers can easily overtake the number of coffee lovers in India. Tea time varies according to your mood. You...
  • 75yearold killed as car rams into a tea stall in Delhi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A 75yearold tea stall owner was killed when a car rammed into his vend in Munshilatpur locality on Saturday afternoon, police said. Kanshinath Yadav was killed as the Bolero car, which had developed a technical snag, dashed into it, they said. Three others, who were in the vehicle,...
  • Modi hails Indian democracy for making him PM, unfurling the flag at Red Fort August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Referring to his humble origins, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it is the power of the Constitution and democracy that a boy from a "poor family" has got the opportunity to hoist the national flag at Red Fort. "This is the power of the Constitution that a...
  • Bengal tea garden workers' plight discussed in Parliament August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: After CNNIBN reported the plight of tea garden workers in North Bengal, the issue has been raised in the Lok Sabha. The issue was raised by Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chaudhury during the Question Hour on Monday. CNNIBN had reported how workers were dying of hunger after five...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    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 CNNIBN...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive July 28, 2014

    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. Fortyfiveyearold Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • CJ: Tea estate workers in Jalpaiguri face starvation July 22, 2014

    It's been almost a decade since the red bank tea estate in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal shut down rendering tea plantation workers jobless and poverty stricken. Today with starvation deaths rising by the day, Sagarika Chettri turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the plight of these tea estate workers who have...
  • 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...
  • Government takes steps to boost production of tea, coffee, rubber July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has taken measures to boost the production and export of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber and spices through the Plantation Commodity Boards which provide financial and technical assistance to the growers and the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the help is offered to the growers and...
  • 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...
  • Pesticide boiled instead of tea, five ill in Purulia June 21, 2014

    Purulia: Five persons of a family, including two minor siblings, in Purulia district were taken ill after drinking a hot liquid prepared by boiling pesticide instead of tea grains, the police said. The pesticide and tea grains looked similar and hence the former was used by mistake in place of...
  • 15yearold tea seller wishes to attend Modi's swearing ceremony May 24, 2014

    A 15yearold boy, who works in a roadside tea stall in New Delhi, wants to attend Prime Ministerdesignate Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony, an NGO said Saturday. "I want to become a leader and Modi ji has made me realise that it is not impossible," said Ritesh, who had migrated from Bihar...
  • PM to host high tea for Cabinet on Saturday May 15, 2014

    At the end of his 10year tenure, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is preparing to demit office. He will be bidding farewell to his Cabinet colleagues on Saturday. He will be hosting a high tea for the Cabinet. Later, the President will be hosting a dinner for the Cabinet. ...
  • Chai cafe chain offers over 25 varieties of customised tea May 12, 2014

    Chaayos, a chaicaf chain offering more than 25 varieties of tea customised in over 12,000 ways, has launched two new outlets in Noida. Dedicated to their motto Experiments with Chai, Chaayos provides fresh and gourmet, customisable tea to their customers. Founded by IIT Bombay graduate Nitin Saluja and IIT Delhi graduate Raghav...
  • Modi takes tea seller as proposer, scores another point over Congress April 9, 2014

    Vadodara: He is a tea seller. On Wednesday, he became BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's proposer as the latter filed his nomination papers in Vadodara. Kiran Mahida shot into limelight as he sat to Modi's right when the latter filed his papers. Dressed in a crisp white cotton shirt and...
  • 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...
  • Assam 2014: Another year of empty promises to tea plantation workers? March 31, 2014

    Guwahati: In the state of Assam, political parties are flocking to get the votes of the 10 lakh tea plantation workers who, for years, have been crippled by low wages. It remains to be seen whether it will be another year of empty election promises or things will be different...
  • 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...
  • Starbucks to sell new drink 'Oprah Chai' from April 29 March 20, 2014

    Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday. The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small chain...
  • Soon, you can have a cup of 'Oprah Chai,' a tea-based drink created by Oprah Winfrey, at a Starbucks March 20, 2014

    Starbucks Corp will add a celebrity blend to its big tea push when it debuts 'Oprah Chai,' a tea-based drink created by media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey and Starbucks' chief Howard Schultz clinked tea cups on Wednesday at the company's annual meeting as they announced the new brew, which will go...
  • Raigarh SDM serves notice to BJP for setting up NaMo tea stall without EC permission March 13, 2014

    Raigarh Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) has issued a show-cause notice to BJP for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by putting up a 'NaMo tea stall' in Raigarh and using microphone for campaigning without permission. In the notice issued to district BJP president Rajesh Sharma, SDM Tirtharaj Agrawal said the party...