TEA

  • Woman dies after she gets caught in conveyor belt 6 days ago

    Udhagamandalam (TN): A 36-Year-old woman worker in a tea factory was killed on Monday after she was caught in the conveyor belt at Mayfield in Nilakottai, police said. As the worker was putting tea leaves in the basket, her saree entangled with the belt, dragging her to the extreme end,...
  • Teesta - The Tea Shop: A good evening hangout place for students, young office goers 1 week ago

    In the busy metro life of Delhi-NCR, a cup of tea is always soothing. Be it after a long drive or just a long walk with someone special on a drizzly evening, everything is incomplete without a good cup of tea or coffee. On one fine evening driving aimlessly with...
  • IIT and IHM graduates join hands to give tea a new flavour at Chai Thela 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Catering to the need of every class, two young entrepreneurs have joined hands to give tea a new twist and flavour. Opening six outlets in a year in Noida near Delhi, 'Chai Thela' is gaining popularity with each passing day. Pankaj Judge, a graduate of IIT Kharagpur, and...
  • CCTV footage shows hotel owner being killed by 2 people in broad daylight March 21, 2015

    In a shocking incident in Hyderabad, a hotel owner was killed as he did not serve tea to a customer on time. The assailant tried to assault an employee of the hotel when he couldn't serve him tea on time. The hotel owner tried to intervene and a fight broke...
  • Hyderabad: Hotelier killed over delay in serving tea March 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: A hotel owner was stabbed to death by two unidentified assailants in a busy area in broad daylight following an altercation over tea here on Friday, police said. The incident occurred in the busy Begumpet area here, police said. Angry over the delay in serving tea, two men tried to assault...
  • Sugar, kerosene, tea leaves for poor in ration shops in Bihar February 25, 2015

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced bonanza for the poor by including sugar, tea leaves and kerosene in the list of items to be provided through ration shops. The decision was taken at a review meeting of food and civil supplies department by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Cooperative Minister...
  • No official record of Modi being tea-seller: RTI reply February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: There is no record available that shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a tea-seller on railway platforms or trains during his childhood, an RTI query has revealed. A Congress supporter and social activist Tehseen Poonawalla, had sought information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the Railway Board...
  • Get 'out of the box' ideas for Budget: PM to ministers January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: With budgetary exercise underway, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his ministerial colleagues to get "out of the box" ideas from the common man which could be incorporated in the financial outlay. Holding an interactive session with entire Council of Ministers over 'high tea', he denounced the...
  • Have tea with Arvind Kejriwal at Rs 20,000 December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: After lunch and dinner, the AAP has organised a "Tea with Kejriwal", to collect donations for the party ahead of the state Assembly polls. The event has been organised by former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti this Saturday. "This High Tea is a fund-raising event to collect donations...
  • 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...