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  • Darjeeling shutdown

    Bengal tea gardens mostly shut on Day 2 of strike, production hit

    Tea production in northern West Bengal, home of the world famous Darjeeling tea, was badly hit on Tuesday as majority of the tea gardens remained shut on the second day of the strike called by trade unions. A joint forum of 24 trade unions of the tea industry in North Bengal have resorted to a two-day industrial strike, demanding implementation of minimum wages, reinforcement of entitlement for tea workers and distribution of land holding among tea workers for residential

    Cities | June 13, 2017
  • Protest

    Strike begins in Bengal's tea gardens

    The joint forum of trade unions of the tea industry in north Bengal on Monday began a two-day industrial strike, demanding implementation of minimum wages among other things. Tea production in the hills is expected to take a hit. "The response so far has been overwhelming. As many as 90 per cent tea workers in the hills joined the strike. For example, only 18 workers entered the garden out of 1,800 in the Sukna tea garden," Centre of

    Cities | June 12, 2017
  • Assam tea gardens, tea gardens in Assam, Jorhat

    In Assam's fragrant tea gardens

    As the hot summer sun shines down, the musky fragrance of new budding tea leaves and its small white blossoms fills the air as you walk through the tea gardens in Assam. Like a fresh green carpet thrown over a hill slope or the great plains of the river Brahmaputra, the captivating view of the sprawling ever green tea plantations here is pure delight. Owing to the popularity of the tea and its mesmerising scenic beauty, tea gardens are

    Travel | May 20, 2017
  • Leopard

    Leopards abundant in India's tea gardens

    Leopards are abundant in tea-garden lanscapes in north-eastern India, but their mere presence does not necessarily lead to conflicts with people, a new study has found. Researchers studied leopard signs for the first time in a human-dominated, tea-garden landscape and found that nearly 25 per cent of the areas that have high probability of being used by leopards lie outside of forested patches. According to them, leopards use tea-gardens due to the availability of dense ground vegetation cover, while avoiding areas with

    Science and Tech | May 18, 2017
  • Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Ambati Rayudu, Saurabh Tiwary, Tim Southee, Hardik Pandya

    Table-toppers Mumbai Indians stun Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens

    Kolkata Knight Riders' Indian Premier League playoff fate hangs in balance after suffering a defeat against Mumbai Indians in their last round league match here on Saturday. Chasing 174 to win, KKR were restricted to 164-8 by Mumbai Indians, who dished out a disciplined bowling effort at Eden Gardens here. This is the sixth loss for KKR in the tournament. They are now placed at the third place with 18 points. Their fate now depends on the match between Kings XI Punjab

    IPL 2017 | May 14, 2017
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR vs RCB, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle

    IPL 2017: Kohli-Gayle-AB trinity is talk of Kolkata at Eden Gardens

    "It's like a wedding function since we have arrived here at the team hotel," a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spokesperson gushed on Sunday morning, hours before the side's clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here. "Our team bus has been chased from the hotel and at the ground, while entering for practice it was crazy," said the official, not authorised to speak on the record. "Especially for the big three." There are no points for guessing the triumvirate

    IPL 2017 | April 23, 2017
  • Mustafizur Rahman

    IPL 2017: Mustafizur Rahman confident on off-cutters at Eden Gardens

    Since it's a day game and the wicket is expected to remain dry, Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman is hopeful his off-cutters will come good when defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie here on Saturday. "Cutters depend on wicket. If the strip is dry and it's a day match, like it is tomorrow, yes there is a chance you will get to see them," Mustafizur, who is also called "The

    IPL 2017 | April 14, 2017
  • KKR captain Gautam Gambhir (Photo: AFP)

    IPL 2017: Gautam Gambhir leads Kolkata Knight Riders to win at Eden Gardens

    Captain Gautam Gambhir scored an inspiring knock of 72 runs (not out) to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a remarkable eight-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in their first home match of the IPL 2017 on Thursday. Gambhir hit 11 boundaries in his 49-ball knock to delight the crowd at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Chasing a competitive target of 171 runs, Kolkata started strongly at home. All-rounder Sunil Narine came to open KKR innings along with Gambhir. The opening pair established a 76-run

    IPL 2017 | April 13, 2017