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UP: Sugar mill paid Rs 31,000 to farmer who hanged himself, says official

June 07, 2020 5:49 am

The 22-hour protest was called off on Friday evening after Union minister and local MP Sanjeev Balyan visited Sisauli and announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to Om Pal’s family.

Farmer’s suicide ‘over sugarcane dues’ triggers protest in Muzaffarnagar

June 06, 2020 5:38 am

The suicide, meanwhile, triggered a protest by farmers who demanded that a case be registered against sugar mill officials for their failure to procure sugarcane from farmers.

Amid lockdown, 50% fewer farm suicides in Punjab 

May 11, 2020 12:53 pm

Punjab government on March 23 had imposed curfew in state, two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the nationwide lockdown that came into effect on March 25. 

Karnataka: Flood-affected farmer commits suicide

October 04, 2019 3:35 am

The issue of flood relief has taken a major political turn with the Opposition attacking the government for failing to secure a relief package from the Centre.

Farmer commits suicide in Punjab, fifth in family to take extreme step

September 13, 2019 10:29 am

Villagers said that earlier his great-grandfather Joginder Singh, grandfather Nahar Singh, his father Kulwant Singh, and uncle Jagtar Singh too had committed suicide over the loan of Rs 8 lakh.

Crop failed due to lack of rain, Jharkhand farmer hangs self

August 01, 2019 4:47 am

Family members said Shiva Khariya had sown paddy but it failed due to lack of rain, which deteriorated his “mental condition”.

PM Modi keeping mum on farmer suicides, lack of jobs: Sharad Pawar

April 23, 2019 3:37 pm

Addressing a rally at Bhayander in Thane district of Maharashtra Monday night, Pawar said unemployment has gone up manifold since the NDA government came to power in 2014.

Maharashtra farmer names Shiv Sena’s Osmanabad candidate in suicide note

April 13, 2019 3:42 am

Dhavale (59) committed suicide by hanging himself on Friday morning. Of the two separate notes reportedly found on Dhavale, one was addressed to the inspector of Dokhi police station and the other was addressed to “voters”.

Punjab: Loan-burdened farmer ‘shoots self’ in Moga

March 10, 2019 12:06 pm

Gurmail’s wife Sukhdev Kaur said that they had a debt of Rs 35 lakh taken from different banks and had also borrowed some money from relatives due to which her husband used to be distressed.

High debt isn't driving Indian farmers to suicide

December 24, 2018 9:26 am

The numbers tell a different story. And, given the detrimental impact on credit discipline, not to mention the hole such waivers are going to blow in state budgets, politicians would be wise to rethink their plans.


Top Frames: Suicide, strife and spirituality

April 25, 2015 8:00 am

A farmer attempts suicide during Aam Aadmi Party rally in front of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Jantar Mantar.

BJP stages protest against CM Arvind Kejriwal after farmer’s suicide in Delhi

April 23, 2015 2:06 pm

BJP workers protested at Delhi Police Headquarters demanding action against AAP Kisan rally organisers.

Farmer hangs himself during CM's rally at Jantar Mantar

April 23, 2015 12:30 pm

A farmer who hanged himself at an AAP rally on Wednesday to protest against the government’s land bill is dead, doctors said.


HIGHLIGHTS: When Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, talked about Jay Shah, Rafale deal and more

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

In his long speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi defined jhumla, attacked the government on the issues of farmers, women's safety, lack of jobs and accused the BJP of playing divisive politics. And it all ended with a hug and a wink.