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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Gujarat: Farmer ‘kills self’, family cites crop loss

Dinesh, Heera’s elder brother, told police that Heera’s crop had failed due to deficient monsoon and he was going through a difficult phase financially. 

Gujarat: Farmer attempts suicide at CM Vijay Rupani's programme in Gir Somnath

"Someone has illegally captured a panchayat plot outside the agricultural land belonging to the farmer, making it hard for him to enter his own land. Orders had already been issued by the collector to remove the encroachment but local authorities have not acted upon it," the SP said.

Farmer couple commits suicide after killing minor daughter

“The incident had taken place over 30 hours before it came to light. The bodies had started decomposing by the time they were found,” Police said.

Debt-ridden farmer allegedly kills self in Maharashtra's Vidarbha

The loss of cotton crop due to a pest attack is suspected to be the prime reason behind the farmer taking the extreme step, the police said. A police official said a purported suicide note was also recovered.

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Top Frames: Suicide, strife and spirituality

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

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


Farmer hangs himself during CM's rally at Jantar Mantar

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

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

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.