Amreli: Gujarat is facing a drought-like crisis and making things worse, there's been a farmer suicide in Amreli. Refusing to accept the Agriculture Minister's assurance that there's no spectre of drought, the Narendra Modi government has now drawn up a contingency plan for 75 talukas.
After a brief spell of rain, farmer Babubhai had taken a loan to sow seeds in his fields. But then came the dry spell, and fearing that his crop would fail and plunge him into debt, Babubhai consumed poison.
Savitaben, Babubhai's wife, says, "The crop failed twice. He had taken a loan of over Rs 2 lakh. He was left with no other option."
Goganbhai, Babubhai's brother, says, "He already had a debt of about Rs 1.43 lakh. And he had got an additional loan of Rs 72,000 for sowing the seed. I don't know how I will repay all this loan."...more
08:28 AM, Jul 17, 2012
Amreli (Gujarat): A woman member of a village panchayat in Amreli district has alleged that she was gangraped by a BJP MLA and 17 others six months ago, police said on Friday. The allegation has been made by husband of the woman, a member of Dhari village panchayat, in two applications submitted to the police. The victim's husband has alleged that 18 persons, including Dhari BJP MLA Manshukh Bhuva, had...
06:59 PM, Dec 09, 2011