FARMER SUICIDE

  • Incurred huge losses due to unseasonal rainfall, say Maharashtra farmers 16 hours 58 minutes ago

    Unseasonal rains have led to farmers committing suicide from Jalna in Maharashtra. "We had to incur huge losses due to the unseasonal rainfall. 70%-80% of the crops have been damaged," said a farmer. ...
  • Maharashtra turns 55 today, plight of farm widows remains a blot on state's record 2 days ago

    As Maharashtra celebrates 55 years of statehood today, the plight of the thousands of farm widows remains a blot on the state's record. Travelling through the suicide belt of Vidarbha, it was found that many like 31-year-old farm widow Aparna Malikar have decided to join the system to fight the...
  • Farmer Gajendra's death during AAP rally may have been an accident: Delhi Police 3 days ago

    The Delhi Police on Thursday said that Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh's death during an Aam Aadmi Party rally at Jantar Mantar last week may have been an accident and not a suicide. ...
  • AAP under attack over Gajendra Singh's death 4 days ago

    Delhi Police have blamed the mob at AAP's Kisan rally for inciting farmer Gajendra Singh to commit suicide. In the report submitted to the Union Home Ministry, police have also blamed AAP leaders for making provocative speeches during the rally. ...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months April 25, 2015

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • Need of the hour is to expand formal financing institutions in India: Raghuram Rajan April 25, 2015

    RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has also spoken out against the spate of farmer suicides. He said that small and marginal farmers in the country should have access to formal financing. ...
  • Beed: No water avaiable for farmers to irrigate fields April 25, 2015

    Sadly, it has taken the suicide of a farmer in the heart of the national capital to bring the focus back on the agrarian crisis in the country. Today we travel to Beed where a farmer ,earlier this week , hanged himself to death in his field. Farmers in...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 24, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Farmer suicide: AAP government, Delhi Police at war April 24, 2015

    48 hours after a farmer hanged himself at an AAP rally, it is a full blown turf war. After the Delhi Police refused to be part of a magisterial probe, the Delhi District Magistrate is contemplating filing a criminal complaint. ...
  • News 360: AAP reaches out to Gajendra Singh's family in Rajasthan April 24, 2015

    After facing flak from all directions over the suicide of a farmer at its rally, the Aam Aadmi Party is in damage control mode. AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Friday visited Gajendra Singh's grieving family in Dausa, Rajasthan. The family has demanded a martyr status for Gajendra and also a...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Is the investigation being compromised in the political turf war? April 24, 2015

    The suicide by a farmer at a rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has triggered a blame game with political parties attacking each other for the tragedy. ...
  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal regrets rally speech April 24, 2015

    Speaking for the first time after farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide at the Aam Aadmi Party rally, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accepted that it was his mistake to continue with his speech despite an attempt by Singh to commit suicide. ...
  • Farmer suicide: Delhi government is at odds with the police force, says Kiran Bedi April 24, 2015

    Former IAS officer Kiran Bedi speaks in support of Delhi Police and says police have power to probe unnatural deaths. ...
  • Politics over farmers' suicide, leaders shed crocodile tears to show solidarity April 24, 2015

    The suicide by a farmer at a rally addressed by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has triggered a blame game with political parties attacking each other for the tragedy. ...
  • Ashutosh urges leaders not to play politics over the death of Gajendra Singh April 24, 2015

    AAP leader Ashutosh on Friday urged BJP leaders not to play politics over the death of Gajendra Singh. Earlier in the day, Arvind Kejriwal apologized for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a 'mistake'. ...
  • UP: Farmer shoots himself as 60% of his potato produce gets destroyed April 24, 2015

    Farmer of Firozabad situated in Uttar Pradesh takes his life as sixty per cent of his potato produce gets destroyed due to hail storm and unseasonal rainfall. ...
  • Modi government misusing police to attack AAP, says Sanjay Singh April 23, 2015

    Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh accused the Delhi Police of acting insensitively in the suicide case of a farmer at party's rally against Land Bill in the national capital. Singh said, "We tried to save the farmer, but were unable to do so. The way police acted was...
  • Farmer suicide's due to crop failure on the rise April 23, 2015

    Unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have destroyed millions of acres of farmland, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers, and leading dozens to kill themselves. In Madhya Pradesh alone fifteen farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 15 farmers have committed suicide in last one month April 23, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh nearly 15 farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. While, the state government insists it is not because of crop damage, one such family said that they had received no assistance from any minister even after five weeks. ...
  • News 360: Farmer commits suicide at AAP's anti-Land Bill rally in Delhi April 22, 2015

    A farmer on Wednesday committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's presence at the Aam Aadmi Party's rally here against the Land Bill. ...
  • Rajasthan farmer's suicide at AAP rally sends shockwaves across capital April 22, 2015

    In a tragic turn of events, a farmer from Rajasthan committed suicide on Wednesday at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) anti-Land Bill rally in Delhi's Jantar Mantar. The farmer identified as Gajendra Singh, a resident of Nangal Jhamarwada village in Dausa, also left a suicide note stating that he has...
  • No one is taking care of farmers in this country, says Sachin Pilot April 22, 2015

    Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said that a farmer committing suicide at a public place and that too where a political rally had been organised is a matter of great shame. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 22, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Shouldn't politicians wake up and address the real issues? April 22, 2015

    Tragedy usually unites but political parties are seldom known to have displayed such camaraderie. The suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at Delhi's Jantar Mantar while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was holding a rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government has started an ugly and bizarre...
  • Blame game over farmer's death April 22, 2015

    The suicide of a farmer from Rajasthan at Delhi's Jantar Mantar while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was holding a rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government has started an ugly and bizarre war of words between different political outfits. ...
  • Ashutosh defends Arvind Kejriwal, says party workers not trained to climb trees April 22, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh on Wednesday made an insensitive comment on a farmer committing suicide at a rally in Delhi. He said the party workers are not trained to climb trees and so they failed to save the farmer and then defended Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that...
  • Breaking Toons: Farmer commits suicide at AAP rally April 22, 2015

    In a tragic turn of events, a farmer from Rajasthan committed suicide on Wednesday at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) anti-Land Bill rally in Delhi's Jantar Mantar. The farmer identified as Gajendra Singh, a resident of Nangal Jhamarwada village in Dausa, also left a suicide note stating that he has...
  • Punjab: Crops on 2.94 lakh hectares damaged due to unseasonal rains April 22, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana were the worst hit states in the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm and have sought over Rs 10,100 crore as relief from the Centre for the affected farmers. Other affected states are Maharashtra (9.89 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (5.70), Punjab (2.94), Bihar (1.86), Gujarat (1.75),...
  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis April 1, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh five farmers have committed suicide in the past 15 days due to a poor harvest. In 4000 villages, 4 lakh hectares of wheat, rabi and mustard have been destroyed. The state government has asked the Centre for time till the 5th of April to submit a survey...