FARMERS SUICIDE

  • Ground report: Unseasonal rains, hailstorms destroy crops across the country 2 days ago

    Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have destroyed thousands of acres of crops across the country driving farmers to commit suicide. The shock of severe crop damage is too much to bear for the farmers in Jhajjar and Rohtak. ...
  • Incurred huge losses due to unseasonal rainfall, say Maharashtra farmers 3 days 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 5 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 5 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. ...
  • Insurance companies denying us our due: Farmers to Rahul Gandhi on padyatra 6 days ago

    Dhamangaon: Setting out on a padyatra on Thursday to meet farmers in the Vidarbha region of the state, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was told by several of them that insurance companies were engaging in fraud and that the requisite compensation was not paid to them for crop loss. Rahul on...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi woos farmers, begins his 15 km padyatra against Land Bill in Amravati 6 days ago

    Amravati: In an attempt to reach out to farmers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi kicked off his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amravati district in Vidarbha region which has...
  • Maharashtra: Rahul Gandhi reaches out to farmers, to begin 15-km padyatra against Land Bill today 6 days ago

    Amravati: Seven years after his first big public statement on farmers' rights in Vidarbha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin his padyatra against the Narendra Modi government's Land Acquisition Amendment Bill from Gunji village in Amravati district, Maharashtra, on Thursday. Rahul will walk 15 kilometers through villages in Amarvati district...
  • AAP under attack over Gajendra Singh's death 6 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. ...
  • Farmer hangs self over crop loss, 3 die of cardiac arrest in Uttar Pradesh 1 week ago

    Muzaffarnagar: Unable to repay a loan, a 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his residence in Alem town of Shamli district here, police said on Wednesday. Anandpal committed suicide last night by hanging himself from ceiling of his house as he was unable to repay...
  • Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar says farmers committing suicide are cowards 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms in many states have ruined crops standing on several thousand acres of land leading to great distress and financial trouble for lakhs of farmers. Many farmers and agricultural labourers have committed suicide while others are burdened with huge loans that they are unable to pay...
  • Police seek to reconstruct last 24-hours of farmer Gajendra's life 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police are trying to piece together the last 24 hours of farmer Gajendra Singh's life by analysing his mobile phone data and questioning people to find out where he had visited and whom he had spoken to before his alleged suicide at Jantar Mantar. One of the relatives...
  • Farmer suicide was AAP drama which turned into tragedy: RSS April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The RSS has alleged that farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide was a "drama" enacted by AAP which turned out to be a "tragedy", and advised the party to take right lessons from the incident. Calling AAP's recent farmer rally as one that touched the "lowest level" of politics, the RSS...
  • RBI chief Rajan calls for formal financing routes for farmers: Report April 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan called for an urgent expansion of formal financing routes for farmers after a spate of suicides in the country, a newspaper said on Saturday. "It is lack of formal financing rather than the excessive burden of informal financing which is the problem. So...
  • Plea in SC for probe into hanging of farmer during AAP rally April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly hanged himself during an Aam Aadmi Party rally, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored judicial probe into the incident that took place in full public view. The PIL, likely to be listed for hearing during next...
  • AAP government to name farmer scheme after Gajendra Singh April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: On the back foot over suicide of Gajendra Singh at an AAP rally, the party-led Delhi government on Saturday announced that a farmer compensation scheme will be named after the Rajasthan farmer and also accepted the demands of his family-- to give a job to Gajendra's relative and...
  • 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. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal should end blame game over farmer's suicide, start playing a CM's role: Sheila Dikshit April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's statement over farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide as irresponsible, former Delhi DM Sheila Dikshit advised the CM to be more careful. "He should stop this blame game now. It is time that he should start playing CM's role and should stop acting like opposition....
  • AAP's Sanjay Singh visits family of Gajendra Singh in Dausa, demands martyr status for him April 24, 2015

    Dausa: 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...
  • Breaking toons: Leaders shed crocodile tears over farmers' suicides April 24, 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 ...
  • AAP leader Ashutosh cries inconsolably on national TV after being confronted by Gajendra Singh's daughter April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Ashutosh on Friday broke down on national television when deceased farmer Gajendra Singh's daughter posed questions to him about her father's death at a rally which the party had organised. Megha, a 17-year-old Class XII student, asked why had the AAP leaders continued with their speeches even...