Kishor Tiwari

  • Striking government employees unrelenting, defy ESMA November 20, 2013

    The striking Uttar Pradesh government employees continued their strike for the ninth day on Wednesday, even after the state government invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA). Firming up their stand, employee unions said they were ready to face the consequences of the strike and the ESMA promulgation, slammed the government...
  • At 56 deaths a month, Vidarbha screams for intervention April 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region has seen 168 farmer suicides in the first three months of this 2013. Made up of 11 districts, Vidarbha is home to two-thirds of the state's mineral resources and three-quarters of its forest resources. But poverty and malnutrition and endemic. "According to police reports, 168 farmer...
  • Film on farmers' suicide being shown in Vidarbha November 16, 2012

    Nagpur: 'Bitter Seeds', a documentary film produced by US-based filmmaker Micha Peled on the agrarian crisis of cotton growers and their plight, is being shown in Vidarbha region. "Every 30 minutes, a farmer in the country kills himself in despair because he no longer can provide for his family. The documentary film...