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Agriculture: Farmers' Suicides

3-Day 'Rail Roko' Agitation Starts As Farm Bills Protest Intensifies; Trains Suspended

Sep 24, 2020 PTI

Railway authorities says, 14 pairs of special trains will remain suspended from September 24 till 26 amidst farmers protest in Punjab against farm bills.

SAD Chief Sukhbir Badal Urges President Not To Sign Farm Bills

Sep 20, 2020 PTI

'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said Sukhbir Singh Badal while requesting the President not to sign the Bills

Rajnath Singh Assures Farmers About MSP, Condemns Opposition's Misconduct

'I want to assure farmers that minimum support price and APMC will continue; these will never be removed at any cost' : Rajnath Singh. He also condemned opposition's behaviour as 'shameful' and unprecedented in Parliament's history.

Punjab CM To Drag BJP, Allies To Court Over 'Anti-Farmer' Laws

Sep 20, 2020 PTI

'We will move the court and fight the draconian legislations as soon as they get the presidential nod and become the law of the land, says Punjab chief minister in order to protect the interests of the state's farmers.

Farm Bills: Distraught Farmers Protests In Punjab, Haryana

Farmers at several places in Punjab on Sunday burnt copies of farm bills and effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the bills related to the agriculture sector will destroy their livelihood.

20 September, 2020

Rajya Sabha Clears Two Farm Bills Amid Opposition's Uproar

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"Farm bills passed by Parliament will give farmers freedom in selling their produce, rid them of middlemen," says BJP president JP Nadda.

09 October, 2019

Yogi Adityanath Govt Remembers Farmers Only In Advertisements, Says Priyanka Gandhi

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The Congress leader has been attacking the Adityanath government for not working for the betterment of the state's farmers.

25 September, 2019

Farmers Cheated In The Name Of Loan Waiver, Insulted In UP: Priyanka Gandhi

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's criticism came over a media report that a farmer's son committed suicide in Saharanpur over alleged harassment by the electricity department and the police.

27 July, 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Government Over Farmer Suicides

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi cited a media report which said that five farmers have committed suicide in as many days in Bundelkhand's Banda.

11 July, 2019

Farmers In Terrible Situation, Says Rahul; People Who Ruled For Decades Responsibile, Says Rajnath

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Speaking during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi highlighted the problems being faced by farmers in Kerala, particularly in his constituency Wayanad.

25 June, 2019

Rath Yatra Should Pass Through Homes Of Farmers Who Ended Lives: Shiv Sena's Dig At Devendra Fadnavis

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Reiterating its demand for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Sena said it has been 25 years since BJP veteran L K Advani took out a 'rath yatra' over the issue, but 'Lord Ram is still in exile'.


15 June, 2019

Congress CMs Meet Former PM Manmohan Singh To Discuss Issues To Be Raised At Niti Aayog Meet

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Puducherry's V Narayansamy held a meeting with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi.

01 June, 2019

Wayanad Farmer Suicide: Kerala CM Responds To Rahul Gandhi’s Letter, Says Relief Issue Should Be Raised In Parliament

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinayari Vijayan in his reply to Rahul Gandhi’s letter said that the Union government needs to take a stand regarding the agricultural loans taken by farmers from commercial banks

31 May, 2019

Help Kin Of Farmer Who Committed Suicide: Rahul Gandhi Urges Kerala CM

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said it was important to consider ‘long-term measures’ to free farmers from the ‘vicious debt trap’, given the devastating impact of the last year's floods.

23 April, 2019

‘PM Modi Silent On Farmers’ Suicides And Unemployment’, Says Sharad Pawar

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Addressing a rally at Bhayander in Thane district of Maharashtra on Monday night, Former Union Minister, Sharad Pawar alleged that unemployment has gone up manifold since the NDA government came to power in 2014.

30 March, 2019

Maharashtra Farmer Kills Self, Blames BJP-Shiv Sena Govt In Suicide Note

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A suicide note found on the body said the present government should be condemned, and the earlier Congress government was better as it took everyone along.

19 March, 2019

Meet Activist Amar Habib Who Holds Fast In Memory Of First Farmer Family Suicide

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Farmers' rights activist Amar Habib talks to Outlook on why he holds a fast every year in remembrance of the first suicide by a farmer’s family in 1986, agrarian crisis and the way to address farmers' issues.


09 January, 2019

Rahul Gandhi To Address Farmers' Rally In Rajasthan Today

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The Congress-led government in Rajasthan had on December 19, 2018 announced a waiver for short term farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh and constituted a committee to decide the eligibility criteria.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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