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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday sought a report from the Maharashtra government on the spate of farmers suicides within six weeks, terming it as ... Read more...

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NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides


September 12th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government over seven farm suicides that took place last week within a ... Read more...

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Four more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


September 8th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Sep 8 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was attending a massive 'Janata Darbar' (public hearing) in Yavatmal town of Vidarbha region, four debt-ridden farmers ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified Bt cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US ... Read more...

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Hazare, team end fast; promise people’s movement as political alternative (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team ended their indefinite fast against corruption here Friday evening, spelling out the contours of their political alternative that would ... Read more...

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Team Anna ends fast, spells out political alternative (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his three team members Friday ended their fast and spelled out a political alternative to provide a "clean and corruption-free" government.Hazare, ... Read more...

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Team Anna’s political alternative will be an ‘andolan’, says Kejriwal


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Throwing light on its proposed "political alternative", Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal said Friday that it would not be a party but an "andolan" ... Read more...

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‘Draft bill against manual scavenging with stricter provisions in monsoon session’


July 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Even as actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the age-old issue of manual scavenging the government said it is ... Read more...

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NRI facilitates computer lessons for Vidarbha farmers


July 15th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 15 (IANS) Over 120 farmers, farmers' widows and youth have enrolled for a free computer training centre set up by a non-resident Indian from Oman in a Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Six more Vidarbha farmers commit suicides, says NGO


July 1st, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, July 1 (IANS) Six more Maharashtra farmers committed suicide in the last 72 hours, taking this year's toll to 422 in the Vidarbha region, said an NGO Sunday.Delayed rains ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers’ group supports stir against toll collecion


June 17th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, June 17 (IANS) Farmers' advocacy organisation Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) Sunday lent its support to the ongoing protest against toll collection across the state led by ... Read more...

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3 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Amravati (Maharashtra), May 22 (IANS) Three more farmers have committed suicide since Sunday, one of them Tuesday afternoon, taking this year's toll so far to 334 in western ... Read more...

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Dowry system fuelling farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha


May 20th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, May 20 (IANS) The dowry system is driving many farmers of Maharshtra's Vidarbha region to suicide, a fact which was brought into national focus Sunday on "Satyamev Jayate", ... Read more...

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Farmer’s suicides: BJP calls government a ‘murderer’


May 2nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MP Wednesday accused the UPA government of being a "murderer" a day after five farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha in ... Read more...

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Five more farmers commit suicides in Vidarbha


May 1st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) At least five "debt trapped" farmers have committed suicide in the last 48 hours in Maharashtra's agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region, taking the toll to ... Read more...

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Vidarbha supporters to observe Maharashtra Day as Black Day


April 27th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Pro-Vidarbha activists will observe the Maharashtra Day on May 1 as 'Black Day' and will take out rallies and hold demonstrations to press their demand ... Read more...

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Oman industrialist good Samaritan for Vidarbha farm widows


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 23 (IANS) Widows of Vidarbha farmers who ended their lives unable to bear the stress of high debt have found a good Samaritan in an Oman-based industrialist. ... Read more...

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Debt drives three more Vidarbha farmers to suicide (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Driven to desperation in the face of rising poverty and falling cotton prices, three more debt-ridden farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have ended their lives, an ... Read more...

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Three Vidarbha farmers end life


April 20th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 20 (IANS) Three debt-ridden cotton farmers have ended their lives in the Vidarbha region since Thursday, an activist said Friday.Gajanan Thorat of Garmmahsal in Washim district, Kamalabai Chavan ... Read more...

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Economist Vijay Kelkar visits crisis-ridden Vidarbha


April 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 6 (IANS) Well-known economist Dr. Vijay Kelkar Friday visited Yavatmal in the crisis-ridden Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to review the imbalance of progress in the region, an activist ... Read more...

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Economist Kelkar to meet Vidarbha farmers


April 5th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, April 5 (IANS) Economist Vijay Kelkar will Friday visit Yavatmal in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and speak to farmers and widows of debt-burdened peasants for a review on ... Read more...

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Vidarbha farmers, widows to ‘mourn’ decade of BT cotton


March 25th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 25 (IANS) Thousands of farmers and farm widows shall 'mourn' and protest the tenth anniversary of the introduction of US-based GM Seed's revolutionary "BT Cotton" in the country ... Read more...

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Three women die in forest fire


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), March 22 (IANS) Three tribal women were killed and two men injured in a forest fire in the Tipeshwar Sanctuary in eastern Maharashtra, an official said here Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel meets Vidarbha farmers


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 2 (IANS) Over 2,000 farmers and farm widows met with a parliamentary panel that visited the agrarian crisis-hit Vidarbha region and spoke about their problems. The panel promised ... Read more...

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Farmers’ suicides: Parliamentary panel to visit Vidarbha Friday


March 1st, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 1 (IANS) A parliamentary panel will visit Vidarbha Friday to review the situation in the wake of farmers' suicides in the region, an activist said here Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Codify Muslim personal law: Islamic scholars, activists


February 5th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) It was a rude shock for 40-year-old Nagma Sheikh when she was thrown out of the house in middle of the night by her husband ... Read more...

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No differences with IAC, we work together: Hazare’s old aides


January 9th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Anna Hazare's long-time close aides from Bhrashtrachar Virodhi Jan Andolan Nyas (BVJAN) say they are working along with India Against Corruption (IAC) and while ... Read more...

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Team Anna protests in Ramlila ground, with fewer numbers


December 27th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Team Anna members staged a protest at the Ramlila ground here Tuesday but the crowds in no way matched the tens of thousands who ... Read more...

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Over one lakh netizens pledge to court arrest to back Anna


December 26th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) The online campaign of Anna Hazare's 'Jail Bharo Andolan' has received over a lakh registrations within three days of the launch, an India Against ... Read more...

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Farmers threaten to ‘donate’ govt aid to Maoists!


December 18th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 18 (IANS) Refusing to accept the state government's 'paltry' Rs.2000 crore aid package, some farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region have threatened to donate the amount, averaging Rs.1,700 per ... Read more...

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Vidharba farmers protest Chavan’s ‘peanuts’ bailout package


December 15th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 15 (IANS) A day after four farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha, farmers of Maharashtra's eastern region Thursday staged a road blockade on two highways to press their demand ... Read more...

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Vidharba shutdown Thursday for farmers’demands


December 14th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, Dec 14 (IANS) Even as Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan declared a Rs.2,000 crore bailout package for the state's crisis-ridden farmers, the Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance has vowed to intensify ... Read more...

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Team Anna reject Lokpal panel’s recommendations


December 7th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Team Anna Wednesday rejected the recommendations made by the parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal Bill, saying these will not have "any impact on corruption" ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers protest against proposed bailout package


November 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 23 (IANS) Terming as peanuts the proposed bailout package for cotton farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, over 2,000 farmers blocked a state highway Wednesday as part of a ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers’ stir continues in Maharashtra


November 17th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur/Amravati (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) Protesting cotton farmers demanding hike in the minimum support prices to Rs.6,000 per quintal Thursday continued with their agitation in parts of Vidharba in ... Read more...

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