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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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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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Chandrababu Naidu kicks off padyatra for farmers


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday launched state-wide "padyatra" (foot march) to highlight the problems faced by Andhra Pradesh's farmers.The leader of opposition ... Read more...

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TDP chief Naidu breaks eight-day long fast


December 24th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec. 24 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President Chandrababu Naidu, who was on a huger strike for the last eight days demanding better compensation for flood-hit farmers broke his fast ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu forcibly shifted to ICU


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec. 23 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a hunger strike for the last seven days, has been forcibly shifted to an Intensive Care Unit ... Read more...

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Chandrababu Naidu’s health deteriorates as hunger strike enters 7th day


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec 23 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Chandrababu Naidu, continued his hunger strike for the seventh day today despite a rapid deterioration in his medical condition.Naidu has been insisting ... Read more...

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Fasting TDP chief Naidu taken into custody, hospitalized


December 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a hunger strike demanding compensation for farmers, was forcibly taken into custody and shifted to hospital this morning ... Read more...

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Orissa assembly adjourned over farmers committing suicide


November 19th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) The Orissa assembly was repeatedly adjourned Thursday as the opposition Congress took up the issue of dozens of distressed farmers committing suicide allegedly due to their crops ... Read more...

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Modi is passing off UPA schemes as his own: Sonia


April 24th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jetpur (Gujarat), April 24 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat has been taking credit for the success of the schemes floated by the United Progressive Alliance ... Read more...

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Ahead of polls, Advani promises jobs and water to farmers (Lead)


January 13th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Tuesday revived an old slogan promising productive employment to every individual and water to every farm as he set ... Read more...

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Advani promises pragmatic measures to revive agriculture


January 13th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The relief package for farmers announced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had not worked, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani said Tuesday, promising a more ... Read more...

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Financial help for 10 mn farmers in four states


October 20th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly 10 million farmers have been helped out in all 31 suicide-prone districts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Maharashtra, Minister of State for Agriculture Kanti Lal ... Read more...

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Sixty percent increase in Budget to boost agriculture production


October 17th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Government has launched a series of schemes and programmes to substantially increase agricultural production in the country. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar informed the Rajya Sabha in ... Read more...

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Scheme for distressed farmers extended by two years


October 8th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The cabinet Wednesday decided to continue with a monetary help scheme worth around Rs.170 billion for distressed farmers in suicide-prone areas of four states in the country.The ... Read more...

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We are transforming rural India: PM


August 15th, 2008 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said his government was committed to "transforming rural India" and the results have already begun showing with a turnaround of the agricultural ... Read more...

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Bouquets, brickbats for Chidambaram as members debate budget


March 12th, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's budget for 2008-09 came up for discussion Wednesday in the Lok Sabha with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) criticising its "communal" approach and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra opposition demands blanket farm loan waiver


March 11th, 2008 - 11:00 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Unhappy with the central government's announcement of a loan waiver for small and marginal farmers, Maharashtra's opposition Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalled question hour of ... Read more...

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Treat frost-hit crops as national calamity: MPs


March 4th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A group of parliament members cutting across party lines demanded in the Lok Sabha Tuesday that frost-affected crops be treated as "national calamity" and distressed farmers be ... Read more...

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Treat frost-hit crops as ‘national calamity’: MPs


March 4th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A group of MPs, cutting across party lines, demanded in the Lok Sabha Tuesday that frost-affected crops be treated as 'national calamity' and that distressed farmers be ... Read more...

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Debt waiver skewed to favour rich landholders: Sainath


March 4th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The one-time waiver of bank debts for "small and marginal" farmers announced in the union budget will cover only a small fraction of needy farmers and is ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over farmer suicides


February 26th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) There was trouble in the Lok Sabha Tuesday, the day of the rail budget, with Speaker Somnath Chatterjee adjourning the house till 12 after MPs from various ... Read more...

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BJP launches rally to highlight peasants plight


January 10th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by admin
Vidarbha, Jan 10 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off a rally here today to highlight the plight of farmers in Maharashtra. The resurgent BJP, fresh from its double win in the ... Read more...

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