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Banerjee admits debt-ridden farmers contemplate suicide


June 1st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), June 1 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday conceded that there were "debt-ridden peasants who contemplated committing suicides"."There are many farmers who take ... Read more...

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Rising ranks of women farmers need better deal: M S Swaminathan (Interview)


May 20th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Women farmers will determine India's agrarian and rural economy in the years to come and the government must have a centrally-sponsored development fund for them, ... Read more...

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Karnataka for exempting cooperatives from direct tax code


March 6th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) The Karnataka government Monday sought to exempt the cooperative sector from the proposed Direct Tax Code (DTC) purview as it offers credit to poor farmers."As ... Read more...

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HIV leads Asian households into joblessness, debt: UNDP


December 1st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 1 (IANS) Households in Asian countries, including India, that have people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a high rate, plunging them into "irreversible ... Read more...

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Maharashtra proposes interest-free crop loans


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Maharashtra farmers will get crop loans without interest and at subsidised interest, state Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, who also holds the finance ministry portfolio, proposed ... Read more...

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Ministers spell out priorities on first day in office (Roundup)


January 20th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Several ministers who took charge of their new portfolios Thursday spelled out their priorities following the cabinet reshuffle.New Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh termed his new ... Read more...

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New portfolio, farm suicides not linked: Deshmukh (Lead)


January 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A day after being sworn in, Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh Thursday said the Supreme Court's observation on his links with moneylenders who harass farmers was ... Read more...

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My new portfolio not connected to farm suicides: Vilasrao


January 20th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A day after being sworn in, Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deskmukh Thursday said the Supreme Court's observation on his links with moneylenders who harass farmers was an ... Read more...

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Treat farmer suicides as murders, demands Vidarbha outfit


December 29th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 29 (IANS) Treat suicides of Vidarbha cotton farmers as murder cases, farmers and farm widows demanded Wednesday as they took out a 5,000-strong rally in Pandharkawada town of Yavatmal district ... Read more...

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Son-in-law of Rahul’s Kalavati commits suicide


December 17th, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Dec 17 (IANS) The son-in-law of Maharashtra's Kalavati Bandurkar -- the woman cited by Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in his speech during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trust vote ... Read more...

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Money lenders kill railway employee


October 8th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Oct 8 (IANS) Suspected money lenders are believed to have killed a railway employee here for not repaying a borrowed sum, police said Friday.Laxman, 26, posted in Shakur Basti railway ... Read more...

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Yeh Pyaar Na Hoga Kam to face closure


August 21st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The serial Bairi Piya is broadcasted on Colors TV and Balaji Telefilms serial depicts the story of exploitation of deprived people by the rich money lenders ... Read more...

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Man threatening woman with toy gun arrested


June 18th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A man was arrested while threatening a woman with a toy gun to make her pay the money she owed to a moneylender, police said Thursday. According to ... Read more...

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Man kills three children, then commits suicide


May 19th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Unable to pay back loans to money lenders, a desperate daily wage labourer in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday killed his three children by giving them poison before committing suicide, ... Read more...

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Gujjars, Bakerwals allege dilution of ST status, demand implementation of Mandal Commission in J-K


January 20th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Tahir Nadeem KhanJammu, Jan.20 (ANI): Gujjars and Bakerwals took out a cultural march with their cattle here on Wednesday to press their demand for implementation of the Mandal Commission report and ... Read more...

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Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Bairi Piya’ in NGO trouble


September 24th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 24 (IANS) Television czarina Ekta Kapoor's latest serial "Bairi Piya" for Colors channel could be in a spot of trouble with a prominent NGO Thursday demanding a ban on ... Read more...

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COLORS launch new show ‘Bairi Piya’


September 19th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bairi Piya, a young girl's story set on the background of farmer suicides. Balaji Telefilms first offering on COLORS in weekday prime-time band. Known for its meaningful shows, COLORS is back ... Read more...

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Mayawati criticises UPA for ignoring private sector quota


June 5th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday criticised the Manmohan Singh government for remaining silent on the issue of quotas for Dalits in the private sector in President ... Read more...

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Mulayam releases Samajwadi Party manifesto, promises to remove farmers plights


April 11th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Apr. 11 (ANI): Releasing the Samajwadi Party's manifesto in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on Saturday, party chief and former chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav promised to improve the plight of ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh float to depict Tantya Bhil for R-Day


January 12th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 12 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh will pay homage to Tantya Bhil, the greatest Bhil fighter who led a 15-year-long rebellion against the British in the late 19th century, on Republic Day ... Read more...

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Dishonoured cheque cases plague Delhi courts


December 9th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A staggering 500,000 cases of dishonoured cheques - many for amounts less than Rs.1,000 - are cluttering the five courts in the national capital, forcing judges to ... Read more...

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Evening courts launched to clear bounced cheques’ cases


November 12th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) In a bid to reduce the increasing backlog of cases relating to dishonoured cheques, Chief Justice of India (CJI) K.G. Balakrishnan inaugurated three evening courts in the ... Read more...

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Banks urged to raise money through low-cost deposits (Lead)


August 1st, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday exhorted state-run banks to mobilise funds through low-cost deposits for mitigating the burden of high interest rates. "There is enough money/liquidity in ... Read more...

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Handloom units in Gorakhpur facing crisis


May 18th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by admin
Gorakhpur, May 18 (ANI): Thousands of skilled workers engaged in the handloom industry of Uttar Pradeshs Gorakhpur district are facing a tough time. They believe handloom that has existed as a ... Read more...

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Rural poor still depend on moneylenders: RBI survey


April 17th, 2008 - 12:03 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A survey the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducted in 300 districts has revealed that people from the lowest strata of society continued to depend on local money ... Read more...

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Farmers need long-term relief: Mayawati


March 1st, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's massive loan waiver plan has failed to impress Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who said the move would not provide any long-term relief to ... Read more...

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Farmers give their budget-wish list to Sonia Gandhi


February 27th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): A large numbers of farmers from all over the country on Wednesday met Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi to seek farmers' friendly budget.Sajjan Kumar, a senior Congress ... Read more...

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Opposition disrupts Parliaments over farmers’ plight


February 27th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Opposition parties constituting the Third Front forced proceedings in parliament to be adjourned on Wednesday, while highlighting the plight of farmers across the country. Members of the National ... Read more...

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General budget will be farmer friendly: Manmohan Singh


February 25th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today assured a delegation of farmers from Punjab led by former Punjab Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, that the general budget should ... Read more...

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Farmers in Maharashtra hope for mega bonanza in forthcoming budget


February 18th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
Vidarbha (Maharashtra), Feb 18 (ANI): Farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, ahead of the annual general budget, harbour huge expectations from Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram. Vidarbha, near Nagpur is well-known for high-quality oranges ... Read more...

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