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10,349 suicides in farming sector in 2018: National Crime Records Bureau

New Delhi: A total of 10,349 people involved in the farming sector, including 5,763 farmers or cultivators, committed suicide in 2018, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)’s report on ‘Crime in India-2018’ reveals. The annual data was released around three months after the government released the NCRB report on ‘Crime in India-2017’. As per the latest […]

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300 farmers booked for stubble burning in UP

Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh): Three hundred farmers have been booked for burning stubble in their fields in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district, despite directives from the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The cases have been registered by revenue officials in villages that include Bilsanda, Neria, Amaria, Puranpur, Seramau, Madhotanda, Jahanabad, Bisalpur and Gajraula. Angry farmers are now taking to […]

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Opposition raises farmers’ issues at all-party meeting

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended an all-party meeting ahead of Parliament session, which begins on Monday. The meeting was called by the government to seek cooperation from the Opposition parties in smooth running of Parliament. While the government put forth its legislative agenda, the Opposition parties raised other issues, including problems related […]

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Varanasi: 50 turmeric farmers from Telangana may contest against Modi

Hyderabad:  Fifty turmeric farmers from Nizamabad district of Telangana plan to contest the election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency to highlight their problems. After making their presence felt in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency in April 11 election, a group of farmers on Tuesday announced their decision to take on Modi, who […]