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Agriculture: Farmers' Suicides

UNITED SIKHS Files Habeas Corpus Writ For State To Produce Two Missing Persons

Apr 14, 2021 Outlook Correspondent

Human rights organisation wants to ensure that the loved ones of several farm families get clarity and closure on the whereabouts of their ward; four such cases have come to light, in two of them the writ has been filed in the Delhi HC for passing of appropriate orders.

Agrochemicals Bounce Back Despite Covid-19 Fears

Mar 14, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Between April and December 2020, production zoomed by almost 12%, compared to a negative 12.8% during the same period in the previous years: CARE Ratings

Farmer Dies By Suicide At Tikri Border, Seeks Repeal Of New Agri Laws In Suicide Note

The deceased has been identified as one Rajbir from Haryana. He died by hanging self from a tree, police said

Aligarh: Farmer Hangs Himself After Authorities Hand Over Rs 1,50,000 Power Bill

Feb 14, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

According to his family members, Ramji Lal was slapped by the Electricity Department officials and was served an inflated power bill.

Another Protesting Farmer Dies After Consuming Poison At Delhi's Tikri Border, Leaves Suicide Note

A Sikh preacher, Sant Ram Singh, had also allegedly ended his life near the Singhu border protest site claiming that he was 'unable to bear the pain of the farmers'.

09 January, 2021

Protesting Farmer Dies By Suicide At Singhu Border After Consuming Poison

Outlook Web Bureau

Amarinder Singh's suicide makes it the 4th case of suicide at the protest site so far.

27 December, 2020

Farmers' Protest: Lawyer From Punjab Commits Suicide; Leaves Note For Govt

In a purported suicide note, Singh said he was sacrificing his life in support of the farmers' agitation and to compel government to listen to the voice of the people.

22 December, 2020

Angry Farmer Destroys Crop After Getting Just 75 Paisa/Kg; Others Dump Tomatoes, Muskmelons

Outlook Web Bureau

Owing to blockade of roads to Delhi, prices of vegetables have gone down in Amritsar and adjoining districts

21 December, 2020

Punjab Farmer Attempts Suicide Near Singhu Border


65-year-old Niranjan Singh was admitted to the Rohtak’s PGIMS and his condition is stated to be stable

20 December, 2020

Punjab Farmer Dies By Suicide After Returning From Delhi


Gurlabh Singh had been part of the farmers' protest at the Delhi border and is believed to have consumed poisonous substance

18 December, 2020

Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait Refutes PM's Claim On MSP


'The Union government has not assured farmers the MSP of their produce and there is no provision for it in the agricultural laws passed by the Centre', Tikait said.

03 December, 2020

Farmers Who Commit Suicide Are Cowards: Karnataka Agriculture Minister


'Only a coward who can't take care of his wife and children commits suicide,' BC Patil says in a public address in Kodagu district.

27 November, 2020

Farmers March To Delhi Defying Barricades, Tear Gas, Water Cannons


The AAP government has denied permission to Delhi Police to convert the city's stadiums into temporary jails as farmers continued to push towards the national capital protesting the farm laws.

24 November, 2020

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Unveils Sahakar Pragya Initiative Launched By NCDC

Outlook Web Bureau

The initiative aims at imparting knowledge and organisational skills to primary cooperative societies

01 November, 2020

New Farms Laws Will Weaken The Nation's Foundation: Rahul Gandhi


‘If there are flaws in the implementation of MSP, rectify it but don’t destroy the entire system,’ Rahul Gandhi urged the central government.

18 October, 2020

Farmer Dies Of Heart Attack During BJP's Public Rally


The Congress alleged that the BJP leaders continued to address the public meeting even after the death of the farmer.

07 October, 2020

Punjab Farmers Reject Agriculture Department's Invite For Talks Over Farm Laws


The farmer organisations’ representatives also announced to continue their 'rail roko' agitation against the three agri laws despite an appeal by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

24 September, 2020

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


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

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar being received at the 21st Meeting of SCO Council of Heads of State in Dushanbe.

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BJP leader and Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi participates in “Sewa Diwas”, organised to celebrate birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a vaccination centre in Rampur.

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Members of Bhartiya Kissan Union block a road during a protest against Punjab Government in support of their demands in Patiala.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waters a sapling planted under the 'All India Tree Plantation Campaign-2021' by CAPF, at CRPF Training Centre in Nanded.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets PM Narendra Modi on his birthday by writing a message on a board during inauguration of Maha Tikakaran Abhiyan 2.0 at Patliputra Sports Complex, in Patna.

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