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It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

Heatwave-driven mental health disorders and farmer suicides are steeply on the rise but authorities are yet to take concrete steps

13 May 2022
Punjab Election 2022: For All Parties, It’s A Harvest Of Farm Suicides

Punjab Election 2022: For All Parties, It’s A Harvest Of Farm Suicides

The once economically prosperous state is now in the grip of unending farm distress. What ails the state and why has no government been able to do anything?

25 March 2022

When Punjab Farmers Named A Rice Variety 'Dev Gowda'!

Deve Gowda has been in public life for nearly seven decades. He started at the very bottom, as a member of the Holenarasipur Taluk Development Board and...

Independence Didn’t Free India Farmers From Cycle Of Debt And Deaths

Independence Didn’t Free India Farmers From Cycle Of Debt And Deaths

For the majority of farmers, growing the ­country’s food brings no ­assurance of well-being. Seven decades after ­independence, swings between glut and...

24 December 2021

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

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...

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17 March 2021
Agrochemicals Bounce Back Despite Covid-19 Fears

Agrochemicals Bounce Back Despite Covid-19 Fears

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


07 March 2021
Farmer Dies By Suicide At Tikri Border, Seeks Repeal Of New Agri Laws In Suicide Note

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


14 February 2021
Aligarh: Farmer Hangs Himself After Authorities Hand Over Rs 1,50,000 Power Bill

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

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


20 January 2021
Another Protesting Farmer Dies After Consuming Poison At Delhi's Tikri Border, Leaves Suicide Note

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...


09 January 2021
Protesting Farmer Dies By Suicide At Singhu Border After Consuming Poison

Protesting Farmer Dies By Suicide At Singhu Border After Consuming Poison

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


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27 December 2020
Farmers' Protest: Lawyer From Punjab Commits Suicide; Leaves Note For Govt

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...


22 December 2020
Angry Farmer Destroys Crop After Getting Just 75 Paisa/Kg; Others Dump Tomatoes, Muskmelons

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

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

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

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

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...


11 December 2020
Farmers Who Commit Suicide Are Cowards: Karnataka Agriculture Minister

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.


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12 December 2020
Farmers March To Delhi Defying Barricades, Tear Gas, Water Cannons

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...


24 November 2020
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Unveils Sahakar Pragya Initiative Launched By NCDC

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

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


12 December 2020
New Farm Laws Will Not Benefit Marginal Farmers: Kuruganti

New Farm Laws Will Not Benefit Marginal Farmers: Kuruganti

Kavitha Kuruganti, an activist working on improving farm livelihoods, explains why the new farm laws are anti-farmer.


01 November 2020
New Farms Laws Will Weaken The Nation's Foundation: Rahul Gandhi

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

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

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...


24 September 2020
3-Day 'Rail Roko' Agitation Starts As Farm Bills Protest Intensifies; Trains Suspended

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.


20 September 2020
SAD Chief Sukhbir Badal Urges President Not To Sign Farm Bills

SAD Chief Sukhbir Badal Urges President Not To Sign Farm Bills

'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said...


21 September 2020
Rajnath Singh Assures Farmers About MSP, Condemns Opposition's Misconduct

Rajnath Singh Assures Farmers About MSP, Condemns Opposition's Misconduct

'I want to assure farmers that minimum support price and APMC will continue; these will never be removed at any cost' : Rajnath Singh. He also condemned...


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