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Modi govt making 'hollow' and 'false' promises: Rahul 12.8.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at the Modi government over farmer and unemployment issues, accusing it of making "hollow" and "false" promises"."We don't make big promises; rather we will perform and show. When Modiji's government came, farmers were promised full help, but across the country farmers are committing suicide," Gandhi said.He said in Karnataka and Punjab, Congress governments had stood by the farmers. "Wherever there is Congress party government, you will see them standing with farmers, because we understand that farmers make India strong. If farmers are strong
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A first in years: Paddy not sown in rice bowl Mandya 10.8.2017 Mysore - City - The Times of India
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AAP demands special assembly session on farmer suicides 8.8.2017 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore demanding a three-day special session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, to discuss “threadbare the burning issue of suicides related to farm indebtedness.”
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Global warming killing Indian farmers: study 31.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Rising temperature due to global warming was responsible for the death of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers in the last 30 years, scientists claimed demonstrating a deleterious link between global warming and suicides. The research by an economist at the University of California, Berkley, is probably the first one on the Indian farm sector to show how a dip in farm income — as a consequence of rising temperature — led thousands of farmers to commit suicides. Suicide claims more than 1,30,000 lives in India each year, but the underlying causes are poorly understood. One hypothesis links suicide to extreme climate events that damage crop yields and increases farmers' debt burdens. To test this hypothesis, Tamma Carleton analysed suicide records of 47 years from India's National Crime Records Bureau along with the official data on crop yields and high-resolution climate data. "I demonstrated that fluctuations in climate, particularly temperature, significantly influence suicide rates. For temperature ...
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The farmer in the farm loan waiver 28.7.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Beyond the macro data, there has been little enquiry into the profile of the indebted farmer households, says Shailesh Dobhal.
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Day 21: Maddur bandh for release of water, evokes good response 27.7.2017 deccanherald.com
The protest being staged by Kasturi Karnataka Janapara Vedike, demanding release of water to Visvesvaraya canal from the KRS dam, entered the 21st day on Thursday. The Maddur bandh, called by the organisation in this regard, evoked good response, with the traders voluntarily downing the shutters of their establishments on the day. All cinema theatres and hotels remained closed. Educational institutions had announced a holiday in the taluk. Six members of the organisation, led by district president K Rameshgowda, began a fast unto death protest on the lakebed. Thousands of farmers extended their support, by arriving on the lakebed with their motorbikes, tractors and bullock carts. Women from Deshahalli, Valegarehalli, Chamanahalli and other villages joined the protest for water. Members of several organisations, including KRRS, Bar Association, Kannada Sene, Jaya Karnataka, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, Muslim Vedike, and Tamil Vedike participated in the protest. Former MP Tejaswini Gowda, who spoke on the ...
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Water woes: Maddur bandh planned on July 27 25.7.2017 Deccan Herald - District
Demands for release of water into canals has intensified with pro-Kannada organisations issuing suicide threats and planning a protest and Maddur bandh on July 27. "If the state government does not release water from KRS dam to Visvesvaraya Canal before July 28, the members of the organisation will commit suicide on the Maddur lake bed," warned Ramesh Gowda, president of Karnataka Janapara Vedike, here on Tuesday. The indefinite protest, being staged by the organisation, entered its 18th day on Tuesday. Gowda told reporters that a woman sadhwi called 'Honnamma' sacrificed her life for the construction of Maddur lake. "Similarly, five members are ready to sacrifice their lives for water. The government should not neglect our demand. It should release water," he said. He said that a mega protest will be staged on the lake bed on July 27. Seers of various mutts, film actors, leaders of pro-Kannada organisations, legislators, hundreds of farmers with their tractors, bullock carts and cattle will participate. ...
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Linkin Park singer Bennington dead in apparent suicide 20.7.2017 deccanherald.com
Chester Bennington, the singer of the chart-topping hard rock band Linkin Park, has died in an apparent suicide, the coroners office said. He was 41.

Los Angeles authorities were alerted shortly after 9:00 am (1600 GMT) about his death at his residence and "it is being handled as a possible suicide," said Brian Elias, chief of operations at the county coroners office.
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BSY convenes party MPs' meet on July 26 20.7.2017 Deccan Herald - State
The BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa has convened a meeting of union ministers from the state and MPs here on July 26 to discuss the current political situation in Karnataka and to chalk out the party's political strategy.

In the meeting, which will also be attended by P Muralidhara Rao, BJP general secretary in-charge of Karnataka, issues such as communal violence in Dakshina Kannada district, alleged corruption in prisons, transfer of IPS officer D Roopa and farmers' suicide will be discussed, BJP MP Shoba Karandlaje told reporters here.
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Low formal credit reach to keeps most farmers off loan waivers 20.7.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Low formal credit reach to keeps most farmers off loan waivers
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Farmer commits suicide in Hukkeri taluk 20.7.2017 Hindu: Home
He was unable to repay debts Unable to repay rising debts, a young farmer committed suicide in Benewad village in Hukkeri taluk on Wednesday. Basavaraj Kadappa Nayak (26) hanged himself at home. His ...
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2 Karnataka farmers ended life every day in past 90 days 14.7.2017 TOI: All Headlines
2 Karnataka farmers ended life every day in past 90 days
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Lack of government support adds to ryots' woes 14.7.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Lack of government support adds to ryots' woes
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Letters to the Editor 5.7.2017 FrontLine: Other
Farmers THE Cover Story (July 7) convincingly brought out the tragedy in the farming sector. Cooperatives once assu...
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The ways of the Parivar 4.7.2017 FrontLine: Cover Story
Concerted attempts are being made to promote Hindutva across the length and breadth of India. Frontline makes a journey through the States to unravel the devious methods employed to polarise society and establish majoritarian cultural hegemony.
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Killing fields: Where birds peck for food and die 4.7.2017 TOI: Chennai
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Waive loans taken from nationalised banks too, farmers tell Union, State governments 4.7.2017 BusinessLine - Flight Plan
Come out with a scientific agriculture policy to save farmers: KPRS
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Family debts main cause of Indian farm suicides (Special to IANS) 28.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Nearly 70 per cent of India's 90 million agricultural households spend more than they earn on average each month, pushing them towards debt, which is now the primary reason in more than half of all suicides by farmers nationwide, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of various government data.
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Along Cauvery, burned down by drought and debt 25.6.2017 Hindu: News
Six months after Tamil Nadu was declared drought-hit, farmers across the Delta districts are no longer blaming Karnataka
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Naidu dubs loan waiver 'fashion'; clarifies after opposition hits out 22.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said loan waiver these days had become a "fashion", but later clarified his remarks were "misinterpreted" after attack from opposition parties.
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