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Congress Leadership Will Decide if I Will Contest Rajasthan Assembly Polls: Sachin Pilot 21.2.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
Congress leader Sachin Pilot speaks on the message of the Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh bypoll verdict, the law and order situation in Rajasthan and the Congress's roadmap as the state heads to elections later this year.
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Toor dal farmers are worried, says Minister 21.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra on Tuesday informed the Assembly that toor dal growers were panicking as the government has procured less than 50% of the commodity so far.

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Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide, Pradhan visits family 20.2.2018 General News
Union Minister Dhamendra Pradhan on Tuesday paid a visit to the family of a farmer, who had committed suicide in Odisha.The deceased has been identified as Khemsagar Biswal, who resided at Nuapalli village in Gaisilet block Bargarh in Odisha. He had allegedly committed suicide on February 15 by consuming poison.He was later admitted to Bargarh district headquarters hospital in a critical condition. He was then shifted to Burla, a nearby village in Odisha, where he succumbed to poison after two days.In 2015 the farmer had borrowed a huge amount of money from private lenders for her daughter's wedding.According to the family, the farmer was unable to pay-off the debts due to the continuous crop failure since three years causing immense distress to the entire family.The Union Minister also sat along the village panchayat and others members of the village to discuss their day-to-day problems.
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Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9 20.2.2018 General News
Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news today when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast. But Capetonians are not yet out of the woods. If drastic consumption reductions are not achieved by so-called "Day Zero" -- the last day of normal water supply -- people will have to queue at 200 standpipes for daily rations of 25 litres (6.6 US gallons). The city, which attracts millions of tourists every year, has enforced strict waste controls including prosecuting homeowners who use significantly more than the current 50-litre daily limit. "The Groenland water transfer and the reduction in our weekly average demand has had a dramatic impact on the Day Zero date," said deputy mayor Ian Neilson in a statement, referring to a recent transfer of water from a region that had experienced good rains to South Africa's parched second city. "Today I urge the residents of Cape Town not to ease up on their ...
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Sule flays Maha govt over Mantralaya suicide bids 20.2.2018 General News
NCP MP Supriya Sule has criticised the BJP-led Maharashtra government over recent spate of suicide attempts in and around the state secretariat in south Mumbai. Addressing a rally in Jalgaon in north Maharashtra last evening as part of the NCP's "Hallabol" agitation, Sule said she would prefer to be "Mantralaya of hearts of the common people rather than be the Mantralaya (the seat of power of the state government) where common citizens are committing suicide due to non-delivery of justice and apathy of the administration". "It would be unfortunate for Maharashtra if farmers' daughters have to resort to begging," said Sule, the daughter of NCP supremo Sharad Pawar. The state government has drawn a severe flak over multiple incidents of suicide attempts in and around Mantralaya. Three months ago, a farmer had threatened to jump off the Mantralaya building over crop losses. On January 22, an 84-year-old farmer consumed a poisonous substance in Mantralaya demanding adequate
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NCP MP Supriya Sule flays Maharashtra govt over Mantralaya suicide attempts in Mumbai 20.2.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
NCP MP Supriya Sule has criticised the BJP-led Maharashtra government over the recent spate of suicide attempts in and around the state secretariat in south Mumbai.
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A hard hitting subject 20.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Filmmaker Anshul Sinha’s film Mitti- Back to roots, addresses the issue of farmers’ suicide
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A hard hitting subject 20.2.2018 Hindu: Health
Filmmaker Anshul Sinha’s film Mitti- Back to roots, addresses the issue of farmers’ suicide
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'Farmers Commit Suicide While Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya Flee': SC Agrees to Hear PIL on Friday 20.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra agreed to list the PIL by Vineet Dhanda after it was mentioned for urgent hearing. Advocate JP Dhanda mentioned the matter before the CJI.
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Five students killed in Maharashtra road accident 19.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
At least five college students were crushed to death and another 26 injured when a truck they were travelling in turned turtle early on Monday, police said.
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'Cut Down on Spending', Punjab MPs Lecture Families of Farmers Who Committed Suicide 19.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
the comments by Punjab's MPs was made at an event titled "Farmer and Labourer Suicides Victim Families Committee Punjab" in Sangrur.
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Five found dead in irrigation tank in AP 18.2.2018 General News
Five men were found dead in an irrigation tank in neighbouring Kadapa district today, police said. The bodies in a decomposed state were found floating in the tank at Vontimitta village, about 120 km from here, indicating they might have died at least a couple days ago, police said. Police, on being alerted by the locals, retrieved the bodies this evening and were carrying out a search of the tank. The bodies were yet to be identified and police in neighbouring states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka had been alerted, they said. Police said they were also probing the angle whether the men were part of red sanders smuggling gang.
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Congress eyes rich poll harvest from agrarian distress in MP 18.2.2018 General News
Agrarian distress in Madhya Pradesh may emerge as a key election plank for the opposition Congress in the state which has seen 15,000 farmer suicides from 2004 to 2016. The ruling BJP, however, has maintained there is no cause for alarm as farmer income grew manifold during the past 14 years and the agriculture sector posted a robust growth. Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP has been in power since 2003, goes to the polls by the year-end and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is under the opposition fire since the last year's widespread protests by farmers. Reports of farmer suicides is a cause of concern for Chouhan, who used to take pride in his governments achievements in the field of agriculture. Chouhan received the prestigious Krishi Karman Award five successive times in the recent years even when the Congress-led UPA was in power at the Centre. The award was instituted by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in 2010-11 to reward the best performing states in ...
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Congress Eyes Rich Poll Harvest From Agrarian Distress in Madhya Pradesh 18.2.2018 Top Politics News- News18.com
Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP has been in power since 2003, goes to the polls by the year-end and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is under the opposition fire since the last year's widespread protests by farmers.
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The Life of Labour: 5 Killed in Blast at Cochin Shipyard, 12 Deaths in 3 Days Due to Manual Scavenging 18.2.2018 The Wire

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Saving trees: Art of sprouting eco-friendly pencils from recycled materials 17.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Two young entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu are giving pencils a makeover. From seeds to recycled paper, they have used it all to produce pencils that are eco-friendly
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Cauvery Water Crisis Result of Man-made, Climatic Factors 17.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The Cauvery Delta, a region that has been the seat of power and culture for ages and where the process of civilization is several millennia old, has been witnessing agrarian distress for some years, something of an unprecedented scale not seen or heard in this once-prosperous region in the last century.
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As MP Ministers Attend Various Events, Debt-Ridden Farmers Commit Suicide 17.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The incident occurred on Friday when Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was in Sagar district to meet farmers who had suffered huge loss after the hailstorm, and assured them compensation.
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Agrarian distress in Maharashtra will continue until pricing policy is sorted, credit raising systems fixed 17.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Within two weeks of the budget, Maharashtra has endured devastating hailstorms and unseasonal rains, rupturing close to 2 lakh hectares of farmland.
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Shiv Sena alleges ' Nirav Modi is BJP's partner' 17.2.2018 General News
The Shiv Sena on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for having connections with celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, who is embroiled in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.The party in its mouthpiece, Saamna, said Nirav Modi was spotted in the events organised on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Davos visit."Nirav Modi is BJP's partner and he has also helped the party during its elections. Here farmers are committing suicides as they are not able to finish their debt of Rs 100-Rs 500, but here people are absconding with huge amount of money," the article read.The article conluded that Mumbai's Chhagan Bhujbal and Patna's Lalu Prasad are behind the bars, but liquor baron Vijay Mallya and Neerav Modi are absconding with lakhs and crores worth money.Earlier on Friday, an FIR was registered against two Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials over the fraud with the bank.Meanwhile, eight PNB employees were suspended on the same day.The number of suspended employees now stands at
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