BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi for his criticism of NDA govt

A day after Rahul Gandhi attacked the "pro-corporate" policies of the NDA government, BJP on Thursday hit back at the Congress vice president, saying it was the Manmohan Singh government "led by Sonia Gandhi" that favoured corporates and paved way for big scams, including 2G and coal.

Rahul Gandhi showing his 'frustration and ignorance': RSS

After Rahul Gandhi's attack, RSS shot back saying the Congress leader's utterances exposes his "frustration" and "ignorance" about it.

'Manmohan's lesson to Modi' jibe: Rahul Gandhi is still learning politics, says BJP
'Manmohan's lesson to Modi' jibe: Rahul Gandhi is still learning politics, says BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is still learning politics, adding that his recent diatribes against the government are an attempt to ensure that he remains relevant.

PM Modi among top leaders of the world: Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India's prestige in the international arena has risen "dramatically" in the last one year, catapulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the top leaders of the world.

Rahul Gandhi takes another dig at NDA govt, says Manmohan gave lessons on economy to PM Modi
Rahul Gandhi takes another dig at NDA govt, says Manmohan gave lessons on economy to PM Modi

Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday came down heavily on the NDA government and said that the Prime Minister had no time for the plight of poor farmers in the country.

Farmers plough CPWD's acquired land in Ghaziabad; stopped

Several agitated farmers, demanding higher compensation for their land acquired by CPWD in 1961, today tried to plough it, following which they were stopped by police, a senior official said.

Haryana farmer commits suicide over meagre compensation

A 48-year-old farmer, upset over a meagre compensation for crop-loss, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance here at Amravati village, police said on Wednesday.

Farmer commits suicide in Bihar

Worried over financial crisis, a farmer has committed suicide by consuming poison at a village near here, police said on Wednesday.

Farmer attempts suicide in front of minister in Patna

A farmer Thursday allegedly attempted suicide in front of Union minister of state Ram Kripal Yadav demanding compensation for his land acquired by the state government.

Waive off farmers' loans, compensate Rs 25k per hectare: RLD

Accusing the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government of not "extending relief" to the farmers hit by recent unprecedented rains and hailstorms, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Wednesday demanded their "loans be waived off" and they should be compensated at the rate of Rs 25,000 per hectare.

Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent
Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent

Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to bring down the crop loss percentage, which is crucial in awarding compensation to farmers whose crop is hit by natural calamities, to 33 per cent from existing 50 per cent.

Telangana Congress MLC to donate Rs 1 lakh to dead farmer's family

Congress MLC and former AICC secretary P Sudhakar Reddy on Monday said he would contribute about Rs 1 lakh to family of one of the farmers who committed suicide due to agrarian crisis in Telangana.

Farmers donate blood for Nepal quake victims

 Despite facing severe hardships after crop loss due to unseasonal rains, about 175 farmers in the district have donated blood for those affected in quake-hit Nepal.

Farmer commits suicide in Rajasthan

A farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan here, police said today.

BBV: When will Indian farmers get 'purna swaraj'?

When will Indian farmers get 'purna swaraj'?

Better pose questions to your father-in-law: Amarinder

Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Wednesday suggested Union minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal to better pose her questions on farmers' plight to her father-in-law and Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal instead of criticising Rahul Gandhi for his visit to Punjab.

Haryana govt announces Rs 1,092 cr farmer compensation

 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced compensation of Rs 1,092 crore to farmers affected by inclement weather conditions, to be disbursed by May 15.

Farmer kills self in Madhya Pradesh

A 47-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance in Vijaygarh village of the district apparently over not getting compensation for his crop which suffered an extensive damage in unseasonal rains and hailstorm, police said on Monday.

No link between farmer suicide case, land acquisition: Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked the Opposition not to link the "unfortunate" incident involving farmer Gajendra Singh with the issue of land acquisition.

Plea in SC for disaster management plan for affected farmers

A plea, highlighting plight of farmers whose crops have been hit by calamities and extreme weather conditions, has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre to formulate a national plan for disaster management.