Can you imagine losing someone special? Nor can she – Watch video
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At a small age when her friends go to school happily and live a tension-free life, something serious always worries little girl Dhuniya, even when her mother is around.

Sonia pulls up Agriculture Minister for 'outrageous' statement on farmer suicides

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government`s `anti-farmer` policies has crippled farmers and also criticised Union Agriculture Minister Raja Mohan Singh for rubbing salt into their wounds by giving an outrageous answer to a question on farmer suicides.

'Farmer suicide report a cover-up'

With agrarian distress being a major crisis accounting for thousands of farming lives every year, the latest data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which claims the suicide rates among Indian farmers has halved, has triggered scorn, with experts calling it a "hoax" and "manipulative".

NHRC sends notice to Karnataka over farmer suicides

The NHRC has issued notice to the Karnataka government after 16 farmers committed suicide upon failing to get adequate price for their crop, an official said on Thursday.

Corruption charges, farmer suicides to rock Maharashtra session

Opposition Congress and NCP on Sunday boycotted the customary tea party hosted by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that Ministers facing allegations of corruption be sacked and probe be launched against them.

Maharashtra farmer suicides: Yavatmal collector summoned

The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has summoned the Yavatmal collector over the spate of suicides reported among Kolam tribal farmers of this district in the past few months, an activist said here on Saturday.

Tripura CM urges agricultural scientists to stop farmers' suicides

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar urged the scientific community in the agriculture and allied sectors to take suitable measures to stop farmers` suicides in the country.

Rahul Gandhi gives Modi govt '0 out of 10', accuses it of engaging in 'politics of revenge'
Rahul Gandhi gives Modi govt '0 out of 10', accuses it of engaging in 'politics of revenge'

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is visiting his Amethi parliamentary constituency, on Monday took at dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his foreign visits.

For Modi's year-old government, storm brewing in rural India
For Modi's year-old government, storm brewing in rural India

Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.

Farmers furious as Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse says no solution to farmland suicides

A farmers` advocacy group from Vidarbha on Saturday locked horns with Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse over his remarks that the government has no solution to stop farmland suicides.

Where was Rahul Gandhi when Congress ruled Maharashtra for 15 years: Shiv Sena
Where was Rahul Gandhi when Congress ruled Maharashtra for 15 years: Shiv Sena

Days after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Maharashtra's Vidarbha region to raise the farmers' suicide issue, Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a pot shot at the Congress leader.

Sustainable farming need of the hour to curb suicides: Fadnavis

Terming the recent suicides of farmers as a "shame" for Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday called for people's participation to help the state government achieve sustainable farming.

Maharashtra to do "vulnerability mapping" to help farmers

To keep a check on farmer suicides, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday unveiled a project for "vulnerability mapping" of agriculturists in the worst-hit Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts.

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides between January and March: Govt

As many as 257 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra due to agrarian reasons during January-March of 2015.

Cong asks Khadse to resign for submitting false info on farmer suicides

 Opposition Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse for submitting "false information" to Centre on the number of farmers having killed themselves owing to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the state.

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Stopping farmer suicides biggest challenge for Maharashtra govt: Fadnavis
Stopping farmer suicides biggest challenge for Maharashtra govt: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said stopping farmer suicides was the biggest challenge before his government and hoped a newly-launched scheme will help stem the trend.

Farmer suicides in India being deliberately played down?

Notably, last year, 510 farmers ended their lives. As of 2015, families of 105 farmers who ended their lives, received government assistance, whereas 29 farmers were not eligible.

Farmer suicides in India being deliberately played down? Part-2

Notably, last year, 510 farmers ended their lives. As of 2015, families of 105 farmers who ended their lives, received government assistance, whereas 29 farmers were not eligible.