Abducted award-winning farmer rescued, kidnappers arrested

An award winning farmer, who was kidnapped few days back, was rescued and his abductors arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) after an encounter in Farrukhabad district on Wednesday.

UP farmers block highways over non-payment of arrears

Farmers in western Uttar Pradesh blocked National Highway-58 and NH-24 at many places demanding immediate payment of their sugarcane dues.

Akhilesh punishes police officers for making farmer drink urine

Taking a strong view of an incident where a farmer was made to drink urine at a police station in Lalitpur district of UP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday ordered the suspension of two police officers and the transfer of a superintendent.

Maharashtra tops farmer-suicides list

With 3,146 distressed farmers ending their lives last year, Maharashtra has topped the list of farmland suicides in the country, an activist said here Friday.

Will take up Vidarbha farmers` issues with PM, says Uddhav

Slamming the ruling combine of Congress-NCP over farmers` suicide in Vidarbha region, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said he would take up their issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Farmer killed by Brother over land dispute in UP

A 50-year-old farmer was shot dead by his brother and nephew over a long standing land dispute in Panchali Khurd village here, police said Wednesday.

Farmer shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

A farmer was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Nagla village of the district, police said today.

Farmer commits suicide after rains wipe out his crops

A 42-year-old farmer in Daregaon village in North Maharashtra`s Satana taluka of Nashik district committed a suicide by consuming poison yesterday, sources said.

Farmers` agitation in Odisha

Farmers of Koraput district of Odisha are on a warpath alleging irregularities at the paddy procurement centres.

Four farmer suicides reported in Vidarbha

Four farmers allegedly committed suicide in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra on Wednesday, according to NGOs.

Vidarbha farmer gets Rs.80 for Rs.15,000 loss!

A farmer of Wardha district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, who suffered losses of around Rs.15,000 during the last monsoon floods, was aghast to receive a compensation amount of Rs.80.

Farmer`s onion stock set ablaze

Even as the prices of onions are soaring, a 300 quintal of its stock was allegedly set afire by an unidentified person at a village here, police said today.

Farmer electrocutes lion to death near Gir forest

An Asiatic lion was electrocuted to death allegedly by a farmer in Moti Monpuri village in Visavad taluka of Junagadh district within the Gir forest range, Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Division, Gir Forest, K Ramesh said.

Two farmers attempt self-immolation

Two farmers tried to immolate themselves in Dadri area, demanding higher compensation for their land acquired by a private builder.

Centre to assist Uttarakhand farmers under MNREGA

The Rural Development Ministry will provide all assistance to farmers in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand for restoration of their ponds and clearing fields.

53-year-old farmer held for raping minor girl

A 53-year-old farmer has been arrested on the charge of raping a teenaged girl in the district, police said Friday.

17,500 district farmers declared defaulters by banks

With the expiry of loan waiver scheme announced by UP Government for farmers, banks have declared 17,500 farmers of district as defaulters.

Scarcity-hit farmer hangs self in Nashik

A 56-year-old farmer hanged himself to a tree at his field in Tehare village of the district, owing to indebtedness and crop failure as a result of water scarcity, police said today.

Congress MLA manhandled by agitating mob in Rajasthan

A ruling party MLA was manhandled by agitating mob in Rajasthan`s Tonk district after a farmer who was employed in his farm, died in a clash with a group of people.

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

A 42-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Fatehpur area of the district.