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No farmer suicide numbers for second year in a row as NCRB releases crime data for 2017

The Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India report – a crucial source for data on farmer suicides – brought out by NCRB was last published in 2015.

Why farmer suicides that peaked under BJP-Sena govt couldn’t become Maharashtra poll issue

Maharashtra has reported 31,523 farmer suicides since 1 January 2001 — 44%, or 13,820 of them, took place in last 5 yrs of BJP-led government.
Day labourers cutting sugarcane during a harvest in Taloda, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Financial distress driving farmer suicide, mass revolt likely: Sharad Pawar tells Modi

The former agriculture minister has hit out at the BJP-led govt for farmer distress, says intervention needed to prevent mass scale revolt.
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Maharashtra farmer suicides have nearly doubled under BJP govt, drought to blame

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says his govt has tried to handle the drought situation, but any farmer suicide remains a matter of concern.

On Camera

No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
Drought in India

Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.