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In Sangrur, wives and daughters get left behind

Documentary tells stories of Sangrur villages where farmer families have seen multiple suicides Chotian, a village in Sangrur district of Punjab, has seen 65 suicides by farmers since 1990. The numbers in Balra — another village of the district — … Continue reading

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In Chotian village, kids present stories of life through photographs

Amrita Chaudhry : Chotian, Sangrur, Mon Oct 15 2012, 08:22 hrs Harpreet Singh, a Class VI student, has been taking photographs of his village, Chotian, and life in general for the past six weeks. “I want to go to Germany … Continue reading

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Harvest of Grief

TALKING AGAINST THE REVOLUTION PRAGYA TIWARI IN POPULAR IMAGINATION, Punjab is the land of agrarian abundance, picked for its fertile promise by the harbingers of the Green Revolution. And to date, it provides for the bulk of India’s food needs. … Continue reading

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Harvest of Grief – A saga of widows

Anshu SethTribune News Service Ludhiana, May 20 “Harvest of Grief”, the 67-minute documentary depicting the “sad saga” of widows of the farmers, who have committed suicide in Punjab, moved scientists and human rights activists present during the screenplay of the … Continue reading

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Film on Farmer Suicides Released in Punjab

Harvest of Grief, a new documentary directed by Anwar Jamal recently premiered in Punjab. The film aims to tackle the rising number of farmer suicides in Punjab. Harvest of Grief is a 60 minute documentary of farmers’s suicides in the … Continue reading

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Farmer suicide series: Tribune readers wish to extend help

Chandigarh   The Tribune series on suffering families of farmers in Punjab who have committed suicide has evoked tremendous response from readers, many of who have expressed a wish to extend help. To facilitate contact with the families, we are … Continue reading

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Educational qualifications for contesting panchayat elections

Reacting to the ruling of the Supreme Court that upholds the decision of the State of Haryana to allow only persons with certain minimum educational qualifications to contest panchayat elections. Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has said: “We need to … Continue reading

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400 farmers committed suicide in 6 years: Survey

Sarbjit DhaliwalTribune News ServiceChandigarh, October 23 Since 2009, 400 farmers have committed suicide in 90 villages of Sangrur region, as per a survey conducted by the Movement Against State Repression, headed by Inderjit Singh Jaijee, a former MLA. Jaijee, who … Continue reading

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ਘੱਟ ਫ਼ੰਡਜ਼ ਮੁਹੱਈਆ ਕਰਨਾ = ਗ਼ੈਰ-ਇਤਬਾਰੀ ਡੈਟਾ ਇਕੱਠਾ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਣਾ

ਹਾਲ ਹੀ ਵਿਚ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਆਤਮ-ਹੱਤਿਆਵਾਂ ਦੇ ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਹੁਕਮਾਂ (ਦਿ ਟ੍ਰਿਬਿਯੂਨ, ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ 10, 2015) ਦੇ ਹਵਾਲੇ ਵਿਚ, ਇਹ ਨੋਟ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੀ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ‘ਤਾਜ਼ਾ ਸਰਵੇ’ ਕਰਨ ਸਬੰਧੀ 2012 ਤੋਂ ਲੈ ਕੇ … Continue reading

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Punjab and the nameless dead

By Inderjit Singh Jaijee SEPT 10 IS WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY On September 1, in District Jind just near the Padarth Khera bridge over the Barwala Link, some 3 kms east of Khanauri, five bodies were spotted. They had floated … Continue reading

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