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Latest Farmers' suicides in India Stories

2006-09-03 00:08:37

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 100 cotton growers killed themselves in India's richest state in August, marking the highest monthly number of suicides in five years by farmers whose mounting crop loans drive them to death, activists said. The spate of suicides in the western state of Maharashtra took the toll to more than 900 this year and the wave has not abated despite highly publicized efforts by New Delhi to ease the financial burdens. Debt-ridden farmers...

2006-05-10 03:25:50

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The number of suicides in Japan is likely to have exceeded 30,000 for the eighth straight year in 2005, and analysts say a widening income gap is partly to blame for the nation's stubbornly high suicide rate. There were 28,240 cases of suicides in the January-November period last year, a Health Ministry official said on Wednesday, which is likely to mean the number compiled separately by police, and used by the government as the official count,...


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