As many as seven farmers committed suicide and one made an attempt to end his life in the State on Wednesday.

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals offer India a “reasonable degree of resilience” to fight uncertainties, but poor asset quality of banks and managing expectations are key challenges for regulators and the government, says the Financial Stability Report.

Global growth is expected to be 2.8 percent in 2015, but is expected to pick up to 3.2 percent in 2016–17. Growth in developing countries and some high-income countries is set to disappoint again this year.

A major barrier to deploying renewable energy in India is a shortage of debt at attractive terms. Domestic debt in India has high cost, short tenor, and variable interest rates, adding 30% to the cost of renewable energy. Currently foreign debt is as expensive as domestic debt because it requires market-based foreign exchange hedging solutions.

The Opposition BJP on Wednesday extended all support to the farmers holding protest demanding adequate compensation for the kin of the farmer who committed suicide on Tuesday night.

The present paper attempts to evaluate the economic conditions of the farm households of Yavatmal district of Vidarbha region. The district has reported an increasing number of suicides during the period of Jan. to Dec. 2011.This is in a striking contrast with other districts of Vidarbha in which suicide rates have been declining. The main thrust of the study is on ascertaining whether these farm suicides have taken place mainly due to the rural and agricultural credit problems.

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday asked the Opposition not to link the incident involving farmer Gajendra Singh with the issue of land acquisition.

A farmer’s suicide at Jantar Mantar, a stone’s throw away from Parliament, has queered the pitch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s land acquisition Bill.

If the Maharashtra government is to be believed, only three farmers have committed suicide in the State because of crop failure due to unseasonal rain and hailstorms since January.

The Centre said Tuesday that after damage to rabi crops following unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana had sought over Rs 10,100 crores in aid from the National Dis