Farmer ends life

    A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide in his field on the outskirts of Chatnalli village in Shahapur taluk on Friday. He was identified as Bassappa Kondanur (40). According to village sources, he had availed ₹2 lakh loan from private persons and banks. Due to heavy rainfall over the past week, his cotton crop […]

  • Farmer en suite, Swiss ‘zero-star’ hotel moves beds to great outdoors

    An overnight stay in a double bed “suite” in a field costs 295 Swiss francs ($306), but you do get a drink on arrival, breakfast and the services of a “modern butler” — typically a local farmer in rubber boots. He or she escorts guests to the site, provides weather reports and delivers local jokes […]