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Modi Land Bill Delayed Amid Rising Anger in Rural India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has delayed a bill that will make it easier for industry to buy farmland, following anger over rising rural distress and the suicide of a farmer in India's capital. The death of farmer Gajendra Singh, who hanged himself from a tree during an opposition rally in New Delhi on Wednesday, dominated debate in parliament on Thursday. Two cabinet ministers, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the land acquisition bill, a revision to a...

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