Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicStudent suicides

Topic: student suicides

Protests erupt after student dies by suicide at Punjab’s Lovely Professional University

Police have recovered a suicide note citing 'personal reasons' for the act & further investigation is underway. LPU has issued a statement extending its full support to the authorities.

What if? 5 student ‘suicides’ in 2 weeks raise big mental health question for Tamil Nadu schools

Cuddalore/Tiruvallur: Her suicide note was written in “Tanglish”, with the Tamil words transliterated into English, and left on the refrigerator. In neat cursive script...

‘Blood stains in hostel’ — 2nd autopsy conducted as Kallakurichi ‘suicide’ keeps TN town tense

The girl’s father had approached the Supreme Court Tuesday to get a doctor of his choice for a second autopsy. The atmosphere in the town, meanwhile, remains tense.

Out of 122 student suicides since 2014, 111 at central univs, IITs & NITs: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also gave data for suicides of OBC/SC/ST students. MoS Annapurna Devi gave details of ragging complaints & anti-ragging measures implemented.

4 suicides in 7 months at IISc Bengaluru during Covid put spotlight on mental health issues

Students accuse IISc of paying little heed to mental health amid the Covid pandemic, while authorities say they have been looking at ways to address the issue.

19-year-old becomes second student to die by suicide due to NEET pressure in Tamil Nadu

The victim was found hanging at her residence and a purported suicide note said she was apprehensive about the exam and that others had high hopes for her.

Enraged over Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide? Students dying in Kota’s IIT, IAS factories too

Even a Rohith Vemula is not enough for India to acknowledge the scale of misery its students face in a country that places high premium on excelling at all cost.

Modi govt’s NEP could have mandatory counselling of parents to help students fight stress

According to HRD ministry data, nearly 10,000 students have committed suicide between 2016 and 2018 every year, with the highest number registered in Maharashtra.

IIT-Hyderabad students blame isolated campus and academic pressure for suicides

This year, 3 students have killed themselves, the latest being the death of the 20-year-old Pichikala Siddharth, who jumped off a building Tuesday.

4 school students killed themselves in India every day, shows data

A National Crime Records Bureau report shows a total of 8,934 students committed suicide in 2015, up from 8,068 the year before.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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