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10.1% who killed themselves in 2019 were unemployed, Maharashtra tops suicide chart — NCRB data

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019, of which 2,851 or 2% killed themselves due to unemployment. The highest number of these deaths were in Karnataka.
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‘We didn’t do enough’ — AIIMS faculty and students say after suicides by doctors

Since 5 June, AIIMS has seen six suicides — 3 of them were doctors. Resident doctors say mental health issues can compound continuous academic pressure.
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Man from UP commits suicide after suspecting of having contracted Covid-19

The 35-year-old man who had self-isolated after having cough and cold, hanged himself after some villagers suspected he was suffering from Covid-19.
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There’s a science behind suicides, just like any other public health issue

As the number of suicides climb, understanding the science behind it will help identify those at risk and also find ways to address their suffering.

Suicides & drought plague Maharashtra – India’s ‘angriest’ state

BJP had pledged to make Maharashtra drought-free this year but many dams, ponds & tanks remain dry.

What the history of foreign invasions tell us about suicides across India

On suicide rates, there is a clear divide between north and south India.

Suicides high among married women: Crisis in Indian marriages or mental health stigma?

Nearly four out of 10 women who commit suicide globally are from India, and most of them are married, says a study published by health journal Lancet. ThePrint asks- Suicides high among married women: Crisis in Indian marriages or mental health stigma? Among women, having a child acts as a protective measure against suicide Lakshmi Vijayakumar Founder, Sneha suicide prevention centre The suicide rate among women is high till the age of 30, post which it falls by almost half. By the time they are 30, many become mothers and that gives them an incentive to stay alive. They feel a sense of responsibility towards their child and that makes them conscious of their choices. Thus, having a child acts as a protective measure against suicide. The time period between getting married and having a child is a particularly difficult one. They have to deal with living in a new home where they are trying...

On Camera

Lalu’s loyalty to secularism is Tejashwi Yadav’s biggest political test in Modi’s India

In 1990, when then BJP president L.K. Advani was carrying out his rath yatra unbridled, it was Lalu Yadav as CM who had dared to stop him from entering Bihar.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.