Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Suicides

Suffocated in a self-made gas chamber—triple suicide story of a Delhi mother & 2 daughters

Depressed and ailing, three women in Delhi's Vasant Vihar area were found dead in a house with windows covered in plastic and four suicide notes detailing their financial troubles.

‘Nothing improbable’ about conversion, says Madras HC, orders CBI probe into girl’s suicide

The court pulled up police for dismissing claims that forced conversion attempts by missionary school had led to Class 12 girl’s suicide, saying allegations needed further investigation.

Many more people commit suicide due to bad marriage than divorce, NCRB data shows

NCRB's Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India report shows there were over 37,000 suicides for marriage-related reasons from 2016 to 2020, but only 7% of them were due to divorce.

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.

‘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.

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.

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...

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.