SUICIDE

  • Oscar-winner Jared Leto chops off his locks for 'Suicide Squad' 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winner Jared Leto, who will play Joker in 'Suicide Squad', has shaved his beard and cut his long locks for the role. The movie's director David Ayer posted on Twitter a photograph that showed a pair of hands ready to clip Leto's ponytail with scissors, reports aceshowbiz.com. "Should we?...
  • Agrarian crisis deepens in Marathwada, 93 farmer suicides reported in 2015 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The agrarian crisis in the arid Marathwada region of Maharashtra is deepening and as many as 93 farmers have reportedly committed suicide since January 1, 2015. Successive droughts, hailstorm in 2014 and faulty agriculture policy are all contributing to the crisis. In February, 40-year-old Shamrao Rambhau Parde owning less than...
  • Emails suggest 'Jihadi John' had suicidal thoughts 4 days ago

    London: Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria. In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago, he talked of taking too many sleeping pills and sleeping forever as a way to get away from...
  • Facebook's new feature could help you save lives of friends who appear distressed 1 week ago

    New York: Now you can more easily help save the lives of friends who might appear distressed, through a new updated Facebook feature. If a Facebook friend posts something that indicates he might be thinking of harming himself, users can click on an arrow on the post to report it. Facebook will...
  • Teenage girl bomber kills 15 at northeast Nigeria bus station February 24, 2015

    Damaturu: A teenage girl blew herself up at a crowded bus station in a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 53 in the second such attack there this week. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing in Potiskum but the main suspect is likely to...
  • Mumbai: 4 people found dead in 48 hours in Oshiwara February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: In a shocking news, four people were found dead in the last 48 hours in Oshiwara in Mumbai. A brother and sister were found hanging in their apartment. The siblings' employer told the police that they were upset about their mother living with another man. When the police tried to...
  • This new app can help avert suicidal thoughts February 18, 2015

    New York: A new phone app launched recently can help people ward off suicidal tendencies. The Broome HOPE app shows people how to recognise warning signs and start a conversation, according to media reports. The app helps users recognise the warning signs of suicide and allows them to immediately connect to the...
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan Taliban kill 28 in attacks on provincial police HQs February 17, 2015

    Kabul: Four suicide attackers on Tuesday stormed a provincial police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, killing 22 police, an official said. Taliban insurgents immediately claimed responsibility. The attack in Logar province outside the capital, Kabul, was the latest to target Afghan security forces following the withdrawal of most foreign combat troops at...
  • Female suicide bomber kills 16 in Northeast Nigeria February 15, 2015

    Maiduguri: A teenage female suicide bomber blew herself up at crowded bus station in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least 16 and wounding 30 others. Most of the victims were children who had either been selling peanuts or begging for money at the time of the explosion, said witnesses. The bomber...
  • Rohtak murder-cum-rape case: Eight people arrested, one commits suicide February 9, 2015

    Rohtak: Eight people were on Monday arrested in the brutal rape and murder of a mentally challenged Nepalese woman while one more accused in the case that has caused outrage and revulsion across the country allegedly committed suicide. Haryana police, which was under attack over...
  • Lot more needs to be done to stop farmer suicides: Maharashtra government February 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Facing criticism from its ally Shiv Sena over farmer suicides in the state's drought-hit regions, Maharashtra government has admitted that a lot more needs to be done to stop such incidents. The government is working towards increasing the agricultural productivity of farmers and some big measures will be announced...
  • Shiv Sena slams BJP over farmers' suicides in Vidarbha January 30, 2015

    Mumbai: Slamming its ally BJP, the Shiv Sena on Friday said that while Maharashtra Chief Minister was busy clinching business deals and attracting investments in the state, it was "heart wrenching" that debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha were committing suicide. The BJP-led state government has failed to meet the expectations of the...
  • Kolkata: 17-year-old ends life; parents accuses school of misconduct January 29, 2015

    Kolkata: In an yet another incident similar to the death of La Marts student Rouvanjit Rawla five years ago in Kolkata, an alleged suicide of a class ninth student of Kendriya Vidyalaya II in Salt Lake last week have put school authorities in a spot. Kamalika Das, a 17-year-old student...
  • A day after release, Irom Sharmila arrested again January 23, 2015

    Imphal: A day after being released from jail, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Friday arrested once again by police under the same charge of attempt to commit suicide by means of her indefinite fast. Imphal West Superintendent of Police Jhaljit said Sharmila was arrested under section 309 of the...
  • Eight shot in Canada, killer commits suicide: Police December 31, 2014

    Montreal: A man shot and killed eight people, including two children, before committing suicide, Canadian police has said. The incident unfolded in three different locations in Edmonton, in the western province of Alberta. Seven of those killed three women, two men and the two children were found in the same house,...
  • Jared Leto to sport a new look in 2015 December 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 'Dallas Buyers Club' actor Jared Leto, who has maintained long locks, may go for a haircut in the New Year. And it's presumably, in preparation for his role in 'Suicide Squad'. The 42-year-old took to social media Wednesday to tell fans that he's ready to get a new...
  • 28-year-old commits suicide in Ghaziabad December 25, 2014

    Ghaziabad: A 28-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Kavi Nagar area here, police said. Praveen, a resident of village Mehrauli, killed himself using his licensed pistol, DSP Ran Vijay Singh said. Praveen's family members rushed towards his room hearing a gunshot and discovered his body lying in...
  • Suicide bomber kills 33 people south of Baghdad December 24, 2014

    Baghdad: A suicide bomber killed 33 people and wounded 55 others in Madaen, about 25 km (15 miles) south of Baghdad, on Wednesday, Iraqi police and medical officials said. The bomber blew himself up near a line of Sunni pro-government fighters waiting for their salaries, the officials said, adding they expected...
  • Pakistan will not back off from military offensive in North Waziristan: Defense Minister Khwaja Asif December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan has said it will not back off from military offensive against terrorists in North Waziristan in the aftermath of the terror attack at a school in Peshawar that left 151 people, mostly children, dead. "We are undeterred, we will not back off," Defense Minister Khwaja Asif told the CNN...
  • Pakistan mourns as parents bury children massacred in Peshawar school attack December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 133 students at a school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency. People around the country lit...
  • 'He went in the uniform, came back in a coffin,' wails a Pakistan school attack victim's father December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school on Tuesday and killed 151 people - almost all of them students - before government troops ended the siege. The massacre of innocent children horrified a country already weary of unending terrorist attacks. Pakistan's...
  • US in touch with Pakistan to offer assistance after attack December 17, 2014

    Washington: The US is in touch with Pakistani authorities to offer assistance in the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack on a Peshawar school that killed 151 people, the White House said on Tuesday. "The depraved decision that one has to make to storm a school of innocent children and open...
  • Nobel prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack December 17, 2014

    London: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, joint winner of this year's Nobel peace prize for her education campaign work, said she was heartbroken by the news that at least 126 people, mostly children, had been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday. Malala, 17, was shot...
  • Terrorists shot dead my friends and teacher in cold blood, recounts Peshawar attack eyewitness December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: It began like any other morning in Pakistan's Army Public School in the northwestern city of Peshawar. Students pored over their books. Teachers ruffled through their notes and gave lectures. In an instant, the peace was shattered - gunfire, smoke and dead bodies strewn across the school's halls and corridors,...
  • 19-year-old ends life after being scolded for taking alcohol December 15, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: A 19-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide after being reprimanded by parents for taking alcohol at Nanu Khera village, police said on Monday. The body of Sunil Kumar was found hanging from a tree on Sunday. He allegedly took the extreme step after his parents scolded him for drinking alcohol,...
  • Malaysia: Man chops off wife's hands, feet suspecting infidelity, commits suicide December 15, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: In a gruesome incident, a jobless man has chopped off his Indian-origin wife's hand and feet with a meat cleaver on suspicion of having an extra-marital affair before committing suicide in southern Malaysia. K Menaga, 44-year-old mother of three, is fighting for her life in the intensive care unit...
  • Teenager kills 12-year-old sister, kills self due to dispute between parents December 14, 2014

    Indore: A 14-year-old boy killed his 12-year-old sister to death and later committed suicide by hanging himself in Kharajana area of Indore on Saturday evening. According to sources, the boy was in tension due to dispute between his father and mother. The police is yet to ascertain the exact course of events. ...
  • Indian Navy engineer found dead on INS Godavari near Porbandar December 11, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 24-year-old Indian Navy engineer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself onboard the INS Godavari, a naval ship sailing near Porbandar coast, early Thursday morning, the police said. He has been identified by the police as Narottamsinh Tomar (24), a resident of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, who served as...
  • In modernising India, suicide is on the rise among young December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinki Chauhan, a straight-A physics and maths student, arrived at her university campus in India shortly after breakfast, poured petrol over her wispy frame and lit a match. The 19-year-old ran screaming across the college grounds in Gurgaon, near the capital New Delhi, before falling to her knees in...
  • Central government to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide, gets support of 18 states, 4 UTs December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision by the Central government, the Home Ministry has informed Parliament that attempt to suicide will no longer be treated as a criminal offence. The Home Ministry informed Parliament that the government has decided to delete section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises...