SUICIDE

  • Nigeria: 2 female bombers kill 30 in Maiduguri 21 hours 6 minutes ago

    Bauchi (Nigeria): Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Tuesday in a crowded market in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least 30 people, said witnesses and a security official. The two teenage girls dressed in full hijab entered the busy market and detonated their explosives, said Abba Aji Kalli,...
  • Jaipur: Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up 2 days ago

    Jaipur: A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said on Monday. The incident took place on Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here. Dilkush Saharia, a Class...
  • Suicide bomber kills at least 45 in Afghanistan during volleyball match 2 days ago

    Kabul: Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed "at least 45" people in an attack on a volleyball tournament in the country's east. Mokhis Afghan, spokesman for the provincial governor of Paktika province, bordering Pakistan, says the attack happened during an inter-district tournament attended by a large crowed in...
  • West Bengal: Student's body found on railway tracks, family alleges murder November 18, 2014

    Howrah: A first year college student was found dead near the railway tracks at Howrah's Uluberia station in West Bengal on Friday. The 20-year old was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim Akash Agarwal was a pharmacy student of Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical...
  • Suicide bomber kills 13 in Nigerian market November 17, 2014

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 13 people were killed and 65 others injured when a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a busy mobile phone market in restive northeast Nigeria, police has said. The attack in the town of Azare in Bauchi state yesterday came just as vendors were packing up...
  • Pope Francis denounces euthanasia as 'sin against god' November 15, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against god and creation. Francis made the comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors. Earlier this month, the...
  • Arrest those guilty in Saradha scam, says prime accused Kunal Ghosh November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is hospitalised after allegedly attempting suicide in jail, on Saturday demanded that the guilty involved in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam be arrested. "Those persons who are roaming scot-free and still not apprehended in the Saradha scam case, should be arrested",...
  • Mamata suspends three prison officials after Kunal Ghosh's attempted suicide November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has suspended three officials of Kolkata's Presidency jail where Saradha scam accused and former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday morning. Prison SP, the doctor who was attending Ghosh as well as the officer on duty at the jail ward where...
  • Ex-TMC MP, Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh attempts suicide in jail, consumes 51 sleeping pills November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and prime accused in the Saradha chit fund scam Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday by an overdose of sleeping pills in Kolkata's Presidency jail. Ghosh in a suicide note has claimed that he consumed 51 sleeping pills. He has been admitted to the SSKM...
  • 47 killed by suicide bomber in suspected Boko Haram attack November 11, 2014

    In yet another suspected attack by the Boko Haram, almost 47 people were killed by a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside a school in northern Nigeria. ...
  • West Bengal: Class 8 student ends life after father refuses to buy him expensive mobile November 10, 2014

    Behrampore: A middle-school student allegedly committed suicide in Murshidabad district by consuming pesticide after his father, a farmer, could not afford to buy him an expensive mobile of his choice. The 15-year-old boy Masud Sarkar was a class VIII student of Tentulia High School at Tentulia village. Masud's father Mabibul Sarkar is...
  • Farmer suicides mar TRS' short tenure in Telangana, opposition blames indifference November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: It is a grim situation for farmers across Telangana. In the last five months, since the Telangana Rashtra Samiti came to power in the state - around 350 farmers have committed suicide. Non-implementation of loan waivers, power cuts, inadequate rainfall, dry bore wells, depletion of ground water and poor...
  • MEA condemns Wagah suicide attack; BJP, Congress insist on strong action to combat terrorism November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement on Monday condemning the suicide attack near Wagah border that killed 65 people and injured 200 others. "There is no grievance or political goal so great, as to justify such a cowardly act. We believe that only the firmest and...
  • BSF put on high alert in Rajasthan after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded on the border area in Rajasthan by Border Security Force in the wake of the blast near Wagah border in Pakistan. "BSF personnel have been put on high alert after the blast yesterday. Patrolling along the border areas has been intensified," BSF DIG, Ravi Gandhi...
  • Wagah suicide attack: BSF on high alert as death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The death toll in the deadly bomb blast at Wagah in Pakistan rose to 65 on Monday which includes personnel of the Pakistan rangers and a child. Nearly 200 others were injured in the suicide bombing on Sunday near the exit gates of the Wagah border car parking,...
  • Wagah attack in Pakistan a 'dastardly act of terrorism': PM Modi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night strongly condemned a suicide attack in Wagah border in Pakistan, terming it as a "shocking" and "a dastardly act of terrorism". He expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and sent prayers for the injured. "Terror attack in Pakistan near Wagah...
  • BSF alerts positions along Pakistan border in Punjab after Wagah border suicide blast November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BSF was put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd across Amritsar's Wagah sector in Pakistan leaving at least 52 people dead on Sunday. BSF chief DK Pathak, who spoke to his officers in the Ferozpur division...
  • Pakistan: Suicide blast near Wagah border, 55 killed; al-Qaeda affiliate Jundallah claims attack November 2, 2014

    Lahore: At least 55 people, including children and security personnel, were killed and about 200 others injured in a powerful suicide blast in Pakistan at Wagah on Sunday, minutes after the popular flag- lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing. The al-Qaeda affiliated group Jundallah has claimed responsibility...
  • Irom Sharmila taken to AIIMS due to deteriorating condition October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A retired Delhi Police officer told a court here that rights activist Irom Sharmila, facing trial for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006, was shifted to a hospital after her health condition had deteriorated during the fast. Deposing as a prosecution witness, Delhi Police's retired...
  • Indian died after falling from 16th floor in UAE October 22, 2014

    Dubai: A 33-year-old Indian man has died after falling from the balcony of his 16th floor apartment in Sharjah, the fourth such accident in the past five days. The incident took place on Tuesday morning. The police are investigating whether it was a suicide pact or the victim fell accidently...
  • Daughter of Principal of prominent Delhi school found dead inside campus October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A daughter of the Principal of a prominent Delhi school was found dead inside the campus. The principal lived in the school compound with his family. Prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide. The body was found on Tuesday night. The daughter was 29-year-old. More details are awaited. ...
  • FIR registered in suicide case of lyricist Santosh's son and wife October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: An FIR has been registered in the suicide case of lyricist Santosh Anand's son and his wife. The couple committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Mathura last weeK. The couple's 5-year-old daughter who was with them, survived the accident. She is in a critical...
  • 193 have died due to my present situation, says former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister, who is out on bail after being convicted in a corruption case, on Sunday claimed 193 people had died in the state because of her "present situation" which she compared to "swimming in a sea of inferno". Putting up a brave front, Jayalalithaa assured...
  • My public life is like swimming in a river of fire, says former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa October 19, 2014

    Chennai: Ruling AIADMK party general secretary and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday said her public life is akin to swimming in a river of fire. In a statement issued a day after she was released from the Bangalore Central Jail on bail, Jayalalithaa said: "My public life...
  • FIR in Sankalp Anand suicide case names DG, IG October 18, 2014

    Mathura: An FIR has been registered in Mathura against 38 persons, including a DG and IG, for allegedly abetting the suicide of the son and daughter-in-law of poet-lyricist Santosh Anand, a senior police official said. Santosh Anand's son Sankalp (38), along with his wife Naresh Nandini (34) and daughter Ridhima (five)...
  • Faridabad: Jilted lover shoots girl, commits suicide October 18, 2014

    Faridabad: A woman in her youth was shot dead by a 40-year-old medical practitioner before committing suicide in a case of unrequited love, police said. Manisha, 24, had come back to her residence on Friday evening when Vinod, a doctor by profession, barged in and tried to convince the girl one...
  • Police begins probe into the suicide of lyricist Santosh Anand's son October 17, 2014

    Mathura: A team of police officials has left for Delhi to probe into the suicides of Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand's son Sankalp Anand and daughter-in-law Nandini Anand, police said Friday. The team, including Assistant Superintendent of Police Priti Priyadarshini and officials Atul Kumar Srivastav and Arvind Kumar, will investigate into the...
  • MHA orders probe into lyricist Santosh Anand's son's suicide after suicide note blames Ministry officials October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Famous Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand is a broken man. His son Sankalp and daughter-in-law committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping in front of a train at Mathura. The couple's five-year-old daughter was with them, but survived the accident. But what has raised eyebrows is his tell-all suicide note that...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Man kills self as son accused of 'poisoning' girl October 16, 2014

    Kanpur: A 45-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide following an allegation that his son tried to poison a dalit girl in Bilhaur area, police said on Thursday. The victim, identified as Idris, hanged himself at his home last night, a police spokesperson said. Family of the 19-year-old girl has submitted...
  • Mathura: Santosh Anand's son, daughter-in-law commit suicide by jumping in front of a train October 16, 2014

    Lyricist Santosh Anand's son and daughter-in-law committed suicide by jumping in front of a train. Police found a suicide note which cited financial troubles as the reason for this extreme step. They were residents of south Delhi. ...