SUICIDES

  • All married women's suicides can't be due to harassment: Court 19 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Every suicide by married women cannot be presumed to have been caused by harassment by the husbands or in-laws, a Delhi court said on Monday and acquitted a man giving him the benefit of doubt. "Minor incidents of beatings on small issues can take place in any household...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they taken...
  • 18-year-old boy jumps before Delhi Metro train, dies 4 days ago

    New Delhi: An 18-year-old youth committed suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train on Thursday, police said. The incident took place at Nawada station at around 1 PM. A police officer said the deceased was identified as Mohammad Qadir, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district. He was...
  • Haryana: Farmers in Rewari wait for government's help as crops worth lakhs destroyed 1 week ago

    Rewari: Unseasonal rains across India have led to the extensive damage of crops with Rewari district in Haryana being one of the worst hit. The standing crop in thousands of hectares of land has been destroyed and not just the magnitude of the loss but also pending loans is the...
  • Karnataka High Court restrains government from making public information on IAS DK Ravi's death March 22, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka High Court, in an emergent notice served to the state government, on Sunday restrained it from publishing any interim report or making any public statement pertaining to investigation being conducted into the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi. "The respondents are restrained from making...
  • Rajasthan: 2 more farmers end lives, 1 die of shock due to crop loss March 22, 2015

    Kota: Two more farmers allegedly committed suicide while another died of shock after seeing their crops destroyed in untimely rains, police said on Sunday. Premshaker Meena (20) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on Saturday evening in Ladpur village of Keshoraipatan police station area of Bundi district, they said. Premshanker committed...
  • Suicide bombers kill 137 in Yemen mosque attacks March 21, 2015

    Sanaa/Aden: Suicide bombers killed at least 137 worshippers and wounded hundreds more during Friday prayers at two mosques in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, in coordinated attacks claimed by Islamic State. The attacks on mosques used by supporters of the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters who control the city were the deadliest in...
  • Bobbi Kristina Brown moved to rehab centre from Georgia hospital March 21, 2015

    Georgia: Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late pop singer Whitney Houston, has been moved to a rehabilitation facility from a Georgia hospital almost two months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, NBC News reported on Friday. Citing an unnamed source close to the family, the news network said...
  • Suicide bombers kill 126 in Yemen mosque attacks March 20, 2015

    Sanaa: Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa blew themselves up during Friday prayers at two mosques used by supporters of Shi'ite rebels, killing 126 people and wounding 260, medical sources said, in the country's deadliest terrorist attack in years. Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has seized large areas...
  • Man threatens to commit suicide at Chief Justice's room at Kolkata High Court March 20, 2015

    Kolkata: An aged man on Friday threatened to commit suicide in the court room of Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court Manjula Chellur after alleging that his property had been taken away by a land broker even as his petition on the issue remained pending before the Calcutta High Court. Septuagenarian...
  • LeT, ISI training 60 terrorists in 42 terror camps in PoK: Intelligence inputs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major security threat for the country, Intelligence inputs indicate that 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is active again. Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Lashkar-e-Toiba are training terrorists to be suicide bombers, according to the inputs. According to sources, 60 Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists are being...
  • Thane: Disturbed over verbal abuse, teen sets herself ablaze March 15, 2015

    Thane: A teenager girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze after she had an altercation with a woman, police said on Sunday. The girl (19), a resident of Mira Road area in Thane, committed suicide at her residence after she...
  • Here's how this new app that could help bring down student suicide rate March 14, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce immediately, are programmed to detect "suicide-related" words used by children on...
  • South Korea develops smartphone application to curb student suicide March 13, 2015

    Seoul: South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said on Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce this year, are programmed to detect "suicide- related" words used...
  • Family of six members found dead in Bengaluru; police suspect murder-suicide March 12, 2015

    Bengaluru: A family of six members on Thursday morning found dead in their home in West Bengaluru. The gruesome scene came after when neighbours woke up to them. A tenant, Chandrasekhar said, "I went to buy milk in the morning, windows were shut. The maid later told my wife they...
  • Farmer suicides despite Modi's chai pe charcha assurance: NCP March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP on Wednesday attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at...
  • Delhi: Woman strangles her 3 daughters, attempts suicide March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A 27-year-old woman allegedly strangled her three minor daughters to death and then tried to commit suicide near her residence in south east Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area on Monday evening. A PCR call was received 8:30 PM at Ambedkar Nagar police station regarding the incident from a neighbour. "On reaching...
  • Thane: Girl commits suicide after being harassed for dowry; 5 booked March 8, 2015

    Thane: A 21-year-old married girl allegedly committed suicide after being harassed by her husband and in-laws for dowry, police said on Sunday. The woman's husband and four other family members have been booked for abetting her suicide, they said. Unable to bear the constant harassment by them, the girl hanged...
  • Actor Aditya Pancholi arrested for pub brawl, gets bail March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: A Mumbai magistrate granted bail to Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi who was arrested for a brawl in a pub, officials said here on Sunday. "Aditya Pancholi was arrested today (Sunday) morning... He had a fight with one of the bouncers at the Sea Princess Hotel's pub," an official told IANS. According...
  • Director calls banning rape documentary 'international suicide' for India March 8, 2015

    London: India committed 'international suicide' by banning a documentary about the gang rape and murder of a woman in Delhi, the director of the film said after a Friday night screening in London. India last week prohibited the release of the film 'India's Daughter' and also asked video-sharing website YouTube to...
  • On Women's Day, read the suicide note of a man March 7, 2015

    While the entire country is rejoicing and celebrating Women's Day, an old mother is crying inconsolably in Jhansi. Her son, Avadhesh Yadav committed suicide on February 25, 2015 because of a "woman". This day has no meaning for her as she is confused of the word that means "Women Empowerment"....
  • Oscar-winner Jared Leto chops off his locks for 'Suicide Squad' March 3, 2015

    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 March 3, 2015

    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 March 2, 2015

    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 February 26, 2015

    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...