Suicides decreasing in China, rising in India

While suicides are on the decline in China, they are increasing in India, a global study said Thursday.

449 suicides in armed forces since 2011: Manohar Parrikar

There have been at least 449 suicides in the armed forces since 2011, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday.

Protests continue as Karnataka HC adjourns Jaya's bail plea

One more person died on Wednesday in an act of suicide after being apparently upset over Jayalalithaa's conviction in the disproportionate asset case as protests against her conviction continued across the state for the fifth day.

DAE rebuts media report on cancer deaths in nuclear hubs

Terming as a gross distortion of facts a media report about cancer causing 70 percent of deaths in India's atomic energy hubs, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Friday said the incidence of cancer-related deaths among DAE employees is not higher than that "seen in other sectors of society".

WHO says limiting access to pesticides can prevent suicides

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that limiting access to pesticides can help reduce the number of suicides.

Goa tries counselling to deal with student stress, suicides

Educational pressures, fear of failure, emotional problems and social inequalities were pushing a growing number of students in Goa towards substance abuse, gambling and even suicides, according to a top education official.

`Social media emerging as contributor to suicides`

Highlighting the importance of being a "non-judgemental listener" to people with suicidal tendencies, a consultant psychiatrist said here that social media is emerging as a contributing factor to youngsters taking their own lives.

AAP joins protest over police inaction in self-immolation case

AAP extended its support to a protest organised by DU teachers, employees and students` unions over police inaction into allegations of sexual harassment against a DU college principal by a sacked employee who committed suicide.

Student commits suicide in Kanpur

A student, enrolled for an ITI diploma course, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his hostel in Govind Nagar area

More UK soldiers die from suicides than fighting Afghan Taliban

The study found out that the traumatic stress of the time spent in Afghanistan has taken toll on the lives of the British soldiers

Heart-break causes more suicides than unemployment: NCRB report

More people in India end their lives due to heart-break than unemployment or bankruptcy.

Suicides soar in Italy

Recession-mired Italy saw a 40-percent surge in the number of suicides over a 15-month period between 2012 and the first three months of this year.

TN farmers threaten mass suicides if power tariff increased

Farmers in Coimbatore region on Friday threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if government went ahead with its plan to increase power tariff.

Fall in number of suicides by defence personnel: Govt

Government on Monday asserted in Lok Sabha that the number of suicides by defence personnel due to stressful working conditions has come down, thanks to steps like psychological counselling, yoga.

Military personnel suicides exceeded combat death in Afghanistan

The number of US military personnel who committed suicide surged to a record 349 in 2012, far exceeding American combat deaths in Afghanistan.

Seven suicides reported in Bhopal over last 2 days

Seven persons including an engineering student committed suicide in separate incidents in the last 48 hours here, police said on Sunday.

West Bengal village records six suicides within a fortnight

Six persons, including two women, have committed suicide at a single village in Murshidabad district in the past 15 days, a district official said on Thursday.

Three commit suicides in separate incidents in Kanpur

In a string of suicides, three people, including a BA student, have allegedly taken their own lives in different parts of the city.

Mobile phones contributing to suicides in BSF

Mobile phones are to blame for rising suicides in the BSF as it lets the troopers know about problems in their families, at times causing intense depression, an officer said on Sunday.

One in every five suicides committed by a housewife: Report

Every four minutes, one person takes his own life in this country and one in every five suicides is that of a housewife.