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Global event, social upheaval can impact mental health'

Global event, social upheaval can impact mental health'

In the wake of reports linking demonetisation with deaths of some people in queues and few cases of suicides, psychiatrists at AIIMS on Monday said any global event or social upheaval can impact the mental health.

Rajasthan Governor expresses concern over increasing suicides

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh today said that a body should be formed to regulate coaching institutes.

Diesel, petrol cabs go off roads in Delhi, owners warn of suicides

Diesel, petrol cabs go off roads in Delhi, owners warn of suicides

The Supreme Court’s ban on plying of diesel and petrol driven taxis in Delhi took effect on Sunday, with three taxi owners warning this might lead to suicides in frustration.

Drought hits 207 districts in nine states, major steps taken

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said all farmers in the country would get soil health cards by 2017.

Metro suicides: 59 lose limbs in five years, but alert guards save over 200

 The lone earning member of his family, Patel (no first name) is among the 59 who have lost a limb or sustained other debilitating injuries while trying to kill themselves by jumping in front of a Metro train in the past five years.

Kota suicides: Coaching centres launch 24X7 helpline for distressed students

Kota suicides: Coaching centres launch 24X7 helpline for distressed students

Stung by the rising number of suicides in education hub Kota, around 40 coaching institutes have launched a 24X7 helpline to provide free counselling to the distressed students.

Hold 'yatras' to build confidence in farmers, BJP tells Karnataka govt

The BJP on Wednesday slammed the state government for "failing" to properly address the issue of farmers suicide and suggested holding "Vishwas Yatras" by prominent people, including agricultural experts, to build confidence among distressed agriculturists.

BKU slams Radha Mohan Singh for his reasons of farmers' suicide

Farmers' unions on Saturday slammed Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh over his remark on the reasons of farmers committing suicides in the country and asked him to withdraw his observations immediately.

Why people, including farmers, commit suicide in India?

The issue of farmers' suicide has been jolting the country's conscience for years and for the first time the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has collected detailed data in this regard.

228 CRPF jawans committed suicide in last seven years: Govt

A total of 228 CRPF jawans committed suicide in the last seven years even as the government said Yoga has been made compulsory for all paramilitary forces, beginning this year.

Natural calamities took two lives every hour in India in 2014

At least two people died every hour in India due to natural calamities while 36 deaths occurred due to accidents every hour in 2014, official data revealed.

Waive interest on farmers' loan to prevent suicides: Rajnath Singh to UP govt

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to waive interest on farmers' loan to prevent them from committing suicide.

Farmers' suicide: Shiv Sena criticises Maharashtra government

The Shiv Sena on Friday came out in support of the state`s farming community amid the shocking report of eight farmers committing suicide in Vidarbha, including four a couple of days ago.

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.