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Accidents, suicides claim 2,200 CAPF personnel between 2014 to 2018, shows National Crime Records Bureau data
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Accidents, suicides claim 2,200 CAPF personnel between 2014 to 2018, shows National Crime Records Bureau data

As many as 2,200 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel died in accidents and suicides in a span of five years from 2014 to 2018, with the annual figures of such casualties coming down in recent years

NCRB data shows more self-employed and unemployed people took their own lives than farmers in 2018
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NCRB data shows more self-employed and unemployed people took their own lives than farmers in 2018

'Self-employed category accounted for 9.8 percent of total suicide victims (13,149),' said the latest report by the NCRB

Deepika Padukone on Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain suicides: Just like other illnesses, depression doesn't discriminate
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Deepika Padukone on Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain suicides: Just like other illnesses, depression doesn't discriminate

Deepika Padukone, former victim of clinical depression, reiterated why being rich and famous cannot prevent the mental illness.

Mumbai: Four days after man commits suicide at Mantralaya, Maharashtra govt installs safety nets
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Mumbai: Four days after man commits suicide at Mantralaya, Maharashtra govt installs safety nets

After several suicide attempts at Mantralaya — the Maharashtra state secretariat — nylon nets are being installed there, to prevent people from doing so.

SC directs Doordarshan to make prime-time show highlighting perils of Blue Whale Challenge
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SC directs Doordarshan to make prime-time show highlighting perils of Blue Whale Challenge

Doordarshan has been directed by the Supreme Court to produce a 10-minute show on the perils of virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge within a week

In Madhya Pradesh, over 15,000 people associated with farming ended lives in last 13 years
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In Madhya Pradesh, over 15,000 people associated with farming ended lives in last 13 years

Over 15,000 "farmers and people associated with farming" have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh in the last thirteen years ending 2016, the Legislative Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

Punjab loan waiver: Govt will bear liability of over 7,000 farmers' from state, says chief minister Amarinder Singh
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Punjab loan waiver: Govt will bear liability of over 7,000 farmers' from state, says chief minister Amarinder Singh

Punjab government will bear the liability of the outstanding loans of over 7,000 farmers in the agrarian state who have committed suicide in recent years

Maneka Gandhi says never heard men commit suicide; NCRB data states otherwise
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Maneka Gandhi says never heard men commit suicide; NCRB data states otherwise

Maneka Gandhi's answer to a query, during a Facebook Live session, about the government's initiative to reduce suicide rates among men has left several people fuming.

No direct programmes, Modi failed to prevent farmers' suicides: Gowda
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No direct programmes, Modi failed to prevent farmers' suicides: Gowda

Deve Gowda says Narendra Modi "has not launched any direct programmes" to check farmers' suicides in the country.

Self-immolation rate high among homemakers due to domestic violence
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Self-immolation rate high among homemakers due to domestic violence

Indian men are twice as likely as women to kill themselves, but of all the methods of suicide, self-immolation is the only one that claims more women than men

Kejriwal begins Punjab election groundwork: Rakes up farmer suicide issue in the state
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Kejriwal begins Punjab election groundwork: Rakes up farmer suicide issue in the state

Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday raked up farmers' suicide issue in Punjab and claimed people of the state, which goes to polls next year, are "yearning" for a change.

Marathwada’s drought: A surveyor of suicides tells the story behind the statistics and the lonely struggle of Indian farmers
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Marathwada’s drought: A surveyor of suicides tells the story behind the statistics and the lonely struggle of Indian farmers

Why are Marathwada’s farmers committing suicide? Is it crop failure, mounting debt or alcoholism? To find answers to these questions, Aurangabad-based organisation Swami Ramanand Tirth Sanshodhan Sansthan is doing a survey in Marathwada.

Villupuram suicides: Madras High Court orders fresh autopsy
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Villupuram suicides: Madras High Court orders fresh autopsy

The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered another autopsy on one of the students who had allegedly committed suicide in Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. The High Court gave the go-ahead for fresh autopsy after it heard the plea by the parents of one of the girls, Monisha.

Villupuram students' suicides: Principal surrenders in Chennai, sent to judicial custody
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Villupuram students' suicides: Principal surrenders in Chennai, sent to judicial custody

Days after three girl students allegedly committed suicide, the head of their college on Monday surrendered in a court in the state capital and was arrested along with two others, including its principal. Vasuki Subramanian, head of the Kallakurichi-based naturopahty and yoga college, surrendered before a court here and was remanded to judicial custody, police said.

Love affair, illnesses, exam failure and more: Infographic shows why Indians are committing suicide
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Love affair, illnesses, exam failure and more: Infographic shows why Indians are committing suicide

In 2014, 131,666 people committed suicide in India according to the National Crime Record Bureau report on Crime in India, 2014.

Rahul Gandhi kicks off padyatra on farmers' issue in Telangana
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Rahul Gandhi kicks off padyatra on farmers' issue in Telangana

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday kicked off his 15-km padyatra from Koritical village in Adilabad district to highlight the problems faced by farmers.

India recorded highest number of suicides in Southeast Asia in 2012: WHO
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India recorded highest number of suicides in Southeast Asia in 2012: WHO

Growing rate of suicides has emerged as a major concern with India recording the highest number of cases in Southeast Asia in 2012, said a WHO report.

Over a lakh suicides take place in India every year: Report
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Over a lakh suicides take place in India every year: Report

Over 100,000 people commit suicides in India every year on an average. The number of suicides in the past decade has recorded an increase of 21.6 percent.

Chit fund scam: Nine dead, will more casualties follow?
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Chit fund scam: Nine dead, will more casualties follow?

As the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam rages on, the related loss of life continued in West Bengal with three more people linked to ponzi firms committing suicide, taking the death count to nine.

The mythology of the Dalit student suicide
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The mythology of the Dalit student suicide

Such incidents are attributed to the "stress" experienced by poorly qualified students who can't hack it at an elite institution. A closer look reveals that this is not true.