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New Rajasthan guidelines aim to curb suicides in Kota

Every year, tens of thousands of young people pour into Kota, for its famed institutes preparing students for medical and engineering entrance examinations.

The guidelines are based on the recommendations of a 15-member committee.(AP)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 06:10 AM IST

Rajasthan government issues guidelines for coaching institutes in the state

The state government had set up a 15-member committee headed by education secretary Bhawani Singh Detha and came up with the regulations for coaching institutes

The Rajasthan government has issued guidelines for regulating coaching centres in the state including Kota(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 10:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

NEET aspirant dies by suicide in Kota, 25th case this year

The district administration has issued orders to suspend all tests in coaching centers for the next two months due to the surge in suicides.

No suicide note has been found yet, said the police (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 04:57 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Age bar, refunds: Rajasthan panel's likely steps to stem Kota suicides

The 15-member panel was set up by the Rajasthan government on August 17 against the backdrop of mounting outrage over student suicides in Kota.

Career Point coaching institute for iit jee, aieee, aipmt, state pmt, rpmt and mppmt entrance preparation, Kota Coaching,(File)
Updated on Sep 16, 2023 11:09 AM IST

Kota: 8 died since June 24, at least 45 others appraoched helpline

As an HT analysis of all 23 student suicides in Kota in 2023 showed, more than half involve minors, 12 died by suicide within six months of arriving in town.

Over the years, Kota, over 300km from the state capital of Jaipur, has turned into a coaching factory of sorts, producing toppers of competitive examinations. (File)(Pradeep Gaur/mint)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, Jaipur

How Kota became a coaching hub and, then, into an epicentre of student suicides

An HT analysis of the deaths in 2023 shows that more than half of them were minors. Many were either poor or from economically lower middle-class backgrounds.

The town of Kota quite clearly thrives on the student-driven economy. (photo:pradeep gaur/mint)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 07:11 PM IST

Kota’s 23: Mostly minors from small towns who lived for under 6 mths

An overwhelming majority of students that died by suicide are male, were preparing for medical entrance exam, and were from towns and villages in north India.

This year, to date, 23 young people have committed suicide in Kota already, the highest number since 2015 when the government first began compiling this data. (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 05:11 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Kota suicides: Panel suggests preventive measures to de-stress students

Principal secretary (higher and technical education) Bhawani Singh Detha, who has been named as head of the panel, chaired a meeting virtually on Monday to discuss ways to check suicides

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot has formed the panel, which is expected to submit its report within 15 days after visiting Kota. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 09:02 AM IST

Gehlot directs to form panel to check student suicides in Kota

According to police records, 21 cases of suicides have been reported among students preparing for competitive exams in Kota district.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 03:55 AM IST

Kota admin’s answer to mental health crisis: Install spring-loaded fans

Springs in these ceiling fans are designed to uncoil the moment it detects a load, effectively detaching the fan from the ceiling, and preventing hangings.

Experts flayed the order and warned such a move will only increase the stigmatisation of students already grappling with fragile mental health.
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 12:58 PM IST
By, Jaipur

11 held after mob attacks meat shop in Bhiwadi amid communal violence in Haryana

Bhiwadi police superintendent Vikas Sharma said around 25 youths carrying rods and chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ attacked the meat shop

People retrieving their belongings after violence in Sohna. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 10:36 AM IST
BySenjuti Sengupta

CSOs, govts need to work together to ensure overall progress of society: Rajnath

The defence minister emphasised that these groups have the potential to impact official policies and programmes, across all the dimensions of today’s social, economic and environmental challenges

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh addressed Civil 20 (C20) India Summit in Jaipur on Saturday (Twitter/@rajnathsingh)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 07:11 PM IST
BySenjuti Sengupta

Tigress T-84 spotted with three cubs in Ranthambore: Forest official

The tigress T-84 (Arrowhead) was seen to be roaming around with her three cubs and they are one-and-a-half months old

The officer added that T-84, the daughter of T-19 seemed to be very weak. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 05:18 PM IST
BySenjuti Sengupta

Rajasthan assembly approves bill to deal with organised crime

The Rajasthan assembly on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure strict action against organised crime, with provisions for life imprisonment or even capital punishment on the death of a victim and a minimum five-year prison term for sheltering gang members.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 12:56 AM IST
BySenjuti Sengupta, Jaipur

Flood-like situation in Rajasthan amid heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Biparjoy

CM Ashok Gehlot will visit the cyclone-affected districts of Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi, Jodhpur and Pali through an aerial tour and interact with the affected people in those places

According to officials, around 23 out of 54 dams in Pali, and 27 out of 29 dams in Sirohi overflowed due to heavy rain. (File image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 02:15 PM IST
BySenjuti Sengupta
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