This post takes a look at the statistics on suicides in India and whether men are more likely to commit suicide than women.
Every major crime – murder, rape, kidnapping, rioting – increased in the months following the liquor ban.
Lives lost due to natural disasters reduced by 20% in the past five years – from 25,066 deaths in 2010 to 20,201 in 2014. Floods accounted for only 2.6% of deaths in 2014.
Of all states, Uttar Pradesh has the highest deficiency of rainfall this year, leading it to declare 50 of its 75 districts as drought-hit.