euthanasia

Govt opposes 'living will' in cases of passive euthanasia, tells SC it can be misused

Govt opposes 'living will' in cases of passive euthanasia, tells SC it can be misused

Passive euthanasia is a condition where there is withdrawal of medical treatment with the deliberate intention to hasten the death of a terminally ill-patient.

Oct 10, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
"It's better to die than to suffer" — UP sugarcane farmers write to PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath, seek euthanasia

"It's better to die than to suffer" — UP sugarcane farmers write to PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath, seek euthanasia

A group of farmers in Uttar Pradesh have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, threatening suicide over non-payment of sugarcane.

May 07, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: Report

First mercy killing of minor in Belgium: Report

The Netherlands also allows mercy killings for children, but only for those aged over 12.

Sep 17, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

Belgian Paralympian: I`m not ready yet for euthanasia

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said in Rio on Sunday that she`s still considering euthanasia to escape a life of unbearable physical pain -- only not quite yet.

Sep 12, 2016, 04:24 AM IST
Watch video- Paralysed chimpanzee walks again with the help of a touch-screen

Watch video- Paralysed chimpanzee walks again with the help of a touch-screen

 A chimpanzee has learned to walk again after being paralysed due to illness.

Jul 07, 2016, 00:04 AM IST

20-year-old cancer patient seeks governor's permission for euthanasia

Jyoti, hailing from Sheshpur Athgava village, has lost one of her legs which had to be amputated because of her disease. 

Feb 20, 2016, 19:14 PM IST
Supreme Court says 'people's court' should decide on euthanasia, 'Living Will'

Supreme Court says 'people's court' should decide on euthanasia, 'Living Will'

The court also left it on Parliament to take a call on the right of terminally-ill persons to execute 'Living Will'.

Feb 16, 2016, 05:23 AM IST

Examining Law Commission's report on euthanasia: Centre to SC

The Centre in its recent affidavit said it has framed a legislation on the issue but would await the apex court's verdict on it.

Feb 05, 2016, 19:18 PM IST

Germany passes law allowing some types of assisted suicide

Lawmakers voted 360-233 in favor, despite fears voiced by many that it could lead to charges against doctors.

Nov 06, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Mathura farmers ask Prez for compensation or euthanasia

A group of farmers affected by Gokul barrage here on Monday asked President Pranab Mukherjee to either compensate them or to give them permission for euthanasia.

Aug 11, 2015, 01:41 AM IST

Vyapam scam: 70 accused seek President's 'permission to die'

In what may show the intense fear of the accused in mysterious Vyapam scam, 70 people who are lodged in Gwalior Jail of Madhya Pradesh have written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking "iccha mri

Aug 08, 2015, 21:08 PM IST
Vyapam scam: 70 accused write to President, seek euthanasia or bail for themselves

Vyapam scam: 70 accused write to President, seek euthanasia or bail for themselves

In a latest update, seventy Vyapam scam accused who are lodged in Gwalior Jail of Madhya Pradesh have written to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting him to either grant them bail or allow them "iccha mrityu" (suicide by legal sanction). 

Aug 08, 2015, 17:56 PM IST

Govt to come out with policy to stop euthanasia of Army dogs

Army service dogs that are euthanised on retirement can now hope to get a new lease of life.

Jul 08, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus wants euthanasia if becomes too painfully ill

 Bjorn Ulvaeus, former member of rock group ABBA, is afraid of constant pain and suffering and, therefore, wants euthanasia if he becomes too ill.

May 22, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Ailing teen who championed euthanasia dies in Chile

A 14-year-old cystic fibrosis patient who made international news by pleading with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to be allowed to end her own life, has succumbed to her illness, her family has announced.

May 15, 2015, 03:25 AM IST

Chile's president meets with ailing teen who asked to die

Chile's president went to a hospital to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis.

Mar 01, 2015, 05:18 AM IST

Realism over illusionary positivity: Need for legalising euthanasia

Euthanasia, a word that's been dicing in and out of the Indian Legal System's scenario for decades now, is of two types; Active and Passive, active being doing of a deliberate action to cause a patient to die and passive being stopping life-saving treatment in order to letting the life of patient end its natural way, gradually.

Jan 25, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

Pope denounces euthanasia as 'sin against God'

Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against God and creation.

Nov 16, 2014, 00:08 AM IST