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.

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.

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.

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 mrityu" or suicide by legal sanction also known as euthanasia.

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). 

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.

Right to die: Belgian doctors grant euthanasia to 24-year-old depressed woman

Zee Media Bureau

Brussels: Doctors in Belgium have given the green signal to a medically depressed woman to end her own life. The otherwise healthy woman has qualified for euthanasia under Belgian law, even though she is not terminally ill.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide: A death with dignity

Ritu Singh

"The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type... Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!"

Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

In a first, the Belgian justice ministry Tuesday granted a convicted rapist and murderer the right to die.

British Lords hold ten-hour debate on assisted dying

Members of Britain`s unelected House of Lords have spent almost ten hours discussing whether to legalise assisted dying, in an often emotional debate putting the question back on the agenda, if not on the statute books.

SC issues notice to states, UTs on plea on passive euthanasia

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to states and Union Territories on a plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in a vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life support even the Centre strongly opposed the petition saying it is a form of suicide which cannot be allowed in the country.

SC issues notices to states, UTs on legalising passive euthanasia

Hearing a plea on allowing euthanasia for people who are terminally ill and have slim chances of survival, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notices to all states and Union Territories.

Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate, decide: Centre

The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court.

French mercy killing doctor acquitted after emotional trial

A French doctor whose emotionally charged trial over the deaths of seven terminally-ill patients gripped a country where euthanasia is illegal was acquitted Wednesday to thunderous applause in the courtroom.

France reopens euthanasia debate with right-to-die ruling

France`s top administrative court ruled on Tuesday that doctors should be allowed to take a tetraplegic man off life support after nearly six years in a coma, siding with his wife in a case that has revived a debate about euthanasia.