Australian scientist, 104, plans to kill himself with 'Swiss option'

Ecologist David Goodall, who is not terminally ill, has said he is ready for the end.

May 09, 2018, 22:26 PM IST

When I made 'Guzaarish' on euthanasia, there was hue and cry: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

'Guzaarish' narrated the story of a quadriplegic hero's (Hrithik Roshan) plea for death.

Mar 09, 2018, 22:34 PM IST

Unhappy with SC ruling, elderly couple wants right to active euthanasia for people above 75

Earlier in January 2018, the Lavate couple wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, requesting to approve their plea for active euthanasia.

Mar 09, 2018, 15:05 PM IST

How sexual assault victim Aruna Shanbaug's case started the national debate on euthanasia

In India, the widespread national debate around euthanasia began with Aruna Shanbaug's case.

Mar 09, 2018, 13:17 PM IST

Passive euthanasia: Arguments for and against the procedure

Various medical and legal dictionaries say passive euthanasia is the act of hastening the death of a terminally-ill patient by altering some form of support and letting nature take its course.

Mar 09, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

Active euthanasia vs passive euthanasia: What's the difference and which country allows what

The debate over euthanasia has raged on for decades in most countries with the moral behind allowing a terminally ill patient to die being repeatedly discussed.

Mar 09, 2018, 11:48 AM IST

Passive euthanasia: Know all about a 'living will'

While allowing a person to make a living will, a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, put strict conditions in place for executing the will. 

Mar 09, 2018, 11:45 AM IST

SC permits 'living will' of terminally ill patients: What does 'passive euthanasia' mean?

The steps that are generally taken to cause passive euthanasia include turning off respirators, halting medications, discontinuing food and water so as to allow a person to dehydrate or starve to death, or failure to resuscitate.

Mar 09, 2018, 11:18 AM IST

SC allows passive euthanasia, says human beings have the right to die with dignity

The SC said it has laid down guidelines on who would execute the will and how a nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board.

Mar 09, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

Elderly Mumbai couple seek Euthanasia after having lived a satisfactory life

Iravati and Narayan Lavate say that they have lived a complete life and do not wish for medical ailments to 'spoil their memories together.' They add that they are unsure how either would live if the other passes away.

Jan 10, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

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

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

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

 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'

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