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  • Passive euthanasia can be permissible -Supreme Court

    New Delhi, Mar 7 (): Active euthanasia (mercy killing) is illegal, yet “passive euthanasia” can be permissible in exceptional circumstances, a bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra said. In a much-awaited verdict, the Supreme Court today ruled that “passive euthanasia” can be permissible in exceptional circumstances but dismissed a plea for mercy…

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  • DMK – Congress split

    New Delhi, March 5 (): The DMK has decided to withdraw its ministers from the Union Cabinet. The party will now only extend issue-based support to the UPA government. This was decided at the meeting of a high-level committee of the DMK this evening. The meeting had been called to decide on continuing the party’s…

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  • Aishwarya Rai to balance Hema Malini election

    New Delhi, March 5 (): To counter the criticism of having nominated Hema Malini  a Tamilian for Rajya Sabha, the Karnataka Chief Minister B. Yeddyurappa will honour Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for her contribution and achievement in the arts and culture segment. This comes as a balancing act since Kannada activists, some of the…

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  • New congress working commitee formed

    New Delhi, March 4 (): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithvi Raj Chavan, Law Minister Veerappa Moily, and Vilasrao Deshmukh who served as chief minister of Maharashtra, but was removed for his links to the Adarsh Society scam, were dropped from the Congress working committee(CWC)  . Arjun Singh was today dropped from the party’s highest policy making…

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  • India’s First Health Mall to open

    Kochi, March 3 (): The BCG group, a Rs.500-crore business conglomerate, is building the country’s first multidisciplinary health mall here and it will be open by August said Rekha C. Babu, CEO of  BCG Group. The BCG Group was founded by Babu C. George in 1980 and forayed into real estate business in 2003. Six…

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  • Is Earth already on the brink of 6th mass extinction?

    London, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has laid down the possibility that Earth may already be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, like those that occurred only five times before during the past 540 million years. “If you look only at the critically endangered mammals – those where the risk of extinction…

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  • Sixty eight percent Indian women cant afford sanitary napkin

    Mumbai, Feb 27 (): It is bad news for sanitary napkin manufacturers in India. Of the 355 million menstruating women in India, only 12 per cent use sanitary napkins. The figure is small compared to countries like China, where majority of women use sanitary napkins, the survey maintained. The study, carried out by global information…

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  • SC issues notice to Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals

    New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on a plea filed by the Centre seeking enhancement of compensation to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy from Rs. 750 crore to 7,700 crore. The apex court also sought replies of Mcleod…

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