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The Right to Information and you!

Did you know – instead of just cribbing and crying over delayed construction of a road outside your home which you know will soon get either flooded or spotted with potholes – you can actually get a sample to check the quality of material being used? Yes! When they say information they mean all kinds of information, written and physical. Now with the Supreme Court capping RTI application fees to […]

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LEGALISATION OF PASSIVE EUTHANASIA IN INDIA

What You Need to Know – Supreme Court’s decision legalising Passive Euthanasia The Supreme Court has finally come out with a judgment clarifying the uncertain waters surrounding the concept of assisted suicide or euthanasia. By holding that the fundamental right to live also includes the right to die with dignity, the judgment brings to conclusion a long-standing ethical, moral, religious and legal dilemma. The Supreme Court had been known for […]

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Legalising Passive Euthanasia, here’s What You Need to Know

The Supreme Court has recognized the right to die with dignity to be inherent in the fundamental right to life and personal liberty. This means that legal validity is granted to assisted suicide (euthanasia) for persons suffering from terminal diseases, living in persistent vegetative state, comatose state or brain dead, etc. What is allowed – Removal of life sustaining or prolonging medicines, machines and devices is acceptable in the presence […]

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Aadhaar Linkage Extension by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court yesterday extended the deadline for linking of mobiles, bank accounts and PAN cards with AADHAR till it finally resolves the dispute surrounding this case. However, the requirement of the UID Number by the government for the issuance and continuance of several services and benefits does not stand suspended. So, while we ignore messages from our telecom service providers, banks and, at times, the government, let us see […]

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