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Is attempt to suicide punishable? Two laws have opposing views, SC seeks govt’s response

Supreme Court asks govt's view on conflict between IPC Section 309 which criminalises attempt to suicide and the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 which bars prosecution.
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Despite passive euthanasia law, the Indian state still decides when we are free to end our life

Given the legal framework in India, the distinction to be debated is not one between active and passive euthanasia – which is the global debate – but rather the distinction between passive euthanasia and suicide.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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