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India court suspends plan to reintroduce cheetah

India’s Supreme Court has directed the government to suspend a move to reintroduce the cheetah, eradicated in India by hunting nearly a century ago. The court’s decision came after some experts described the plan as “totally misconceived”. Earlier, the government had approved wildlife groups’ recommendations of two sanctuaries, in Madhya Pradesh and an area in Rajasthan, as potential homes. The ... Read More »

Karibasamma sees hope in Supreme Court verdict

The first euthanasia petitioner in Karnataka, Karibasamma, 70, sees hope in Monday’s verdict of the Supreme Court, allowing what has come to be termed ‘passive euthanasia,’ the withdrawal of life support to patients in a permanently vegetative state (PVS).The verdict, however, rejected outright ‘active euthanasia’ or ending life through the administration of lethal substances, and turned down the plea to ... Read More »

New Delhi Raja, aides to be produced in court today

Former telecom minister A Raja will be produced in the Patiala House court on Thursday, a day after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2G spectrum scam case. Raja, along with his personal secretary RK Chandolia and former telecom secretary Siddharth Behura, will appear at court for the hearing after spending the night in ... Read More »