WION Evening News brief, March 9, 2018

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2018, 01.18 PM (IST)

With quote from Hindi film song, Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia

The Indian Supreme Court on Friday recognised the right to passive euthanasiafor the terminally ill.  The decision was taken by a five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. 

Rajasthan passes bill providing for death penalty to rapists of girls under 12

Rajasthan home minister GC Kataria said the government had made two amendments in the case -- adding life sentence and life imprisonment for convicts in offences against girls below 12 years of age and making a provision that a convict can't leave prison for life even after completing 14 years in jail.

Parag Agrawal, IIT alumnus, is Twitter's new CTO

Microblogging platform Twitter has appointed  IIT-Bombay alumnus Parag Agrawal as its chief technology officer (CTO), an update on the company's website said.

US surprised at North Korea's offer of talks: Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said Washington had been surprised by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's willingness to hold direct talks with the US on the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula.

Pak govt making efforts to mainstream Hafiz Saeed and his system: India's MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar has said that Pakistan is trying to make efforts to mainstream Hafiz Saeed and his system as a political party.