Passivity

  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre for slow approach towards arrests of Indian fishermen 08-11-2013 01:40 PM

    Tamil Nadu government on Friday slammed central government's "meek and passiveapproach" towards the arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy. Tamil Nadu government has said the Centre cannot remain a "mute spectator" and asked to condemn the island navy's action in the "strongest terms." Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in...
  • Passive smoking causes psychological disorders 13-07-2011 10:04 AM

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately five-and-a-half million kids live in households in which someone smokes. Previous studies have shown that secondhand smoke exposure in kids can cause respiratory diseases, sids, and higher rates of asthma. Now two new studies in this week's edition of pediatrics, find secondhand...
  • Aruna must live, but others can die: SC 08-03-2011 07:00 AM

    New Delhi: In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed "passive euthanasia" of withdrawing life support to patients in permanently vegetative state(PVS) but rejected outright active euthanasia of ending life through administration of lethal substances. Refusing mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug, lying in a vegetative state for 37...
  • Active euthanasia vs passive euthanasia 07-03-2011 07:03 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition to allow the mercy killing of former Mumbai nurse Aruna Shanbaug. Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Mishra dismissed the petition filed on behalf of Shanbaug and observed that passive euthanasia is permissible under supervision of law in exceptional circumstances...
  • Passive smoking kills 6 lakh people every year 26-11-2010 04:54 PM

    London: Passive smoking kills over 600,000 people, including more than 165,000 children under five, every year in the world, according to a new study. The study, published in the medical journal The Lancet, is the first to estimate worldwide impact of passive smoking. It found more than half of the...
  • IBNLiving: Exploring dangers of third-hand smoke 12-01-2009 01:44 PM

    Cutting out passive smoking does not mean you are safeguarding your health. ...
  • Stay away from second-hand smoke 04-07-2007 02:52 PM

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  • Passive smoking poses health risks 07-05-2007 03:14 PM

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