CREMATION

  • Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar cremated with full military honours December 7, 2014

    Ranchi: The mortal remains of Lt Colonel Sankalp Kumar, who was killed by terrorists in Kashmir on Friday, were consigned to flames with full military honours in Ranchi on Friday. Large crowds turned up at several places, showering petals on the body during his last journey. Hundreds of bike-borne mourners also...
  • Jalandhar: Self-styled Ashutosh Maharaj's followers fortify his ashram, refuse to cremate him December 3, 2014

    Jalandhar: After controversial self-styled godman Rampal's followers fought off the police trying to arrest him, followers of another self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj were toeing the same line. After court ordered to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj as he was clinically dead, his followers fortified his ashram in Jalandhar, Punjab. Police and media were not...
  • Committee formed to check cremation pollution in Ganga: Uma Bharti September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: With cremations on the ghats of Ganga in cities like Varanasi and Haridwar adding to the impurities of the river, the Centre has constituted a committee to recommend technologies to cut down on pollution. Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said that the sadhus and...
  • Oswal community of Jodhpur opts for environmentfriendly cremations August 20, 2014

    In another sign of changing times, the influential Oswal community has decided against using wood for cremating its dead to curb the felling of trees and to protect the environment. A gasbased crematorium will instead be used. "A gasbased crematorium has been installed in a newlybuilt hall in the community's Shivanchi...
  • Union Minister Gopinath Munde cremated at his native village June 4, 2014

    Beed: Union Minister Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident was cremated at his native village Parli, Maharashtra on Wednesday amidst chanting by hundreds of his supporters. The mortal remains of Munde were consigned to flames by his eldest daughter and BJP MLA Pankaja. A sea of humanity converged at his...
  • Lok Sabha to be adjourned on opening day after paying homage to Munde June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The sudden demise of Union Minister Gopinath Munde has forced changes in the schedule of the Parliament proceedings on Wednesday. The first sitting of the 16th Lok Sabha on Wednesday will be adjourned for the day after paying tributes to the leader who died in a road mishap...
  • Gehlot expresses grief over former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta's death March 8, 2014

    Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot has expressed grief on the death of former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta. Gehlot in a condolence message said that excellent services by Mehta in the field of diplomacy and education would always be remembered. Mehta, a Padama Bhushan Awardee, passed away at the age...
  • 92-year-old ex-Foreign Secy and Padma Bhushan awardee Jagat Singh Mehta dies March 7, 2014

    Former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta died following age-related ailments. 92-year-old Mehta was ailing for sometime and passed away at his residence on Thursday. He served as foreign secretary between 1976 and 1979.  Born in 1922 to Mohan Singh Mehta, a member of the Constituent Assembly of India in 1947, Mehta...
  • Uday Kiran to be cremated on Tuesday January 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telugu actor Uday Kiran, who committed suicide here, will be cremated Tuesday. His body has been kept at the Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce for the public to pay their last respects. Uday, 33, hanged himself to death from the ceiling in his flat Sunday. "Since this (Tuesday) morning Uday's...
  • East Champaran: Nine persons die of mysterious disease November 25, 2013

    Nine persons have died due to a mysterious disease at Bahurupia in district in the past 24 hours, official sources said. All the nine people, including four women, died with symptoms of sore throat and excessive sweating, the sources said. Villagers cremated the body of the woman on Sunday evening, but bodies...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: 64 bodies found in Kedarnath valley, cremated September 5, 2013

    With the weather clear at most places across Uttarakhand over the past few days, 64 more bodies were found lying over the ridges in Kedar valley and cremated with necessary rituals, a senior police officer said on Thursday. "These bodies seem to be of devotees who climbed up the ridges out...
  • LoC killings: Bihar regiment soldier cremated with full state honours August 8, 2013

    The body of Prem Nath Singh, one of the five soldiers killed in Kashmir by attackers including men in Pakistani military uniform, was cremated on Thursday with full state honours at his native village of Samhauta in Bihar's Saran district, a police official said. The slain soldier was bid a tearful...
  • Arun Nehru cremated in New Delhi, Sonia's grandson performs last rites July 26, 2013

    Arun Nehru, former union minister, was cremated in New Delhi on Friday in the presence of Sonia Gandhi and her family, including her 13yearold grandson Raihan who lit the pyre. Nehru, a cousin of Rajiv Gandhi during whose Prime Ministership in the 1980's he was a powerful political figure, died last...
  • Bollywood bids goodbye to legendary villain Pran July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: He was one of Bollywood's legendary villains. Pran was cremated in mumbai on Saturday and his Bollywood family joined in for the last rites. A Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, legendary villain Pran Krishan Sikand, breathed his last on Friday night, at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. He was 93. Pran...
  • Uttarakhand: Bodies should be cremated with proper Vedic rituals, says Ramdev June 30, 2013

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday took exception to the manner in which bodies of people killed in the natural calamity in Uttarakhand were being treated by the authorities, saying they should be cremated with proper Vedic rituals. Shaken by the heartrending TV footage of bodies lying here and there in...
  • IAF officer killed in Uttarakhand chopper crash cremated June 30, 2013

    Sant Kabir Nagar: Sudhakar Yadav, who died in helicopter crash in Uttarakhand during a rescue operation, was cremated with full national honour here on Sunday. Mortal remains of Yadav reached his native village Asharfabad by a special plane where a number of people paid tribute to the martyr, sources said. Later, he...
  • U'khand chopper crash: IAF pilot cremated in Madurai June 29, 2013

    Madurai: A large number of people on Saturday bid a tearful adieu to IAF pilot K Praveen, killed in a helicopter crash during a rescue mission in Uttarakhand, at the funeral held at his native place, Madurai. Amid poignant scenes, the body of Praveen was cremated with full state honours. Earlier, the...
  • Uttarakhand: Focus now on locals, rehabilitation; mass cremations on June 27, 2013

    Dehradun: Amidst fears of disease and an epidemic outbreak, mass cremation of the dead bodies is being carried out in Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. Authorities are taking DNA samples and photographs of the bodies before cremating them. Meanwhile, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has said that the focus is now on...
  • Sarabjit dead: Will the problems of people in border villages be forgotten? May 3, 2013

    Sarabjit Singh was cremated with full state honours on Friday in his native village Bhikiwind in Punjab. ...
  • Delhi: Former CJI Justice JS Verma cremated April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The mortal remains of former Chief Justice of India JS Verma, who headed a panel to frame a tough law to combat crimes against women, were on Tuesday consigned to flames in the presence of prominent political leaders and those from legal fraternity. The funeral pyre was lit...
  • IK Gujral cremated with full state honours December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister IK Gujral was on Saturday cremated here with full state honours in the presence of the country's top leadership, including President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Amid prayers and a 21gun salute, his body was consigned to flames at Smriti Sthal on the...
  • Former Prime Minister IK Gujral's funeral today December 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Former prime minister IK Gujral's funeral will take place on Saturday at 3 pm in the national capital. Gujral passed away on Friday evening after a prolonged illness. He was 92. The Union Cabinet has declared a sevenday state mourning as a mark of respect Gujral. A Cabinet meeting...
  • What's the legacy left behind by Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was laid to rest. ...
  • Mumbai shuts down, bids farewell to Bal Thackeray November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai came to a virtual standstill on Sunday as Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, a Hindutva mascot and flagbearer of Marathi pride, was laid to rest and lakhs of mourners joined the Marathi leader's grieving family to bid him a tearful farewell. A sea of people, unprecedented in recent...
  • TDP leader Yerran Naidu to be cremated on Saturday November 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: The last rites of Telugu Desam Party's senior leader and former central minister K Yerran Naidu, who died in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district early on Friday, will be performed on Saturday. A pall of gloom descended on Srikakulam, the native district of Naidu. Hundreds of...
  • India's first NSA Brajesh Mishra's last rites on October 1 September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The last rites of Brajesh Mishra, the country's first National Security Adviser who died in New Delhi following a heart ailment, will be held on Monday. His mortal remains will be consigned to flames at the Lodhi Road Crematorium at 11 am on Monday, a close relative of...
  • ExRSS chief K Sudershan to be cremated today September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Former chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), K Sudarshan, who passed away on Saturday following a heart attack, will be cremated in Nagpur on Sunday. He was 81. The cremation ceremony will be attended by BJP leaders like LK Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley. Sudarshan gave...
  • Director Tony Scott cremated; scholarship created August 28, 2012

    Los Angeles: Tony Scott has been cremated, and his widow will keep his remains at their Los Angelesarea home. The information is included on Scott's death certificate. The document doesn't include a formal determination of Scott's cause of death. Coroner's officials expect it will take several weeks to finalize their...
  • Nation bids emotional farewell to Rajesh Khanna July 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Hundreds of emotional fans and industry professionals bid their last adieu to Bollywood's greatest romantic hero Rajesh Khanna whose last rites were performed by his family at Mumbai's Vile Parle crematorium amid pouring rain on Thursday. In a nostalgic flashback to the 70s when Khanna was at the top of...