Funeral

  • US Rapper and reality TV star Benzino shot, injured during his mother's funeral 31-03-2014 11:00 AM

    Boston: Reality television star and rapper Benzino was shot and wounded, allegedly by his nephew, during the funeral procession for his mother outside Boston, authorities said on Sunday. Benzino, star of the VH1 show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," was driving in the procession on Route 3 on Saturday when...
  • Funeral held for Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'wren Scott in California 26-03-2014 12:17 PM

    Los Angeles: L'Wren Scott was mourned on Tuesday by family, friends and her longtime companion, Mick Jagger, at a small, private funeral in Los Angeles. A representative for the Rolling Stones frontman said the service was held at Hollywood Forever Funeral Home in Los Angeles. It included blessings and prayers...
  • Nanda was an iconic actress and a very good human being: Sunny Deol 26-03-2014 11:48 AM

    Mumbai: Expressing grief over yesteryear actress Nanda's death, veteran actors Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra today described her as a very "down to earth person" and a "woman with no tantrums". Kumar, who had shared screen space with Nanda in films like 'Gumnaam', 'Shor' and 'Bedaag', says he is shocked...
  • Mick Jagger arrives in Los Angeles to plan L'Wren Scott funeral 21-03-2014 10:03 AM

    New York: Mick Jagger has started making funeral arrangements for fashion designer and celebrity stylist L'Wren (luh-REN') Scott, his longtime girlfriend. His representative said in a statement on Thursday that Jagger is in Los Angeles to be with his daughters Karis, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Jade, and his son, James....
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies 05-03-2014 01:23 PM

    Veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini died on Wednesday at the age of 90. Saini, who had participated in the freedom movement, was ailing for some time. The funeral will take place later in the day, district officials said. ...
  • Mumbai: 18 dead in stampede ahead of Bohra cleric's funeral 18-01-2014 09:27 PM

    Eighteen people died and 60 others were injured at a stampede ahead of the funeral of spiritual leader Syedna Burhanuddin in Mumbai on Saturday. The stampede occurred in Malabar Hill area as the people had gathered to pay last respect. ...
  • Mumbai: Stampede ahead of spiritual leader's funeral, 18 dead 18-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Mumbai: Eighteen people died and 60 others were injured at a stampede ahead of the funeral of spiritual leader Syedna Burhanuddin in Mumbai on Saturday. The stampede occurred in Malabar Hill area as the people had gathered to pay last respect. Police said the stampede happened after the gates to...
  • 50 fall ill in Agra after feast 10-01-2014 10:22 PM

    Around 50 people are reported to have taken ill after eating food served upon the completion of funeral rites of a villager in Malpura area, about 20 kms from here in Agra, Friday afternoon. Chief Medical Officer of Agra Dr A K Kulshreshtha said about 30 persons of Itauro village...
  • Kolkata gangrape victim's funeral held amid political turmoil 01-01-2014 09:23 PM

    Kolkata: The funeral of the 16-year-old gangrape victim who succumbed to her injuries took place on Wednesday evening in Kolkata amid much political protests. The victim had died yesterday, after almost a week of setting herself ablaze. The gangrape and subsequent death of the victim had enraged public in the...
  • Farooq Sheikh's last rites to take place Monday evening 29-12-2013 03:32 PM

    Mumbai: Multi-faceted actor Farooq Sheikh, who died following cardiac arrest in Dubai, will be buried Monday evening, says actor and a close friend Satish Shah. Farooq died Friday evening at the age of 65. "His body will reach Mumbai airport at around 4.00 p.m. tomorrow (Monday), and the burial will...
  • Farooq Sheikh's body to be brought back to India for funeral 29-12-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack in Dubai on Saturday morning. His body will be brought back to Mumbai today for his funeral after completing the formalities in Dubai. The Indian film industry mourned the death of veteran actor Farooq Sheikh. Many Bollywood actors and directors...
  • Fans bid teary-eyed goodbye to 'Indian Idol 2' winner Sandeep Acharya 17-12-2013 08:49 AM

    The mortal remains of Indian Idol 2 winner Sandeep Acharya were consigned to flames at his native place in Bikaner on Monday. Family members, friends and fans bade a teary-eyed adieu to the singer who died in a private hospital in Gurgaon in Haryana at the age of 29 on...
  • 'End of an extraordinary journey of 95 glorious years', says Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's funeral 15-12-2013 05:39 PM

    Leaders and family members on Sunday praised South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela as a man and former president who united and freed his nation by embracing forgiveness and reconciliation. This is a selection of quotes from the funeral service in Mandela's southeastern childhood village of Qunu: "It is the...
  • Nelson Mandela laid to rest in his hometown, world bows in respect 15-12-2013 01:30 PM

    Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road on Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period....
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in Qunu 15-12-2013 01:29 PM

    Nelson Mandela's funeral service is going on at his hometown Qunu. Here is an exclusive look at the spot where Mandela has been laid to rest on Sunday. ...
  • With a hole in its heart, South Africa buries Nelson Mandela 15-12-2013 08:30 AM

    Qunu: South Africa buries Nelson Mandela on Sunday, closing one momentous chapter in its tortured history and opening another in which the multi-racial democracy he founded will have to discover if it can thrive without its central pillar. The Nobel peace laureate, who suffered 27 years in apartheid prisons before...
  • Mandela memorial service live: Zuma speaks amid boos and jeers 10-12-2013 02:31 PM

    Johannesburg: 6:50 pm: "He never wanted to be viewed as a saint. He recognized that ll of his achievements were a result of working with the ANC," Zuma said. 6:40 pm: "He managed the fears of the minority and the impatience of the majority," Zuma said. 6:30 pm: "He was...
  • World leaders flock to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral 10-12-2013 02:18 PM

    Joyous, singing South Africans gathered in the rain on Tuesday to honor Nelson Mandela at a massive memorial service that is expected to draw some 100 heads of state and other luminaries, united in tribute to a global symbol of reconciliation. Crowds converged on FNB Stadium in Soweto, the Johannesburg...
  • Obama in SA for Mandela memorial service 10-12-2013 01:17 PM

    Johannesburg: US President Barack Obama arrived in South Africa on Tuesday for a day of remembrance and celebration for his personal hero Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon who died last week at age 95. Air Force One touched down at a military base near Johannesburg on a rainy morning. Joining...
  • Pranab Mukherjee in SA for Mandela's memorial service 10-12-2013 11:03 AM

    Johannesburg: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to attend a memorial service in honour of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whose death triggered an unprecedented outpour of rich tributes worldwide. Mukherjee will join the heads of governments and states from more than 53 countries, including US...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to lead Indian delegation at Mandela's memorial service 09-12-2013 11:32 AM

    President Pranab Mukherjee will lead a five-member delegation to the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. The delegation will comprise UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj, Union Commerce and Industries Minister Anand Sharma, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury and BSP leader Satish...
  • 'Nelson Mandela's funeral will be one of biggest in world' 09-12-2013 07:21 AM

    Johannesburg: The funeral of Nelson Mandela on December 15 in his ancestral home of Qunu will be larger than that of Princess Diana, Michael Jackson and Pope John Paul II combined, ANC leader Ismail Vadi has said. Vadi said on Saturday at a memorial service at the Gandhi Hall in...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to lead Indian delegation at Mandela's funeral 07-12-2013 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to represent India in the funeral of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela on December 15. It is learnt that a proposal to this effect has gone to the President for his approval. The state funeral will be held in Mandela's childhood home,...
  • Nelson Mandela to be buried on December 15 in Qunu 06-12-2013 07:12 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa President Jacob Zuma said Nelson Mandela will be buried on December 15. President Jacob Zuma also said on Friday that a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium will be held for the anti-apartheid leader on December 10. Zuma said that Mandela's body will lie in state at...
  • Congress hits out at Modi for saying Nehru skipped Patel's funeral 29-10-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress and the BJP are in a battle over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. The Congress has accused Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of misrepresenting facts to appropriate Patel's legacy. Narendra Modi has clarified that the newspaper, Divya Bhaskar, has misquoted him. Modi...
  • Suicide bomber attacks Iraq funeral, killing 11 14-09-2013 11:27 PM

    Baghdad: Officials in Iraq say a suicide bomber has attacked a funeral for members of an ethnic minority in the country, killing 11 people. Police say a suicide bomber set off an explosive belt inside a funeral held by members of Shabak minority near the northern city of Mosul on...
  • Taliban suicide bomber kills 30 at a policeman's funeral in Pakistan 09-08-2013 06:08 AM

    A Taliban suicide bomber killed 30 people at the funeral of a policeman in Pakistan on Thursday, including five senior police officers, in the third deadly attack on government targets in two weeks. A Reuters reporter at the scene in the western city of Quetta described chaos as injured police...
  • LoC killing: Antony should check facts before speaking, says Nitish 07-08-2013 07:22 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has criticised the Centre and said that the Nation is worried and scared after the killing of 5 soldiers at the LoC and demanded the government to take appropriate steps to meet the security threat. Four out of the five soldiers who lost...