BURIAL

  • MH17: Malaysia seethes in anger; family members want loved ones back home July 19, 2014

    There is collective national outrage in Malaysia over the shooting down of airliner MH17. Prime Minister Najib Razak and Malaysian Transportation Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai met mourning family members earlier on Saturday. Unfortunately, they could not concede to the request of the family members of bringing their loved...
  • Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali's mother passes away March 27, 2014

    Tahira Nikhat, mother of noted Urdu poet Manzar Bhopali, passed away at a local hospital after a long illness, sources said. She was 80. Nikhat, who died last evening, is survived by a daughter and two sons - Manzar Bhopali and retired television producer Sajid Rizvi. She was the principal of a school...
  • Typhoon struck Philippine begins mass burial November 14, 2013

    A city devastated by last week's typhoon buried some of its dead in a mass grave in a hillside cemetery on Thursday, a somber reminder of the tragedy that has left the Philippines with the monumental task of providing for some 11.5 million affected people. Aid was beginning to reach some...
  • Mandela's grandson removed from tribal position July 8, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African president Nelson Mandela's grandson was removed from his tribal position on Sunday over an ongoing family feud over gravesites, Xinhua reported. The development occurred as the antiapartheid leader Mandela remains in a critical but stable condition, spending his fourth week in a Pretoria hospital due to...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets Shinde over Karbala violence June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over the possibility of withdrawing the FIR against those booked for allegedly resorting to a violent protest at in January 2012. "We met Shinde over the Karbala issue today (Monday). The FIR (First Information Report) filed against people...
  • Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery May 11, 2013

    Doswell: Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground. The secret interment this...
  • US: Bombing suspect's family struggles to find burial site May 7, 2013

    Boston: The body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev remained in limbo on Monday as his family searched for a cemetery that would accept the remains. Several Massachusetts cemeteries have refused to bury Tsarnaev, and protesters have staked out the Worcester funeral home holding the body. Despite a plea from...
  • US: Uncle arranging Boston bomb suspect's burial rites May 6, 2013

    Worcester: The uncle of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed in a gun battle with police arrived at a funeral home on Sunday to prepare his body for burial. Ruslan Tsarni of Montgomery Village, Md, and three other men met with Worcester funeral home director Peter Stefan. The men who accompanied...
  • Pakistan: Man buries pet dog near graveyard, arrested February 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani police arrested a man in the garrison city of Rawalpindi for trying to bury his dog near a graveyard, according to a media report on Sunday. The man, who was not identified, was arrested under a provision of the Pakistan Penal Code related to trespassing burial places even...
  • Face of Richard III, England's 'king in the car park', revealed February 6, 2013

    London: With a large chin, a prominent slightly arched nose and delicate lips, the "face" of England's King Richard III was unveiled on Tuesday, a day after researchers confirmed his remains had finally been found after 500 years. A team of university archaeologists and scientists announced on Monday that a skeleton...
  • UK: King Richard III's skeleton to be reinterred in cathedral February 5, 2013

    DNA tests confirmed that the skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester was Britain's King Richard the Third. ...
  • Sadhus say rivers too polluted, want land burial January 20, 2013

    Allahabad: Concerned over rising river pollution, sadhus of various orders are now seeking departure from tradition as they want adequate land to bury their dead instead of the practice of 'Jal Samadhi' (water burial) which has led to environmental concerns. Swami Hari Giri, who is a Mahamandaleshwar of prominent Juna Akhara,...
  • Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea September 7, 2012

    Washington: US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesperson Rick Miller said. Miller said on Thursday that no other details on the timing or the location of the burial were available, reported Xinhua. Neil Armstrong died on August 25 at the age of...
  • Odisha: Man wakes up at burial ground July 21, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: The burial of a 70yearold man in Odisha turned into a celebration when he woke up hours after being assumed dead. The bizarre incident occurred on Friday at Singhanpur in Bargarh district, over 300 km from Bhubaneswar. Jaladhar Duduka was suffering from old age complications for the last few days and...
  • Shrinking space for the dead in Hyderabad May 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: "Mar ke bhi chain na paya to kidhar jayenge? (If there is no peace in death, then where will I go?" This Urdu couplet from Ibrahim Zauq aptly sums up the problem of the dead in Hyderabad. In this booming metropolis, where thousands struggle for a place to live...
  • B'lore: Giving a dignified burial to the unclaimed May 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Mahadeva, a resident of Bangalore, has been burying the dead for the past 40 years, but instead of being bogged down by the morbid job, he believes he's blessed. For 40 years, Mahadeva has given a dignified exit to at least 75,000 dead people, most of them unclaimed. "This is...
  • TN: Flowerseller buries unclaimed bodies March 14, 2012

    Coimbatore: Shantakumar, a flowerseller in Coimbatore, has made it his mission to offer a dignified funeral to those who no one cares for. Like in most cities, in Coimbatore too, the mortuary at the general hospital was becoming a store house for many unclaimed bodies, until one day, Shantakumar landed...
  • Osama's sea burial rakes up fresh controversy March 7, 2012

    London: In a new twist to Osama bin Laden saga, emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm say the body of the al Qaeda leader was actually sent to the US for cremation than buried in sea. According to the emails, bin Laden was shot and killed during the famous...
  • Tiger's burial at Pataudi village on Friday September 22, 2011

    Chandigarh: The burial of former India captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Thursday, will take place at Pataudi village in Gurgaon district on Friday afternoon. "The burial will take place at 2.15 pm. I will be representing Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at the...
  • Son says Laden sea burial demeans family: report May 10, 2011

    London: A statement purporting to come from a son of Osama bin Laden denounced the al Qaeda leader's killing as "criminal" and said his burial at sea had humiliated the family, an online monitoring service said. The statement, attributed to Omar bin Laden, bin Laden's fourth eldest son, said the al...
  • Obama defends Osama's sea burial as respectful May 6, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama said US forces were respectful of the body of Osama bin Laden when they buried his remains at sea, despite criticism from some Muslim clerics that it violated Islamic practice. "We took more care on this than, obviously, bin Laden took when he killed 3,000 people. He...
  • Concerns raised over shooting of unarmed Osama May 4, 2011

    Berlin: The killing of Osama bin Laden when he was unarmed has raised concerns the United States may have gone too far in acting as policeman, judge and executioner of the world's most wanted man. But for several Muslim leaders, the more unsettling issue is whether the al Qaeda leader's burial...
  • Tearful farewell to Sathya Sai Baba April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Sathya Sai Baba was laid to rest amid vedic chants at the Sai Kulwant hall in Puttaparthi with full state honours on Wednesday. His nephew RJ Ratnakar performed the last rites three days after Sathya Sai Baba died. The Samadhi of Sathya Sai Baba is at the same spot...
  • Russia wants to bury Lenin? January 23, 2011

    Moscow: The ruling United Russia party has launched a website announcing an online poll on the burial of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. The poll of the goodbyelenin.ru website launched Saturday has only one question: "Do you back the idea of burying the body of Vladimir Lenin?" The question requires a...
  • Jackson's 'Beat It' lyrics to be auctioned May 20, 2010

    Los Angeles: The handwritten lyrics of late pop legend Michael Jackson's "Beat It" are to go under the hammer at a memorabilia auction in California next month. "This piece has been in private hands since being written. It's an incredible piece from the legendary King of Pop and it's in fine...
  • Brother says Michael Jackson could be exhumed September 11, 2009

    Berlin: Michael Jackson may not have found his last resting place in a California cemetery, with his brother Jermaine telling a German television show on Thursday that he would like to see the grave moved. "I'm not so happy with it," said the elder Jackson, according to text released in...
  • MJ finally buried in a private ceremony September 4, 2009

    New Delhi: The King of Pop has finally been laid to rest. Michael Jackson's burial took place at a private ceremony at the Grendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday evening and present in attendance were his friends and family. Following this, the guests headed to an Italian restaurant about...
  • Watch: Controversies surrounding Michael Jackson September 4, 2009

    The King of Pop will be finally laid to rest in Los Angeles. ...
  • 70 days after death, Jackson to be buried in LA September 3, 2009

    Los Angeles (California): Seventy days after his sudden death, Michael Jackson will be interred in what may or may not be his final resting place on Thursday evening. Only his family and closest friends will attend the private funeral inside the ornate Great Mausoleum on the grounds of Forest Lawn cemetery...
  • MJ's father demands congressional investigation August 31, 2009

    Los Angeles: Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson has demanded a complete, congressional investigation into the pop icon's death. This, after the Los Angeles Coroner's office announced on Friday that MJ's death was a case of homicide. Joe Jackson believes that there is more to Michael's death...