Cemetery

  • British man, 24, fined for pretending to be a ghost, waving his arms and shouting 'wooooo' at mourners at cemetery August 8, 2014

    London: Ghost busted! A man has been arrested and fined in the UK for pretending to be a ghost by waving his arms and shouting "wooooo" at mourners at a cemetery. Anthony Stallard, 24, had been kicking a football around in a Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth with a friend, while also...
  • 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: Alien-like skulls found at 1,000 year old cemetery December 30, 2012

    New York: A number of alien-like skulls have been discovered in a 1,000 year old cemetery in Mexico. The finding initially stunned the researchers, however, upon closer inspection the skulls were found to be human skulls warped into strange, alien-like shapes. Scientists said the practice of deforming skulls of children...
  • RTI activist gets threats over Mumbai land scam September 23, 2010

    Mumbai: Close on the heals of RTI activists Satish Shetty and Datta Patil being brutally murdered in Maharashtra, another RTI activist Anwar Shaikh has approached the Bombay High Court, saying he has received death threats and has demanded protection. The court has admitted his plea for hearing. Shaikh said: "I got...
  • Judge okays MJ deal, burial planned for Aug 29 August 18, 2009

    Los Angeles: A judge on Monday approved a deal for the sale of Michael Jackson merchandise, but delayed making a decision on a traveling exhibition dedicated to the King of Pop, amid objections from the singer's mother. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, who is overseeing matters related to Jackson's...
  • Himachal plans 'cemetery tourism' for foreigners July 19, 2009

    Shimla: With many foreigners having been buried in Himachal Pradesh when Shimla used to be the summer capital of the British Raj, the government is planning 'cemetery tourism' to attract their kin to the hill state. The Department of Tourism is in the process of documenting cemeteries of Britishers across...
  • No space in Bangalore cemeteries to bury the dead June 30, 2009

    Bangalore: Bangalore is fast running out of space and its cemeteries are facing an acute shortage forcing the churches to change their burial rituals. St Patrick's Church in the IT city is trying to beat a major space crunch by asking its parishioners to cremate their dead and bury the ashes...
  • Solar panels on graves give Spanish town green energy January 6, 2009

    Santa Coloma De Gramenet (Barcelona): The crowded town of Santa Coloma de Gramanet in Spain has decided to make use of its cemetery not only to bury its dead, but also to generate eco-friendly power. Row upon row of solar panels glint in the sun atop the multi-storey mausoleums where...
  • Wild peacocks cause havoc in Florida April 19, 2008

    The resident peacocks in a Florida cemetery are causing havoc in the neighbourhood. And the males tend to attack their own reflections in car windows. The city estimates about 40 peacocks and the people nearby say that the peacocks are a great problem in the area. ...
  • It's crowded six feet under! August 30, 2006

    Tirana: Tirana residents are trying to put off dying until the government and city officials end their row over space shortages in the Albanian capital's graveyards. Tirana municipality has shut down one of the city's two cemeteries and said the other has space for only one more week. It blames the government...