Cremation

  • Gehlot expresses grief over former Foreign Secretary Jagat Singh Mehta's death 08-03-2014 03:41 PM

    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...
  • 92-year-old ex-Foreign Secy and Padma Bhushan awardee Jagat Singh Mehta dies 07-03-2014 12:40 PM

    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,...
  • Uday Kiran to be cremated on Tuesday 07-01-2014 06:09 PM

    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)...
  • East Champaran: Nine persons die of mysterious disease 25-11-2013 03:08 PM

    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,...
  • Uttarakhand tragedy: 64 bodies found in Kedarnath valley, cremated 05-09-2013 12:30 PM

    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...
  • LoC killings: Bihar regiment soldier cremated with full state honours 08-08-2013 10:49 AM

    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...
  • Arun Nehru cremated in New Delhi, Sonia's grandson performs last rites 26-07-2013 06:41 PM

    Arun Nehru, former union minister, was cremated in New Delhi on Friday in the presence of Sonia Gandhi and her family, including her 13-year-old 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...
  • Bollywood bids goodbye to legendary villain Pran 13-07-2013 11:38 PM

    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 30-06-2013 09:06 PM

    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 heart-rending TV footage of bodies lying here and there...
  • IAF officer killed in Uttarakhand chopper crash cremated 30-06-2013 07:10 PM

    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....
  • U'khand chopper crash: IAF pilot cremated in Madurai 29-06-2013 08:07 PM

    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....
  • Uttarakhand: Focus now on locals, rehabilitation; mass cremations on 27-06-2013 01:16 PM

    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? 03-05-2013 08:42 PM

    Sarabjit Singh was cremated with full state honours on Friday in his native village Bhikiwind in Punjab. ...
  • Delhi: Former CJI Justice JS Verma cremated 23-04-2013 09:59 PM

    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...
  • What's the legacy left behind by Bal Thackeray 18-11-2012 11:10 PM

    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 18-11-2012 07:23 PM

    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 03-11-2012 10:48 AM

    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...
  • Dev Anand laid to rest amid rich tributes 10-12-2011 07:20 PM

    London: Dev Anand, who ruled the hearts of millions of film enthusiasts for over six decades, was on Saturday bid a tearful adieu as his mortal remains were consigned to flames amid the tunes of some of his most memorable songs 'Abhi Na Jao Chor ke' and 'Gata Rahe Mera...
  • 'Fitting memorial service for Dev Anand in Mumbai' 08-12-2011 11:22 PM

    London: A fitting memorial service for Bollywood legend Dev Anand, who passed away in London last week, will be held at the Mehboob Studio in Mumbai on December 15, his son Suneil Anand said on Thursday. "After the funeral here on Saturday, I will be flying to Mumbai with his...
  • Maoist leader Kishenji to be cremated on Sunday 26-11-2011 08:13 PM

    Karimnagar: The body of slain Maoist leader Kishenji will be cremated at Peddapalli near Karimnagar on Sunday, his family members said on Saturday. Kishenji was killed in an encounter in Barishol forest in West Bengal on Thursday. When contacted, the family members said that the body of Kishenji would be...
  • 'Cremated' girl reappears alive in Assam 28-10-2011 06:39 PM

    Tezpur: A young girl who was presumed to have died with the body cremated two days ago turned up on Friday at the Tezpur police station in Assam's Sonitpur district. Nineteen-year-old Indrani Bora of neighbouring Nagaon district fled with her friend Mukut Ali from Guwahati to Dhubri district on October...
  • Celebs bid adieu to Jagjit Singh 11-10-2011 06:00 PM

    Legendary singer Jagjit Singh was cremated in Mumbai on October 11, 2011. Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar at the funeral.Singer Mika Singh and Ghulam Ali attend Jagjit Singh's last rites. Celebs during Jagjit Singh's funeral.
  • Now a green alternative to cremation? 01-09-2011 12:37 PM

    London: A UK-based company has developed what it claims is probably the world's best green alternative to cremation -- an "alkaline hydrolysis" unit, which has been installed at a funeral home in the US state of Florida. The unit by Glasgow-based Resomation Ltd works by dissolving the body in heated...
  • Sachan cremated after family members relent 24-06-2011 06:26 PM

    Lucknow: The body of Uttar Pradesh Deputy CMO Y S Sachan was cremated on Friday evening after his family members yielded to apparent police pressure to perform the last rites on receiving the post mortem report. The body was taken to the electric crematorium and the cremation was performed with...
  • Journalist Jyotirmoy Dey cremated on Sunday 12-06-2011 04:05 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran investigative journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (56), who was shot dead by unknown assailants on Saturday, was cremated on Sunday at suburban Ghatkopar. Maharashtra PWD Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and a large number of media persons had turned up to pay their last respects to the senior journalist. Dey, who worked...
  • CJ exposes mismanagement at crematorium 24-04-2011 09:37 AM

    Citizen Journalist Varun Jain's family had to wait for over five hours for his grandfather's funeral at Delhi's Nigam Bodh ghat crematorium. ...
  • Japan digs mass graves for the dead 23-03-2011 05:34 PM

    Unosumai: The towering waves that splintered thousands of Japanese homes and lives has forced the country to rethink one of its most sacred Buddhist practices, how it treats the dead. Desperate municipalities are digging mass graves, unthinkable in a nation where the deceased are usually cremated and their ashes placed...