Funeral

  • Items from Elvis Presley's funeral up for sale July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Items used during late singer Elvis Presley's funeral are going under the hammer. The "Hound dog" hitmaker passed away in 1977, and he was laid to rest at his sprawling Graceland compound in Memphis, Tennessee. Presley's father Vernon personally asked singer J.D. Sumner to organise the funeral, and he compiled...
  • Priest guilty of killing nun will get funeral Mass July 6, 2014

    Columbus: A diocesan official says a Catholic priest convicted of stabbing and strangling a nun 34 years ago in a hospital chapel will receive a funeral Mass. The official with the Toledo diocese says the Rev Gerald Robinson remains an ordained priest and his services will follow the usual protocol...
  • Munde supporters turn violent in Beed, demand CBI probe into his death June 4, 2014

    Beed: In a surprising turn of events, the supporters of Union Minister Gopinath Munde who had gathered for his funeral in Beed, Maharashtra turned violent and torched vehicles soon after he was cremated on Wednesday afternoon. Alleging conspiracy, the zealous supporters demanded CBI inquiry into the BJP leader's death. They also gheraoed...
  • US Rapper and reality TV star Benzino shot, injured during his mother's funeral March 31, 2014

    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 he...
  • Funeral held for Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'wren Scott in California March 26, 2014

    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 led...
  • Nanda was an iconic actress and a very good human being: Sunny Deol March 26, 2014

    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...
  • Mick Jagger arrives in Los Angeles to plan L'Wren Scott funeral March 21, 2014

    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. Scott died...
  • 90-year-old veteran freedom fighter Harinarayan Saini dies March 5, 2014

    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 January 18, 2014

    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 January 18, 2014

    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 his...
  • 50 fall ill in Agra after feast January 10, 2014

    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 had...
  • Kolkata gangrape victim's funeral held amid political turmoil January 1, 2014

    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 December 29, 2013

    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 take place...
  • Farooq Sheikh's body to be brought back to India for funeral December 29, 2013

    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 took...
  • Fans bid teary-eyed goodbye to 'Indian Idol 2' winner Sandeep Acharya December 17, 2013

    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...
  • Watch: Final journey of Nelson Mandela December 15, 2013

    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. ...
  • 'End of an extraordinary journey of 95 glorious years', says Jacob Zuma at Nelson Mandela's funeral December 15, 2013

    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 end of...
  • Nelson Mandela laid to rest in his hometown, world bows in respect December 15, 2013

    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. Several...
  • Watch: Nelson Mandela laid to rest in Qunu December 15, 2013

    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 December 15, 2013

    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 emerging...
  • Mandela memorial service live: Zuma speaks amid boos and jeers December 10, 2013

    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 a...
  • World leaders flock to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral December 10, 2013

    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 township...
  • Obama in SA for Mandela memorial service December 10, 2013

    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 Obama...
  • Pranab Mukherjee in SA for Mandela's memorial service December 10, 2013

    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 President...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to lead Indian delegation at Mandela's memorial service December 9, 2013

    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 Mishta,...
  • 'Nelson Mandela's funeral will be one of biggest in world' December 9, 2013

    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 December 7, 2013

    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 December 6, 2013

    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 government...