GRAVES

  • Mexican experts scour for 43 students' bodies at dump near Cocula city October 29, 2014

    Mexico City: Experts with the Mexican Attorney General's Office are scouring an area near the town of Cocula for the bodies of the 43 students who disappeared on September 26 near the city of Iguala. The officials started working on Tuesday at the dump located in a hard-to-access zone about 10...
  • Indian man sneaks into Pakistan to visit grandparents' graves October 25, 2013

    A middleaged man from Rajasthan badly injured himself while sneaking into Pakistan's Sindh province, unnoticed by border guards of both countries, to visit the graves of his paternal grandparents. The man, identified as 50yearold Abu Bakar, is reportedly afflicted by a mental disorder, the Dawn newspaper reported on Friday. He was...
  • Sri Lanka to probe mass grave with 150 skeletons April 8, 2013

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan presidential commission will be appointed to investigate a mass grave where more than 150 skulls and bones, most likely of Marxist rebels killed decades ago, were found last year, a government spokesman said on Monday. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had decided to appoint the commission to investigate...
  • 'Request of Afzal's family to visit grave will be considered' February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Government will consider any request by the family of Afzal Guru to visit his grave inside the Tihar jail here where he was buried after his hanging on Saturday, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Monday. "If they want to go (to the grave), it can be...
  • Unearthed mass grave stirs Sri Lanka's troubled past December 19, 2012

    Matale (Sri Lanka): A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls for an official inquiry in the island nation that has drawn global scrutiny for its chequered human rights record. At a building site near a hospital in Matale, a central...
  • Hollywood films on TV in Hindi and Telugu now October 24, 2011

    Mumbai: UTV has entered into a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to bring popular Hollywood movies dubbed in Hindi and Telugu on the small screen. Through the exclusive longterm telecast rights deal, the company's primary action movie channels UTV Action and UTV Action Telugu will have access to...
  • Muslim, Christian graves desecrated in Israel October 9, 2011

    Tel AvivJaffa: Dozens of gravestones were desecrated at adjacent Muslim and Christian cemeteries overlooking the sea at Jaffa and a firebomb was thrown at a nearby synagogue, on Saturday, Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. At least five tombs were smashed and some 20 others sprayed with Hebrew graffiti, including...
  • Chinese report highlights unmarked graves in J&K October 3, 2011

    New Delhi: In what is being seen as an attempt by China to justify its involvement in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK), it's state run news agency Xinhua has picked up the issue of unmarked graves that's rocked Kashmir. The news agency came out with a report that paints a gruesome...
  • Nameless graves: Omar clarifies as PDP walks out September 27, 2011

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Tuesday witnessed uproarious scenes after Opposition PDP sought discussion on the issue of nameless graves. The members of the Opposition, PDP, walked towards the Speaker's podium while demanding that an adjournment motion be brought on the issue, following which they staged a walkout. Later, speaking...
  • Libya finds mass grave of 1996 massacre September 25, 2011

    Tripoli: Libya's interim authorities said on Sunday they had found a mass grave in the capital containing the bodies of more than 1,270 people killed by Muammar Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Tripoli's Abu Salim prison. The uprising that toppled Gaddafi last month was ignited by protests linked...
  • Libyans find mass grave, slain detainees' bodies September 10, 2011

    Galaa: In a grove of pine trees near this mountain village, residents have dug up the remains of 35 bound and blindfolded men who they say were shot at close range by Muammar Gaddafi's military. Dozens of miles away, a search team has exhumed the bodies of 18 detainees who died...
  • J&K: PDP demands probe into unmarked graves August 22, 2011

    Srinagar: Opposition People's Democratic Party on Monday demanded a highlevel probe by an impartial agency to establish identities of the persons buried in unmarked graves in Kashmir. DNA tests of unidentified bodies should be conducted without wasting any time to give justice to the families of the victims,...
  • Over 2,000 bodies in Kashmir's unmarked graves August 21, 2011

    New Delhi: More than 2,000 corpses have been found buried in several unmarked graves in Indian Kashmir, believed to be victims of the divided region's separatist revolt, a government human rights commission said in a report. The graves were found in dozens of villages near the Line of Control, the military...
  • Bidder for crypt atop Marilyn Monroe's cancels bid August 26, 2009

    Los Angeles: A $4.6 million bid submitted through online auctioneer eBay Inc for the crypt on top of Marilyn Monroe's final resting place fell through, an attorney for the seller said on Tuesday. David Camel, an attorney for Elsie Poncher, who is selling her husband's crypt in a celebrityheavy Los Angeles...
  • Crypt above Marilyn Monroe's grave sells for $4.6 mn August 25, 2009

    Los Angeles: The crypt above the grave of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe sold for $4.6 million on Monday, a week after its owner offered it up for sale on the internet auction site eBay. The sex idol was buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles after she died...
  • Ancient mass grave found on UK Olympics site June 12, 2009

    London: An ancient burial pit containing 45 severed skulls, that could be a mass war grave dating back to Roman times, has been found under a road being built for the 2012 British Olympics. Archaeologists, who have only just begun excavating the site, say they do not yet know who the...
  • 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 ecofriendly power. Row upon row of solar panels glint in the sun atop the multistorey mausoleums where...
  • Kashmiris up in arms over missing persons, mass graves May 25, 2008

    Srinagar: Over 5 lakh Indian military and paramilitary forces are estimated to be posted in Jammu and Kashmir. And they are given farreaching powers by the law. The Armed Forces Special Powers Act gives security forces wide powers to arrest and the right to shoot to kill. It also makes...
  • J&K: Justice buried for fake encounter victims May 24, 2008

    Srinagar: Near the Line of Control in Kashmir, security forces are everywhere, a check post is always around the corner, a barbed wire fence never too far away. In a state where people are always looking over their shoulders, it can be fatal to be in the wrong place at...
  • Grave concern: Finding Kashmir's missing generation May 24, 2008

    Srinagar: For 18 years, Kashmir has been like a war zone. Civilians have faced harassment and violence from both terrorists and the Indian Army. Thousands of young men and women have just disappeared picked up by security forces and never seen again. What happened to them? How are...
  • Nandigram yields more graves, 3 could be of women December 21, 2007

    Nandigram: The CRPF on Thursday found eight graves in the CPI(M) stronghold of Khejuri adjacent to Nandigram, three of which might contain human remains. CRPF sources said the three graves found at Mansinghber on Thursday evening could be of women as torn pieces of saree and bits of bangles and...
  • Eight more graves found near Nandigram December 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Nearly a fortnight human remains were found in graves in KhejuriTalatula near Nandigram, the CRPF on Thursday found eight more graves in the CPM stronghold. Officials fear three of these structures might contain human remains. News agency PTI quotes CRPF sources as saying the three graves found at...
  • Mass grave exhumed, charred bodies sent for DNA test December 7, 2007

    Kolkata: The human remains found at graves in KhejuriTalatula near Nandigram are yet sent to the Central Forensic Laboratory in Hyderabad for forensic testing. The District SP has said that the identity of the victims and the way in which they died could only be determined after a proper DNA test. The...
  • Charred bodies, bones found in Khejuri graves December 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Digging of the graves at Nandigram in the presence of Judicial Magistrate on Thursday afternoon has revealed charred bodies and bones. The graves were discovered near the KhejuriTalutala road on the outskirts of Nandigram, which recently saw a spate of violence between CPM cadre and those opposed to...
  • Living here is a 'grave' issue May 29, 2007

    Bhojpur (Bihar): For the residents of Tari Tola town in Bihar, leading a normal life is a grave issue. Literally. Every house in this town has a grave inside. In fact, the whole town has come up on an old graveyard. However, this doesn't seem to bother the residents who...
  • Govt strikes gold in Brit era graves May 3, 2007

    New Delhi: It's a walk down memory lane. Garrison Engineer Thomas Betes was the Major of Delhi in 1924. P Gibbals served as Magazine Engineer during the Sepoy Mutiny. And TB Ryley was the conductor of the Ordinance. The names of these British Army officers may now only exist on...
  • 'Ghost figure' seen flying over Pope March 31, 2007

    New Delhi: When retired policeman Andy Key went on a trip to Rome, he was struck by the beauty of sunlight streaming through a window in the Vatican. As the Pope made an address nearby, he decided to capture the stunning image on his camera. But it was only when...
  • Jesus portrait 'bleeds' in Andaman March 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Christians are gathering in huge swarms at the Bishop's House of Churches in Andaman, where a portrait of Christ is reported to have bled from its heart. "I bought the portrait of the 'sacred heart' at Car Nicobar during the Durga Pooja mela in 2003. It was just a...
  • No show for Jesus docu in India March 3, 2007

    New Delhi: After protesting the screening of the controversial film The Da Vinci Code last year, the question over how Jesus Christ died and what his relationship with Mary Magdalene is threatening to snowball into a fresh controversy. Discovery channel has decided not to broadcast the controversial documentary, The Lost Tomb...
  • Film says Jesus died a natural death March 1, 2007

    Jerusalem: The Christian faithful have journeyed to Jerusalem for centuries to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, to worship on hallowed ground. However, a new documentary The Lost Tomb of Christ could shake the bedrock of Christian faith, taking up where The Da Vinci Code left off purporting...