Graveyard

  • Shamli: Woman's body dugout from graveyard, sent for postmortem May 6, 2014

    A woman's body was dug out from the graveyard in Garhi Pukhta village of Shamli district after her family alleged that she was burnt to death by herin laws for dowry, police said. According to an FIR lodged by the woman's brother, the deceased identified as Shabina, was burnt to death...
  • Man beaten up by mob on suspicion of eating dead bodies August 14, 2013

    A 25yearold man was allegedly beaten up by a mob on suspicion of eating dead bodies at a graveyard in Chakeri area in Kanpur, police said on Wednesday. On Tuesday night, Kundan was roaming in the grave yard. He was beaten up by a mob who suspected him to be maneater....
  • Govt land given to ostracised siblings a disputed property; kids return to graveyard July 29, 2013

    Land for a house granted to five siblings who were found living in a graveyard cannot be handed over to them as there is a stay order against its transfer, one of the children has said. Irfan, one of the siblings, said that the problem over the plot of land had...
  • 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...
  • Afzal Guru hanged: Curfew reimposed in Kashmir February 14, 2013

    Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday reimposed curfew in Kashmir to foil any plans of separatist groups to stage a march to Eidgah graveyard in memory of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Police vehicles fitted with public address systems announced the imposition of curfew and asked people not to venture out...
  • West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee January 14, 2013

    Kolkata: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of squandering money on self promotion instead of creating jobs. "The constant refrain is all work has been done. Sometimes it is being said 90 percent of the work is complete. We ruled West Bengal for 34 years....
  • West Bengal now a graveyard: Buddhadeb January 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of squandering money on self promotion instead of creating jobs. "The constant refrain is all work has been done. Sometimes it is being said 90 per cent of the work is complete. We ruled West Bengal for...
  • 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...
  • J&K: Unmarked graves give possibilities of closure to families of missing August 30, 2011

    A human rights group has found over 2000 unnamed bodies in graveyards spread across three districts in Kashmir. ...
  • Graves found in J&K: hope for families of missing August 29, 2011

    Srinagar: A human rights group in Kashmir has found over 2000 unnamed bodies in graveyards spread across three districts, bringing hope for the families of scores of people who have gone missing in Kashmir in the past two decades. DNA tests will now be carried out to gives these families...
  • Shell out a fortune to 'rest in peace' in Kerala June 9, 2010

    Thiruvananthapuram: Soaring real estate prices have made the cost of tombs in graveyards and vaults in churches skyrocket, ensuring that Kerala Christians who 'rest in peace' shall unfortunately do so at a hefty price. The price of the common vault for some churches in Kerala was Rs 10,000 five...
  • Grave concern: Finding Kashmir's missing generation May 25, 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...
  • Guj hotel has feast over the dead June 28, 2007

    Ahmedabad: Sipping a cup of tea and chatting with friends in a graveyard this is what attracts visitors to a wellknown restaurant in Ahmedabad. Serving Indian cuisine to over 300 customers daily, the Lucky Hotel has 22 tombs nestled between wooden tables and chairs. Visitors eat sitting by an...
  • India experiments with graveyard tourism June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Garrison Engineer Thomas Betes was the Major of Delhi in 1924. P Gibbals served as Magazine Engineer during the Sepoy Mutiny. T B Ryley was the conductor of the Ordinance these British army officers may now exist only as epitaphs and tombstones, but the over 2 million...
  • Christians save up for grave crisis November 29, 2006

    Kolkata: Christians in the country are running out of space to bury their dead, leading some to pay small fortunes to book their final resting place in a relative's grave. Churches are asking people to empty remains from graves of family members who died more than 25 years ago and store...
  • They compete for space with the dead October 28, 2006

    Manila: In the crowded sprawl of Manila, the living must compete for space with the dead. Fortunately for Virginia Bernardino and hundreds of other slum dwellers who have moved into the largest cemetery in the Philippines, the deceased don't seem to mind. "So far we have not seen any ghosts here," the...
  • 'Monster' fossil found in Norway October 6, 2006

    Oslo: Scientists have found a fossil of a "Monster" fishlike reptile in a 150 millionyearold Jurassic graveyard on an Arctic island off Norway. The Norwegian researchers discovered remains of a total of 28 plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs top marine predators when dinosaurs dominated on land at a site on the...
  • 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...