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Minor girl dies after suspected gangrape at a birthday party, son of local TMC leader held
India

Minor girl dies after suspected gangrape at a birthday party, son of local TMC leader held

The mother of the girl alleged that a group of people forcibly took the minor's body for cremation even before her death certificate was issued

Industrialist Rahul Bajaj cremated with full State honours in Pune
India

Industrialist Rahul Bajaj cremated with full State honours in Pune

The Chairman Emeritus of the Bajaj Group breathed his last at the age of 83 in a private hospital in Pune on Saturday due to illness

Rahul Bajaj to be cremated with full state honours today in Pune
Business

Rahul Bajaj to be cremated with full state honours today in Pune

The industrialist and former chairman of Bajaj Group passed away on Saturday at his home in Pune at the age of 83

Japanese 'tree burials' gain popularity across the globe as lack of burial spaces demand change in age-old funeral practices
World

Japanese 'tree burials' gain popularity across the globe as lack of burial spaces demand change in age-old funeral practices

The idea of tree burials has proven so popular in Japan that other temples and public cemeteries have mimicked the model, some providing burial spaces under individual trees and others spaces in a columbarium that surrounds a single tree.

Three reasons why bodies are afloat on Ganga: Costly cremation, religious beliefs, scarcity of wood
India

Three reasons why bodies are afloat on Ganga: Costly cremation, religious beliefs, scarcity of wood

The Ganga flows through the coastal area of ​​Ghazipur in UP, and 'Chausa Ghat' in Buxar. So whatever flows through Varanasi reaches the river banks in Ghazipur

In a bid to save environment, Gond community decides to bury its dead instead of cremating them
India

In a bid to save environment, Gond community decides to bury its dead instead of cremating them

Mitti Sanskaar was a common practice before. It is believed in the community that through this ritual, the body mixes with five basic elements of nature: earth, air, water, fire and space.

Amid casteism and opposition, a Kurundvad man's fight to ensure people can have dignity in death
India

Amid casteism and opposition, a Kurundvad man's fight to ensure people can have dignity in death

Driven by the understanding that people need moral and emotional support when a loved one dies, Appasso has often pitched in with his own funds for others' funerals.

Girish Karnad cremated in Bengaluru without rituals as per veteran playwright's last wishes
Entertainment

Girish Karnad cremated in Bengaluru without rituals as per veteran playwright's last wishes

Girish Karnad's mortal remains were cremated without much fanfare, in the presence of close friends and relatives.

Manohar Parrikar cremated with full State honours at Miramar beach; thousands pay tearful tribute to four-time Goa CM
India

Manohar Parrikar cremated with full State honours at Miramar beach; thousands pay tearful tribute to four-time Goa CM

Thousands of mourners on Monday gave a tearful tribute to Goa's four-time chief minister Manohar Parrikar as his body was cremated with full State Honour at Miramar beach

A passage to heaven: Varanasi's Manikarnika Ghat is a place for last rites, and deliverance
Life

A passage to heaven: Varanasi's Manikarnika Ghat is a place for last rites, and deliverance

A pyre burns 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at Manikarnika Ghat. Across Varanasi, nearly 200 bodies are burned every day.

Liu Xiaobo's ashes scattered at sea, fellow dissident says China trying to prevent creation of shrine
World

Liu Xiaobo's ashes scattered at sea, fellow dissident says China trying to prevent creation of shrine

Liu Xiaobo's ashes were scattered at sea on Saturday, Liu's brother said, in a move described by a family friend as an effort to erase any memory of him.

Liu Xiaobo dies at 61: Chinese Nobel laureate's body cremated in presence of friends, family
World

Liu Xiaobo dies at 61: Chinese Nobel laureate's body cremated in presence of friends, family

China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died while in custody following a battle with cancer, was cremated on Saturday, officials said.

Anandpal Singh encounter: No question of CBI probe, says Rajasthan minister Gulab Chand Kataria
India

Anandpal Singh encounter: No question of CBI probe, says Rajasthan minister Gulab Chand Kataria

Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria on Thursday said there was no question of a CBI probe into the encounter of gangster Anandpal Singh.

Sandip Jadhav, army officer killed by Pakistan BAT soldiers, to be cremated on son's birthday
India

Sandip Jadhav, army officer killed by Pakistan BAT soldiers, to be cremated on son's birthday

Jadhav, one of the two soldiers killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, was cremated today on his son's first birthday.

Sukhoi jet crash: Mortal remains of Squadron Leader D Pankaj cremated in Assam
India

Sukhoi jet crash: Mortal remains of Squadron Leader D Pankaj cremated in Assam

The mortal remains of Squadron Leader D Pankaj, one of the two pilots of the Sukhoi jet that had crashed on 23 May, were cremated in Tezpur on Thursday.

Dasari Narayana Rao cremated near Hyderabad with state honours; many notable figures in attendance
Entertainment

Dasari Narayana Rao cremated near Hyderabad with state honours; many notable figures in attendance

Renowned Telugu director and former Union Minister of State Dasari Narayana Rao was cremated with full state honours.

Flood-hit Varanasi doms get a few dead to cremate
India

Flood-hit Varanasi doms get a few dead to cremate

But despite the odds, this holy city of Varanasi continues to live.

RR Patil cremated in Anjani with state honours, thousands pay respect
Politics

RR Patil cremated in Anjani with state honours, thousands pay respect

Thousands of people on Tuesday bid a tearful adieu to RR Patil as the former Maharashtra deputy chief minister was cremated in Anjani with state honours.

Uttar Pradesh: 30 bodies found floating in canal near Unnao
India

Uttar Pradesh: 30 bodies found floating in canal near Unnao

Over 30 unclaimed and rotten bodies were found floating in a canal in Unnao, 60 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, police said.

Punjab and Haryana HC stays order on cremation of frozen godman Ashutosh Maharaj
India

Punjab and Haryana HC stays order on cremation of frozen godman Ashutosh Maharaj

The Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the order of a single judge on cremation of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan sect head Ashutosh Maharaj.