Ashutosh Maharaj's cremation row: HC stays hearing till Feb 9

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday deferred till February 9 its verdict on the plea moved by the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, which has sought a 30-day extension on the deadline given by the court to perform last rites of its spiritual head Ashutosh Maharaj, who was declared clinically

Ashutosh Maharaj's cremation row: HC defers hearing till Feb 9
Ashutosh Maharaj's cremation row: HC defers hearing till Feb 9

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday deferred till February 9 its verdict on the plea moved by the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, which has sought a 30-day extension on the deadline given by the court to perform last rites of its spiritual head Ashutosh Maharaj, who was declared clinically dead on January 29.

HC asks Punjab govt to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj in 15 days

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to cremate the body of Ashutosh Maharaj, the chief of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, within 15 days in accordance with due religious rights.

Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations

The Greek Orthodox Church has said it would not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.

Kerala Christians can now opt for cremation

In a significant move, the bishops` synod of Syro-Malabar Church (SMC), the most powerful Catholic rite in Kerala, has decided to allow Christians living in the state to cremate their dead relatives if they request so.

INS Sindhuratna fire: Navy officer Kapish Munwal cremated with full military honours

Lt Commander Kapish Muwal, who died in Sindhuratna submarine disaster, was cremated here with full military honours on Friday evening.

Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor cremated

The mortal remains of Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances at a luxury hotel last night, were consigned to flames on Saturday in presence of her family members.

Bengal gang-rape victim cremated amid political row

A 16-year-old girl, who died after she was twice raped by a gang and set ablaze, was Wednesday cremated amid a raging political row over what protestors called police attempt at her "forcible cremation".

Chinese officials set corpse ablaze in cremation row

Officials in a Chinese village today dug up and set fire to a man`s corpse after his family ignored their demand that he be cremated rather than buried, state media reported.

India trying to get jailed sailor back for son`s last rites: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has said it is trying to make arrangements to get jailed merchant Navy captain Sunil James back to perform the last rites of his 11-month-old son Vivaan.

Gujarat DGP Amitabh Pathak cremated

Gujarat DGP Amitabh Pathak, who died on Saturday in Thailand, was cremated on Sunday with police honours.

21 bodies cremated at Kedarnath

Twenty-one bodies were extricated on Wednesday from tonnes of debris lying in Kedarnath and consigned to flames after necessary rituals.

Arun Nehru cremated, Sonia`s grandson performs final rites

Arun Nehru, former union minister, was cremated here today in the presence of Sonia Gandhi and her family, including her 13-year-old grandson Raihan who lit the pyre.

Need to promote eco friendly cremations: Activist

There is a need to promote eco-friendly cremations using LPG as mode of fuel, according to environmental activist Vijay Limaye.

Bad weather hampers cremation of bodies in Kedarnath

Inclement weather badly hampered cremation of bodies and removal of debris at Kedarnath Friday.

Chopped body parts of retd Army doctor`s wife cremated

The retrieved body parts of Ushashree Parida, who was allegedly killed by her retired Army doctor husband three weeks ago, were consigned to flames.

Govt to keep DNA profile, photographs of unidentified victims

All unidentified victims of the Uttarakhand disaster will be photographed and their DNA profiles kept in safety custody to help family members identify them in future.

Mass cremation to begin in Kedarnath today

The IAF, Army and Uttarakhand administration launched an operation to send logistics for conducting last rites of those killed in Kedarnath Valley.

Uttarakhand tragedy: Tonnes of wood, ghee for mass cremation at Kedarnath

Uttarakhand authorities are trying to arrange for wood and `desi ghee` to conduct last rites of those who perished in the deluge at Kedarnath.

VC Shukla cremated with state honours

Former union minister and Congress leader V.C. Shukla, who died of wounds he suffered during the May 25 Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday at his farmhouse here.