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.

VC Shukla built his own cremation platform

Congress leader V.C. Shukla, who succumbed to wounds he suffered during the May 25 Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh, had built the place where he will be cremated on Wednesday evening.

Naxal attack: VC Shukla to be cremated at his farm

The mortal remains of veteran Congressman Vidya Charan Shukla would be consigned to flames at his farm house on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday, family sources said.

Maharashtra ATS officer Sanjay Banerjee cremated

Deputy Commissioner of Police with Maharashtra ATS, Sanjay Banerjee, who shot himself to death at a restaurant in the presence of his family members, was cremated on Sunday.

Cambodia mourns as `king-father` Sihanouk cremated

His body had been lying in state since he died of a heart attack in Beijing on October 15 at the age of 89.