Punjab terror attack: Martyr's family refuses to cremate him, demands job

 The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, on Tuesday refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of SP rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters.

APJ Abdul Kalam's family wants last rites to be held at Rameswaram
APJ Abdul Kalam's family wants last rites to be held at Rameswaram

The last rites of former president APJ Abdul Kalam would most probably be held in his native town Rameswaram as per the wishes of the family members, said a senior official at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district.

Helping the dead in final journey is sacred duty for Nashik woman

"Living persons can cheat, the dead will never...This is why I love and care for the dead and help them in their last journey," says 35-year-old Sunita Patil who has chosen to serve the deceased before their mortal remains are consigned to flames.

Slain BSF jawan Krishna Kumar Dubey cremated amid full state honour

The body of slain BSF jawan, Krishna Kumar Dubey, who was killed at a border outpost in North Kashmir recently, was laid to rest at Parvati Ghat with state honour on Sunday.

Moga molestation case: Victim's body cremated after post-mortem, father accepts compensation
Moga molestation case: Victim's body cremated after post-mortem, father accepts compensation

The 13-year-old girl who died after she was allegedly molested and pushed out of a bus owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's transport company was cremated on Sunday evening at her native village in Punjab. 

Dornier crash: Lt Shekhawat cremated with full honours

The mortal remains of Lt Kiran Shekhawat Indian Navy officer, who died after the crash of Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft, was cremated with full military honours on Sunday.

Thousands bid adieu to ex-Maharashtra minister RR Patil
Thousands bid adieu to ex-Maharashtra minister RR Patil

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

'Telangana Gandhi' Bhupathy Krishna Murthy cremated

Veteran freedom fighter and Telangana supporter Bhupathy Krishna Murthy, also known as 'Telangana Gandhi', was cremated with state honours here on Monday.

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.