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Breaking the tradition, four daughters carry bier of father on their shoulders to Varanasi ghat

Breaking the tradition, four daughters carry bier of father on their shoulders to Varanasi ghat

Breaking the age old tradition wherein only men performed the last rites, four sisters here have set an example by carrying the bier of their father on their shoulders to the Harishchandra ghat here for cremation.

Odisha: Daughters dismantle own roof top to collect wood for mother's funeral

After the shocking incident of Dana Majhi who carried his dead wife`s body for 10 kms in Odisha`s Kalahandi district, another tragic incident has surfaced in the state where daughters had to dismantle the roof of their home to collect wood for their mother`s funeral.

Uri attack: Martyr Chandrakant Galande cremated with full military honours amid cries of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' - SALUTE!

Uri attack: Martyr Chandrakant Galande cremated with full military honours amid cries of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' - SALUTE!

Indian Army soldier Chandrakant Shankar Galande - who was martyred in a terror attack in Uri on Sunday - was cremated with full military honours here on Tuesday morning, officials said.

Why flood-hit Varanasi doms getting few dead to cremate

Why flood-hit Varanasi doms getting few dead to cremate

The Ganga was in spate and the neighbourhoods on its banks in this soulful but chaotic city deluged. And the doms, who cremate the dead to earn their living, are also submerged in gloom -- and wish for intervention, or a little sympathy, from their local MP: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shame! Dalit forced to cremate wife's body in front of house in MP

A Dalit man in Madhya Pradesh`s Morena district cremated the body of his wife in front of his house, claiming he was not allowed to use the cremation ground by upper caste people.

Soldier killed in Kashmir gun battle cremated with full honours

 Thousands of people on Tuesday bade a tearful farewell to Pandurang Mahadev Gawade, a soldier martyred in a gun battle in Kashmir, as his last rites were performed with full military honours at his Amboli village in this district, officials said.

LK Advani's wife Kamla Advani cremated

LK Advani's wife Kamla Advani cremated

Kamla Advani died on Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences following a heart attack.

Shah Rukh Khan attends father-in-law Ramesh Chandra Chibber's funeral

Shah Rukh Khan attends father-in-law Ramesh Chandra Chibber's funeral

Shah Rukh Khan is in Delhi to attend the last rites of his father-in-law Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibber.

`Dead` Chinese baby awakes just before cremation

A Chinese baby boy who was declared dead and spent the night in a morgue showed signs of life just as he was about to be cremated, local TV reported.

Rajesh Vivek cremated in Mumbai

Rajesh Vivek cremated in Mumbai

The last rites of character actor Rajesh Vivek were conducted today here in presence of his family, friends and several film personalities.

David Bowie cremated quietly in New York

David Bowie cremated quietly in New York

British music legend David Bowie has reportedly been secretly cremated in New York without any of his family or friends present.

What happens to human body after death? Watch video

What happens to human body after death? Watch video

Have you ever wondered what happens to a human body after the person dies?

Paramilitary personnel, killed in BSF plane crash in Delhi, to be cremated today

Paramilitary personnel, killed in BSF plane crash in Delhi, to be cremated today

Ten paramilitary personnel, who died as a Border Security Force (BSF) plane crashed here on Tuesday, will be cremated on Wednesday.

Eco-friendly cremation in dev bhoomi Haridwar soon

Eco-friendly cremation in dev bhoomi Haridwar soon

At a time when India is battling high level of pollution, the residents of Haridwar will now have an eco-friendly alternative to perform the last rites of the deceased.

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.