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Lok Sabha adjourned over US gurdwara attack (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned Thursday after heated exchanges between Akali Dal members and the government over the recent attack on a gurdwara in ... Read more...

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Congress MP, hundreds attend Kishenji cremation


November 27th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The last rites of slain Maoist leader Kishenji were performed Sunday in his hometown Peddapalli in Andhra Pradesh, attended by a larger number of slogan-shouting ... Read more...

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At Hazarika’s last rites, sea of humanity sheds tears


November 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 9 (IANS) It was the end of an era as the mortal remains of the bard from Assam, Bhupen Hazarika, went up in flames Wednesday with his ... Read more...

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Elderly man beaten to death in Rajasthan


August 11th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 11 (IANS) A 75-year-old man was beaten to death in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district after being accused of being an 'evil spirit', police said Thursday. Three men have been ... Read more...

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Thousands attend Tikait’s cremation


May 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sisauli (Uttar Pradesh), May 16 (IANS) Tens of thousands of farmers descended on this village Monday to bid their final adieu to powerful leader and founder president of Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Wife, son held for murder of retired government official


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 1 (IANS) Police Friday arrested the wife and son of a retired Haryana irrigation department official for murdering him and trying to stealthily cremate the body.According to police, ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites performed in Kathmandu


March 6th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 6(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, were performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat here with state honours ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh’s last rites performed in Madhya Pradesh


March 6th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sidhi (Madhya Pradesh), Mar 6(ANI): The last rites of veteran Congress leader and former Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, who breathed his last in New Delhi on Friday, was performed ... Read more...

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Thousands pay homage to dead NCP leader (Lead)


January 13th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and hundreds of others watched tearfully as the mortal remains of the state general secretary Gurunath Kulkarni were consigned to flames ... Read more...

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Lover jumps onto girlfriend’s pyre, dies


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Dec 1 (IANS) A day after a 17-year-old boy committed suicide by jumping onto the funeral pyre of his 14-year-old girlfriend here, police Wednesday ruled out honour killing as a ... Read more...

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S.S. Ray accorded a state funeral


November 7th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) Hundreds of mourners from all walks of life Sunday bid a tearful adieu to former West Bengal chief minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray whose body was cremated with ... Read more...

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New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibiting “Scenes from Ramayana”


September 20th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sep 20 (ANI): Prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) of New York (USA) is currently holding exhibition on "Scenes from Ramayana", which will continue till October three.It contains few dozen ... Read more...

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Was Alexander the Great’s half-brother buried at Vergina?


September 9th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): University of Bristol researchers have challenged a claim that the brother of Alexander the Great, Arrhidaios, was indeed buried at Vergina.The tomb was discovered during the excavation ... Read more...

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Vocalist Makh Daniels Of ‘Early Graves’ Dies After Van Crash


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Portland, Aug 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A van carrying band members of Early Graves and The Funeral Pyre suffered a fatal crash on Monday at Interstate 5 claiming the life of ... Read more...

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Revolutionary songs, slogans mark Maoist leader Azad’s last rites (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) The last rites of top Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad were performed here Sunday amid revolutionary songs, slogans and red salutes by sympathisers, former extremists and civil ... Read more...

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Man jumps onto funeral pyre, dies


June 19th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, June 18 (IANS) A man, said to be mentally unstable, was charred to death Friday after he jumped onto a funeral pyre in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district, police said. The incident occurred ... Read more...

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Pravin cremated, Munde-Mahajan clan keep away (Lead)


March 4th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Pravin Mahajan, who was sentenced to life for killing his elder brother Pramod Mahajan and died after a prolonged illness at a Thane hospital, was cremated Thursday ... Read more...

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Joan of Arc ‘Relics’ confirmed as hoax


January 21st, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 21 (ANI): In an extensive new study, a team of scientists has determined that the revered relics of Joan of Arc are nothing more than the bones of a human ... Read more...

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Brit Indian continues legal battle for open-air funeral


January 18th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.18 (ANI): A 71-year-old Brit Indian man has announced that he will take his legal battle for the right to be cremated on a traditional open-air funeral pyre to the Court ... Read more...

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Jesuit priest planning to set up solar crematorium in Patna


December 5th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec 5 (ANI): Father MM Mathew, also known as 'Solar Mathew', is planning to set up a solar crematorium in Patna.Since 1996, Mathew, a Jesuit priest, has been running a ... Read more...

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Police lift body from funeral pyre after murder complaint


November 15th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 15 (IANS) The body of a 24-year-old woman was lifted by police from the funeral pyre in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district Sunday after her parents filed a complaint that she ... Read more...

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Bees kill man at wife’s cremation


September 20th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) A 50-year-old man died after being stung by a swarm of honeybees while he was cremating his wife in a Madhya Pradesh village, police said Sunday. Jaam Singh Girdhan ... Read more...

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Britain based Bengali body plans South Asian convention


September 1st, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 1 (IANS) London-based Bengali International (BI) plans to organise a South Asian convention here in December, its chairman Shams Hoque has said. The organisation last week unveiled a mural of Raja ... Read more...

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Archaeologists uncover 7th century ship in Sweden


August 28th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Stockholm (Sweden), August 28 (ANI): Swedish archaeologists have announced the find of a 7th century burial ship, the oldest of its kind to be discovered in Scandinavia.According to a report in The ... Read more...

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Raja Rammohun Roy remembered in Bangladesh (Lead)


August 28th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 28 (IANS) Raja Rammohun Roy, the 19th century social reformer, was commemorated here with a mural unveiled in his name in Rangpur in northern Bangladesh. A school will be set up ... Read more...

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Mural unveiled in memory of Ram Mohan Roy in Bangladesh


August 28th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 28 (IANS) A mural has been unveiled at the Raja Ram Mohan Roy Club in Rangpur, northern Bangladesh to commemorate the social reform efforts of the 19th century pioneer of ... Read more...

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Full state honors for Murali’s Cremation


August 8th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Malayalam-Tamil actor, Murali, who died on Thursday, April 6, was cremated with full state honors on Friday evening. The cremation was on the banks of the river Karamana at Aruvikkara near Thiruvananthapuram ... Read more...

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Kandy’s Buddhist temple readies for pageantry - without fear


July 19th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Kandy (Sri Lanka), July 19 (IANS) The famous 17th century Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is breathing easy for the first time in many years ahead of a pageant ... Read more...

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British court turns down Hindu’s funeral pyre plea (Lead)


May 8th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (IANS) An ageing Hindu campaigner was said to be "very very disappointed but indefatigable" after a British court Friday turned down his plea to be allowed to be cremated ... Read more...

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UK Hindus lose court battle to have open cremation


May 8th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 8 (ANI): Hindus in the United Kingdom have lost their battle in court to have the right to be cremated out in the open.A UK court has rejected the plea ... Read more...

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Hindu elder approaches UK High Court over right to open-air cremation


March 24th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.24 (ANI): An elderly Hindu man has said that he will be going to the High Court in a bid to win the right to be cremated on a traditional ... Read more...

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UK Hindu continues to fight for right to open-air cremation


March 21st, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.21 (ANI): A 70-year-old Hindu residing in Britain has said that he is determined to fight a case to allow him a natural cremation on a funeral pyre as per ... Read more...

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Constituent Assembly member Ranbir Singh cremated


February 2nd, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), Feb 2 (IANS) The body of Ranbir Singh, the last surviving member of India's Constituent Assembly, were consigned to flames here Monday with full state honours.Ranbir Singh, 94, passed away ... Read more...

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Venkataraman cremated with full state honours (Lead)


January 28th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Former president R. Venkataraman, who passed away Tuesday, was cremated with full state honours here Wednesday afternoon with President Pratibha Patil leaing the nation in paying last ... Read more...

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Former President R.Venkataraman cremated with full state honors


January 28th, 2009 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Former President R.Venkataraman, who passed away on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, was cremated at Ekta Sthal with full state honors on Wednesday. President Pratibha DeviSingh Patil, ... Read more...

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