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Crowd has scant respect for the departed: Big B


July 20th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is unhappy with the way crowd behaved during Rajesh Khanna's funeral procession.Tweeting his anger, Big B wrote: "The funeral of Rajesh Khanna ... Read more...

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Grandson Aarav lights Rajesh Khanna’s pyre


July 19th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Nine-year-old grandson Aarav lit Rajesh Khanna's pyre Thursday at the Vile Parle cremetorium, said a close family friend."Aarav lit the pyre and Akshay Kumar (Rajesh ... Read more...

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Women’s Day: Five women artists collaborate for exhibition


March 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Five Chennai-based women artists have collaborated for the first time for an art exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Delhi.The exhibition, inaugurated Monday ... Read more...

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Ailing man burns self on pyre


October 31st, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 31 (IANS) Unable to bear mounting medical expenses, an ailing 40-year-old man in Rajasthan built a pyre and lit it after sitting on it, police said Monday.Giriraj Sharma ... Read more...

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Woman hanged, beaten, burnt on pyre


October 24th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 24 (IANS) A married woman who tried to elope with her Dalit lover met a gruesome death when her husband and in-laws tried to hang her, set her ... Read more...

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Agra’s dilemma over the dead


April 4th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 4 (IANS) It is a dilemma that can probably be resolved only if the dead could return and pick up one of the two options - the ... Read more...

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Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Invites Viewers On Scent Vacation!


February 6th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The adorable and hot Old Spice man aka Isaiah Mustafa is back in news. The Old Spice model created sensation with his hilarious ads earlier on ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar’s mother cremated


January 2nd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 2 (IANS) Parmeshwari Devi, mother of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was cremated at the Digha ghat on the bank of the Ganga here Sunday.Parmeshwari Devi, 92, died Saturday afternoon ... Read more...

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Living infant declared dead, saved from pyre


December 28th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Dec 28 (IANS) A 45-day-old infant nearly got cremated live here after being declared dead by a private hospital in the city. The baby was saved when his uncle noticed ... Read more...

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Karunakaran cremated, PM pays homage (Second Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Dec 25 (IANS) The body of veteran Congress leader K. Karunakaran was consigned to the flames on a sandalwood pyre here Saturday evening as his son K. Muraleedharan lit ... Read more...

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Church gives Hindu funeral to its hospital doctor


October 12th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvalla (Kerala), Oct 12 (IANS) He was a Hindu and one of their longest serving doctors, so a Kerala church broke from tradition Tuesday to cremate him in the premises of a ... Read more...

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13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa


September 17th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) A historic one-metre-long stone slab with carvings of battle scene, dating back to the late 13th century, has been stolen from a remote village in north Goa. ... Read more...

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Buddha’s skull to be enshrined at world-famed tower in China


August 13th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 13 (ANI): A part of Gautam Buddha's skull will be kept at an ancient Buddhist tower in China's Jiangsu Province, which was a world wonder during the medieval ages.Buddha's ... Read more...

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Beant Singh’s widow cremated with state honours


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) Jaswant Kaur, the widow of slain Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, was cremated with full state honours at the Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42 here Tuesday. Kaur ... Read more...

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Government bodies flayed for discrimination at crematorium


June 25th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has summoned officials of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for discriminating among sections of society by setting ... Read more...

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Godman incarnation near Bangalore supplicated by cannabis


March 10th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaipal SharmaBangalore, March 10 (ANI): In a bizarre ritual, large number of devotees visit a temple in Bangalore's Chitradurga district and smoke cannabis during an annual festival as an expression of ... Read more...

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Reveal reasons behind ’semi-VVIP’ pyres: CIC tells DDA


February 20th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been urged to reveal the reasons behind constructing three "semi-VVIP" pyres at the Nigambodh Ghat cremation ground here. The Central Information Commission ... Read more...

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British court upholds ailing Hindu’s plea for open air funeral


February 10th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 10 (IANS) A British court Wednesday upheld an ailing 71-year-old Hindu's plea to be allowed to be cremated on an open pyre, sparking celebrations among Hindus in ... Read more...

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Hundreds turn up for London braveheart’s cremation in Punjab


January 28th, 2010 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Khanna (Punjab), Jan 28 (IANS) Hundreds of people turned up at Dholanwal village near Khanna town of Punjab Thursday for the cremation of Sukhwinder Singh, a London-based Indian braveheart fatally attacked ... Read more...

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Families earning a living from a cremation ground in Varanasi


November 14th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Varanasi, Nov. 14 (ANI): Apart from functioning round the clock as a cremation ground, the 'Manikarnika Ghat' is also a source of income for many families.Everyday, at least four hundred funerals take ... Read more...

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Indian film to kick off South Asian fest in US


November 5th, 2009 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Nov 5 (IANS) The Indian documentary, "Supermen of Malegaon", will kick off the Seventh Annual 3rd i San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival (SFISAFF) from Thursday. To be held from ... Read more...

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Villagers perform last rites of favourite monkey


October 30th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Dabtori, Oct 30 (IANS) They considered him one of their own, and when 'Chhotu', a monkey, died the residents of an Uttar Pradesh village gave him a funeral according to vedic traditions. Residents ... Read more...

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3 women perform last rites of grandfather


August 31st, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Notwithstanding stiff opposition from some village elders, three sisters in Uttar Pradesh performed the funeral of their grandfather in contrast to the Hindu tradition of only men performing ... Read more...

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Students, wildlife activists spread awareness against cruelty to elephants


August 30th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Lokendra SinghJaipur, Aug 30(ANI): Hundreds of school students, animal lovers and wildlife enthusiasts came together on Sunday to stage a mass rally through the streets of Jaipur to highlight the cruel ... Read more...

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Woman performs last rites of husband in Uttar Pradesh


August 22nd, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Lucknow, August 22 (IANS) Nearly 1,500 residents of a village in Uttar Pradesh stood by a woman, who in a rare departure from traditional Hindu custom, performed the last rites ... Read more...

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British Hindu vows fight ‘to the end’ for open air cremation


May 9th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Davinder Kumar Ghai, a devout British Hindu whose plea to be cremated in the open was turned down by Britain's high court, has vowed to continue his ... Read more...

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British Hindu loses legal battle for funeral pyres


May 8th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 8 (DPA) A devout Hindu in Britain Friday lost his legal battle for traditional open-air cremations which were described as "abhorrent" by a government minister. Davender Ghai, 70, a spiritual healer ... Read more...

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Tributes paid to dead army officer in Noida


February 4th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Feb 4 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on a Noida neighbourhood Wednesday as the body of an Indian Army officer, Captain Varun Chibber, who died in an accident during a ... Read more...

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Gurudwara Angitha Sahib cremates old volumes of Guru Granth Sahib


November 23rd, 2008 - 9:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Asheesh Goel Dehradun, Nov.23 (ANI): Gurudwara Angitha Sahib in Sahaspur near Dehradun in Uttarakhand holds a unique significance for the Sikh community. For, at this gurudwara, the personification of Shri Guru ... Read more...

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Farewell Ishmeet, voice of India, say tens of thousands (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2008 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana/Male, July 31 (IANS) Singing sensation Ishmeet Singh's body was consigned to the flames here Thursday as tens of thousands of mourners braved a stampede-like situation to bid farewell to the "Voice ... Read more...

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Crowd gathers to see widow perform father-in-law’s last rites


July 29th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 29 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered at a Bihar village to watch a Hindu woman perform the last rites of her father-in-law - still considered a male prerogative in parts ... Read more...

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Judicial probe ordered into police cremation of suicide victim


July 29th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra late Monday evening announced a judicial probe into the cremation by police of a man who had committed suicide last week to ... Read more...

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Land row: Curfew imposed in Jammu again


July 27th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 27 (IANS) Fearing more violence, authorities re-imposed curfew in Jammu district Sunday morning, a day after violent protests over the Amarnath land transfer revocation revisited the city injuring 50 people, ... Read more...

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12-year-old girl lights Deshpande’s pyre, honours last wish


May 2nd, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A 12-year old girl Friday performed the last rites of Nirmala Deshpande, honouring the wishes of the noted Gandhian who died Thursday. Dignitaries from across India and ... Read more...

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Catholic reformist defies tradition, cremates wife


February 23rd, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin
Kottayam (Kerala), Feb 23 (IANS) Catholic reformist and an outspoken critic of the church Joseph Pulikunnel Saturday defied tradition and cremated the body of his wife instead of burying it. Pulikunnel, a ... Read more...

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