As per norms, whenever an unidentified body is found, it is the duty of the municipal committee to make arrangements for its cremation, including transport in an ambulance that is stationed on its premises round the clock. read more
Both the area councillor and the NGO running the cremation ground are opposed to this move, forcing MC to tow the line. They say it will hurt the sentiments of large number of people who come here to perform the last rites of their dead. read more
The headless and nude body of a man was found in the wooded area of a cremation ground in south Delhi’s Green Park on Monday night. Police said the private parts of the man were found severed. His hands were tied with a shirt, vest, and a yellow nylon... read more
It is said that if you die in Kashi, you are liberated from the cycle of birth and rebirth. For centuries, this is what has motivated the devout to go to Varanasi in their last days. Or last years, in many cases read more
A member of the Dom community tends to a funeral pyre at the Manikarnika ghat in Varanasi. The Doms are a small community living by Varanasi’s ghats, where cremation fires burn day and night and the smell of the dead hangs heavy in the air. For centuries the community has provided the ceremonial flame used to cremate the dead brought here for “moksha”, or release from the Hindu life cycles.
Rapid Urbanisation: Decades-old cremation ground located in front urban residential complexes is bone of contention between villagers of Dhakola and flat owners; villagers cite emotional attachment even as others suffer from foul smell, harmful smoke... read more
Tension prevailed in Sahibabad after cattle remains, found on a land in Pappu Colony on Thursday morning, were buried in a land marked as a cremation ground for Hindus and burial ground for Muslims in the vicinity. Following the burial, members of the... read more