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Dr BS Chavan, the director-principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, died battling cancer on Friday.(HT file photo)

Govt Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, director-principal BS Chavan passes away at 59

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Dr Chavan, a noted psychiatrist, was diagnosed with advanced stage of cancer of the large intestine in 2019 and was undergoing treatment at Government Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Cars, scooters and a cart under water near the Baltana police chowki after heavy rains in the region.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Panic at 3 am as floodwaters enter homes in Chandigarh’s Khuda Lahora, Mohali areas hit

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh/mohali
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:23 PM IST
MC teams sent to site after flooding reports came in from Khuda Lahora Colony to clear out clogged drains; police post under water in Baltana
The incident was highlighted by the local people on social media. (Videograb)
The incident was highlighted by the local people on social media. (Videograb)

Dalit woman’s body taken off funeral pyre after upper caste group objects

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra | By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:04 PM IST
No FIR has been lodged by the Dalit family; the police are probing the matter.
Mataur police have confirmed at an 18-year-old girl died by suicide on Saturday in Mataur village.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Mataur police have confirmed at an 18-year-old girl died by suicide on Saturday in Mataur village.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Girl whose cremation was stopped in Mohali died by suicide: Police

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Rajeev Kumar, station house officer (SHO) of Mataur Police station said medical reports indicated that she had died by suicide.
Punjab cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurating graveyards in Sector 73 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Punjab cabinet minister Balbir Singh Sidhu inaugurating graveyards in Sector 73 on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Muslims, Christians get graveyards in Mohali after two-decade wait

By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority had earmarked around 5 acres for the burial ground, which was handed over later to the municipal corporation (MC) for further development.
The family got in touch with the Kolkata Police, the state health department, and the KMC authorities and tried to preserve the body in a mortuary until the test result was made available to them.(File Photo (Representative Image))
The family got in touch with the Kolkata Police, the state health department, and the KMC authorities and tried to preserve the body in a mortuary until the test result was made available to them.(File Photo (Representative Image))

Kolkata: Covid positive patient’s body kept at home for 2 days as family awaited his test result

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 07:01 PM IST
On Wednesday afternoon, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) authorities took the body to a Covid-designated cremation ground in east Kolkata, where his last rites were performed.
The cremation ground located near Kalindi Kunj Barrage on Yamuna is spread over 13 acres along the embankment road.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The cremation ground located near Kalindi Kunj Barrage on Yamuna is spread over 13 acres along the embankment road.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Noida sector 94 cremation ground being sanitized daily

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Noida Lok Manch (NLM), which maintains the cremation ground, on average 300 bodies are cremated a month during the lockdown.
Cremation ground and health workers have been honoured in Hoshiarpur for their services.(REUTERS/For representation)
Cremation ground and health workers have been honoured in Hoshiarpur for their services.(REUTERS/For representation)

Health, cremation ground workers honoured

PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Each award given in appreciation of services during the Covid-19 outbreak comprises a memento, a corona prevention kit and cash worth Rs 2000.
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Row as workers transporting body of Covid-19 patient refuse to place it on pyre in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Video shows Sector 25 crematorium workers arguing with Red Cross team members, asking them not to leave it on the floor of the facility
Earthen pots filled with the ashes of the deceased hang on a tree at the cremation ground in Chandigarh’s Sector 25, as no more lockers are available to store them.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Earthen pots filled with the ashes of the deceased hang on a tree at the cremation ground in Chandigarh’s Sector 25, as no more lockers are available to store them.(Keshav Singh/HT)

In absence of lockers, urns hang from trees at Chandigarh cremation ground

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 08:27 AM IST
Several people have requested the administration to issue special passes so they could immerse the ashes in the Ganges at Haridwar
Politicians, academicians, literary personalities and officials of district administration paying tributes to the writes in Patiala on Saturday.(HT photo)
Politicians, academicians, literary personalities and officials of district administration paying tributes to the writes in Patiala on Saturday.(HT photo)
Police exhuming the body of five-month-old Kusum in Sector 25; (right) mother Roopa, 22
Police exhuming the body of five-month-old Kusum in Sector 25; (right) mother Roopa, 22

Chandigarh woman held for killing son had also choked infant daughter to death last year

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:07 AM IST
While seeking Roopa’s police custody on Tuesday, the investigating officials had informed court that they need to exhume her daughter Komal’s body for examination as the woman had allegedly confessed to her involvement in the girl’s death
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Mohali MC to spend 14 cr to boost drinking water supply

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Under AMRUT project, civic body to install water treatment plants, boost water system in different phases of city; cost also borne by centre
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Now, vets can take up stray dog sterilisation in Chandigarh

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 12:54 AM IST
Earlier only NGOs could apply for contract
(From left) Mohali senior deputy mayor Rishab Jain, mayor Kulwant Singh and MC commissioner Bhupinder Pal Singh during the monthly House meeting of the Mohali municipal corporation on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
(From left) Mohali senior deputy mayor Rishab Jain, mayor Kulwant Singh and MC commissioner Bhupinder Pal Singh during the monthly House meeting of the Mohali municipal corporation on Thursday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

MC house approves 6-km cycle track for Mohali

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 12:41 AM IST
Will originate from Phase 11, pass through NIPER, cross Kumbra Chowk, PCL light point, Spice Chowk, before culminating in Industrial Area, Phase 7
Simanchal was then taken to the cremation ground but as soon as his relatives undressed him to keep him on the pier, he woke up.(HT PHOTO.)
Simanchal was then taken to the cremation ground but as soon as his relatives undressed him to keep him on the pier, he woke up.(HT PHOTO.)

Odisha man presumed dead wakes up minutes before cremation

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 07:25 PM IST
Simanchal Malik of Laukhala village under Sorada police station area of coastal Ganjam district was taken to the cremation ground of his village on Sunday after his family members found him lying unconscious in a forest.
NDRF personnel during the rescue operation in Batala on Thursday(PTI)
NDRF personnel during the rescue operation in Batala on Thursday(PTI)

Batala firecracker factory owners booked for culpable homicide

Batala | By Vishal Sally, Batala
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 03:49 AM IST
The case was registered under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 427 (mischief causing damage to amount of 50) and Sections 3, 4, and 5 of the Explosive Substances Act on the complaint filed by Civil Lines station house officer (SHO) Mukhtiar Singh.
Dalits in a Madurai village have alleged that they were turned away by the upper castes when they tried to bury their dead in the general cremation ground.(.(SHUTTERSTOCK Representative Image))
Dalits in a Madurai village have alleged that they were turned away by the upper castes when they tried to bury their dead in the general cremation ground.(.(SHUTTERSTOCK Representative Image))

Dalits in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai village cremate kin in the open; allege discrimination by upper castes

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 07:31 PM IST
Dalits in a Madurai village of Tamil Nadu claim upper castes didn’t let them use the general cremation ground, forcing them to bury their dead in an open ground. A probe has been ordered in the incident.
The Madras High Court initiated a suo moto motion after a video of a Dalit man’s body being lowered from a bridge in a village in Vellore to reach a crematorium sparked outrage.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Madras High Court initiated a suo moto motion after a video of a Dalit man’s body being lowered from a bridge in a village in Vellore to reach a crematorium sparked outrage.(HT FILE PHOTO)

‘TN govt encouraging caste inequality’, Madras HC after row over Dalit funeral

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 08:01 PM IST
The Madras High Court said that providing a separate crematorium for Dalits meant encouraging caste inequality.
Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at Congress headquarters on Sunday.(ANI)
Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit at Congress headquarters on Sunday.(ANI)

Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka pay last respects to Sheila Dikshit at Congress HQ

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 02:26 PM IST
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit will be given a state funeral and will be cremated at Nigam Bodh Ghat, the capital’s oldest cremation ground.
The mangled remains of a tempo traveller after a road accident at NH24, in New Delhi, India.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The mangled remains of a tempo traveller after a road accident at NH24, in New Delhi, India.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

14-year-old performs father’s last rites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2019 04:09 AM IST
Twelve members of the Jain family were going to Uttarakhand’s Nainital on a summer vacation when the Tempo Traveller they were travelling in rammed a water tanker moving ahead on the expressway late Friday. Apart from Mukesh and Monu, the minibus’s 34-year-old driver, Nishan Singh, also died in the accident.
CRPF soldier’s elder daughter lights pyre as thousands mourn.(HT Photo)
CRPF soldier’s elder daughter lights pyre as thousands mourn.(HT Photo)

CRPF soldier’s elder daughter lights pyre as thousands mourn. She is 10

Kannauj | By Haider Naqvi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Supriya, wearing a pink sweater to shield her from the nippy weather, also walked beside her father, carried from the family home to the cremation ground; the coffin draped in the national flag.
A karmayogi is someone who dedicates his being to the service of others, says the Bhagavad Gita. When you listen to Ravi Kalra’s inspiring story, you realise what it means to be one in the truest sense.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)
A karmayogi is someone who dedicates his being to the service of others, says the Bhagavad Gita. When you listen to Ravi Kalra’s inspiring story, you realise what it means to be one in the truest sense.(Jasjeet Plaha/HT Photo)

Diwali special:Lighting up lives

Hindustan Times | By Shara Ashraf, Abhinav Verma and Prerna Gauba, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 04:37 PM IST
On the festival of lights, we salute these inspiring, selfless individuals who feel the pain of others like their own
The ‘shamshan ghat’ signboard put up by villagers on an unfinished road at DLF Hyde Park in New Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
The ‘shamshan ghat’ signboard put up by villagers on an unfinished road at DLF Hyde Park in New Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Why are people losing sleep over this cremation ground in New Chandigarh?

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Munieshwer A Sagar, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2018 11:22 AM IST
The incomplete 80 ft road named Central Drive Road breaks abruptly in the middle, and the villagers erected the signboard over there because they wanted the land back.
Nearly 150 Scheduled Caste (SC) members of Huneti village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand have threatened to change their religion if they are not provided with burial rights at a 0.96 hectare traditional land.(Represenative Image/File Photo)
Nearly 150 Scheduled Caste (SC) members of Huneti village in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand have threatened to change their religion if they are not provided with burial rights at a 0.96 hectare traditional land.(Represenative Image/File Photo)

Denied access to burial ground, SCs in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh threaten to change religion

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2018 02:03 PM IST
The families have alleged that members of the so-called upper castes are objecting to providing a route, and the ground.
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Batala MC takes body to cremation ground on garbage collection cart; probe marked

Hndustan Times, Batala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 08:08 PM IST
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.
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI File Photo)
Police investigate the site where a rape victim was allegedly buried, at a government shelter home in Muzaffarpur.(PTI File Photo)

Bones buried at cremation ground believed to be of Muzaffarpur shelter home inmate

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 11:08 AM IST
The horror which came to light five months ago, revealed that at least 34 girls were sexually exploited and one was allegedly killed and buried clandestinely to hush up the murder.
According to the police, four men cornered the sarpanch’s son, his cousin and uncle near a canal in the village and threatened to kill them.(AFP/Picture for representation)
According to the police, four men cornered the sarpanch’s son, his cousin and uncle near a canal in the village and threatened to kill them.(AFP/Picture for representation)

Sarpanch’s son, kin beaten up in Gurugram’s Sohna over personal enmity

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2018 05:15 AM IST
The sarpanch said that the accused have been creating ruckus over construction of a boundary wall near a cremation ground in the village.
Once on the outskirts of the city, the Manimajra cremation ground is now in its middle.(HT photo)
Once on the outskirts of the city, the Manimajra cremation ground is now in its middle.(HT photo)

To shift or not to shift the Manimajra cremation ground

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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.
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