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The crematorium at Kanlog near Shimla that is struggling to cope with double the number of bodies being brought for the last rites as Covid-19 fatalities has seen a rise in the state capital.(Deepak Sansta/HT)

Shimla’s crematorium overwhelmed by Covid-19 deaths

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:50 PM IST
Stretched to the limit, caretakers say they haven’t been paid in weeks even as the risk of contracting coronavirus has increased
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According to Saturday’s government health bulletin data, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 was 10 deaths in the past 24 hours.(REUTERS)
According to Saturday’s government health bulletin data, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 was 10 deaths in the past 24 hours.(REUTERS)

Fewer bodies at crematoriums as Covid death count drops in Delhi

By Prawesh Lama | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 07:05 AM IST
In north Delhi’s Nigambodh Ghat, also one of the city’s largest crematoriums, there were only four cremations of people who died of Covid-19 on Wednesday.
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A family had to spend a night at a crematorium after locals stopped them from entering Bengal’s Raghudebpur-Dakbunglow area(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A family had to spend a night at a crematorium after locals stopped them from entering Bengal’s Raghudebpur-Dakbunglow area(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Barred from entering home upon return from Delhi, family spends night in crematorium

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 10:06 AM IST
As Mohua Mukherjee and her son Rohit reached Raghudebpur-Dakbunglow area, locals stopped them, saying they have returned from Delhi and they might be infected with coronavirus.
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A traditional cremations on a ghat of the Ganga in haridwar.(HT PHOTO)
A traditional cremations on a ghat of the Ganga in haridwar.(HT PHOTO)

Fear of Covid-19 sparks demand for electric crematorium in Haridwar

By Sandeep Rawat| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Locals and priests in Haridwar are apprehensive that open cremation of those who die of Covid-19 could spark community transmission.
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Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Rajasthan.(Reuters Photo (Representative image))
Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Rajasthan.(Reuters Photo (Representative image))

In Barmer, voters have to cast their vote at a crematorium

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Barmer
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Voters of Ward Number 17 under the Barmer Municipal Council (BMC) area said they were shocked when they came to know that they have to go crematorium to cast their votes.
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The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)
The high court also asked the district authorities to submit what future course of action they proposed to take over this incident.(HT image)

Madras HC slams move on Dalit crematorium

By HT Correspondent | Chennai
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 08:31 AM IST
The high court had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter in the wake of a video, in which the body of a Dalit man being lowered from a bridge over the Palar river for cremation, was widely circulated on social media on August 17.
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Presently, Mumbai has one pet crematorium at the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (BSPCA) veterinary hospital at Parel
Presently, Mumbai has one pet crematorium at the Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (BSPCA) veterinary hospital at Parel

Mumbai to get two pet crematoriums at Deonar, Malad

By Eeshanpriya MS | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 12:16 AM IST
The crematoriums will operate on compressed natural gas, as per the norms of the Central Pollution Control Board, and will be smoke and smell free
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According to police in Vasudevanallur town, villagers in T Ramanathapuram have alleged that the man, later identified as S Murugesan, was seen cutting flesh from the body of a woman.
According to police in Vasudevanallur town, villagers in T Ramanathapuram have alleged that the man, later identified as S Murugesan, was seen cutting flesh from the body of a woman.

Tamil Nadu man caught eating human flesh in crematorium, sent to mental asylum

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2019 06:30 PM IST
A 43-year-old man has been sent to a mental hospital after he was allegedly caught eating a half-burned body in a crematorium in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district on Sunday, police said on Monday.
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Sikh leader files petition in Pak court; seeks fund to build crematorium

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Peshawar
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 06:36 PM IST
The Sikh leader said there is no crematorium in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where Sikh mourners can carry out the last rites of their loved ones.
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The waste is collected from 27 locations across the city, all of which are bulk generators.
The waste is collected from 27 locations across the city, all of which are bulk generators.

Mumbai firm processes tender coconut shells, says it can replace wood in crematoriums

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 12:15 PM IST
Around five tonnes of tender coconut shells are collected on a daily basis by the firm’s workers
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Baba Adhav talking about the PMC’s 2018-19 budget at an event organised by NGO Lokayat at SM Joshi foundation hall on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Baba Adhav talking about the PMC’s 2018-19 budget at an event organised by NGO Lokayat at SM Joshi foundation hall on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

PMC might not be doing many things for residents’ welfare, but have built good crematoriums, says Baba Adhav

By Parth Welankar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2018 05:13 PM IST
City-based NGO Lokayat, on Thursday, had organised a programme to discuss PMC’s 2018 budget. The panel discussed the flaws of the budget and debated on the changes that could have been adopted.
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