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Rajasthan woman, mourning her father's death of Covid, leaps into funeral pyre

By the time Chandra was dragged out, the fire had left severe burn injuries on her. Initially, she was rushed to a hospital in Barmer, but later shifted to a Jodhpur facility.
While Damodardas was being cremated, the youngest of his three daughters, Chandra, suddenly leaped into the flaming pyre, the police said, adding that the people present at the site immediately rushed in to pull her out of the fire. (File Photo)
While Damodardas was being cremated, the youngest of his three daughters, Chandra, suddenly leaped into the flaming pyre, the police said, adding that the people present at the site immediately rushed in to pull her out of the fire. (File Photo)
Published on May 05, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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Vivekh cremated with state honours in Chennai, Shankar, Suriya pay respects

  • Actor Vivekh got a funeral with full state honours on Saturday. Stars from south film industry such as Suriya and Trisha paid their final respects.
Actor Vivekh died on Saturday in Chennai.
Actor Vivekh died on Saturday in Chennai.
Published on Apr 18, 2021 02:11 PM IST
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By Haricharan Pudipeddi

Casket inspired by 'Matrix', donut coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals

Mourners at New Zealand funerals crack up at the sight of customised colourful coffins in the shape of a giant cream donut, a sailboat, a firetruck, a chocolate bar, Lego blocks, a casket inspired by the movie 'The Matrix' or depicting people's favourite beaches and holiday spots
Casket inspired by 'Matrix', donut coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals(Twitter/Thalion_1/stas_kulesh)
Casket inspired by 'Matrix', donut coffins lighten mood at New Zealand funerals(Twitter/Thalion_1/stas_kulesh)
Updated on Apr 15, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, famous for hit drama 'Oshin,' dies at 95

  • Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida dies of lymphoma at 95. Apart from writing the script of the internationally popular TV drama series 'Oshin' and other popular dramas, she wrote a book asking for the right to die in dignity and according to her request, there will be no funeral.
Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, famous for hit drama 'Oshin,' dies at 95(Twitter/BoekenWebsiteNL/doramaworld)
Japanese scriptwriter Sugako Hashida, famous for hit drama 'Oshin,' dies at 95(Twitter/BoekenWebsiteNL/doramaworld)
Updated on Apr 06, 2021 09:56 AM IST
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Japan Buddhist temples survive Covid-19 lockdown with online funerals, Zen apps

Zen meditation apps, memorial services held online including match-making services keep Japan's Buddhist temples afloat amid Covid-19 lockdown
Japan Buddhist temples survive Covid-19 lockdown with online funerals, Zen apps(Photo by Lisanto and Markus Winkler on Unsplash)
Japan Buddhist temples survive Covid-19 lockdown with online funerals, Zen apps(Photo by Lisanto and Markus Winkler on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 06, 2021 06:12 PM IST
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‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama

Noted journalist and iconic author of American history, Winston Groom passed away at the age of 77 in South Alabama town, Fairhope. He is best known for his novel Forrest Gump, which was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie.
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)
‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom dies at 77 in Alabama(Twitter/3rdeyejournal)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 04:16 PM IST
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Fairhope (US) | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

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

No FIR has been lodged by the Dalit family; the police are probing the matter.
The incident was highlighted by the local people on social media. (Videograb)
The incident was highlighted by the local people on social media. (Videograb)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 05:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra | By Rajesh Kumar Singh | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Sandip says he’s shocked: ‘Got messages saying we’re powerful people, you didn’t invite us for funeral’

Producer Sandip Ssingh opens up on his close friend and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and urges everyone to respect the dead and the grieving family.
Sandip Ssingh shared a close bond with Sushant much before he entered Bollywood.
Sandip Ssingh shared a close bond with Sushant much before he entered Bollywood.
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 05:15 PM IST
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Covid-19: 50 people to be allowed at weddings, 20 at funerals, says govt

The Union Health Ministry had earlier advised against large gatherings at funerals to avoid possible Covid-19 infection.
A funeral in Tangmarg, 40 kms from Srinagar with six people in attendence.(Waseenm Andrabi/HT PHOTO)
A funeral in Tangmarg, 40 kms from Srinagar with six people in attendence.(Waseenm Andrabi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 06:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Delhi: 50 can gather for a wedding, 20 for a funeral

Strict restrictions had been in place in the national capital as part of the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19.
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Updated on May 04, 2020 03:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Heartbroken Riddhima Kapoor confirms she’s on way to Mumbai after missing dad Rishi Kapoor’s funeral: ‘Driving home ma’

Riddhima Kapoor has confirmed she’s driving to Mumbai along with husband and daughter. She could not reach in time to attend father Rishi Kapoor’s funeral on Thursday due to restrictions in place due to coronavirus lockdown.
Riddhima Kapoor was unable to reach Mumbai in time to attend father Rishi Kapoor’s funeral.
Riddhima Kapoor was unable to reach Mumbai in time to attend father Rishi Kapoor’s funeral.
Updated on May 01, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

South Koreans lie inside closed coffins for 10 minutes for life lessons

More than 25,000 people have participated in mass “living funeral” services at Hyowon Healing Center since it opened in 2012, hoping to improve their lives by simulating their deaths.
A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living. (Representative Image)(AP)
A South Korean service is offering free funerals - but only to the living. (Representative Image)(AP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2019 09:39 AM IST
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Rape accused MLA Kuldeep Sengar attends brother’s funeral in Unnao

Several BJP leaders, including MP Sakshi Maharaj, attend the last rites
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj with Kuldeep Sengar at the Pariyar Ghat of Unnao district on Monday morning.(Sourced)
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj with Kuldeep Sengar at the Pariyar Ghat of Unnao district on Monday morning.(Sourced)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 08:33 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Kanpur

After daughter elopes, father organises her funeral in MP

Agitated, the father, Gopal Mandora organised a traditional funeral ceremony at a community centre in the village to mourn the death of her living daughter yesterday.
The girl, Sharda Mandora, had allegedly eloped on July 25.(ANI Photo)
The girl, Sharda Mandora, had allegedly eloped on July 25.(ANI Photo)
Published on Aug 03, 2019 09:53 PM IST
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Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh) | By Asian News International

Anup Jalota’s mother’s last rites performed in Mumbai, Vindu Dara Singh, Pankaj Udhas attend the funeral

Several celebrities joined Bhajan singer Anup Jalota at his mother’s cremation in Mumbai on Sunday.
Anup Jalota performs his mother’s last rites.(Varinder Chawla)
Anup Jalota performs his mother’s last rites.(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

ICC World Cup 2019: Lasith Malinga to fly home after Bangladesh game to attend funeral

Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old fast bowler would depart after the match against Bangladesh in Bristol to attend the funeral of Mrs. Kanthi Perera in Colombo on Thursday.
File image of Lasith Malinga(AFP)
File image of Lasith Malinga(AFP)
Published on Jun 11, 2019 01:26 PM IST
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Violence continues in Bengal as police and BJP workers clash over funeral

Local villagers said they were targeted because the Trinamool Congress trailed the BJP at the local polling booth despite winning the Basirhat Lok Sabha seat by more than 300,000 votes.
The bodies of all the three victims were fished out of different fisheries that dot the area.(HT Photo)
The bodies of all the three victims were fished out of different fisheries that dot the area.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By Tanmay Chatterjee and Koushik Dutta

ICC World Cup 2019: Grieving Asif Ali rejoins Pakistan squad after daughter’s funeral

He will be available for Pakistan’s second warm-up match against Bangladesh in Cardiff on Sunday.
File image of Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali.(AP)
File image of Pakistan cricketer Asif Ali.(AP)
Updated on May 25, 2019 08:08 PM IST
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Video: Monkey consoles mourners at a funeral in Karnataka

A video shows a langur walking up to a woman and putting its hands on her shoulder and head as if consoling her for her loss.
According to locals, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened and the langur has been attending people’s funerals for about a year.(Screengrab)
According to locals, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened and the langur has been attending people’s funerals for about a year.(Screengrab)
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:30 PM IST
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By HT Correspondent

New Zealand to observe 2-min silence, broadcast Friday Prayers: New Zealand PM

The majority of victims were migrants or refugees from countries such as Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The youngest was a boy of three, born in New Zealand to Somali refugee parents.
Wrapped in white cloth, the bodies were laid to face Mecca, and, after jenazah (funeral) prayers, were carried towards their freshly dug graves.(REUTERS)
Wrapped in white cloth, the bodies were laid to face Mecca, and, after jenazah (funeral) prayers, were carried towards their freshly dug graves.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 10:48 AM IST
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Row after BJP leaders asked to remove shoes during jawan’s funeral in UP

The BJP and RLD are at loggerheads after saffron party leaders were asked by a crowd to remove their shoes while attending the last rites of CRPF constable Ajay Kumar who was killed in an encounter with the mastermind of Pulwama attack in J&K.
Union minister Satyapal Singh and MP Rajendra Agarwal also criticised those who, instead of standing with the grieved families of soldiers, used it as an opportunity for political gains.
Union minister Satyapal Singh and MP Rajendra Agarwal also criticised those who, instead of standing with the grieved families of soldiers, used it as an opportunity for political gains.
Published on Feb 22, 2019 01:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut | By S Raju, Meerut

Swara Bhasker, Soni Razdan, Bhagyashree attend the funeral of Sooraj Barjatya’s father, Raj Kumar Barjatya. See pics

A host Bollywood celebrities including Swara Bhasker, Mohnish Bahl, Mahesh Bhatt, Soni Razdan, among others, attended Raj Kumar Barjatya’s funeral.
Swara Bhasker at the funeral of Raj Kumar Barjatya in Mumbai.(Varinder Chawla)
Swara Bhasker at the funeral of Raj Kumar Barjatya in Mumbai.(Varinder Chawla)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 06:13 PM IST
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‘Goes for celebrity weddings, skips seer’s funeral’: Congress leader targets PM Modi

The 111-year-old seer of the Lingayat community was laid to rest on Tuesday with full state honours at the premises of the seminary he headed for over seven decades.
Lakhs of people bid a tearful adieu to the seer of the lingayat community on Tuesday.
Lakhs of people bid a tearful adieu to the seer of the lingayat community on Tuesday.
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 07:31 AM IST
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Tumakuru | By HT Correspondent

Watch: Thai people organise own funeral, lie inside coffins to ring in new year

The ritual, believers say, symbolises death and rebirth which helps rid them of bad luck and be reborn for a fresh start in the new year.
People like in coffins to ring in the new year in a bizarre ritual in Thailand.(AP)
People like in coffins to ring in the new year in a bizarre ritual in Thailand.(AP)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 01:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Thais mourn child boxer as funeral held

Thai boxing is hugely popular in the country and many fighters enter the sport at a young age in search of fame and fortune.
A monk looks at a portrait of thirteen-year-old Muay Thai boxer Anucha Tasako during is funeral at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province on November 14, 2018(AFP/Getty Images)
A monk looks at a portrait of thirteen-year-old Muay Thai boxer Anucha Tasako during is funeral at a Buddhist temple in Samut Prakan province on November 14, 2018(AFP/Getty Images)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 03:31 PM IST
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Samut Prakan, Thailand | By AFP

Tamil Nadu government spent Rs 1 crore on Jayalalithaa’s funeral

The government’s response to an RTI query came amidst an inquiry over the death of the former AIADMK supremo as many in the party, including deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam, had raised suspicions.
When asked about the money spent on Jayalalithaa’s treatment in Apollo hospital, the information officer said the “TN government has not spent on her treatment”.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
When asked about the money spent on Jayalalithaa’s treatment in Apollo hospital, the information officer said the “TN government has not spent on her treatment”.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, | By M Manikandan

PM Modi’s decision to walk at Vajpayee’s funeral surprised all

Modi quietly followed the hearse that was on its way to Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, the funeral venue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah (R) pay tribute during the funeral of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on August 17, 2018.(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah (R) pay tribute during the funeral of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on August 17, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 05:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava and Karn Pratap Singh

Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh: South Asia pays tribute to Vajpayee

Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Nepal foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Bangladesh foreign minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali and Sri Lanka’s acting foreign minister Lakshman Kiriella were among several foreign dignitaries present at former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral in New Delhi on Friday.
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the funeral of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(ANI/Twitter)
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the funeral of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 10:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Four-member Pakistan delegation to attend Vajpayee’s funeral, says report

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi on Thursday.
A vehicle carrying the coffin with the body of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes through India Gate in New Delhi on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
A vehicle carrying the coffin with the body of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes through India Gate in New Delhi on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 02:23 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service

Vajpayee’s funeral today: Traffic restrictions in place, avoid these routes

Police put restrictions on several roads in the Capital on Friday to ensure a smooth movement of the traffic
People gathered at BJP headquarters in New Delhi where mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be kept.(ANI photo)
People gathered at BJP headquarters in New Delhi where mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be kept.(ANI photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 10:28 AM IST
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