September 2, 2012
The sky darkened and the rain pelted down as the last strains of the national anthem faded and Ethiopians bade a final farewell to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, their leader of 21 years, who died o...
July 19, 2012
Politicians across party lines, activists, and hundreds of supporters paid their last respects to veteran socialist, Mrinal Gore, in Mumbai on Wednesday.Ms. Gore, who passed away on Tuesday...
April 5, 2012
Even unclaimed and decomposing bodies deserve a dignified send-off, say members of the Thozhar Trust, who have performed more than 1,500 funerals. »
March 23, 2012
The revolutionary that always raged within C.K. Chandrappan would have let out not more than a wry smile at the overwhelming response the procession bearing his mortal remains evoked alongside the...
March 1, 2012
The mortal remains of NSS leader P K Naryana Panicker who died at his residence after protracted illness, was consigned to flames at his house compound at Vazhappally with State honours, in the pr...
February 19, 2012
After all the testimonials from relatives and friends, the songs from legends and pop stars, the preaching and even laughter, the raw emotion of Whitney Houston’s funeral came down to just one mome...
January 27, 2012
The mortal remains of Kerala Governor M O H Farook were buried on Friday with full state honours at the mausoleum near here.
Farook (74), former Puducherry Chief Minister, passed away at...
January 20, 2012
A much delayed project to put up a crematorium here is expected to be commissioned shortly.
Speaking to The Hindu here on Friday, the Municipal Engineer B. Ramamoorthy said that wo...
December 29, 2011
The body of Ariyan Rajamannan, the traditional king of the Mannan tribe who died on Wednesday morning, was buried with state honours at Rajapuram in Kovilmala, the headquarters of the tribe near h...
December 13, 2011
The mortal remains of renowned cartoonist Mario Miranda were consigned to the flames at the Hindu crematorium at Pajifond in Margao in south Goa on Monday morning. His pyre was lit by younger son...
August 15, 2012
A sea of humanity descended upon the village of Babhalgaon in Maharashtra’s Latur district on Wednesday and bid a tearful adieu to Union Minister and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Des...
May 25, 2012
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister F A Khonglam, known for his unique political manoeuvres that made him the first Independent MLA in the country to occupy the top post, was laid to rest at the buria...
March 24, 2012
The mortal remains of Goa tourism minister Matanhy Saldanha were laid to rest at his native village Cansaulim on Saturday.
Mr. Saldanha (64) passed away on Wednesday after suffering a mas...
March 18, 2012
The Mokshda cremation system, installed recently in Delhi, provides an eco-friendly option to citizens »
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February 20, 2012
Whitney Houston was laid to rest on Sunday at a brief private ceremony in New Jersey, the end of a weekend that saw the pop star’s family and friends gather at a star-studded funeral to mourn her...
February 17, 2012
Hundreds of people, including women and children, assembled at the St Paul’s and St Peter’s Church at Parumala, Bethany Bishop’s House at Thiruvalla and at St Mary’s Church at Niranom on Friday to...
January 25, 2012
The mortal remains of writer and critic and orator Sukumar Azhikode were consigned to flames with full state honours at Payyambalam here on Wednesday. Professor Azhikode died in a hospit...
December 30, 2011
We shouldn't be surprised by the cinematic touches to the Dear Leader's funeral — he did write a book on the art of directing.
December 23, 2011
Noted playwright P.M. Antony, who passed away here on Thursday, was laid to rest at his residence here with State honours on Friday.
Additional District Magistrate K.P. Thampi laid a wrea...
December 12, 2011
Heart-rending scenes unfolded at Kothanalloor and Uzhavoor, the hometowns of P.K. Vineetha and Remya Rajappan, during their funeral on Monday, as thousands gathered to bid them farewell. State hon...