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Ludhiana: Pyres burn late into the evening as volunteers work overtime to cremate Covid dead

May 09, 2021 5:30 am

As Sharma spoke to The Indian Express on Thursday, Ludhiana hospitals had reported over 1,800 deaths out of which around 300 were from outside the district.

Bengaluru: Banner near Covid-19 crematorium with BJP leaders' faces draws ire

May 05, 2021 6:52 am

The hoarding claimed that free food and refreshments were arranged for people attending funerals at the Giddenahalli crematorium "under the guidance of Yelahanka MLA S R Vishwanath."

Steep rise in body count, Patna civic body adds two more crematoriums

April 29, 2021 6:56 am

Officials said the three crematoriums at Baans Ghat, Gulbi Ghat and Khajekalan Ghat had an average of 70-80 cremations – relating to Covid as well as non-Covid deaths – before the second surge struck this month.

Direct forest dept to provide wood for cremation timely: North MCD Mayor writes to CM Kejriwal

April 28, 2021 3:01 pm

Waiting time outside crematoriums is high as there is a lack of manpower, vacant platforms as well as firewood. Some people have been asked to arrange for wood to cremate their loved ones.

‘Bodies are everywhere’: Crematorium in Kanpur tries to keep pace with deaths

April 28, 2021 6:26 am

Standing near the logs of wood, relatives of those about to be cremated try to remain calm in the extreme heat emanating from the burning pyres. The pungent fumes singe everyone’s eyes.

‘Chosen to serve people’: Painter-turned-undertaker stays in crematorium with family

April 23, 2021 3:18 am

Shirke did not find anything unusual until the deceased man’s 13-year-old son charged at him and slapped him in rage, asking why he had consigned his father’s body to fire.

Pyres till 2 am at Bengaluru crematoriums, token for queues

April 21, 2021 8:25 am

The crematorium had already carried out 14 cremations by its scheduled closing time of 5.30 pm on Monday and there were still six bodies waiting in ambulances lined up at the entrance of the crematorium.

As Bengaluru battles Covid spike, 280 crematorium workers unpaid for a year

April 15, 2021 8:18 am

According to the workers, they are paid only Rs 14,500, which after deductions is further reduced to an in-hand pay of Rs 10,500.

Covid deaths push Ludhiana’s only LPG crematorium to its limits

July 30, 2020 11:29 am

Since April 18, Ramgarhia cremation ground in Ludhiana has seen cremations of 85 coronavirus patients. The crematorium has only one LPG chamber, which was set up four years back, but had remained unused till the pandemic outbreak.

Gurgaon: Six years since it was built, lone CNG crematorium yet to see a funeral

May 21, 2018 2:55 am

In a city that sees rising pollution levels every year, officials estimate that CNG cremations cause significantly less pollution and are cheaper.


Migrants return home, long queues at hospitals as Covid-19 cases surge

April 15, 2021 2:27 pm

India added a record over 2 lakh new COVID-19 infections in a day pushing the total tally of cases to 1,40,74,564, while the active cases surpassed the 14-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.