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Mumbai: Heeding to long-standing demand, BMC to set up crematorium for pets

January 31, 2022 4:18 am

🔴 Catering to a long-pending demand, the crematorium at Dahisar will be available at free-of-cost to pet owners. For stray animals, the concerned NGOs will have to certify the death before using the facility.

As LPG prices soar, gas-fired crematoriums remain a non-starter in Hyderabad

January 23, 2022 5:10 pm

Some crematoriums are lying defunct, whereas a few others are awaiting inauguration.

After 47 days, Delhi’s crematoriums, burial grounds see less than 100 bodies

May 31, 2021 12:19 pm

Delhi Covid-19 deaths: The last time less than 100 bodies were cremated or buried as per Covid protocol was on April 12, when 77 bodies were received. The next day saw 170 bodies.

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.


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.