Calcutta  /  Published 07.08.20

‘Body swap’ at BR Singh Hospital

A 72-year-old woman in Kestopur who had tested positive for Covid lay dead in her bedroom for over 15 hours till Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation officials removed the body for cremation on Friday. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.08.20

Protest at Covid victim cremation

Around 300 villagers in Arambagh’s Brindabanpur blocked a state highway for over 12 hours in phases on Friday to protest against cremation of Covid-19 patients near their area as they feared it ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.08.20

Effigy of priest cremated

The burial of a priest, who died of Covid seven days ago, sparked controversy among relatives who were not happy at the way his last rites were conducted. The administration in Ra...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.08.20

Cremation unit that is eco-friendly

Decks have been cleared for the commissioning of the Rs 20-lakh eco-friendly cremation unit at Parvati Ghat in Bistupur with the equipment in place, and the ghat management committee eyeing a Septembe...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid: BJP leader stops cremation

A BJP councillor who tried to stop the cremation of a Covid-19 victim claiming the virus would spread through smoke was booked by Kerala police on Monday. Councillor T.N. Harikumar and 30 others have...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid: FIR against cremation protesters in Bihar

Over two dozen people were booked for unauthorisedly protesting against cremation of dead Covid-19 patients at a crematorium here, when a statewide lockdown was in force, officials said on Monday. A ...
By PTI in Patna

Calcutta  /  Published 28.07.20

Covid: questions on home death

A Behala family with four Covid-19 patients struggled for hours on Sunday night and Monday morning to arrange for the cremation of the eldest member, who died within hours of receiving the report of t...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 26.07.20

Covid: crisis brings out best

When the sons of a street food vendor refused to arrange his cremation apparently because they were too “busy”, a cinema owner at whose theatre the man used to sell snacks 14 years ago ste...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Calcutta  /  Published 18.07.20

Cash dispute stalls funeral

The body of a 79-year-old Covid patient who died on Monday at a private hospital off EM Bypass was not cremated till Friday following a dispute over who will pay for transporting the body to the crema...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.20

Cremation: CM cites people's hurdle

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday highlighted the problems stemming from people’s resistance to the Covid-19 dead being cremated in their neighbourhoods, saying Calcutta was left with j...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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