India  /  Published 26.12.21

Going for the kill in dry Bihar

There have been umpteen cases of liquor bottles and packs being hidden in ponds, streams, rivers, canals, agriculture fields, houses, schools and deserted buildings in dry Bihar. They have been transp...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Culture  /  Published 24.10.21

Buddha and the breath of death

Prince Siddhartha saw a corpse for the first time when he was 29. He learnt that death is inevitable, a fate that befalls everyone. Thereafter, he went on to change the world as the Buddha. But for or...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.21

Crematorium: The sweep of Covid tragedy

The CMC has about 100 doms working at its eight crematoriums. The bigger crematoriums like the ones in Kalighat and Nimtala employ about 30 doms each. The smaller ones, like the Garia facility, have e...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.21

Final journey in a Covid world

NKDA has been trying to build a crematorium in New Town. “We had earmarked a plot near the Hanuman Temple behind Eco Park about four months ago but local villagers got wind from the placard put ...
By Snehal Sengupta, Sudeshna Banerjee and Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 21.05.21

Crematory with 4 pyres in New Town

A crematorium with four electric pyres will come up in New Town within a few weeks, an official of the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) said. A 2-acre plot in Action Area ID, near Chitta...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town


Jharkhand  /  Published 20.05.21

Coal town to build new electric crematorium

The Dhanbad Municipal Corporation has initiated the construction of an electric crematorium at the Mohalbani Ghat on the banks of the river Damodar in Bhowra area of Jharia after facing extreme diffic...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Jharkhand  /  Published 20.05.21

Covid test booths at crematoriums

The Jharkhand government has decided to set up rapid antigen test (RAT) booths at various burning ghats and graveyards across the state and make Covid testing mandatory for relativ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.05.21

This Covid warrior is not afraid

From co-ordinating cremation of Covid bodies to attending routine work at Subarnarekha burning ghat in Bhuinyandih, C. Ganesh Rao remains engrossed in a challenging yet risky job. The 68-year-old joi...
By Jayesh Thaker in Jamshdepur

Opinion  /  Published 16.05.21

Different need: ensuring dignity of the dead

Bidding farewell to the dead through funeral rites was one of the earliest signs of civilization. Although funeral practices have changed with time, bereavement is still an event. People wish peace fo...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 14.05.21

Covid: Extortion blot on last rites

Relatives and friends who came to cremate the bodies of Covid-19 patients at the lone electric crematorium in the industrial city have complained that handlers charged “arbitrary fees” and...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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