Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma was cremated with full state honours, comprising Mumbai Police gun salute, at the Vile Parle Hindu crematorium, here on Wednesday evening with Bollywood turning out in force to bid him a tearful adieu.
In an order, the district office (emergency section) allowed all including the non-residents of Puri district to cremate their loved ones at Swargadwar adhering to all prevailing COVID norms.
A large number of people had gathered outside the Oshiwara Crematorium in Mumbai when the mortal remains of actor Sidharth Shukla were consigned to flames today. The family members and friends of the late actor were present at the crematorium to pay their last respects to the departed soul.
Swargadwar in Puri will reopen for people from outside the district of Puri to cremate their dear ones from August 16
Malkangiri: Palpable tension prevailed in Dudiguda village under Chalanaguda panchayat here on Tuesday when a dead was denied dignity by the villagers just because his conversion was unacceptable to them. Following a prolonged illness, 70-year-old Pandu Madkami of Dudiguda died last night and what followed that glaringly reflected the prevalence of religious-based differences even in […]
Puri: The Puri district administration on Tuesday extended the restrictions imposed on cremation at Swargadwar for non-Puri residents till September 30, 2020. The development came a day after Odisha government announced the guidelines for the month of September pertaining to COVID-19 Unlock 4. “Restriction on observance of the last funeral rites of the deceased at […]
Nabarangpur: Family members of a woman were forced to carry her dead body on a cycle for cremation after their relatives and other villagers refused to lend shoulders for the last rites in Nabarangpur. The incident which reminds of the Dana Majhi incident in 2016 has been reported from Moti village under Chandahandi block of […]
Koraput: Police recovered body of a minor girl from a cremation ground today in Dasamantapur village of Koraput. According to sources, family members of the girl took her body for cremation without informing anyone after she died under mysterious circumstances. Subsequently, after being informed about the incident police reached the spot and stopped the cremation. […]
Puri: Conducting funeral rites at Puri Swargadwar, of late, has turned out to be costly affair owing to illegal collection of money by the staff. This has triggered discontentment among people. People usually come to Swargadwar to perform last rites of their loved ones with a belief that a person cremated here will attain mokhsya […]
Puri: An important meeting regarding the Puri Swargadwar (crematorium) land grab case was held in the Circuit House, under the chairmanship of the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (RDC) Central Zone, today. Puri Collector, SP and Settlement Officer were also present in the meeting. After the meeting Puri Collector Arvind Agrawal informed that documents for the calculation […]
Kendrapara: At least 30 people were today injured after being stung by honeybees at a cremation ground in Thakurhaat village of Kendrapara district, police said. The injured persons were attending cremation of a 66-year-old man but it was stalled for about three hours with bees wreaking havoc. The injured persons are undergoing treatment in a hospital […]