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Ker Govt Trying To Crush BJP Popularity By Any Means: Nityanand Rai

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Union Minister, speaking to reporters here, said the law and order situation in Kerala was "bad" and that is why these killings were happening.

CDS Bipin Rawat To Be Cremated At New Delhi's Brar Crematorium

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

CDS (Chief of Defence Staff) Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat’s mortal remains have been kept at their official residence in New Delhi for now, where from they will taken to Brar crematorium in Delhi cantonment at around 2pm.

Amid Burial Grounds Running Out Of Space, ‘Tree Burials’ Are Gaining Popularity In Japan

'Tree burials' cost significantly less than traditional funerary practices, which is an important consideration for many Japanese people struggling to support multiple generations.

Understanding Grief In The Time Of Covid

May 20, 2021 Rajat Mitra

Grief, as we know today from psychological research is not a single emotion but a process, a series of stages that follow one another.

Una Woman Receives Remains Of Husband Buried In Saudi Arabia After Three Months

The court said it was a 'great relief' that the family has received the remains so that they can cremate it according to Hindu rites.

09 May, 2021

Sikh Body Provides Oxygen Concentrators To Covid Patients

Outlook Correspondent

United Sikhs has started distributing oxygen concentrators in Delhi, Punjab, and Karnataka.

30 April, 2021

Sikh Body Helps Families Perform Last Rites Of Relatives As Crematoriums In Delhi Get Overcrowded

Outlook Correspondent

Our contact number is circulating across the hospitals and crematoriums and we are continuously getting calls from families, says Pritam Singh, director of United Sikhs.

29 April, 2021

Will The Raging Fire From The Pyres Singe The BJP?

Bhavna Vij-Aurora

Rumblings even in RSS on the Modi government’s disastrous handling of the second wave of Covid infection.

18 March, 2021

Delhi HC Asks MEA To Coordinate With Saudi Embassy to Repatriate Buried Body Of Hindu Man

Outlook Web Bureau

The court was hearing a case in which the mortal remains of the Hindu man were wrongly buried in Saudi Arabia as per Muslim rites due to incorrect translation of his religion on death certificate.

23 February, 2021

Padma Shree Nominee, Who Has Cremated Over 25,000 Bodies, Can't Afford Treatment Due To Poverty

Outlook Web Bureau

Mohammad Shareef, also known as 'messiah of lawarais lashen', has been bed-ridden at his home in Mohalla Khirki Ali Beg in Ayodhya.

05 January, 2021

Contractor Of Ghaziabad Crematorium Arrested In Roof Collapse Case


Contractor Ajay Tyagi went into hiding after news of the collapse spread and was later nabbed near the Ganga canal bridge of Sathedi village


19 June, 2020

‘Can Survive Virus, Not Hunger’: Delhi Boy Cremates Covid Victims To Pay For Mother's Medicines, School Fees


Chand’s family is worried about his safety, but they are also aware that this is the only way for them to survive at present.

10 June, 2020

Assam Cop Performs Last Rites Of Covid-19 Victim After Villagers Refuse Cremation

Abdul Gani

The Superintendent of Police of Karbi Anglong district in Assam, Debojit Deuri, and his security guards carried the body of the Covid-19 victim and cremated it on Tuesday, after the locals had refused to cremate deceased.

29 May, 2020

As Bodies Pile Up In Mortuaries, Delhi Govt Allows Use of Wood For Cremating Covid Victims

Outlook Web Bureau

The Delhi High Court had initiated on its own a PIL to deal with backlog in disposing COVID-19 bodies, saying if this was the correct situation then it was 'highly dissatisfactory and violative of the rights of the dead'.

08 May, 2020

Photo Essay | Custodian of Ashes

Suresh K. Pandey

As the state borders are difficult to cross through due to the lockdown, many people are unable to immerse the ashes of their loved ones. At Delhi's Lodhi Road Crematorium, Pandit Dharam Vir has the onerous task of looking after the urns containing the ashes of the deceased.

26 December, 2017

Dalit Stopped From Performing Last Rites Of Father On Land Reserved For Crematorium In Madhya Pradesh

Outlook Web Bureau

Eventually, he performed the last rites of his father on a government land near his house.

29 October, 2017

Kerala To Switch Over To Eco-Friendly Gas Crematoriums   

Outlook Web Bureau

According to official sources, the operation of electric-powered crematoriums has become very expensive as the power consumption is high and uninterrupted power supply is inevitable for it to keep the furnace pre-heated to burn the bodies.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz