US officials have turned over to the Mongolian government enough 80 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons to stock a museum, including two relics of a kind of dinosaur that a prosecutor said "memorably stampeded" in a Hollywood movie.
Pulling up the state government over recovery of skeletal remains of victims of flash floods one year after the tragedy, the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday directed it to explain reasons and fix responsibility for the "negligence" as well as ensure that DNA samples of the dead are preserved and their last rites performed properly.
A year after a massive deluge hit Uttarakhand causing extensive damage to areas close to Kedarnath, authorities have so far recovered 44 skeletal remains of the victims from the valley since March this year.
Skeletal remains of more than a dozen British soldiers who died during the French and Indian War are expected to be returned this year to upstate New York for reburial near their original resting place on a Colonial American battleground.
A Sri Lankan presidential commission will be appointed to investigate a mass grave where more than 150 skulls and bones, most likely of Marxist rebels killed decades ago, were found last year, a government spokesman said.
Firearms and bombs were seized
from two CPI(M) party offices by the joint forces during
searches on Wednesday, while three skeletons were dug up by villagers
in the continuing hunt for illegal arms in West Bengal.
Investigators have not found
clear skeletal remains in an alleged mass grave of Sri Lankan
troops, but bone fragments and ash from the site have been
sent for further forensic tests, police said on Thursday.