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HC pulls up Uttarakhand govt over recovery of bodies in Kedarnath

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 00:56

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.

44 skeleton remains found in Kedar valley so far

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:24

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.

Ancient Polynesians sampled fancy menus 3,000 years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 15:54

Researchers studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands have cast new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people.

US fort`s 18th-century skeletons closer to return

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 15:13

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.

Skeletons of two persons abducted by Maoists in Bengal recovered

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 21:35

Skeletons of two persons suspectedly abducted by Maoists two years ago were recovered by police from Masangidighi forest near here in West Midnapore district, a senior police officer said.

2,000-yr-old skeletons, pyramid ruins found in Mexico

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 21:34

An ancient settlement, including 30 skeletons and the ruins of a pyramid, believed to be up to 2,000 years old, has been unearthed in Mexico.

`Vampire` skeletons found in Poland

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 14:00

Archaeologists in Poland have found skeletons of victims accused of being vampires, with their heads removed and placed on their legs in the town of Gliwice.

Recovery of skeletons: Goa Cong chief to face investigations

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 22:40

Goa Congress president Subhash Shirodkar will face police investigations in connection with the recovery of human skeletons, CM said.

Ancient Egyptian skeletons found wearing toe rings

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 20:06

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, each buried with a mysterious toe ring made of copper alloy.

3,000-year-old skeletons found in Indonesian cave

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 18:03

Archaeologists have discovered remains of 66 humans dating back to 3000 years in a cave in Sumatra island of Indonesia.

Sri Lanka to probe mass grave with 150 skeletons

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 23:44

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.

Scientists test skeletons for Black Death bacteria

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 17:47

Scientists digging a new railway in London have uncovered 13 skeletons that will be tested to see if they died from the Black Death plague in the 14th century.