NGT no to alternative ways of cremation plea

  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dismissed a plea seeking directions to install alternative methods of cremation to curb air pollution and contain the spread of COVID­-19.
  • A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson refused to entertain the plea, which even sought the conversion of at least one-­third of the number of pyres at all cremation grounds.


Nepal to explore archaeological site

  • Nepal’s Department of Archaeology is holding crossministerial meetings to explore an archaeological site in Thori near the border town of Birgunj, officials in Kathmandu have said.