Two persons were arrested on Tuesday in the attack on the office of Vikram University Vice Chancellor Jawaharal Kaul who was also manhandled by suspected workers of VHP and Bajrang Dal protesting his appeal in connection with the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
In view of the disastrous floods in Jammu and Kashmir, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday proposed preparing a River Regulation Zone notification to protect riverbeds from harmful constructions in future.
Refuting charges as "malicious and insidious" that preference was being given to tourists and out of state residents in their rescue efforts, Army on Monday said it is committed to the task at hand and does not discriminate on the basis of caste, religion, creed or region.
The Governments of Bihar and Jharkhand have sounded a flood alert in the four districts of Rohtas, Aurangabad, Arwal and Bhojpur following the release of three lakh cusecs of water from the Rihand Barrage after heavy rainfall.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday reviewed the situation in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and affirmed that all assistance would be provided to the state health authorities to tackle any possible epidemic in the aftermath of the devastating floods.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has announced relief for all pre-paid and post-paid mobile users, who have been unable to recharge their phones or pay their bills, in the flood-hit state.