An 18th century shawl is lying on the footpath for drying, precious artefacts from the 6th century and valuable manuscript have been damaged due to massive floods in Kashmir. But these national treasures at Srinagar's SPC museum have been completely forgotten by government authorities in their restoration drive.
In a stern warning to Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asked it to put an end to firing and ceasefire violations along the border in Jammu & Kashmir saying if such breach continues, the army and every youth of this country will give a befitting reply.
Seeking to assuage concerns, Jammu & Kashmir Bank said its data centres and records have not been impacted by the worst floods in the state in over a century, but admitted that nearly 200 of its branches continue to be out of bounds.
Bollywood director Shakun Batra, who was reportedly stuck in the Jammu and Kashmir floods, Thursday said he's now safe. He says the army is making "stupendous" efforts to fight the "daunting" situation.
In a new anti-Naxalite strategy being readied by government, bureaucrats and security personnel operating in Maoist-hit areas may get special monetary benefits, out-of-turn promotions and choice posting after the completion of their tenure in these "dangerous" places.
In the last two years, there have been 541 attempts to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir while 65 terrorists were killed in 2013 in encounters with the Indian Army, Defence Minister AK Antony informed Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.