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.
There was no respite from the cold wave in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region as the minimum temperature dropped in most places, even though the 40-day `Chillai-Kalan`, considered as the harshest winter period, ended today.
India has proposed a meeting of the official-level Joint Working Group with Pakistan on trans -LoC CBMs in the second week of February amidst continuing stand-off between the two countries over the arrest of a Pakistani driver for smuggling narcotics worth Rs 100 crore across the Line of Control.
In the biggest haul in Jammu and Kashmir, police on Friday recovered narcotics worth Rs 100 crore in the street market hidden in a truck, which was coming from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) as part of the cross-LoC trade.
Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to formulate a scheme for nearly four lakh girls living below poverty line to enable them to live a dignified life and prevent their exploitation.
The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police has filed charge-sheet against three senior government officials for their "culpable role" in the spurious drug scam that rocked the state earlier this year.