Both small and large businesses in Jammu and Kashmir are facing near irreversible losses since the government of India changed the disputed region's autonomy, accompanied with a clampdown.
The move by India blocks the right of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to frame its own laws and allows non-residents to buy property there.
The ruling BJP has been accused of toppling elected state governments led by the opposition parties either by buying or intimidating the lawmakers in order to pass controversial bills in the absence of a strong opposition in the parliament.
Triggered by heavy rainfall, the floods and landslides have left 43 people dead with 24 missing in Nepal. More than 1,100 people have been rescued from flooded areas.
The bus plunged off the Himalayan mountain road as its driver negotiated a curve and rolled down into a 150-metre-deep gorge along a rocky stream in the southern Kishtwar area of India-administered Kashmir.
Authorities says mission to recover climbers' bodies likely to take 10 days.
Up close, the surging wall of ice almost 656 ft (200 metres) high above Hassanabad village in Hunza district cracked and groaned in the May sun as ice and debris fell off in big chunks.
Officials in the northeastern state of Sikkim said they received the first distress call from around 50 people cut off in the remote Mukuthang Valley in December.
UN blacklists leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad, based and proscribed in Pakistan, on its list of global terrorists as China lifts objections. India hails decision, but Pakistan says listing approved after Kashmir dispute was de-linked from the group.
In one case a father visits three graveyards to offer prayers for his son. In another, a broken tooth became the only way to identify a slain rebel.
At least 86 percent of eligible voters in the Kashmir valley abstained from voting, although in the southern Jammu belt, where Muslims and a sizeable Hindu population doesn't shy away from casting votes, a 70 percent turnout was recorded.
While warmongers beat their drums, it is ordinary Kashmiris clustered around the Line of Control, wedged between two nuclear-armed regional rivals, that face the gravest of dangers.
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