The Indian news relates principally to disastrous casualties, The sole
military incident is the continued holding-out of Kote Kangra, in spite of endeavours on the part of the Sikh authori- ties to procure its cession to the British. But the latest accounts Bay that the fort was about to be given up. The ship Bombay Castle has been burned. Some barracks at Loodianah have been blown down in a storm, with a frightful loss of life. The building was erected two years ago, as a temporary structure ; but it had been suffered to remain ever since, and there appeared no inten- tion to rebuild it in a form of more enduring strength. The re- sult has been a shocking lesson in such unwise economy; but it seems to have made a due impression.