Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
2014 Poll Facts
The state of Jammu & Kashmir has six parliamentary constituencies of which one is in sparsely populated Ladakh, two in the Jammu region and three in the Kashmir Valley. The layout of the constituencies reflects the geography and the natural divisions of the state. Traditionally, voters in Ladakh turn out in large numbers to vote while the turnout in the Valley is generally low mainly because of terrorist threats and anti-poll campaigns carried out by separatist groups. The turnout in the Jammu region varies but is usually much higher than that of the Valley. A few quick electoral facts about the state are listed Here
In truth everything and everyone
Is a shadow of the Beloved,
And our seeking is His seeking
And our words are His words...
We search for Him here and there,
while looking right at Him.
Sitting by His side, we ask:
'O Beloved, where is the Beloved?'
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
One Lakh 30 Thousand Rescued
Date: 13 September 2014
With rain having stopped, armed forces and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have managed to rescue at least one lakh 30 thousand people from flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to submit a report on Monday about the rescue, relief and rehabilitation operation for the lakhs who are still stranded. Over 200 people have died. Receding water in many areas is now beginning to reveal the real extent of the devastation. 'Srinagar has drowned completely, it's unrecognisable. Almost everything is in ruins, it is just unimaginable,' a State Disaster Response Force official said.
2014 News Archives