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
Indian Army Foils Pakistani Efforts To Dig Underground Tunnel For Infilitration
Date: 3 September 2014
As Indian army plugs the holes on the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan is digging secret underground tunnels to explore alternative routes for pushing in infiltrators into Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to keep the terror mills grinding in the restive state. Indian army recently discovered an under construction tunnel on the LoC in Jammu division which originated from the Pakistani side. With a length of the 130 to 150 meters and four feet high, the tunnel was drilled 20 feet deep inside the ground along the LoC. 'Having failed to infiltrate terrorists across the Line of Control in the Jammu division, there was an attempt to construct a tunnel across the Line of Control,' said a defence spokesman at Jammu.
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