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
There Should Be No Politics Over Relief Work: Sonia
Date: 1 October 2014
All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi today said there should be no politics over relief and rehabilitation process in the flood-ravaged J&K. In an informal interaction with mediapersons in Jammu province here, Sonia said it was need of the hour that everyone should work for the rehabilitation of the affected families. 'There should be no politics over relief,' she said when asked about the performance of the Omar Abdullah-led government in tackling the flood situation. 'The state government, NGOs and Congress workers, especially of the Youth Congress, have done an efficient job to mitigate miseries of the people after the devastating floods,' she said.
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