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
No White Flags Now On IB: HM
Date: 1 September 2014
Asserting that India wants peaceful relations with all countries but it should not be treated as its weakness, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said security forces have been directed to give a 'befitting' reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Referring to recent incidents of firing from across the Line of Control, the Home Minister said he has directed BSF 'not to keep showing white flag' if the violations by Pakistan continue. 'I have asked the BSF DG to tell his force to give a befitting reply to firing from Pakistan,' Singh said, addressing BJP's 'Vijay Sankalp Yatra' at Hathin in Haryana's Palwal district this evening.
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