Political, economic and cultural news from the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
April 2017 Byelections Disaster
The Kashmir Valley's first major electoral test in April 2017 after last year's prolonged agitation has proved to be a catastrophe. Polling in Srinagar on 9 April turned out to be a complete disaster with low voter turn-out, mob violence and the death of eight civilians in security forces firing. Elections in Anantnag have been deferred.Full article...
"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
Pakistan Troops Cross LoC, Ambush Indian Patrol, 2 Soldiers Killed
Date: 23 June 2017
Two Indian soldiers were killed in a cross-border ambush near the Line of Control, less than 10 km from the town of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army said Thursday. The ambush, carried out by a suspected Pakistan border action team in the midst of intense mortar and small arms exchanges that raged through the day, targeted a patrol operating near Gurunj Post, close to the village of Khari Karmara. Indian Army officers said at least one infiltrator had been shot dead and another injured.
[courtesy: Indian Express]
2017 News Archives
Naat competition among able disabled students organised
Naat competion among Able Disable students together was organised by Space communication in collaboration with Humanity welfare organization Helpline at Government Girls Higher Secondary School Bijbehara. Around 20 participants from different schools of zone Bijbehara participated in the competition. Twenty children recited the NAAT and Ayat Javed of Whiz kids school Batengoo won first prize. Saima Hussain a student with blindness got 2nd position while as Farhan from Crescent school Bijbehara won 3rd prize.
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