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
Modi Announces Rs. 745 Crore Relief
Date: 24 October 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his Kashmir visit on Thursday by announcing a relief package of Rs. 745 crore relief for flood-effected people in Jammu and kashmir. The Prime Minister said the relief of Rs. 570 crores was for rehabilitation of the flood affected and Rs. 175 crores for renovation of six hospitals in the state. 'I had seen that hospitals were in bad shape and needed renovation. I have also asked the government to provide books and all kinds of essential supplies required for their education,' Modi told reporters at the Raj Bhawan. The package of Rs. 44,000 that government of Jammu and Kashmir wanted was not announced. 'The package that the government wants is being verified,' the Prime Minister said.
[courtesy: Hindustan Times]
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