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
PM To Spend Diwali In Kashmir, Meet Flood Victims
Date: 22 October 2014
In a rare and significant gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be spending Diwali festival with people of flood affected Kashmir on October 23 and review facilities, relief, rehabilitation and further compensation for them with Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. This will be Modi's fourth visit to Jammu and Kashmir (including third to Kashmir only) in his less than five months tenure as the Prime Minister. Modi made the announcement of spending Diwali festival with Kashmir flood victims on twitter this afternoon. 'Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, October 23 & will spend the day with our sisters & brothers affected by the unfortunate flood,' Modi tweeted.
[courtesy: Daily Excelsior]
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