The political fate of 182 candidates including two Chief ministerial candidates Omar Abdullah and Mufti Mohd Sayed have been sealed in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as the voters defying boycott call by separatists and braving the chilly weather, came out in large number to exercise their franchise in 18 Assembly constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir.
Navratra Festival, an Annual Affair, being organised at the Katra, the Base Camp of Mata Shri Vaishno Devi, will be without any component of festivities as the floods have claimed nearly 280 lives in Jammu and Kashmir.
Hundreds of Kanals of fertile land on both sides of river Chenab in Akhnoor tehsil of J&K has been eroded in past few years. But delay in implementation of Rs 19 crore plan of channelization of chenab, has resulted in erosion of over 100 kanals of land with standing paddy crops in month of August 2014.
With the flagging off of first batch today, Shri Amarnath Yatra has started. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims brave the tough weather conditions to undertake the pilgrimage to 3,888 meter altitude Himalayan cave shrine in South Kashmir's District of Anantnag.