COVID-19 cases rise in J&K, 132 fresh cases reported

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132 Fresh Covid-19 Cases Reported In J&K, Nearly 1000 Infections Added To Surging Tally In One Week

Jammu and Kashmir reported 132 fresh covid-19 cases as nearly one thousand fresh infections were added to the surging tally in last one week alone.

Official sources told media that among the fresh cases which include 28 travelers, 104 were from Kashmir Valley and 28 from Jammu Division, taking the total case tally to 128679, 945 cases reported since March 15 last.

Giving the district-wise details, the officials told JKYouth that Srinagar reported 77 cases including 16 travelers, Baramulla 6, Budgam 4, Pulwama 6, Kupwara 1, Anantnag 2, Bandipora 2, Ganderbal 2, Kulgam 3, Shopian 1, Jammu 25 (7 travelers), Udhampur 1, Rajouri 1, Doda 0, Kathua 1, Samba 0, Kishtwar 0, Poonch 0, Ramban 0, and Reasi 0.

A number of cases were confirmed at diagnostic laboratories of CD hospital and GMC Anantnag.

The CD cases include female (65) from Umer Colony, male (80) from Chanapora, male (35) from Magam, male (32) from Batmaloo, male (28) from Hyderpora, two males (31, 41) from BB Cantt, male (27) from Anantnag, female (40) from Tulbagh, female (80) from Lal Bazar.

The GMC Anantnag case include male (41) from Wangam.

Meanwhile, they said, 86 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals—17 from Jammu Division and 69 from Kashmir. So far, 125362 persons have recovered—51381 in Jammu and 73981 in Kashmir. There are 1336 active cases—290 in the Jammu division and 1046 in the Valley while 1981 people have died, 732 in the Jammu division, and 1249 in the Valley.

Protests in Gurez valley against CMO Bandipora


on Monday morning a group of people gathered outside the Sub-District hospital Gurez and starting raising slogans against CMO Bandipora.

while taking to the media persons they said that today they have gathered here to register complaint against mismanagement of CMO Bandipora.

The people gathered were Panchs, Sarpanches, Medical staff of the hospital and locals aswell.

they accused CMO Bandipora of attaching employees of Sub-District hospital Gurez in different primary health centers and district hospital Bandipora.

we suffer every day, we don’t have staff in the hospital, this hospital looks more like a bunker says one among the protesters.

we have been requesting authorities including Chief medical Officer Bandipora, Director Health, BMO Gurais

to send the medical staff including doctors back to their original posting, these employees

were attached outside Gurez during the first COVID-19 vaccination drive.

and since then they are not been send back to their original posting says one among the protestors.

Meanwhile, BMO Gurez reached to these protesters and assured them that she will talk to

the CMO Bandipora and Director Health reading the issue and will find a long lasting solution.

Furthermore Block medical officer has assured that she will request CMO Bandipora to answer these questions ASAP.

Adding to this Ex-MLA Gurez Nazir Ahmad Khan has also send a memorandum to the Director health

and has requested them to solve this issue, while answering to the protesters and memorendum of Ex-MLA,

CMO Office Bandipora issued a final notice against all those employees who are not attending their duties despite many notices.

The notice assures that strict action will be taken against all those employees who fail to join their original place of posting within 3 days.

SKIMS exam for Junior Assistant posts | 2021

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In a recently issued notification SKIMS has postponed the Examination for Junior Assistant posts.

Meanwhile, Exam was scheduled on 23 March 2021, and has been differed till further orders.

Furthermore, SKIMS Will set a new date for examination and will issue the notification once the date is fixed.

Type of examination

Junior Assistant examination is set as CBT(Computer based test), it means that the exam will be conduct on a computer screen.

Total No of posts15
Venue of examinationSIDCO, Rangreth, Srinagar
Pay scalelevel 4(25500 – 81100)
Total posts15


All the candidates are advised to bring following certificates along with 2 passport size photographs

  • Degree certificate
  • Domicile certificate of JK UT
  • 6 months computer certificate

SKIMS Syllabus for Junior Assistant posts

English – 50 marks

  1. Types of communication – verbal and non-verbal, formal, non-formal.
  2. Articles a, an, the.
  3. Rearranging of words/sentences to form meaningful sentences/paragraphs.
  4. Verb.
  5. Active, passive voices.
  6. Answer the given questions from a given paragraph.
  7. Synonym & Antonym.
  8. Noun and pronoun.
  9. Tenses.

General Ability – 25 Marks

  • Reasoning:
    1. number series-one line series.
    2. letter series.
    3. coding-decoding.
      • letter coding.
      • letter and numerical coding.
      • coding using position, number, and alphabet.

Basic concepts of computer – 25 Marks

  1. Components of computer, hardware & software.
  2. operating system.
  3. Also, types of storage units – primary & secondary memory.
  4. memory size(bits, bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB).
  5. Basic shortcut commands.
  6. email & internet.
  7. virus & antiviruses.

Heavy Rainfall from 21-24 March in Kashmir parts: MET

Kashmir Weather

Weather Alert For 21-24 March, Kashmir WWeather

A strong Western Disturbance is heading towards Kashmir with the possibility of bringing moderate to heavy rainfall in plains and snowfall in higher reaches between 21 – 24 March.

There is also a possibility of light snowfall in some plains.

Rumors of non-stop continuous 3-day rainfall are false although some hefty rain showers are expect during the said period.

Jammu Weather: Light to heavy rain – thunder – showers are expect in Jammu region with the possibility of hailstorm and gusty winds at a few places.

Ladakh weather: Moderate snowfall in Kargil district while light snowfall is expect in Leh district

Please SHARE – Girl Missing from Srinagar

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 Our classmate Naira Shabir from the Department of Biochemistry Kashmir University is Missing from Yesterday. If anybody has any information regarding her kindly contact on this number 9797545128.

it is our humble request to everyone to please help us to reach out to this lady as early as possible.

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Irtiqa Ayoob is the 1st and yougest Rugby Coach from Kashmir Valley

She perhaps is the first Kashmiri woman youngest coach of an English sport. No, it’s not cricket, but rugby. Meet Irtiqa Ayoub, a young woman who discovered rugby when she was 16-years-old, and since then there has been no looking back.

Defying norms since she has been changing perceptions and building women’s sports in Kashmir, all through the game of rugby. Ayoub, a 23-year-old from Safa Kadal, a small town on the banks of the Jhelum River in Srinagar, said the rough contact sport “changed her life”

Are Graduates eligible for Class IV posts – JKSSB

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JKSSB Advertises 8575 Class IV Vacancies on 26.6.2020 for UT, Division, District

and has kept minimum 10th and maximum 12th qualifications for these 8575 posts.

Thousands of Graduates have applied for Class IV posts even knowing the fact that eligibility criteria is 10+2.

Meanwhile a Group a graduates association challenged the eligibility criteria in J&K High Court after filing a petition.

Also, JKSSB has clearly mentioned that Any candidate having his/her qualification other than prescribed shall not be eligible for Class IV posts.

In the latest interview given to Media personals JKSSB chairman Khalid Jahangir has clearly said:

That any Student having Above qualification than 12th will not Join his Job.

Furthermore JKSSB will make sure that these candidates will get verified at the time of counselling.

Basically, graduates are not eligible for class iv posts.

Kaneez Fatima, second Female Pilot from Jammu and Kashmir

Kaneez Fatima

Kaneez Fatima is Ladakh’s second woman pilot. She is 24. Soon after she completed her training, Air India hired her. Ladakh’s first Muslim pilot is Hina Masood who is already working with Air India. The rise of Kaneez Fatima from the arid desert region of Kashmir is a fascinating story.

A resident of a Leh locality near the Polo Ground, Kaneez’s parents got separated when she was very young. She was brought up by her mother Shakeela Banoo, a nurse in the state-run Leh hospital. They are two sisters. Nahida Ibrahim, 28, the elder one, is an engineer working for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and is in Bangalore.

She studied engineering in Srinagar and was appointed by the HAL, a government-owned company that is the manufacturer of choppers and light aircraft. Kaneez is the younger one who is flying in the sky.

Kaneez’s family and friends

Abdul Majid, a relative of Kaneez said that the family has struggled a lot to make things happen. With the active support of her grandparents – Haji Fatima Banu and late Ghulam Rasool, their nurse mother worked hard to ensure her daughter pursue the careers they choose for themselves. “She lifted a huge amount of loan from a bank for the same,” Majid said.

“The entire amount lifted from the bank as a loan was spent on Kaneez and it will take her mother some more time to liquidate that.” Kaneez was enrolled in the local Imamia School at Leh. From the basics, she studied there till her middles.

Later, her mother shifted Kaneez to Srinagar where she study in the Government Higher Secondary School, Kothibagh. Her mother had managed her posting in Srinagar to take care of her. It was in Srinagar that she lifted the loan after Kaneez made her career choice. She moved back to Leh, after a long tenure in Srinagar, only last month.

 Early 2013, the family got her admission to Government Aviation Training Institute at Bhubaneswar (Orissa).

Her mother spent a fortune to get her daughter and train as a pilot. Kaneez spent almost six years for training and the subsequent flying experience, mandatory for the job. “Like Kaneez, we are getting another Muslim woman pilot, next summer,” Majid said. “She is the daughter of my friend Ghulam Sultan, a contractor.” With these two women pilots, Kashmir is now gradually getting a good group of women who fly the aircraft. Captain Tanvi Raina, Ayesha Aziz, and Iram Habib are the recent entrants to the exclusive high-flying club

Daily wager promoted to the rank of Special Secretary in J&K

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The Crime Branch Jammu has arrested a retrospectively superannuated officer of Special Secretary rank, who had forged his own date of birth.

The accused, namely Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Ganai, resident of Hanjura, Tehsil Chadoora, District-Budgam, was Special Secretary (Legal) Home Department.

and is superannuate by the Government on March 3, 2021 with retrospective effect from March 31, 2019.

As per his actual Date of birth certificate, he was supposed to have retired two years back in March, 2019.

but in the meantime, By forgery and manipulations,

the accused added four more years to his due Government service, at senior rank by taking undue advantage of his official position.

With access to corridors of power of the time, the accused arose from a daily wager in the office of Executive Engineer, Electric Division,

Budgam to Special Secretary (Legal) to Government of Jammu & Kashmir,

by managing out of turn promotions which was violation of rules and regulations and would be probed accordingly.

After the arrest of the said accused, it has come to light that Government is strictly invigilating

such cases of forgery and fraud amongst their service men, which is applaud worthy, says a Crime branch Jammu official.

Hope and assurance of institutionalizing sincere officials in service has been reinstated again in us by the Government.

Junaid Shabir, Pulwama boy in Cambridge University for MPhil

Junaid Shabir Cambridge Pulwama

Junaid Shabir, Kashmiri boy’s story story from Pulwama to Cambridge University.

A youth from a hamlet of Pulwama, has been offered admission to MPhil English by a World’s Top University.
Junaid Shabir, a resident of Sonrigund village in Awantipora area of Pulwama completed his masters in
English from the south campus of Kashmir University and would join Cambridge to pursue his further
research in English literature in the coming months.

While talking to the news agency, Junaid said that a year before he knew
nothing about selection criteria and other formalities required to secure admission in top universities like
Cambridge but he used the COVID19 pandemic lockdown as an opportunity to help himself realize his

Junaid Shabir from Pulwama to Cambridge university

“It took him almost a year to build a strong application and polish is Curriculum Vitae to be competitive
enough in World’s top institutions. I am very passionate about doing research on literature from the contemporary disturbed zones of the world,” he said.

Junaid said his project will explore the poetry that emerges from Kashmir, Palestine and Tibet
to bring to limelight the prevailing situations of the regions.

“I hope to explore the poetry that depicts the lived realities of my people,” he said.
Junaid said he faced many impediments in his path while preparing for the application.
“At times I had to travel a distance of 40 kilometers just to use the internet when it was completely
suspended in Kashmir,” he said.

He admits that graduate admission to top universities of the world is not easy but assures that it becomes
easy once a candidate has the will to achieve and is ready to face hardships and tackle difficulties with
resoluteness (Junaid Shabir from Pulwama to Cambridge university).

Meanwhile, Administration at Kashmir university has expressed gratitude on the success of Junaid Shabir, and are happy to see Junaid joining Cambridge for his further studies.

History of Jammu and Kashmir | competitive exams

History of Jammu and Kashmir

HISTORY OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR, This Article is important for those students who are preparing for any competitive exam such as UPSC, JKPSC, JKSSB or any other National level Examination.

We will divide this Article into 3 major parts

Other than this we have made a complete Article on Geography of Jammu and Kashmir You can check that Article Here

Part 1 – History of Kashmir

Nilmat Purana

  • The oldest book on Kashmir
  • According to Nilmat Purana, Kashmir was once a lake (Satisar Lake) that was drained by Rishi Kashyapa.


  • Written by Kalhana (1150 AD)
  • Moreover, Rajatarangni means “River of Kings”
  • History of kings.
  • Originally written in Sanskrit.
  • Translated in English by Astein in 1900
  • Translated in Persian by Mulla Ahmed
  • Also, The first historian of Kashmir: Kalhan
  • Burzahom is the first Neolithic site discovered in Kashmir. It is the first archaeological site of India.
  • Gonanda – I: First king mentioned by Kalhan in Rajatarangni.

Mauryan Empire

  • Ashoka founded the old city of Srinagar (Pandrethan)
  • Ashoka was a follower of Buddhism

Kushan Empire

  • Three great Kushan rulers: Hushka, Jushika, Kanishka.
  • 4th Buddhist Council – held by Kanishka at Kundalwan (present Harwan, in Srinagar)
    *Note: Further Ashoka founded the old city of Srinagar (Pandrethan).
    Praversena – II founded the modern city of Srinagar (Praversenpura).

Karkota Dynasty

  • Founded by: Durlabhavardhana
  • Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited Kashmir.
  • Greatest Ruler: Lalitaditya Muktapida.
  • Lalitaditya ruled for 36 years.
  • He is also known as Samudra Gupta of Kashmir
  • Capital of Lalitaditya: Parihaspora
  • Lalitaditya built: Sun Temple (Martand).

Utpala Dynasty (855 – 939 AD)

  • Founder: Avantivarman
  • PM of Avantivarman: Sheru
  • Avantivarman founded the town of Avantipora.
  • Capital of Avantivarman: Awantipora
  • Established 2 temples in Awantipora.
  • Suyya: He was an engineer during the Avantivarman rule.
  • Suyya founded Suyyapur (present Sopore)

Gupta Dynasty (948 – 1003 AD)

  • Founder: Parvagupta
  • Son of Parvagupta: Kshenagupta
  • Wife of Kshemagupta: Queen Didda
  • Queen Didda was the real ruler of the Gupta Dynasty.
  • Mehmud of Ghazni tried to capture the valley during Queen Didda’s rule.

Lohara Dynasty (1003 – 1171)

  • Founded by: Sangram Raja, nephew of Queen Didda
  • Kalhan completed Rajatarangni during this period.
  • Great ruler: Jaisimha (ruled for 27 years)

Deva Dynasty (1171 – 1339)

  • During the rule of Sahdev, Mongol Dulucha invaded valley.


  • Originally a prince of Ladakh.
  • Embraced Islam. Renamed: Sultan Sadar-ud-Din.
  • 1st Muslim ruler of Kashmir.
  • Built 1st mosque in Kashmir: Bud Masheed.
  • Rinchin married Kota Rani.
  • Rinchin renamed himself Sultan Sadar-ud-Din.
  • The actual founder of Muslim rule in Kashmir: Shah Mir.
  • Rinchin accepted Islam under the influence of Bulbul Shah and Shah Mir.

Shah Mir Dynasty (1339 – 1555)

  • Founder: Shah Mir (Sultan Shams-ud-Din)
  • Shah Mir was the minister of Rinchin.
  • In this period, Islam was established in Kashmir.
  • Commander-in-chief: Lankar Chak
  • Notable rulers: Sultan Shahab-ud-Din, Zain-ul-Abideen


  • Known by the name “Budshah
  • Ruled for 50 years.
  • He is also called as “Akbar of Kashmir
  • He abolished Jaziya.
  • Introduced art (Pashmina Shawl, wooden architecture,)
  • Set up Translation Department:
  • Translated Mahabharat, Ramayana, Rajatarangni
    from Sanskrit to Persian.
  • Built first wooden bridge in Srinagar: Zainakadal.
  • Built artificial island in Wular lake: Zaine Lank.
  • Canals: Mar Canal, Pohru Canal, Kakapur Canal, etc.

*Syed Hamdani visited Kashmir for the first time during the rule of Sultan Shahab-ud-din.

Chak Dynasty: (1555 – 1586)

  • Founder: Gazi Chak
  • Yusuf Shah Chak married Habba Khatoon.
  • Moreover, Yusuf Shah Chak made Sonamarg and Gulmarg as holiday resorts.
  • Mughal army (under Qasim Khan) defeated Chak’s army at Haripora.
  • Mughals (Akbar) entered Kashmir.
  • Last ruler of Chak Dynasty: Yaqoob Shah

Mughal Rule in Kashmir (History) (1587 – 1752)

  • Ruled for 165 years.
  • Entered Srinagar on October 14, 1586.
  • Meanwhile, First Governor: Qasim Khan.
  • Notable Mughal Rulers:
    • Akbar
    • Jehangir
    • Shah Jahan
    • Aurengzeb

Mughal Emperor AKBAR

  • Visited Kashmir 3 times.
  • Ladakh occupied during 3rd visit.
  • Built: Hari Parbat Fort.

Mughal Emperor JEHANGIR

  • Jehangir and his wife Nur Jahan visited Kashmir several times.
  • Jehangir laid out: Shalimar Bagh.
    • Asif Khan laid out: Nishat Bagh
    • Asif Khan was the Nur Jahan’s brother.

Mughal Emperor SHAH JAHAN

  • Visited Kashmir 4 times.
  • Shahjahan laid out: Chashma Shahi
  • Furthermore, Dara Shikoh built: Pari Mahal.
  • Dara Shikoh was the eldest son of Shahjahan.

Mughal Emperor AURENGZEB

  • Visited Kashmir only once in 1665.

Afghan Rule in Kashmir (1752 – 1819)

  • Ahmad Shah Abdali of Kabul conquered Kashmir
  • Afghans defeated Mughals.
  • Kashmir was ruled by governors.
  • First Afghan Governor of Kashmir: Abdullah Khan Ishaq
  • Notable Afghan Governors: Amir Khan, Atta Mohd.
  • Amir Khan built: Amira Kadal, Sher Garhi Fort, etc.
  • Atta Mohd built: Koh-e-Maran Fort.
  • Last Afghan ruler of Kashmir: Jabbar Khan

Sikh Rule in Kashmir (1819 – 1846)

  • Ranjit Singh attacked Kashmir in 1819.
  • Sikh Commander: Zorawar Singh
  • Kashmir ruled by 10 governors.
  • 1st Sikh ruler of Kashmir: Diwan Moti Ram
  • Last Sikh ruler of Kashmir: Sheikh Imam-ud-Din

Part 2 – History of Jammu

Gulab NamaDevan Kirpa Ram
Tawarik-e-JammuHashmatullah Khan
Tawarikh-e-eDuggar DeshNarsing Das Nargis
  • Raja Jambu Lochan founded Jammu city in 14th century.
    Bahu Lochan built Bahu Fort
  • Shakti Karan introduced Dogri script.
    Brij Dev was ally of Mohd. Ghori. He founded Bijaypur (Vijaypur)
    Mal Dev:
    • Shifted capital to Jammu
    • Built building at Purani Mandi (Mul Mandi)
    • Sat first time on “Gaddi
    • Timur invaded Jammu.

Dhruv Dev:

  • Built Mubarak Mandi Palace
  • Shifted palace from Mal Dev Mandi to Mubarak Mandi Palace.

Ranjit Singh: (Sikh Rule)

  • Jammu conquered by Sardar Hukum Singh.
  • Son of Ranjit Singh: Prince Kharak Singh
  • Kharak Singh received Jammu as a jageer.
  • Gulab Singh (dogra) enters Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s military.
  • Ranjit Singh conferred Gulab Singh the title of “Raja of Jammu”
  • Sikhs were defeated by British.

Part 3 – History of Jammu and Kashmir

Treaty of Amritsar

  • March 16, 1846
  • British sold Kashmir to Gulab Singh for 75,000 Nanak Shahi rupees.
  • Jammu and Kashmir came into existence. (Foundation of J&K was laid)
  • New Maharaja of J&K: Gulab Singh (dogra)
  • Foundation of J&K: March 16, 1846
  • First Maharaja of J&K: Gulab Singh
  • Dogra Rule in Jammu and Kashmir (History): (1846 – 1947)
    • Gulab Singh
    • Ranbir Singh
    • Partap Singh
    • Hari Singh

Gulab Singh (1846 – 1857)

  • Ruled for 11 years
  • Divides state of J&K into 3 provinces: Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh.
  • Kashmir Province: 2 districts:
    1. Kamraz
    2. Maraaz
  • Jammu Province: 4 districts:
    1. Jammu
    2. Khupal
    3. Kishtwar
    4. Jasrota
  • Reformed the begaar system (forced labour)
  • In 1856 Gulab Singh installed his son, Ranbir Singh, as the next Maharaja of J&K.

Ranbir Singh (1877 – 79)

  • Ruled for 28 years
  • Introduced:
    • Civil Department
    • Revenue Department
    • Military Affairs
    • Sadar Adalats (Chief Courts)
  • Ranbir Penal Code introduced (History of Jammu and Kashmir).
  • Started construction of Rawalpindi–Srinagar cart road.
  • Postal services introduced between Srinagar – Muree.
  • Telegraph links set up between Jammu – Srinagar.
  • Map of the valley was prepared.
  • Built: Raghunath Temple at Jammu
  • Great Famine occurred during 1877-79.

Pratap Singh (1885 – 1925)

Ruled for 40 years.

  • Eldest son of Ranbir Singh.
  • Pratap Singh had no sons.
  • Modernisation of J&K state.
  • Further, Begar System (forced labour) was abolished.
  • Jhelum Valley Cart Road was completed.
  • Also, Banihal Cart Road (BC Road) thrown open in 1922.
  • Sialkot – Jammu railway line was inaugurated in 1890.
  • Telephone connection between Jammu – Srinagar.
  • Electrification of J&K.
  • SP College, Srinagar (1905).
  • Prince of Wales College, Jammu (1907)
  • Canals: Pratap Canal, Upper Jhelum Canal, Ranbir Canal, Ujh Canal, etc.
  • Hydro-electric power project at Mohra.
  • Houseboats were constructed

Hari Singh (1925- 1948)

  • Nephew of Pratap Singh
  • Commander-in-Chief since 1915.
  • Compulsory Primary Education Act
  • Additionally, J&K Bank established in 1938.
  • Constituted High Court. 1929.
  • Also, State Subject Status.
  • Voluntary exile: June 1947
  • Moreover, 26 October 1947: Signed Instrument of Accession of J&K to India.
  • Karan Singh is the son of Hari Singh.
  • Meanwhile, Hari Singh died on 26 April, 1961.

Sheikh Mohd Abdullah

  • Born 05 December, 1905. Soura, Srinagar.
  • Also, known as “Sher-e-Kashmir
  • Agitated against the rule of Hari Singh
  • Urged self rule for Kashmir
  • He founded Muslim Conference (later changed to National Conference).
  • He later became Prime Minister of J&K.
  • Land reforms (Land to tiller)
  • Biography: Aatish-e-Chinar written by Mohd Yusuf Taing
  • Died 08 September, 1982.

1st and the Last Rulers of J&K after the Independence of INDIA

Prime Minister of Jammu and KashmirMehr Chand Mahajan
Chief Minister of Jammu and KashmirGhulam Mohd Sadiq
President (Sadr-e-Riyasat)Karan Singh
1st Governor of J&KKaran Singh
Lt. Governor of J&K UTGC Murmu
History of Jammu and Kashmir
Last Prime Minister of Jammu and KashmirGhulam Mohd Sadiq
Chief Minister of J&KMehbooba Mufti
Last Governor of Jammu and KashmirSatyapal Malik
Current Lt. Governor of J&K UTManoj Sinha
History of Jammu and Kashmir