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Daily Briefing: UAE, Maldives join criticism over remarks on Prophet; Omar Abdullah hits out Centre over civilian killings in Kashmir

June 07, 2022 8:34 am

Despite some murmurs of discontent in the Delhi BJP unit over the suspension and expulsion of party spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal, respectively, at the senior level, party leaders say the action was a “well thought-out decision.”

Omar Abdullah interview: ‘Don’t think any sensible Kashmiri has found justification for 1990 …We have greater responsibility to make minorities feel safe’

June 07, 2022 6:54 am

On recent attacks in the Valley, former J&K CM tells The Indian Express, ‘Not all happening at the behest of foreign militants ... These are locals who have not even gone across for training.'

Omar Abdullah: ‘Every single (Pandit) employee who goes back, I consider it my personal failure’

June 07, 2022 8:43 am

Omar Abdullah said the claims in the immediate aftermath of the revocation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, about the law being the root cause of terror were not being borne out on the ground.

J&K: Omar, Mehbooba visit family of slain TV artist, question normalcy claims

May 27, 2022 9:19 pm

The National Conference leader objects to viewing tourism numbers as a measure of normalcy and says fear is so persistent in the Valley that no one knows where the next attack will take place.

Films won’t create congenial atmosphere for return of Kashmiri Pandits: Omar Abdullah

May 19, 2022 10:50 pm

Defending a recent statement by his party president and former Chief Minister of the erstwhile state Dr Farooq Abdullah that films are being used to spread hatred, Omar asked “is it not true?”.

Article 370 basis for accession of J&K to India, could not be removed: Omar Abdullah

May 16, 2022 12:52 pm

The statement assumes significance as it has come when the Supreme Court has agreed to consider listing after summer vacation the petitions challenging Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Afraid to go out of J&K... first target Muslims: Omar Abdullah

May 15, 2022 9:07 am

This is the second outburst by Omar over communal polarisation in the country.

The curious case of the silence of the Abdullahs on delimitation panel order

May 09, 2022 8:32 am

While the party issued a statement, many thought it was too mild

NC, PDP suggest joint front in polls; Mufti says must hold off BJP

April 28, 2022 8:25 am

The NC and PDP are the two main constituents of the PAGD, which also includes the CPM and Awami National Conference.

ED questions Omar Abdullah in J&K Bank case, NC says targeting Opposition

April 08, 2022 2:49 am

The Enforcement Directorate (ED)  is questioning former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah in Delhi in a case related to J&K Bank, news agency PTI reported.


After being released from detention, here is how Mehbooba Mufti spent her day

October 14, 2020 5:28 pm

Mufti, along with the entire separatist and mainstream leadership, was detained by the J&K Police on August 5 last year; the day the Centre abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and downgraded the state into two Union Territories.

Nitish, Omar, Rahul at Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party

July 13, 2015 10:17 pm

Omar Abdullah, Nitish Kumar arrives at the Iftar party hosted by Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

J&K Assembly: A day of drama

March 27, 2015 9:35 pm

The session turned ugly when entire opposition accused Mufti led government of lying before the House.

Omar Abdullah: The CM of Jammu and Kashmir set to lose power

December 23, 2014 2:50 pm

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah may have won the Beerwah Assembly seat by a margin of over 1000 votes in the state but the CM is all set to lose power in the volatile state.

Ministers pay homage to martyrs on Police Commemoration Day

October 21, 2014 4:18 pm

The ministers salute martyrs at the Police Memorial on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Flood situation remains grim in Jammu and Kashmir

September 10, 2014 12:04 pm

At least 100 villages across the Kashmir valley were flooded by overflowing lakes and rivers, in the worst flooding in 22 years caused by heavy rains.

PM Narendra Modi flags off Katra train

July 04, 2014 5:45 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the Centre wants to win the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir through development as he flagged off the train linking Katra--the base camp for pilgrims headed to Vaishno Devi shrine.

Today in pics: February 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 3:13 pm

The sun sets over the central dome of the Parliament.


Express Eye for Detail 14: J&K crisis, Sushma Swaraj out of 2019 race, American tourist in Andaman and more

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

This week we look at the strange situation in Jammu & Kashmir where a fax machine is all it took to stop three parties from coming together and forming the government. What it means for Sushma Swaraj to opt out of the 2019 general election and the c

J&K political drama: Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said that PDP and NC coming together is not the best idea for mainstream politics in J&K. But today, both he and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti find themselves in a strange situation.

'It doesn't help when 14-16 leaders sit on stage and blast PM Modi. It allows him to play victim... Must work at state-level'

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

In this edition of Idea Exchange Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah expresses concern over the recent political killings in Jammu and Kashmir and says that the Centre's lack of clarity on J&K is worrying.

Why isn’t BJP-PDP forming govt. in J&K: Omar

February 25, 2016 7:00 am

Srinagar (J&K), Feb 25 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah questioned the delay by the BJP-PDP alliance in forming the government in the state, in spite of having good numbers in the assembly. Talking about the present Governor Rule in the state, Abdullah said the rule is imposed when there is no numbers, which is also called the Breakdown of Constitutional Order, where there is no possibility of the formation of a government.

Unaware of developments about selection of next CM: Omar Abdullah

January 15, 2016 9:37 am

Chennai, Jan 15 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was unaware of the developments regarding the election of the next Chief Minister of the state. He added that whatever be the decision, it should be for the welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He added that both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) need to chart the future course of action.