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'Insult is heaped on injury': Omar Abdullah slams Centre over new domicile rules for J&K

April 01, 2020 4:14 pm

Omar Abdullah questioned the timing of the move amid prevailing situation owing to Covid-19 outbreak.

Delhi Confidential: Surprise Praise

March 31, 2020 1:28 am

Omar Abdullah, who came out of an eight-month detention recently, was in for a surprise on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a message tagging him.

Netizens agree as Omar Abdullah shares message that says barbers should be 'essential service’

March 28, 2020 1:26 pm

Omar Abdullah has shared a bitmoji of himself and a message that jokingly says barbers should be an 'essential service' .

A double atrocity

March 25, 2020 11:38 pm

Government must urgently release remaining prisoners in Kashmir and restore high speed internet in these anxious times.

Cruel to continue to detain Mehbooba Mufti: Omar Abdullah

March 25, 2020 9:48 am

Taking to Twitter, the Omar said, “It’s callous and cruel to continue to detain Mehbooba Mufti and others at a time like this.There was never much justification to detain everyone in the first place and none at all to keep them detained as the country enters a 3-week lockdown.”

Freed after 7 months, Omar Abdullah: Coronavirus fight first, will discuss J&K later

March 25, 2020 5:02 am

In February, Omar Abdullah was charged under the Public Safety Act along with former Chief Minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti who remains under detention.

Omar Abdullah walks out of detention, says 'a very different world'

March 24, 2020 4:49 pm

Omar Abdullah's release comes weeks after his father, former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah was released from detention.

Inform by next week if you're releasing Omar Abdullah: SC to Centre, J&K admin

March 18, 2020 2:23 pm

The apex court told the counsel appearing for the Centre that Abdullah's sister Sara Abdullah Pilot's plea against his detention will be heard on merit if he is not released soon.

Sara disputes J&K’s claim of threat to public order if brother Omar Abdullah freed

March 17, 2020 7:41 am

Sara Abdullah Pilot said that by that logic, the same should also apply to public order in the states of Gujarat, Punjab and Rajasthan, with whom too “Pakistan is in close geographical proximity to”.

After 7 months in detention, Farooq Abdullah meets son Omar Abdullah

March 14, 2020 3:07 pm

Today, he drove from his residence to the nearby Hari Nivas where his son, also a former chief minister, has been held under preventive custody since February 5 under the PSA.


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

March 25, 2020 3:24 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

March 25, 2020 3:24 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'

November 04, 2018 4:35 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.