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Delhi deserves to be full state with all powers exercised by elected government: Omar Abdullah

March 15, 2021 8:38 pm

"In spite of AAP's support for the dismemberment & downgrading of J&K in 2019, we still condemn this assault on the powers of the elected government of Delhi," Abdullah tweeted.

'Forgive your stupid, tasteless comment': Omar to Suvendhu Adhikari over Kashmir remarks

March 07, 2021 6:11 pm

The former J-K chief minister was reacting to Adhikari's reported statement that West Bengal would become like Kashmir if the TMC returned to power in the assembly elections.

Omar takes swipe at foreign envoys' visit to Kashmir, asks them to send 'real' tourists

February 18, 2021 7:11 pm

"Thank you for visiting Kashmir. Now please send some real tourists from your countries to visit J&K. #envoysvisitJK," the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said in a tweet.

NC leader held, for ‘hate speech’; Omar slams BJP’s ‘double standards’

February 17, 2021 5:34 am

NC leader Hilal Akbar Lone, who was under detention at Srinagar’s MLA hostel, has been booked under anti-terror laws for “hate speech” that he alleged delivered while campaigning for the recent DDC elections in the Valley.

'New model of democracy': Omar Abdullah claims he, his family put under house arrest

February 14, 2021 4:35 pm

The Srinagar Police, however, claimed that the "movement of VIPs and Protected Persons has been discouraged" due to the anniversary of the 2019 Pulwama attack.

Results of polls to DDC chairpersons' posts not a surprise: Omar Abdullah

February 07, 2021 2:42 pm

JKAP led by Altaf Bukhari wins two of three chairperson posts in the first phase of the DDC polls.

National Conference, JKAP welcome move to restore high-speed 4G mobile internet services in J&K

February 06, 2021 12:21 am

The 4G services were already working in two districts Ganderbal and Udhampur.

Daily Briefing: Congress, Akalis slam NIA summons, accuse Centre of supressing opposition

January 18, 2021 12:16 pm

To spur growth & jobs, booster for construction and low-cost housing in Budget 2021; Vaccines off to smooth start, cross 2-lakh mark, take a look at the top headlines for today.

Omar Abdullah: DDC polls kickstarted political process from deep freeze... will create new leadership

January 18, 2021 10:09 am

The former J&K CM says DDC results expose the Centre’s lies over support for its Aug 5, 2019, changes, believes Assembly polls won’t be held anytime soon, and regrets that the Opposition, particularly Congress, did not stand up for J&K. The session was moderated by Executive Editor (National Affairs) P Vaidyanathan Iyer

On farmers, SC flagged no consultation, let it hear us on J&K: Omar Abdullah

January 16, 2021 8:47 am

“It is not like the Supreme Court is not working at all. We have seen the Supreme Court take cognizance of what is happening with the farmer protests and step into those," said Abdullah during the Idea Exchange programme at The Indian Express.


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.