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Abdullahs infringed on land for offices, house: J&K probe

November 25, 2020 12:14 pm

Denying the allegations, the National Conference on Tuesday said, "The news attributed to sources that Dr Farooq Abdullah is a beneficiary of the Roshni Act is completely false and is being spread with malicious intent.

Security blanket for DDC polls in J&K: Candidates and campaign in lockdown

November 19, 2020 6:52 am

Security an excuse for locking up candidates opposed to BJP: Omar, Mufti.

J&K alliance team led by Omar visits Kargil, Drass

October 31, 2020 1:39 am

The five-member delegation led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah held a meeting with leaders of Kargil Democratic Alliance on the agenda of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration.

Will fight politically, legally for restoration of articles 370, 35 A: Omar in Ladakh

October 31, 2020 12:36 am

"We will fight politically and legally as well, but our fight will be peaceful. We have no intention to vitiate the atmosphere in this state," NC vice president Omar Abdullah told reporters in Kargil

Gupkar alliance 'unequivocally' condemns killing of 3 BJP workers in J-K

October 30, 2020 5:16 pm

"Terrible news from Kulgam district of South Kashmir. I unequivocally condemn the targeted killing of the 3 BJP workers in a terror attack. May Allah grant them place in Jannat & may their families find strength during this difficult time," Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Omar Abdullah: Centre wants to snatch our land and expects us to remain silent

October 30, 2020 7:50 am

Giving the Centre credit for uniting the mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah said that curse be upon them if they run for power under these circumstances.

PDP, NC slam Centre for ‘stripping J&K of identity, land’

October 30, 2020 1:44 am

Omar Abdullah said that if the political parties of J&K had worked together, perhaps these changes could have been avoided. “We remained scattered and they succeeded,” he said.

Centre throws open J&K for land sale, Gupkar parties term it huge betrayal

October 28, 2020 2:52 pm

National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah said, “J&K has been put up for sale and left bereft of any basic protections. The amendments add to the fear of demographic changes. They want to alter the character of this place.”

‘Jammu and Kashmir put on sale’: Omar Abdullah slams Centre for amendment in land laws

October 27, 2020 10:17 pm

NC vice president Omar Abdullah slammed the new land laws and said the newly introduced JK Development Act, which has come into force with immediate effect, was "hostile to the interests of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh".

District Development Councils (DDC): Why parties think this new layer of governance will kill politics in J&K

October 20, 2020 7:34 am

The District Development Councils (DDCs) are set to become a new unit of governance in Jammu and Kashmir. What is the Centre’s objective behind this new structure? How have mainstream political parties responded to this?


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.