FAROOQ ABDULLAH

  • J&K elections: Son Omar fighting for survival in the absence of father Farooq November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: With the National Conference (NC) President and former union minister Farooq Abdullah out of the picture in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections due to 'health reasons', Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is struggling to cover the lost ground in Valley. It will be an uphill task for NC, which...
  • J&K: Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution, says Farooq Abdullah August 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday hit out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for claiming that the elder Abdullah was in the loop when parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged. "The NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused former chief minister and...
  • NC top brass to meet to discuss strategy for J&K Assembly polls June 16, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference's Central Working Committee (CWC) is meeting on Wednesday to discuss strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference, has called the CWC meeting on June 18 at the party headquarters at NawaeSubah Complex,...
  • J&K: NC's motto is public service, says Farooq Abdullah June 10, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that his party would continue with its mission of public service and was committed to addressing grievances of the people in an effective manner. "The motto of the National Conference is to put the interests of the common man above power...
  • NC to bounce back with renewed vigour: Farooq Abdullah May 31, 2014

    Terming the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls as a wakeup call, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said his party would convert its defeat into strength and bounce back with renewed vigour. "History stands testimony to the fact that the NC has resurrected itself as a vibrant force...
  • NC's core group holds meet to review LS poll performance May 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday held a meeting of its core group to analyse the reasons for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha elections. "A core group meeting was held under Farooq Abdullah to analyse the results of the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections,"...
  • Whitewash for Congress and its ally NC in J&K May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and its ally National Conference is heading towards its worst ever performance in Jammu and Kashmir. The National Conference which has won three seats in the last general elections has been unable to retain even a single seat. In a major setback to the NC, the party...
  • BJP, PDP wins 3 seats each in J&K May 16, 2014

    Updates: 6:50 pm: In Ladakh, BJP's Thupstan Chhewang defeated Independent candidate Ghulam Raza by just 36 votes. 5:50 pm: PDP's Mehbooba Mufti defeated NC's Mirza Mehboob Beg in the Anantnag seat by 65,417 votes. 4:50 pm: In the Jammu seat, BJP's Jugal Kishore defeated Congress's Madan Lal Sharma by 2,57,280 votes. 3:50 pm:...
  • Counting for 6 LS seats in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday May 15, 2014

    Jammu: The fate of 77 candidates, including Union Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad, from six Lok Sabha seats of Jammu and Kashmir will be known after the counting of votes on Friday. "Tight security arrangements have been made in and around the counting centres in five districts in Jammu...
  • Farooq Abdullah continues as JKCA pesident May 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has been elected as the president of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) amidst walkout by some 'disgruntled' members of the body. "Abdullah was elected unopposed as the president of the JKCA for another threeyear term during the elections held here yesterday," an official of the...
  • If elected BJP will set up National Mission on Himalayas, says Rajnath May 6, 2014

    BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday said if his party came to power at the Centre its priority would be to set up a National Mission on Himalayas for sustainable development of the region. Addressing an election rally here on the last day of campaigning for the May 7 polls, Singh...
  • LS polls: Only 26 per cent voters exercise their franchise in J&K April 30, 2014

    Srinagar: About 26 per cent of 12 lakh electorate on Wednesday voted amid tight security and poll boycott call of separatists in Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency from where 14 candidates, including Union Minister Farooq Abdullah, are in the fray. "The tentative voter turnout for the Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is 26...
  • Polling for Srinagar LS seat on Wednesday, 12 candidates in fray April 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Amidst tight security measures, Srinagar Lok Sabha seat will go to the poll on Wednesday to decide the fate of 12 candidates, including NC President Farooq Abdullah and PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra. Srinagar Parliamentary constituency is spread over three districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal. Abdullah, whose National...
  • Srinagar: Senior Abdullah steals the show April 29, 2014

    Srinagar: At 77, Farooq Abdullah looks frail. There are creases on his faces and his cheeks are no longer bloodred. He needs help to climb and get off the podiums from where these days he stirs aam aadmi emotions among people who come to listen to him. In sun, shade...
  • SMTM: Farooq Abdullah's assets is over Rs 13.1 crore April 29, 2014

    National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has Rs 2 lakh as cash in hand. His investments and bank deposits are valued at Rs 1.2 crore. Abdullah has two vehicles a Grand Vitara and a Scorpio worth Rs 18 lakh. He has properties in Jammu and Kashmir valued at Rs 1.60...
  • Farooq Abdullah charms voters, can he retain Srinagar? April 29, 2014

    Srinagar: The seventh phase of the general elections will get underway on Wednesday, April 30, and in Srinagar, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah is seeking renomination. Arguably one of the best crowdpullers in the country, Dr Farooq Abdullah has been a winner all along. At 77, the National Conference patriarch does...
  • Modi caught in a swirl as former allies TMC, NC train guns at him April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday found himself under a barrage of attacks from NDA's erstwhile allies Trinamool Congress (TMC) and National Conference (NC). Both TMC and National Conference tore into Modi with the former reiterating that he had blood on his hands, an indication to the...
  • Modi wants to sideline the Sharia law: Farooq Abdullah April 28, 2014

    Stepping up the attack on BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah claimed that the BJP leader's intention was to abrogate Article 370 which gives special status to us (Jammu and Kashmir) and to sideline the Shariah Law (Muslim Personal Law). ...
  • Farooq Abdullah rejects agenda for uniform civil code April 28, 2014

    National Conference patron and candidate for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat Farooq Abdullah on Monday said common civil code would not be accepted by the Indian Muslims at any cost. "No Muslim in India will tolerate a common civil code for Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and followers of other religions to the...
  • Omar hits out at Modi, says Kashmiri Pandits fled J&K because of BJP April 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit back at Narendra Modi on Monday, saying that Kashmiri Pandits did not leave the state during his father Farooq Abdullah's regime, but because of BJP rule. "Kashmiri Pandits did not leave Kashmir during Farooq Abdullah's government. They left Kashmir because of...
  • Farooq Abdullah's father damaged secularism the most, says Modi April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has hit back at National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah for saying those voting for Modi should drown in the sea. Modi has accused Farooq Abdullah's father of being responsible for hurting secularism. Speaking to a regional channel, Modi slammed Farooq...
  • Jaitley slams Farooq for saying 'Modi voters should drown in the sea' April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley has hit out at National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah for his remarks against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Farooq had on Sunday said Modi voters should drown in the sea. Reacting to Farooq's comments, Jaitley said, "I don't know why did...
  • There was no blast at Farooq Abdullah's rally: Omar April 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said he had no doubt that efforts would be made to "derail" the electoral process in the state but the violent forces will "not be allowed" to succeed. "While I have no doubt that an effort will be made to derail...
  • J&K: Three injured in blast in Srinagar April 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Three persons were injured in a blast on Sunday that took place at Magam on Srinagar Gulmarg road in Kashmir, police said. "Three persons were injured in a blast at Magam. The police is verifying the cause of the blast and nature of injuries," a police spokesman said. Sources said suspected...
  • J&K: Explosion at Farooq Abdullah's rallies, 10 injured April 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah's two rallies in Srinagar and Badgam were rocked by explosions. Although no injuries have been reported from Srinagar, 10 people were injured in Badgam. The police are investigating both the incidents. Abdullah said that he did not fear such acts...
  • Modi can never be a secular leader like Vajpayee: Farooq Abdullah April 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, National Conference leader and union minister Farooq Abdullah said that he can never be a secular leader like former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. "Vajpayee was also from the RSS but he was a modern man and he...
  • PDP registers police complaint against Farooq Abdullah's attack remark April 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party has lodged a police complaint against Union Minister Farooq Abdullah for allegedly making threatening statements against party leadership. "We have yesterday given a formal police complaint against Abdullah at Rajbagh police station for making threatening statements against the PDP and its leaders," chief spokesperson of...