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  • 7 J&K separatist leaders to attend Pakistan National Day celebrations at High Commission March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: As Pakistan will celebrate its National Day on Monday, a seven-member delegation of Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders are in the national capital to attend the celebrations at its High Commission. The delegation will also hold talks with Pakistani officials. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has maintained that the...
  • Hurriyat leaders arrive in Delhi to attend Pakistan Day function March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of attending the Pakistan Day function in New Delhi on Monday, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said the group wants to lend full support to the India- Pakistan dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir. The Mirwaiz, who arrived in the national capital on Sunday to...
  • Hurriyat team to attend Pakistan day function in New Delhi March 19, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq will lead a high-level delegation of the amalgam to attend the Pakistan day function in New Delhi next week. "Mirwaiz will lead a high-level delegation to New Delhi to visit Pakistan High Commission on the invitation of Pakistan high commissioner to India on...
  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to meet Hurriyat leader on Sunday March 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit will meet moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq in Delhi on Sunday and is expected to discuss ongoing efforts to bring back on track the stalled Indo-Pak dialogue process. The meeting comes nearly a fortnight after Basit had gone to the Delhi residence of...
  • Hurriyat welcomes India-Pakistan secretaries meeting March 4, 2015

    Srinagar: Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday termed the meeting of Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan as a "positive development", but called upon Prime Ministers of both the countries to take up Kashmir issue in a more serious way and as a matter of priority. "We welcome the...
  • National Conference authorise Farooq, Omar to decide on government formation in J&K December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The newly-elected MLAs of National Conference on Tuesday authorised party president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah to take a decision on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "All the (newly-elected) representatives have reposed their faith in the leadership of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah and will support any...
  • 'Garm Hava' review: It's a slice of our history that we can't ignore November 14, 2014

    Cast: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, AK Hangal Director: MS Sathyu MS Sathyu's 'Garm Hava' remains a potent and evocative study of the ramifications of Partition on the lives of ordinary, innocent people. Relevant even today, 41 years after it first released in 1973, the...
  • 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...
  • Hurriyat welcomes Sharif's move to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA September 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Both factions of Hurriyat Conference on Saturday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement on Kashmir in his speech in the United Nations' General Assembly. Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Geelani said the Pakistan Prime Minister not only repeated the known stand of his country with regard to the...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the floodaffected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • 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...
  • Not India, Pakistan but people of Kashmir are real stakeholders of land: Mirwaiz August 21, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN the Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq explained his meeting with Pakistan High Commission on Monday. In response to the only two stakeholders of Kashmir statement of MEA, the separatist leaser said neither India nor Pakistan but people of Kashmir are real stakeholders of land....
  • 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...
  • I would've regretted not working with Farooq Sheikh: Indraneil Sengupta May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Indraneil Sengupta, who shared screen space with Farooq Sheikh in the recently released film, 'Children of War', said he would have regretted if he had missed the chance of working with the veteran actor. Indraneil, a fan of Sheikh's films like 'Katha', 'Bazaar' and 'Chasme Baddoor', said that...
  • 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). ...