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  • Parties pledge to rebuild flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir Yesterday

    Srinagar: Pledging to rebuild the lives and livelihood in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, political parties on Saturday came together to issue a joint appeal to individuals and organisations within and outside the state to help affected people in "every possible way". A resolution was passed at an all-party meeting, convened...
  • J&K: NC leader kicks party worker, PDP calls it act of desperation September 3, 2014

    One of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's close confidantes, National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani lost his cool during a convention in Ganderbal and was seen kicking a party worker repeatedly. The incident angered his party workers. Many are now threatening to boycott the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. ...
  • In Jammu, Amit Shah launches scathing attack on Omar August 25, 2014

    Kathua: Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah, who is in Jammu & Kashmir, instilling confidence into party workers ahead of Assembly elections in the state, launched a scathing attack on the Omar Abdullah government on Monday during a rally in Kathua. Attacking the government on the repeated ceasefire violations along the...
  • NC, BJP workers clash after Amit Shah visits border camps following ceasefire violations August 25, 2014

    Jammu: Clashes broke out between workers of the ruling National Conference and Bharatiya Janata Party after the latter's chief Amit Shah visited RS Pura sector in Jammu on Monday morning. Shah and BJP spokesperson Ram Madhav visited border camps in the morning following repeated ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army. Clashes...
  • 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...
  • J&K: NC trying to sell stars in last bid to retrieve ground, says PDP August 17, 2014

    Srinagar: In the wake of populist measures taken by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, opposition PDP on Sunday said that the ruling NC had "wasted" six years in power and was now trying to "sell moon and stars" to the people in its last bid to retrieve some...
  • National Conference-Congress alliance in LS polls was dysfunctional: Omar July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the pre-poll alliance between National Conference and Congress for Lok Sabha polls was "dysfunctional" in the Valley as the vote share of the national party could not be transferred to his party. "The pre-poll arrangement between Congress and National Conference...
  • BJP asks Maharashtra Governor to put Modi's posters in prominent places July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shaina NC has sought permission from Governor of Maharashtra K Sankaranarayanan to put up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's posters in all prominent public places as per the norms. The governor has agreed to the BJP's demand but has insisted that the PM's photograph should come...
  • TMC, BJP scuffle in Lok Sabha: Who is to be blamed? July 8, 2014

    Unruly scenes were witnessed in Parliament as Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janata Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. ...
  • Congress-National Conference heading for a split June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress-National Conference alliance in Jammu and Kashmir is in troubled waters with the Congress preferring to fight solo in the forthcoming state elections. Battered in the last Lok Sabha polls, the Congress top leadership in the state has been holding crucial meetings with its senior functionaries, state ministers,...
  • 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 Nawa-e-Subah Complex,...
  • J&K: NC, PDP fume over MoS PMO's remark on Article 370 May 28, 2014

    Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh stirred up a controversy by his statement on the repeal of Article 370 in the Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that it will isolate the people of the state. PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti also slammed the statement saying it has...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is it time for a serious debate on Article 370? May 28, 2014

    Lambasting the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitender Singh for his comments on Article 370, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said that his comments have the potential to divide the state on communal lines. On the other side, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar...
  • Article 370: MoS PMO's remark can create a communal divide, says PDP May 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Lambasting the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitender Singh for his comments on Article 370, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti said that his comments have the potential to divide the state on communal lines. "We condemn the statement by the MoS PMO. His...
  • Article 370: RSS hits out at Omar, says J&K will always be a part of India May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the raging debate over Article 370, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spokesperson Ram Madhav has lashed out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeting that the state "has been and will always be a part of India." "J&K won't be a part of India? Is Omar...
  • Sharif's acceptance to Modi's invite important step for ties: Omar Abdullah May 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hailed Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif's decision to attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi and said the two leaders have showed that they will not allow hawkish elements to set the agenda for ties. "Two very important steps have...
  • Congress, NC workers want to part ways, fight Assembly elections alone: Omar May 21, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday categorically said that his party won't tie-up with the BJP. "Do you expect me to garland Modi," he sarcastically said. On being asked whether working with the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be tough, Omar...
  • Gujjars demand Omar's resignation after NC's poll debacle May 19, 2014

    Jammu: The Gujjar community in the state on Monday sought the resignation of Omar Abdullah saying the Chief Minister has lost the moral right to rule the state after the poor show of the ruling NC-Congress in the Lok Sabha polls. Bhartiya Gujjar Mahasabha (BGM) state president, Eshfaq-ur-Rehman Poswal said that...
  • NC, CPM hold consultations after their dismal performances in LS polls May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After the dismal performance of many political parties in the Lok Sabha elections, parties have been holding consultations and introspecting the reasons behind it. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah even invited suggestions from people on micro-blogging site Twitter after the party was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Next government likely to probe Modi snooping case, say sources May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government seems to have bowed down to the pressure by its allies over the snoopgate scandal. Sources says that the UPA has left the task of constituting an inquiry into the scandal involving BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the next government. Government sources said that the...
  • BJP welcomes NCP, NC's opposition to Centre in snooping case May 4, 2014

    The BJP welcomed UPA's key allies NCP and NC's opposition to the government's move of naming a judge in Narendra Modi snooping case ahead of Lok Sabha election results. "This is a clear reflection of UPA's vendetta politics. I welcome the move of the allies of the UPA," said BJP...
  • BJP welcomes NC, NCP stand opposing 'snoopgate' inquiry May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Sunday welcomed NCP and National Conference's stand opposing the Centre's move to appoint a judge to look into the 'snoopgate' issue, and said even the UPA allies are refusing to be part of Congress's "politics of Vendetta". BJP also slammed the Congress for alleging that the girl...
  • Every 3rd Lok Sabha candidate in J&K a crorepati May 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Every third candidate in the fray for Lok Sabha polls in the six seats of Jammu and Kashmir, where polling will end on May 7, is a 'crorepati' with the richest of them having declared property worth nearly Rs 100 crore. Of the 78 candidates who have entered the electoral...
  • 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...
  • 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). ...