Conference

  • Farooq Abdullah gains 11 years in age since 2008, AAP seeks action 10-04-2014 01:49 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference (NC) President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdulla's age has increased by 11 years within a period of five years. This is not a joke, but the truth as the affidavit filed by Dr Farooq Abdullah before the Returning Officer Srinagar on...
  • Farooq Abdullah among 16 candidates in fray from Srinagar 09-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Union Minister and NC president Farooq Abdullah is among the 16 candidates to have filed nomination papers from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency which is going to polls on April 30. As many as 11 candidates submitted their papers before the election officials on Wednesday, as the deadline to file...
  • Mirwaiz calls for boycott of polls, brands it a futile exercise 09-04-2014 06:56 PM

    On the eve of the first round of polling in Jammu and Kashmir, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday asked the people to stay away from the Lok Sabha elections, branding it a "futile exercise". "Elections are the spirit of democracy but in Jammu and Kashmir where...
  • Farooq, Omar attack BJP on Article 370, call it a gimmick 07-04-2014 01:46 PM

    Srinagar: Union Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party for promising the abrogation of Article 370 in its manifesto. Dr Abdullah said, "National Conference, Congress and other national parties won't let Article 370 be abrogated." The Article 370 of the Constitution guarantees a special category status for...
  • PDP opposed facilities for displacing Pandits, says Omar 06-04-2014 10:52 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday accused opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of opposing facilities for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, saying it derived "sadistic pleasure" from people's problems. Addressing a public meeting in Jammu, Abdullah, the president of the National Conference, alleged the PDP is "deriving sadistic...
  • Hurriyat doesn't know what to talk with Centre: Omar Abdullah 05-04-2014 09:12 PM

    Separatists amalgam Hurriyat Conference does not know what it wants to talk with the Centre for a resolution of the Kashmir issue, opines Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Talking about the priorities before the new government at the 'Google hangout', Omar said Hurriyat Conference was becoming "a little...
  • If voted to power, Modi will destroy nation, says Farooq Abdullah 02-04-2014 07:00 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying "he will destroy the country if he comes to power". "If this man (Modi) sits on the Prime Minister's chair, he will destroy India's Constitution. People of every religion have right to live but...
  • Confident of winning all 6 seats in J~~amp;amp;K: National Conference 02-04-2014 04:24 PM

    Ruling National Conference on Wednesday expressed confidence that it along with its ally Congress will win all six Lok Sabha seats from Jammu and Kashmir, saying people will reject the "politics of hate" and will vote for "secular" candidates. "The NC-Congress coalition government will sweep the state and win all...
  • PDP moves EC against NC leader who tried to force a voter to back her 31-03-2014 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against National Conference leader Sakina Itoo. Itoo was caught on camera trying to coerce an old man to support her party. Sakina said the PDP was deliberately raking up an old video in...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore 30-03-2014 06:16 PM

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the...
  • J&K minister Sakina seen in a video forcing an old man to vote for her 30-03-2014 10:48 AM

    Srinagar: In an embarrassment for the National Conference party, a video that has recently surfaced, reportedly shows Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Minister Sakina Itoo forcing an old man to swear in the name of Allah to vote for her. Sakina, the only woman minister in the Omar Abdullah government,...
  • There is no Modi wave, it's just hype, says J&K CM Omar Abdullah 27-03-2014 10:39 AM

    Srinagar: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi claimed the winds have changed in Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah rubbished his claims. He dismissed a 'Modi wave' in the country saying it's just hype. "There is no Modi wave in the country. Modi...
  • Advani, Jaswant are secular, it's advantage Modi now: Farooq Abdullah 25-03-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Claiming that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has taken over the Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said that it is advantage NDA in the Lok Sabha elections. Farooq Abdullah said that LK Advani and Jaswant Singh are secular leaders and...
  • PDP accuses National Conference for spreading rumours 24-03-2014 06:20 PM

    Peoples Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the opposition party allying with BJP. "In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, it...
  • Jammu & Kashmir: NC, PDP, Congress and BJP fighting for 6 seats 24-03-2014 11:11 AM

    Srinagar: Come General Elections, Jammu and Kashmir falls literally off the radar. With only six seats up for grabs, it struggles to get a tick from the big political parties although small tidings in the state often resonate and shape their poll polity and manifestos. The insignificant number of Lok...
  • J~~amp;amp;K: Omar 'concerned' over Congress delay in declaring candidates 19-03-2014 04:34 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed concern over the delay in the announcement of Congress candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in the state. "I'm keenly waiting for the Congress to announce its candidates from J~~amp;amp;K so we can begin the campaign in right earnest," Abdullah...
  • Police car brings lunch to NC meet, violates poll code 15-03-2014 04:43 PM

    Srinagar: In a brazen misuse of official machinery at a National Conference (NC) function, the police vehicle was used to ferry lunch (Wazwan, a traditional Kashmiri food) for the function. This gross misuse of government machinery comes at a time when the model code of conduct is also in place....
  • NDA government did more on Kashmir issue than UPA: Hurriyat Conference 14-03-2014 10:18 AM

    Srinagar: At a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party is hunting for allies, support coming from the Hurriyat Conference is indeed a confidence booster for the party in Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat Conference chief Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that the National Democratic Alliance government was more serious about solving...
  • Negative image of US in Islamic world has been toned down: Rashad Hussain 12-03-2014 05:06 PM

    The 'negative' image of US in the Islamic world has been substantially 'toned down' during the tenure of President Barack Obama, US Special Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Rashad Hussain said on Wednesday. "President Obama had from the very beginning of his tenure tried to put in...
  • Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW conference 11-03-2014 08:31 AM

    Austin: NSA leaker Edward Snowden spoke via live video conference Monday to a packed audience at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival. The former NSA contractor, who remains in Moscow living in temporary asylum, faces felony charges in the US after revealing the agency's mass surveillance program by leaking thousands...
  • Chaos in J&K Assembly on Farooq Abdullah's 'Kashmiris are thieves' remark 03-03-2014 10:53 AM

    Srinagar: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has made a controversial statement once again saying that Kashmiris are thieves. There was chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly by PDP MLAs over Farooq's statement. This is not the first time that Farooq has come under criticism for his statements. Last year,...
  • AAP challenges Farooq Abdullah, fields RTI activist against him 02-03-2014 11:48 AM

    Srinagar: Union Minister and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah is being challenged by the Aam Aadmi Party in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Making its debut in Jammu & Kashmir, the AAP has fielded prominent AAP activist Muzaffar Bhatt against Abdullah in Srinagar. Bhatt has begun his poll campaign in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Alliances in North India 28-02-2014 11:48 AM

    New Delhi: The North is very important when it comes to electoral alliances. The most populous state of Uttar Pradesh always throws up interesting political alliances. But, nothing stays permanent. Alliances matter even in neighbouring Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand. Uttar Pradesh: India's most populous state has 80...
  • Normal life disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to strike 28-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Normal life on Friday was disrupted in Kashmir Valley due to a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference to protest the encounter killing of seven men by the Army in Kupwara district. Shops, business establishments and petrol pumps were closed in and around the commercial hub of Lal Chowk in...
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections 23-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Sunday voiced hope that the peace dialogue will resume after the general elections and said the amalgam would support the process to resolve the Kashmir issue if the Centre shows "sincerity". Speaking at a seminar in Srinagar, he said "after the polls...
  • 'Juno' actress Ellen Page comes out at a LGBT conference, receives standing ovation 15-02-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Ellen Page, who has acted in films like 'Juno' and 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' came out at the THRIVE Conference for LGBT youth in Las Vegas on 14 February 2014. The actress, whil addressing the audience, in her speech said, "I'm here today because I am...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign to begin today 12-02-2014 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's much awaited 'Chai Pe Charcha' campaign is all set to be launched on Wednesday. As a part of the campaign, Modi will interact with people at tea stalls through video conferencing at 1000 different locations in the country on Wednesday evening. The...
  • Harish Rawat meets Aziz Qureshi, briefs him on Governor's Conference 12-02-2014 08:20 AM

    A day ahead of the Governors' Conference in Delhi on Wednesday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday met Governor Aziz Qureshi and briefed him about the steps taken to strengthen the infrastructure hit hard by the catastrophic deluge last year. Rawat called on Qureshi on Tuesday afternoon and discussed...
  • Telangana Bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Wednesday 11-02-2014 09:18 AM

    New Delhi: The Telangana Bill is likely to be brought in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, said the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday. The government is likely to seek a fresh Presidential recommendation for its introduction first in the Lok Sabha. The government had on Monday night sought the...