National Conference

  • Will retire from politics if BJP gets majority in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar 02-07-2014 11:14 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said he would retire from politics if BJP gets a majority in Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. "The day BJP gets majority in Jammu and Kashmir (Assembly elections), I will take retirement from active politics and go into hibernation,"...
  • J&K: NC's motto is public service, says Farooq Abdullah 10-06-2014 06:58 PM

    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 31-05-2014 10:24 PM

    Terming the outcome of the recent Lok Sabha polls as a wake-up 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...
  • Article 370 a closed chapter, no power can abrogate it: J&K Congress 31-05-2014 07:15 AM

    Jammu: Amidst a row over Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz on Friday said it is a closed chapter as "no power on earth can abrogate it". "There is no need to hold debate on Article 370. For Congress party, it is a closed chapter and there...
  • Even founder of Jana Sangh endorsed Article 370: National Conference 29-05-2014 10:54 PM

    Jammu: Raising its pitch over Article 370 which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the state's ruling National Conference today claimed the constitutional provision had full endorsement of even Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, the founder of Jana Sangh, BJP's earlier avatar. "This constitutional proviso had full endorsement of even Shyama...
  • Any move to weaken Article 370 will be fought tooth and nail: NC 28-05-2014 12:10 PM

    Srinagar: Condemning the statement of the minister of State in the Prime Minister Office Jitendra Singh for his comments on Article 370, the ruling National Conference said that they will fight against any proposed revocation of the Article in Jammu and Kashmir. "Any move to weaken article 370 will be...
  • NC's core group holds meet to review LS poll performance 19-05-2014 05:34 PM

    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,"...
  • J&K: 2014 elections bring hope for the youth in Baramulla constituency 04-05-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: The winds of change are being sensed by the people in the Baramulla constituency of Jammu and Kashmir. The region which was long gripped by terrorism and unrest is now looking for a change this election. Lolab valley in Baramulla is notorious for being an infiltration route and...
  • High turnout in 7th phase, fate of 1,295 candidates sealed 30-04-2014 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Voters in 89 seats across seven states and two Union Territories came out in large numbers to surpass the 2009 election figures even though the turnout was low in the lone seat of Jammu and Kashmir. West Bengal, Punjab, Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Dadar...
  • LS polls: Only 26 per cent voters exercise their franchise in J&K 30-04-2014 08:23 AM

    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...
  • Lok Sabha elections in 89 seats; Gujarat, Telangana, Punjab the key 29-04-2014 07:11 PM

    In the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 30 voting will take place across 89 seats in seven states and two Union Territories. All 26 seats in Gujarat, 13 in Punjab and 17 in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh will be voting along with 46 other constituencies. A...
  • Srinagar: Senior Abdullah steals the show 29-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Srinagar: At 77, Farooq Abdullah looks frail. There are creases on his faces and his cheeks are no longer blood-red. 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 29-04-2014 01:25 PM

    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? 29-04-2014 10:29 AM

    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 crowd-pullers in the country, Dr Farooq Abdullah has been a winner all along. At 77, the National Conference patriarch...
  • Farooq Abdullah rejects agenda for uniform civil code 28-04-2014 05:37 PM

    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...
  • Farooq Abdullah's father damaged secularism the most, says Modi 28-04-2014 02:28 PM

    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' 28-04-2014 10:43 AM

    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...
  • J&K: Three injured in blast in Srinagar 27-04-2014 02:14 PM

    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...
  • NC must not be allowed to subvert democratic processes: PDP 25-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Friday cautioned the ruling National Conference (NC) against "pushing" Kashmir again into a "quagmire of death and destruction for petty political gains". "Jammu and Kashmir could perhaps land up in a bigger trouble this time if NC is allowed...
  • LS polls: Dismal voting in J&K, Pulwama records 6.32 pc turnout till 5 pm 24-04-2014 09:02 AM

    Srinagar: At least 24 security personnel were injured in clashes during polling for Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in Kashmir on Thursday which recorded a voter turnout of 28 per cent. "The tentative voter turnout for Anantnag Parliamentary constituency is 28 per cent which is slightly up from 27 per cent...
  • I will criticise Modi even if BJP comes to power: Omar Abdullah 23-04-2014 10:13 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday launched a vehement attack on the BJP and its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi saying that no efforts were spared by the saffron party to make sure that the people were divided on communal lines....
  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti blames Omar government for sarpanch killings 22-04-2014 03:45 PM

    PDP's Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the Omar government was spreading terror in PDP strongholds ahead of the elections. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...