NATIONAL CONFERENCE

  • Situation in J&K not conducive for Assembly polls, says CM Omar Abdullah 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the Election Commission may hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on time despite the widespread damage to life and property caused by the recent floods, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that the situation was not conducive for polling and warned that...
  • J&K: PDP bats for timely polls, NC asks EC to delay October 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference on Thursday called for delaying the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir saying time was not conducive in view of the devastation caused by the floods in the state but Opposition Peoples Democratic Party was for holding the polls as per schedule. "Time is not ripe for...
  • War is no solution to Kashmir issue: Awami National Conference October 7, 2014

    Jammu: Condemning Pakistan for Monday's cease-fire violation in which five Indians died and several others were injured, Awami National Conference today said that war is no solution to Kashmir issue and both the countries should work on a concrete strategy to end the conflict. "War is no solution and both...
  • J&K floods: SC appoints 5-member panel to ascertain ground situation September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a five-member committee headed by Senior Registrar of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to ascertain the ground situation of the flood-affected state and asked it to file its report within two weeks. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha expressed satisfaction...
  • 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. ...
  • J&K: National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani repeatedly kicks a party worker in Ganderbal September 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's close confident and Provincial President of National Conference Nasir Aslam Wani lost his cool on Wednesday and kicked a party worker in Ganderbal during a party's convention. "Wani lost his cool and came down from the stage and repeatedly kicked a party worker. His action...
  • J&K: Uproar in Assembly over role of PDP leader in land grabbing case August 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Pandemonium over the alleged involvement of Sartaj Madni, a senior leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in land grabbing forced the speaker to adjourn the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday. Speaker Mubarak Gul adjourned the session amid allegations and counterallegations between the ruling National Conference (NC) 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...
  • CongressNC end alliance in J&K, to contest Assembly polls alone July 20, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress and the National Conference (NC) alliance is headed for a split in Jammu and Kashmir with the Congress clarifying its stand that it will fight alone in all 87 seats in the state assembly polls. "It is better not to depend on other party like we did...
  • Will retire from politics if BJP gets majority in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar July 2, 2014

    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," Omar...
  • 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...
  • Article 370 a closed chapter, no power can abrogate it: J&K Congress May 31, 2014

    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 May 29, 2014

    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 Prasad...
  • Any move to weaken Article 370 will be fought tooth and nail: NC May 28, 2014

    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 fought...
  • 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,"...
  • J&K: 2014 elections bring hope for the youth in Baramulla constituency May 4, 2014

    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 April 30, 2014

    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 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...
  • Lok Sabha elections in 89 seats; Gujarat, Telangana, Punjab the key April 29, 2014

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NC must not be allowed to subvert democratic processes: PDP April 25, 2014

    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 to...
  • LS polls: Dismal voting in J&K, Pulwama records 6.32 pc turnout till 5 pm April 24, 2014

    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 recorded...
  • I will criticise Modi even if BJP comes to power: Omar Abdullah April 23, 2014

    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. "What...