National 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Telangana: Congress tries to get BJP support, NC, TMC to oppose it 11-02-2014 08:50 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his approval to bifurcating the state of Andhra Pradesh. But before the Telangana Bill could be tabled in Parliament, there is a technical problem that has arisen. The Bill has been referred to the Law Ministry to decide whether this is a money...
  • Omar dismisses reports of split, says NC will stick with Congress 01-02-2014 07:43 PM

    Srinagar: Dismissing all the rumours of breaking away the alliance with the Congress, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Omar Abdullah said the party will stick with the Congress. Omar said, "Both the parties - National Conference annd Congress- have time and again express the desire that we see this...
  • Congress a sinking ship, Omar should join BJP: Ramdev 01-02-2014 03:38 PM

    Yoga expert Baba Ramdev tells CNN-IBN that it will be advantageous for the National Conference to join the BJP and Narendra Modi. His remark comes just days after NC leader Omar Abdullah hinted at a possible split with the Congress. ...
  • Allies drifting away: Is UPA now a sinking ship? 29-01-2014 11:10 PM

    It is a worrying time for the Congress party as its key allies at the Centre, the National Conference (NC) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), are hinting at parting ways ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. While NCP leader Praful Patel defended BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying the...
  • After NC, Congress gets another shock as NCP says time to forget 2002 riots 29-01-2014 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: The going seems to be getting tough for the Congress this Lok Sabha elections. Two of its key allies, the National Congress in Jammu and Kashmir and the Nationalist Congress Party in Maharashtra, have made statements that could spell trouble for the Congress. While on Wednesday morning, NC...
  • People will decide if Modi should be the PM, says Farooq as NC-Cong ties sour 29-01-2014 11:23 AM

    Srinagar: Long term Congress ally, the National Conference has indicated that their ties are at a breaking point and that a decision will be taken soon on the matter. Speaking to CNN-IBN, NC chief Farooq Abdullah said that his son and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will take...
  • UPA may lose key ally National Conference as Omar hints at split 29-01-2014 07:25 AM

    Srinagar: Even as the Congress faces a resurgent and aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and battles the 10-year incumbency along with a host of issues, the Grand Old Party is also on the verge of losing a key United Progressive Alliance partner. In an...
  • J&K: Congress-NC coalition could split; Omar may resign 28-01-2014 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: The ruling coalition between the Congress and the National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir may split amid indications that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was considering resigning following sharp differences between the two parties. The state leadership of the Congress is stonewalling Omar's cherished scheme of creating some...
  • Omar flays Aiyar, says mocking Modi won't help in Lok Sabha polls 17-01-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has come under criticism from his own allies for mocking Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Aiyar was not helping the Congress by taking such digs at Modi. "Modi has a lot of...
  • Farooq Abdullah in Unnao rules out alliance with NDA, says Vajpayee era was different 10-01-2014 10:32 PM

    Ruling out any future alliance with NDA, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Friday said his party was part of the dispensation when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was at the helm, but not now. "Even if the BJP-led NDA comes to power after the Lok Sabha polls, National Conference will not...