OMAR ABDULLAH

  • Hurriyat attacks Omar Abdullah for proposing to convert LoC into border Yesterday

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference on Thursday hit out at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for advocating conversion of Line of Control between India and Pakistan into a permanent border, saying he was running away from the historical and geographical reality of the issue. "Omar's statement on conversion of LoC into international...
  • Government apathy, illegal construction, deforestation behind recurring floods in Kashmir valley April 1, 2015

    Srinagar: Ignorance is not always bliss. And perhaps it is the ignorance of the administration and the people of Jammu and Kashmir that a flood threat is once again looming over the valley, which in September 2014 witnessed the most ferocious and biggest floods the state has seen in over...
  • Centre delayed rehabilitation of flood-hit in Valley: Omar Abdullah March 30, 2015

    Jammu: With Kashmir Valley facing fresh floods, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday asked the Centre what steps it was taking to help the state even as he accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying rehabilitation of the those hit by 2014's deluge. The NC leader said people should not...
  • Omar Abdullah congratulates Twitter on its birthday; greets on Navratri March 21, 2015

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, an avid user of Twitter, on Saturday congratulated the micro-blogging site on its birthday and greeted people on the occasion of Navroz. "So today is @twitter's birthday as well, many happy returns of the day: @newsflicks," the former chief minister who is...
  • No regrets on Masarat Alam's detention: Omar after separatist' release March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday night said he had no "regrets" that his government had detained the hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam who was released following the order of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. "Yes, my government detained Masarat Alam and we kept him...
  • Truly hope PDP-BJP alliance works in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar March 3, 2015

    Just after entering into an alliance to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the PDP has been embarrassing the BJP. It first thanked Pakistan and Hurriyat for peaceful polls in the state and then called the Afzal Guru hanging a 'travesty of justice', both statements which are against BJP's stand....
  • Omar Abdullah questions BJPs' ideological position March 1, 2015

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday took pot-shots at Bharatiya Janata Party ministers in the PDP-BJP government, saying they swore allegiance to the same Constitution of the state which their ideologue Shyama Prasad Mookerjee died trying to get rid of. "BJP Ministers swearing allegiance to the...
  • Delhi elections: Omar Abdullah congratulates Arvind Kejriwal for the next 5 years February 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday congratulated AAP for its performance in Delhi Assembly polls, saying there was a lesson for Congress that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP were not unbeatable. "Wow, well done #Delhi & well done @AamAadmiParty.Good luck to @ArvindKejriwal for the...
  • Hope AAP will give BJP 'something to think about': Omar Abdullah February 7, 2015

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday voiced hope that the Aam Aadmi Party will give BJP "something to think about" in Delhi which is voting to elect its Assembly. Omar wished good luck to the voters in Delhi. "Good luck voting today Delhi. Aap achay...
  • AAP 'set up'; its vetting process a sham, says Omar Abdullah February 3, 2015

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been "set up", days before the February 7 Assembly elections in Delhi, in an obvious reference to the party's breakaway group accusing it of receiving Rs 2 crore last year through four...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Centre over delay in giving special package to J&K January 21, 2015

    Srinagar: National Conference working president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday criticised the Centre over the "delay" in granting a special package to the flood-affected people of J&K, alleging why the proposal submitted by the state government "remains an object of contemptuous neglect". "Now when the state is under the direct control...
  • J&K government formation: NC supports PDP, writes to Governor January 13, 2015

    Srinagar: The logjammed political scene in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a new twist on Tuesday with National Conference writing to Governor NN Vohra to inform about offer of support to PDP and insisting that it should be consulted before any decision on government formation is taken. PDP responded guardedly, saying...
  • J&K government formation: NC rules out support to BJP, ready to support PDP January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: With political stalemate continuing in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference's Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday held a meeting with top party leaders where it was decided that it will have no tie-up with BJP but was ready to support PDP in government-formation. The NC's Core Group discussed the...
  • J&K: NC core group meets over party affairs, says offer to PDP to form government still open January 12, 2015

    Srinagar: Three days after Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the core group of the National Conference is meeting at former chief minister Omar Abdullah's residence to discuss the party affairs. The NC has claimed that its offer to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form government...
  • Governor's rule imposed in J&K as BJP, PDP fail to form government January 9, 2015

    Jammu/New Delhi: Governor's rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday with the PDP, which emerged as the single-largest party, and BJP failing to cobble up the required number to form the government, triggering a blame game among political parties. The decision came a day after Governor NN Vohra submitted...
  • J&K: MHA receives report on government formation, Centre may recommend Governor's Rule in state January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the major parties having failed to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, the state is heading for a Governor's Rule with the Union Cabinet likely to recommend for the same. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh received Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra's report on Thursday, sources said. The...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah decides to step down as caretaker Chief Minister January 8, 2015

    Srinagar: Omar Abdullah on Thursday decided not to continue as caretaker Chief Minister, arguing that the state needed a full-time administrator to deal with the situation along the border with Pakistan. Omar met state Governor NN Vohra in Delhi on Wednesday night soon after his return from London after a 12-day...
  • PDP chief Mehbooba says no plan of talks with BJP over government formation in J&K January 4, 2015

    Srinagar: Rejecting reports that her party will start formal talks with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said that no such decision has been taken. "There are no such plans to talk to BJP over...
  • National Conference authorise Farooq, Omar to decide on government formation in J&K December 30, 2014

    Srinagar: The newly-elected MLAs of National Conference on Tuesday authorised party president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah to take a decision on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. "All the (newly-elected) representatives have reposed their faith in the leadership of Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah and will support any...
  • J&K government formation: Major loss of face for NC, PDP rejects support, may talk to BJP December 26, 2014

    Srinagar: In swift and dramatic turns of events on Friday evening, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) rejected letter of support by the National Conference (NC) for formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir. While it has dealt to major blow to NC, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is likely to...
  • J&K government formation: NC sends letter supporting rival PDP; only verbal offer, says Omar December 26, 2014

    Srinagar: In a surprise development, National Conference (NC) has sent a letter extending support to People's Democratic Party (PDP) for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. Besides, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked PDP and BJP to give plan for government formation by Saturday. At least two independent...
  • PDP holds talks with BJP, Omar rubbishes rumours of NC's role in government formation in J&K December 26, 2014

    Srinagar: Political parties in Jammu and Kashmir are yet to arrive at a concensus on government formation in the state. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which emerged as the top two parties in the Assembly elections held discussions on Thursday over government formation. BJP...
  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP December 25, 2014

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state December 25, 2014

    Jammu: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 24, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor December 24, 2014

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  • News 360: Bharat Ratna announced; Vajpayee, Malaviya honoured December 24, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • The onus of government formation lies with PDP, BJP: Omar Abdullah December 24, 2014

    A day after he was routed in the polls Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has put in his papers to the governor. The PDP has emerged as the single largest party in J&K winning 28 seats. The BJP came in second, winning 25 seats. ...
  • Battle For The States: BJP wins Jharkhand, comes second in J&K December 23, 2014

    The results for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand Assembly elections declared on Tuesday are along the expected lines. While there is a hung assembly in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies crossed the halfway mark of 41 in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. ...
  • PDP takes top spot in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP second; government formation a big challenge December 23, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's four-cornered contest resulted in a badly fractured mandate with no party reaching within striking distance of the halfway mark of 44 in the 87-member Assembly. Even though Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the single largest party with 28 seats, the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led party will...