OMAR ABDULLAH

  • Omar government failed on all fronts: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed 3 days ago

    Kalakote (Rajouri): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday attacked Omar Abdullah government saying it has failed on all fronts as a result the Centre, instead of sanctioning relief funds to the state government for flood victims, directly sent to them. PDP Patron Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed while addressing an election rally here...
  • Jammu and Kashmir faced discrimination in the past, says PM Modi 3 days ago

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said there was a feeling among the people of Jammu region that they have been discriminated against and have not been given their rightful share in development. "I have worked for my organisation for many years in Jammu and Kashmir. Whenever I would come...
  • J&K polls: Fourth phase records 49 pc polling, only 16 pc Kashmiri Pandit exercise their franchise 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Rejecting election boycott call given by separatists and spurt in terror attacks, fourth phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a good voter turnout. Several seats, including Amriakadal which witnessed an increase of over 10 per cent against 2008, recorded a...
  • Assembly elections: overall 49 per cent polling registered in J&K 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Defying separatists' boycott call and chilly weather, voters came out in good numbers on Sunday to record a 49 per cent turnout in the fourth and penultimate phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections that involved 18 seats. The polling in the four districts--Srinagar, Anantnag,...
  • J&K elections: Next government depends on 4th phase; Mufti, Omar, 3 other ministers in the fray 6 days ago

    Srinagar: As many as 14.73 lakh voters will get to decide the fate of 182 candidates, including chief ministerial candidates of arch-rivals National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Speaker and three ministers, who are in the fray in 18 constituencies in the...
  • J&K polls: Close contest between Omar Abdullah, PDP's Ashraf Mir in Sonawar; BJP to cash on Modi wave 1 week ago

    Srinagar: A day ahead of the fourth phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is leading the fight for the National Conference from Sonawar, a constituency that bore the brunt of the recent floods. Omar is up against BJP candidate Darakshan Andrabi but many believe it...
  • J&K elections: Omar faces an 'impossible' battle, NC stares at big defeat in Srinagar 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is facing perhaps the toughest electoral battle of his life. Having won from Ganderbal in 2008 Assembly elections, Omar had taken over the reigns of the militancy-hit state with a lot of hope. Six years later, those hopes lie in tatters as his...
  • J&K elections: Riding high on Mufti Sayeed's popularity, PDP eyes all 6 seats in Anantnag December 12, 2014

    Anantnag: Situated to the south of Srinagar, Anantnag district like other parts of Kashmir Valley is surrounded by lofty mountains with crystal clear streams flowing through the region. Even on a winter morning, Anantnag town's Lal Chowk and Reshi Bazar are teeming with people and shops are open even as...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah slams NC, PDP, Congress for 'lack of development' in J&K December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the ruling National Conference (NC)-Congress government in Jammu and Kashmir as well as on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleging that the funds being sent by the Centre were not reaching the people of the state. However,...
  • Security forces recover IED in J&K's Shopian district December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: Security forces on Thursday found an improvised explosive device (IED) under a culvert in Shopian district of Kashmir, averting a major tragedy. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addressed two election rallies in the district on Thursday and the spot where the IED was recovered was about seven kilometres...
  • Stop misleading people on tourist inflow in Kashmir: Omar to Modi December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In a stern reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah's claims of falling numbers of tourists in state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that more than 50 lakh tourists have visited the state in last six years. The Chief Minister tweeted, "Dear @AmitShahOffice...
  • Skipping PM Modi's meet on Planning Commission against nation's interest, says Devendra Fadnavis December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday hit out at chief ministers for skipping the Planning Commission meet by saying that it was against the interest of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with Chief Ministers on the structure and role of the new...
  • PM Modi to meet CMs on Planning Commission; Mamata, Omar to skip it December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold consultations with Chief Ministers on Sunday on the structure and role of the new body that will replace the Planning Commission. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been at loggereheads with the Bharatiya Janata Party over Burdwan blasts and Saradha...
  • Militant attack on army desperate attempt to disrupt peace: Omar Abdullah December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said the attack on the army camp in Uri area of Baramulla district was a "desperate attempt" to disrupt peace and normalcy. "Once again shows the desperate levels militants will go to disrupt peace and normalcy," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site...
  • Omar reiterates his stand, says will not rest until AFSPA is revoked from J&K December 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Reiterating his stand on controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that National Conference (NC) would not rest until the Act is not completely revoked from Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing election rallies in Tral, Uri and Baramulla in north Kashmir, Omar said,...
  • PM Modi's 'Mission Kashmir' wins perception battle in the 'land of saffron' December 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has achieved something which no other BJP leader in the past was able to achieve. He has made the BJP a visible party in Kashmir. The BJP had no existence in the Kashmir valley before this. It was known as a 'letter head' party with...
  • Narendra Modi must apologise to people of Kashmir: Omar Abdullah December 3, 2014

    Nagrota: In the wake of the controversy over the hate speech by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi must apologise to the residents of Kashmir. "Kashmir is a Muslim majority state and the Prime Minister who will...
  • Watch: BJP's J&K election campaign in full swing December 1, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party is trying hard to make inroads into the Valley in the ongoing five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. ...
  • Omar calls for security review after terrorists kill a sarpanch in J&K December 1, 2014

    Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has called for a review of the security in the valley by the Election Commission after terrorists on Sunday night shot dead a Sarpanch of the ruling National Conference Mohammad Sultan Bhat in Shopian district of Kashmir near his residence. ...
  • Sajjad Lone senses desire for change in J&K, ready to support BJP in its 'Mission 44+' December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir will vote in the second phase on Tuesday, the terror-hit areas of Kupwara and Handwara are in the fray this time and the desire for change is apparent in these constituencies. It is an apple belt but the money is limited to a handful few. ...
  • J&K: National Conference sarpanch shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Shopian November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: In an audacious attack, terrorists on Sunday shot dead sarpanch of the ruling National Conference in Shopian district of Kashmir near his residence. Mohammad Sultan Bhat was in his car when, about 500 metres from his residence in Nazneenpora in Shopian when the ultras stopped his vehicle and pumped bullets...
  • 30 Minutes: Battle for Jammu & Kashmir November 30, 2014

    Watch Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections special episode of '30 Minutes'. The state is having a five-phase elections to elect its new government. ...
  • J&K elections: Omar accuses Sajjad Lone of warming up to BJP November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has accused People's Conference leader Sajjad Lone of warming up to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the election season. Abdullah's attack on Lone comes after his meeting with PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi earlier in November. The CM has accused Lone...
  • Sajjad-Modi meet: Omar Abdullah says former separatist leader needs BJP to come at front November 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday hit out at former separatist leader Sajjad Lone for meeting with Prime Minister Narenda Modi and for warming up to BJP. "Sajjad needs BJP to come at front," Omar said. Ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the...
  • J&K polls: Omar seeks refuge in BJP lap, can even align with the devil to be in power, alleges Mehbooba November 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Accusing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of seeking refuge in the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to secure his political future in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said National Conference (NC) can align even with the devil to keep her party out of the power in...
  • BJP questions Omar Abdullah on ground realities in J&K November 28, 2014

    Jammu: BJP on Thursday hit back at Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his remarks that BJP leadership was ignorant about ground realities of Jammu and Kashmir, asking why the NC leader had not resolved the issues of the people, if he knew them during his party's rule here in the...
  • Congress hits back at Omar, calls him unfit for CM November 28, 2014

    Jammu: In a scathing attack on Omar Abdullah for accusing Congress of "opportunism and falsehood", Congress on Thursday termed him as being "unfit" for CM's post. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday hit out at Congress for trying to take credit for all the good work done by NC-led government and...
  • J&K: 3 terrorists, 1 soldier killed in fierce encounter in Arnia sector November 27, 2014

    Srinagar: One Junior Commissioned Officer was killed and two other soldiers were injured in an encounter in the Kathar village of Arnia sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Three terrorists were also killed in the gunbattle. Three civilians also lost their lives in the encounter. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections November 25, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written of...
  • Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday in J&K November 24, 2014

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Amidst security alert about possible Maoist attacks on politicians in Jharkhand and militant groups' poll boycott call in Jammu and Kashmir, the stage was set for the first of staggered assembly elections in the two states on Tuesday. The first phase will cover 15 seats in Jammu and Kashmir,...