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  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 10 hours 53 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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,...
  • With no clarity on Article 370, BJP delays release of J&K poll manifesto Yesterday

    Srinagar: With just a day to go for the first phase of polls for Jammu and Kashmir, there is still no clarity within the Bharatiya Janata Party on Article 370 which has delayed releasing of its manifesto. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there should be a debate on Article 370....
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Along with the cold and icy winds blowing across Jammu and Kashmir, its voters are also expecting a change in government which they hope will bring in development and end the "corrupt" regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Across several constituencies of north Kashmir which will vote on November 25...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Close contest between NC, Congress in Gurez constituency, PDP a distant third 2 days ago

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the party's overall decline in Jammu and Kashmir's political spectrum which was evident in Lok Sabha polls, National Conference is trying to stand its ground in the border town of Gurez, which is going to polls in the first phase along with 14 constituencies in the...
  • PDP riding high on Mehbooba Mufti's charisma in J&K Assembly elections 2 days ago

    Sonawari: It is election fever in Jammu and Kashmir and with just two days to go for the first phase of polling, campaigning is on in full swing. Mehbooba Mufti, the engine behind the People's Democratic Party, has moved across the dusty constituency of Sonawari. She is greeted by people...
  • J&K elections: Confident of winning 45 to 50 seats, says PDP's Mehbooba Mufti 2 days ago

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is slated to address an election rally in Handwara on Sunday. On the other hand, his arch rival Mehbooba Mufti will be in Homesh-alibug. She has ruled out an alliance with the BJP, calling the party divisive ahead of the first...
  • BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley. Omar praised Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for supporting...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption 3 days ago

    Kishtwar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday refuted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of corruption in the state. Omar questioning Modi's allegations said, "Had we actually been corrupt would people give us so much support?" Modi in his election rally asked people of Jammu and Kashmir to punish...
  • J&K polls: Modi assures to solve Kashmiri refugees' issues, asks people to punish NC, PDP 3 days ago

    Kishtwar: Ahead of the Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he will solve the Kashmir refugee issue if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) comes to power. "I will solve problems of refugees that have been existing for 50 years," the Prime Minister said. While addressing an election rally in...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • Omar Abdullah asks BJP to clarify stand on Article 370, thanks Centre for flood relief aid 5 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) to clarify its stand regarding Article 370. "BJP needs to come clear on Article 370. They are talking one thing in Jammu and another in Kashmir. When Modi Sahib comes to Jammu for a rally, hope...
  • J&K polls: BJP hit by rebellion in Udhampur, Resi; 85 candidates in fray for 9 seats in Jammu 5 days ago

    Srinagar: One Congress minister of the Jammu and Kashmir coalition government is among the 85 candidates, who are in the fray for 9 Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in the state. Meanwhile, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which...
  • NC has perennial bond of amity in three regions of J&K, says Omar Abdullah 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference chief Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that his party has a perennial bond of amity and mutual trust in the three regions of the state. "No political party has demonstrated a greater and more equitable political will...
  • We cannot force Centre to take quick decisions: SC to J&K government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday made it clear to the Jammu and Kashmir government that it cannot force the Centre to take quick decisions on its demand for Rs 44,000 crore for relief and rehabilitation of flood victims. "We cannot be forcing them to take a decision tomorrow,"...
  • BSF man guarding J&K CM's house arrested, removed from duty after his weapon goes off November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: A Border Security Force personnel guarding Chief Minister Omar Adbullah's residence was on Monday arrested after his service weapon went off. The guard has been removed from duty for the lapse. Around 7:10 am on Monday, 4-5 gun shots were heard outside the CM's residence which a BSF personnel at...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Congress, PDP didn't support me in revocation of AFSPA: Omar Abdullah November 15, 2014

    Ganderbal(J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) revoked. He also said that PDP did not support him as the opposition...
  • Kiren Rijiju hits out at Chidambaram for calling AFSPA an 'obnoxious law' November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday hit back at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his comments on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju criticised Chidambaram saying that it was wrong on his part to make statements against AFSPA when his party...
  • Omar Abdullah hits out at Congress for taking credit of good work November 15, 2014

    Ganderbal (J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday took on ruling coalition partner Congress, saying the party was taking credit for the good work done by the government while blaming the National Conference for the bad. "Some people who are opposing us today are the ones who were...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 13, 2014

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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 13, 2014

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  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • PDP takes a dig at Omar Abdullah's move to not contest from Ganderbal November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah decided not to contest from Ganderbal assembly seat, Opposition PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, while taking a dig, said the move has already "announced the result of entire state" even before polling. "Ganderbal has in fact announced the result of entire state by...
  • Machil verdict a watershed moment, no one believed justice would be done: Omar November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Four years after three young men were killed in a fake encounter in Machil, the Army has convicted five of his personnel including two officers in connection with the case. All the convicts have been sentenced for life. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called the verdict a...
  • J&K elections: Son Omar fighting for survival in the absence of father Farooq November 13, 2014

    Srinagar: With the National Conference (NC) President and former union minister Farooq Abdullah out of the picture in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections due to 'health reasons', Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is struggling to cover the lost ground in Valley. It will be an uphill task for NC, which...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah hits back at Congress over 'neglect of backward areas' remark November 12, 2014

    Ramban (J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday hit back at Congress for its statement on "neglect" of backward areas in the state, saying the party should scan its functioning rather than finding faults with National Conference. "Instead of finding faults with others you (Congress leaders) should scan...
  • Omar Abdullah promises prosperous Jammu and Kashmir November 10, 2014

    Jammu: Ahead of elections, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday appealed to the voters to grant the National conference majority in Assembly while promising them a new and prosperous state. "You (people) give me majority in the Assembly, I promise a new and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir where...
  • PDP patron Mufti supervised massacre of thousands of Kashmiri youth, looted the state: Omar November 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Accusing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of supervising the massacre of thousands of youth in Kashmir when he was the home minister of India, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said he is the biggest oppressor and tormentor in the history of the state. Omar, who is also the...
  • J&K Assembly elections: BJP's 'Mission 44+' faces a roadblock in Kashmir Valley November 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Buoyed by its performance in the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to make inroads in the Valley by fielding Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits in the Assembly election to accomplish its 'Mission 44-plus', a feat that will enable it to form a...