Omar

  • Omar Abdullah on Shiv Sena MPs: Hooliganism is not expected of MPs 5 days ago

    This public dining space, which was the centre of this entire controversy where the Shiv Sena men were seen in the video engaging in hooliganism continues to remain shut. Omar Abdullah clearly says that he despises such behaviour. The MPs are chosen by the people, and it is the responsibility...
  • CWG 2014: Shooting champion withdrawn after jacket goes missing July 22, 2014

    Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been left devastated after being ruled out of competing in Glasgow because her competition jacket was lost en route to Scotland. Malaysian Ayuni, who won the gold medal with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10 metre air rifle pairs in...
  • Congress-NC 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...
  • Efforts on to boost tourism, economy in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar July 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that initiatives have been undertaken to make tourism attractive for investors in the state and also to enhance economic growth. "Pilgrim, adventure, sport and other related tourism is being encouraged to develop along with the growth of conventional tourism," he...
  • Omar Abdullah meets Nitin Gadkari, seeks central aid for road projects in J&K July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday sought the immediate intervention of the Centre to expedite work on the conversion of the four-lane National Highway which connects the Valley with the rest of the country. Omar raised the issue with Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin...
  • Too early to say if Modi won the heart of J&K people: Omar Abdullah July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: It is "too early" to say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the heart of the people of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. After a meeting with Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Omar was asked whether the Prime Minister was...
  • Power project inaugurated by PM illegal, says Kashmir minister July 5, 2014

    Srinagar: A minister in Jammu and Kashmir's Omar Abdullah government said the hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Baramulla district on Friday was illegal. Talking to IANS, Health and Medical Education Minister Taj Mohiuddin said: "The hydropower project inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no...
  • Development of J&K depends on railways, says CM Omar Abdullah July 4, 2014

    Katra: Underlining that economic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on railways; Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday stressed the need for early completion of unconnected stretches of Jammu-Baramulla Railway track. Omar said that economic linkage of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country is dependent on...
  • PM hints at private investment in Railways, says will make stations modern July 4, 2014

    Katra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hinted at private investment in the Indian Railways while inaugurating the Udhampur-Katra rail link. Speaking on the occasion, Modi said that he has held meetings with Railway officials to enable private entities to invest. "I have held a detailed meeting with Railway officials, soon...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India July 4, 2014

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of the...
  • J&K Grand Mufti fumes as Modi plans to rehabilitate Kashmiri pandits July 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, religious leader Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad has hit out at the Centre over the contentious issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Opposing the the NDA government's plan of rehabilitating Kashmiri pandits, Grand Mufti has termed it...
  • 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...
  • Congress-National Conference heading for a split June 24, 2014

    Srinagar: The Congress-National Conference alliance in Jammu and Kashmir is in troubled waters with the Congress preferring to fight solo in the forthcoming state elections. Battered in the last Lok Sabha polls, the Congress top leadership in the state has been holding crucial meetings with its senior functionaries, state ministers,...
  • NC top brass to meet to discuss strategy for J&K Assembly polls June 16, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference's Central Working Committee (CWC) is meeting on Wednesday to discuss strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference, has called the CWC meeting on June 18 at the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subah Complex,...
  • J&K government appoints 115 Vigilance Officers to tackle graft June 15, 2014

    Jammu: In a bid to give more teeth to the State Vigilance Commission to fight graft in administrative set-up, Jammu and Kashmir government has appointed 115 Vigilance Officers. These officers have been appointed in a newly-formed anti-corruption wing of SVC in the state administration after consultation with the State Vigilance...
  • Jaitley holds discussions with Omar, Army officials over security in J&K June 15, 2014

    Srinagar: Arun Jaitley during his maiden visit as to Jammu and Kashmir as the Defence Minister discussed the security scenario in the state in separate meetings with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top army officials. He is accompanied by Army Chief General Bikram Singh on his visit. Speaking over the ceasefire...
  • Jaitley has one on one with Omar June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: An official statement issued in Srinagar said: "Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley met here on Saturday and discussed in detail the security scenario prevailing in the state. "During the meeting which lasted for over an hour, the two leaders also discussed the current situation...
  • Omar Abdullah tweets about his meeting with Union Defence Minister June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu & Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday met Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who is visiting the state to take stock of security situation there. Abdullah tweeted about the meeting that took place in the afternoon. Calling the meeting productive, the J&K CM said the two leaders discussed issues...
  • Government to work on steps to curb ceasefire violations along the LoC June 14, 2014

    The Mendhar Sector of Poonch in Jammu echoed with Pakistani mortar shelling as their troops violated the ceasefire again on Friday. As politicians continue to pass the buck, the residents are left at the mercy of Indo-Pak politics. "We cannot go for talks when rear cattle and our structures are...
  • Our soldiers capable of giving a befitting reply to ceasefire violations: Jaitley June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley is on a two day visit to the Line of Control (LoC) during which he is likely to review the security situation with the state government and senior military officials. Speaking on the ceasefire violation that took place along the LoC on Friday, the Defence...
  • J&K set for Jaitley's visit June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will be heading out on a two day visit to the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The visit comes after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement, which took the life of one soldier of the Indian army. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah appeals to maintain calm along LoC June 13, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said, "The reports I've received was a quite intense exchange of fires on both sides, some shells landed in civilian areas to what extent it is an attempt to test the resolve of the new government, it's matter of speculation. I...
  • Army Chief briefs PM on security situation June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was briefed by Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on the prevailing security situation and operational readiness of troops in a meeting which lasted for close to three hours. This was the Army Chief's first substantial meeting with the Prime Minister and it came...
  • Omar questions timing of ceasefire violation June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday questioned the timing of the ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) a day ahead of Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's first visit to the state since assuming office. "Is it just a coincidence that the Defence Minister is visiting J&K,...
  • Ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC, no casualty June 13, 2014

    Srinagar: In a major ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the entire Medhar area in the Poonch sector of the Line of Control has come under attack on Friday. Small arms, grenades and rocket propelling grenades were being used by the Pakistan Army since 7 AM. The Indian Army retaliated after heavy firing from...
  • 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...
  • Looking forward to work with Modi government on Kashmiri Pandits return: Omar June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was looking forward to work with the new government at the Centre on return of displaced Kashmiri Pandit community to the Valley. "I look forward to working with the new government as they unveil their plans for...
  • Omar for enhancement of retirement age of employees to 60 years June 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on tuesday announced his intention to enhance the retirement age of state government employees from 58 to 60 years. "Omar on Tuesday afternoon announced his intention to enhance the retirement age of employees from 58 to 60 years, and the upper age limit...
  • Centre has no powers to tinker with Art 370: JKLF May 31, 2014

    JKLF on Saturday attacked Union Minister Jitendra Singh for raking up the issue of repeal of Article 370 of the Constitution providing special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying Centre has no powers to tamper with the provision. JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik said Union Minister of State in PMO Jitendra...
  • Article 370 must for J&K, dangerous to revoke it, says Jitan Ram Manjhi May 30, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday warned the Narendra Modi-led central government against repealing Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. "The Bharatiya Janata Party government should not touch Article 370 as it will create more trouble," Manjhi told reporters in Gaya district during an official...