Militants kill cop, snatch weapon from another in Kashmir

Militants kill cop, snatch weapon from another in Kashmir

A policeman was killed on Wednesday when militants attacked a National Conference (NC) leader's security guard and snatched his service rifle in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

NC would safeguard Kashmir's political right and special status: Farooq Abdullah

National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today claimed there were "clear indications" that a "long-existing lobby" in New Delhi was "reinventing its mission to erode" Jammu and Kashmir?s internal autonomy and asserted that his party would safeguard the State?s political rights and special status.

Farooq Abdullah pitches for autonomy for divided Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah pitches for autonomy for divided Kashmir

 Giving autonomy to both parts of the divided Jammu and Kashmir is the only way to resolve the Kashmir dispute, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Monday.

National Conference says its leaders prevented from visiting Handwara

A delegation of opposition National Conference (NC) leaders was today prevented from going to Handwara in Kashmir's Kupwara district where four persons have been killed in action by security forces since Tuesday, a party leader said.

Farooq bats for political empowerment of weaker sections

National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah today batted for a decisive role for the weaker sections in decision-making, saying that unless they are empowered, the progress of Jammu and Kashmir will remain meaningless.

PDP leader joins NC in presence of Farooq Abdullah

A senior PDP leader today joined National Conference along with 40 of his associates, saying it was the only party that can "steer" Jammu and Kashmir to peace and prosperity.

Farooq Abdullah bats for sustained Indo-Pak dialogue

Seeking sustained dialogue between India and Pakistan, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said the state would be the biggest beneficiary of peace in the neighbourhood even as he batted for free movement across borders in the subcontinent along the lines of the European Union.

Farooq Abdullah bats for women’s entry in all temples

Farooq Abdullah bats for women’s entry in all temples

Hailing the celebration of Holi by widows in Vrindavan, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said all temples must be opened for women to enter.

Mehbooba Mufti trying to save PDP from breaking apart: Omar Abdullah

Mehbooba Mufti trying to save PDP from breaking apart: Omar Abdullah

National Conference's working president Omar Abdullah said on Monday that Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti was making last ditch efforts to save her party from breaking apart.

Now being a Kashmiri Muslim warrants questioning: Omar Abdullah

Now being a Kashmiri Muslim warrants questioning: Omar Abdullah

Hitting out at Ashoke Pandit, a BJP supporter, for demanding interrogation of JNU Students Union vice president Shehla Rashid Shora, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said that now being a Kashmiri Muslim is a "crime" enough to warrant questioning.

Mehbooba Mufti should form govt in J&K or break PDP-BJP alliance: Omar Abdullah

Mehbooba Mufti should form govt in J&K or break PDP-BJP alliance: Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah hit out at PDP chief Menbooba Mufti saying she must break her silence over J&K government formation.

PDP delaying govt formation as it is afraid of facing people: Omar

Taking a swipe at PDP, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said it was delaying government formation as it was scared of facing the electorate again due to its "failure" in governance during the 10-month rule.

Impasse on Jammu and Kashmir govt formation not good for people: Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday termed as against the larger interest of the people the ongoing impasse over the government formation in the state, saying the PDP and BJP must either form the government or pave the way for the dissolution of Assembly.

No one will come with begging bowl, onus on Kashmiri Pandits to return to J&K: Farooq Abdullah

No one will come with begging bowl, onus on Kashmiri Pandits to return to J&K: Farooq Abdullah

The Kashmiri Pandits were driven out of their homeland in 1990 to live in exile.

No progress in bringing back Kashmiri Pandits to state: Omar Abdullah

No progress in bringing back Kashmiri Pandits to state: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said one more year had passed but no progress had been made in bringing back displaced Kashmiri Pandits to the state.

U-turn? Farooq Abdullah claims he never said National Conference will ally with BJP in J&K

U-turn? Farooq Abdullah claims he never said National Conference will ally with BJP in J&K

A day after National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said he was open to discuss a tie-up with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, now he has claimed that he never said that his party will ally with BJP in J&K.

Omar Abdullah rules out alliance with BJP, says National Conference is not 'power hungry'

Omar Abdullah rules out alliance with BJP, says National Conference is not 'power hungry'

A day after National Conference president Farooq Abdullah said he was open to discuss a tie-up with BJP for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, his son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today ruled out an alliance with the saffron outfit, saying the party "is not power hungry" and would not make an "ideological compromise".

J&K govt formation: Mehbooba Mufti calls PDP meet today

J&K govt formation: Mehbooba Mufti calls PDP meet today

The first signs of effort to end the impasse on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir emerged today as PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday called a meeting to discuss the future course of action with ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The meeting will be attended by senior party leaders and Parliament members.

Neither India nor Pakistan loves people of Kashmir Valley: Mustafa Kamal

Senior National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Saturday stoked a controversy saying Kashmir will be independent as neither India nor Pakistan loves the people of the Valley. "By heart, both of them do not treat us as their own. Neither India nor Pakistan loves us....

PDP along with BJP plans to divest J&K of special status: NC

Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday said CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's comments about by-passing the state Legislature in extending the National Food Security Act to Jammu and Kashmir was a clear sign of PDP's "covert understanding" with the BJP to "completely undermine" the state's special status.