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India’s Role in Resolving Kashmir Issue Will Continue: Omar Abdullah

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With the US distancing itself on Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the absence of a third party does not absolve India of its responsibility to find a solution to the problem. “The absence of 3rd party intervention doesn’t absolve India of its responsibility to find a solution…,” Mr Abdullah wrote on social networking site Twitter, referring to US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby’s statement on the issue today. Earlier, Mr Kirby had said that the US has no role to play in Kashmir issue and it is for India and Pakistan to address the problem through dialogue, a day after Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif raised the matter with US Secretary of …

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PDP ‘overtly campaigning’ for BJP candidates in Ladakh: Omar

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Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said ruling PDP leaders were “overtly campaigning” for BJP candidates in Ladakh ahead of the hill council polls, despite the “political suppression of the State” by the national party. “Today PDP is campaigning more for BJP than its own candidates here. Almost all their Ministers are here and their only appeal to the people is to vote for anyone but NC. They are overtly campaigning for BJP candidates despite the political suppression of the State and the sentiments of its people by BJP,” Omar said addressing public meetings and workers conventions in Leh. Omar, the working resident of opposition National Conference (NC), said PDP leaders campaigning for BJP candidates in Ladakh ahead of the …

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Omar Abdullah attacks Sajad Lone for supporting RSS


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today attacked Sajad Gani Lone after the separatist-turned-minister in PDP-BJP government stated that he was close to BJP since the times of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Following the Peoples’ Conference leader’s interview to a local daily in which he supported the presence of RSS in Kashmir, Omar attacked the Minister for Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry in PDP-BJP government, over his portfolio. “And for this all Sajaad got was a few sheep & goats to look after! I’m sure the RSS will help next time around,” Omar wrote on twitter today. Lone hit back at the former chief minister saying “@abdullah_omar oh I forgot I have renewable energy too which …

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Mufti Govt failed on all fronts, alleges Omar Abdullah


Alleging that coalition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Jammu and Kashmir failed on all fronts, former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said flood victims are on roads and there is no ration, power and condition of roads is very bad. Taking a dig at Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on the arrest of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masrat Alam under the Public Safety Act (PSA), the working president of the main opposition National Conference said when he put him in jail, the PDP leaders criticised them. He said there was governance visible on the ground as people were facing shortage of essentials, including rice and power situation had worsened after this government took over. ”We …

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Won’t allow separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits: National Conference

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Opposition National Conference on Saturday said they will not let Jammu and Kashmir government to set up separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits but would strive for return of the minority community to their native places in the Valley. “We are against separate clusters for Kashmiri Pandits. We welcome them (to Kashmir), but we will not let the government to create separate colonies for them,” NC general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar told reporters during a protest rally against the new recruitment policy of the state government. Sagar said National Conference has always supported the return of Kashmiri Pandits to their native places in the Valley. “We have always said that we want them to return to the Valley and settle at …

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After loosing Chair Omar Abdullah takes a U-Turn to sit in Congress lap


After losing power in the 2014 Assembly polls former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has once again decided to support candidature of Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha polls. On Tuesday when Omar made public decision of his party to support joint candidature of Ghulam Nabi Azad in order to snatch one seat from BJP-PDP combine Omar also put a lid on endless round of speculations over the issue of government formation in the state in the wake of fractured mandate. The two other mainstream political parties PDP and BJP have also fielded two candidates each in the fray and now with the arrival of Azad in the fray a fierce contest on two seats is likely to take place …

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#JKElections14: Campaigning ends for 4th phase; Omar, Sayeed in fray

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Campaigning ended today for the fourth phase of Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which will see voting on 18 seats with a total of 182 candidates in the fray, including Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Over 14.73 lakh voters, including 7.05 lakh women, are eligible to exercise their franchise on polling day on Dec. 14 across 1,890 polling stations in four districts of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu and Bollywood actor and MP Vinod Khanna have campaigned in J-K for the BJP candidates who are contesting in the fourth phase on Sunday. BJP, which is making its first serious bid for power in the state, …

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BJP’s real face exposed by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti’s comment: Omar

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the BJP’s real face has been exposed by the comments of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and its “mask” has slipped. “It is a good thing that Kashmiris have seen the real face of the BJP. Sometimes they come (here) wearing masks but these masks keep on slipping,” Omar told reporters after addressing an election rally in Tral town of south Kashmir Pulwama district. Omar said he was not worried about the comments made by the Union Minister but it is important that people understand what BJP is all about. Jyoti stoked a controversy on December 2 by allegedly making communal remarks and using an expletive in an election rally in …

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Omar meets PM, seeks special rehab package for flood-ravaged state

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Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought a special rehabilitation package from the Centre for the flood-ravaged State. Pitching for liberal assistance from the Centre, Omar told the Prime Minister that such a package was necessary for putting life back on rails in the state. Thanking the Prime Minister for timely assistance by way of rescue efforts and immediate relief to the affected people, Omar told Modi that the state was looking upto the Centre “in this hour of grave crisis”. “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost their dear ones,” Omar said, adding the the loss to property has been colossal in this calamity. “We look up to you in …

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Kitchloo presents a cheque of Rs 51 Lakh to CM’s Relief Fund with a big smile, officers seen smiling too!

Kitchloo presents a cheque of Rs 51 Lakh to CM's Relief Fund with a big smile, officers seen smiling - Jammu-Kashmir Flood

Ever since the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been hit by devastating floods in the last 109 years  the senior bureaucrats and the top police officers have been seen in pensive mood in the company of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. While grappling with the scale of devastation the officers who generally remain calm and in total control of the situation faced difficult times as they too were at the receiving end of the worst tragedy. Now as the situation is returning to normalcy and the state govt machinery is being readied to launch the massive rehabilitation work the police officers and others are gradually getting back in to the mood. On Tuesday when Minister of State for  Home Affairs …

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