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  • PM Narendra Modi meets J&K leaders for first time after abrogation of Article 370 Jun 25, 2021 03:11 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi meets J&K leaders for first time after abrogation of Article 370

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24 chaired a meeting of political leaders from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, 22 months after the abrogation of Article 370 that granted special status to the erstwhile state.

  • Analysis | What happened at PM Modi's meet with J&K leaders, what next Jun 25, 2021 11:32 AM IST

    Analysis | What happened at PM Modi's meet with J&K leaders, what next

    From what the leaders – both representing the Centre and the UT – have said, the engagement, it seems, was cordial without any flare-ups and with both sides agreeing on the need for resumption of the electoral process in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • NC, PDP, Congress leaders invited for PM Modi's all-party meeting to discuss Jammu & Kashmir's future roadmap Jun 19, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    NC, PDP, Congress leaders invited for PM Modi's all-party meeting to discuss Jammu & Kashmir's future roadmap

    Among those invited are four former chief ministers -- Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.

  • Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19 Apr 09, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah tests positive for COVID-19

    Omar Abdullah was found infected with coronavirus two days after he took the first dose of vaccine.

  • Farooq Abdullah gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Mar 02, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    Farooq Abdullah gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Omar Abdullah, son of the NC president, took to Twitter to thank the doctors and other staff at the hospital for administering the vaccine to his father.

  • This is new J&K, my whole family locked up with no explanation: Omar Abdullah Feb 14, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    This is new J&K, my whole family locked up with no explanation: Omar Abdullah

    In a series of tweets, Omar Abdullah lashed out at the Centre with the "new J&K" jibe, claiming that he, his father and National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, his sister and her children were barred from leaving their houses.

  • Omar Abdullah claims he, his family put under house arrest Feb 14, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Omar Abdullah claims he, his family put under house arrest

    The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister also posted photographs showing police vehicles outside the gates of his residence in the Gupkar area of the city here.

  • COVID-19 vaccines don't belong to any political party, but humanity: Omar Abdullah Jan 02, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines don't belong to any political party, but humanity: Omar Abdullah

    Taking to Twitter, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said, "I don’t know about anyone else but when my turn comes I’ll happily roll up my sleeve & get a COVID vaccine.”

  • BJP, admin should accept verdict of DDC polls, stop indulging in horse-trading: Omar Abdullah Dec 26, 2020 05:57 PM IST

    BJP, admin should accept verdict of DDC polls, stop indulging in horse-trading: Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah accused the Apni Party, led by former PDP leader Altaf Bukhari, and the union territory administration of using coercive tactics to buy loyalties of newly elected DDC members.

  • Personal liberty is treated as favour by government, says Omar Abdullah after Mehbooba Mufti's alleged detention Nov 27, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    Personal liberty is treated as favour by government, says Omar Abdullah after Mehbooba Mufti's alleged detention

    The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister was reacting to the alleged house arrest of Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti.

  • Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah reviews Mahindra Thar, Anand Mahindra reacts Oct 05, 2020 09:29 PM IST

    Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah reviews Mahindra Thar, Anand Mahindra reacts

    Omar Abdullah took his father, Farooq Abdullah, on a test drive of the recently released Mahindra Thar and complimented group chairman Anand Mahindra on the car. The Thar has been launched after a long developmental cycle and the first car, the Mahindra Thar #1 has been sold at an auction for charity.

  • Omar Abdullah will not contest Assembly polls till Jammu & Kashmir remains Union Territory Jul 27, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Omar Abdullah will not contest Assembly polls till Jammu & Kashmir remains Union Territory

    He said some senior office-bearers of National Conference had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi only days before the August 5 developments and added that "it is not a meeting I will forget in a hurry"

  • Omar Abdullah threatens to sue Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel over Sachin Pilot comment Jul 20, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Omar Abdullah threatens to sue Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel over Sachin Pilot comment

    The Chhattisgarh CM had attempted to justify the Congress conviction that rebel Pilot is working in cahoots with the Bharatiya Janata Party to bring down the Rajasthan government, by questioning if Omar Abdullah and his father were released from detention only because of their family ties

  • Extension of lockdown necessary step in view of COVID-19 threat: Omar Abdullah Apr 14, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Extension of lockdown necessary step in view of COVID-19 threat: Omar Abdullah

    "The extension of lockdown till May 3 isn't something we all wanted but given the threat we face from COVID-19, it's a necessity. Let's do everything we can to cooperate with authorities to avoid a further extension in May," he tweeted after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of nationwide lockdown.

  • Omar Abdullah slams Centre over new domicile rules for Jammu and Kashmir Apr 01, 2020 03:40 PM IST

    Omar Abdullah slams Centre over new domicile rules for Jammu and Kashmir

    The former chief minister of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir said the new law was so hollow that even politicians with "Delhi's blessings" were forced to criticise it.

  • PM Modi appreciates Omar Abdullah's call for social distancing following his uncle's death Mar 30, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    PM Modi appreciates Omar Abdullah's call for social distancing following his uncle's death

    "Condolences to you and the entire family, @OmarAbdullah. May his soul rest in peace," Modi tweeted.

  • Politics | Will Omar Abdullah abide by the new rules? Mar 30, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    Politics | Will Omar Abdullah abide by the new rules?

    The reality remains even if Mehbooba Mufti and the Abdullahs assumingly come together to form an alliance, they still have to abide by the new rules set by the Centre.

  • US welcomes release of former J&K CMs Farooq, Omar Mar 26, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    US welcomes release of former J&K CMs Farooq, Omar

    The statement of Acting Assistant US Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells came a day after National Conference vice-president Omar was released after charges under the Public Safety Act (PSA), slapped on him in February, were revoked.

  • Cruel to continue detention of J&K politicians at a time like this, says Omar Abdullah Mar 25, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Cruel to continue detention of J&K politicians at a time like this, says Omar Abdullah

    Mufti, Naeem Akhtar, Ali Mohammad Sagar, Peer Mansoor and Shah Faesal are some of the known faces who continue to be detained under the Public Safety Act, which was slapped on them during their preventive detention in the wake of the revocation of the erstwhile state's special status under Article 370 in August last year.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | It's a very different world, first task to fight COVID-19: J&K former CM Omar Abdullah Mar 24, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | It's a very different world, first task to fight COVID-19: J&K former CM Omar Abdullah

    Abdullah, who was released after the administration revoked the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) against him, also spoke to reporters, saying they were violating orders on social distancing by coming to meet him and this was a time to take precautions.

  • Omar Abdullah's detention revoked, to be released after 8 months Mar 24, 2020 10:59 AM IST

    Omar Abdullah's detention revoked, to be released after 8 months

    Omar Abdullah has been in detention since August 2019 when the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.

  • J&K administration to inform by next week if it is releasing Omar Abdullah: SC asks Centre Mar 18, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    J&K administration to inform by next week if it is releasing Omar Abdullah: SC asks Centre

    A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah told counsel appearing for the Centre that Abdullah's sister Sara Abdullah Pilot's plea against his detention will be heard on merit if he is not released soon.

  • Omar Abdullah's detention under PSA: It's case of personal liberty, says SC Mar 02, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Omar Abdullah's detention under PSA: It's case of personal liberty, says SC

    The remarks by the bench came at the fag end of the brief hearing during which Attorney General K K Venugopal said that petitioner should have first approached the Jammu and Kashmir High Court instead of moving the apex court.

  • SC to hear on March 5 plea against detention of Omar Abdullah under PSA Mar 02, 2020 12:42 PM IST

    SC to hear on March 5 plea against detention of Omar Abdullah under PSA

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta filed the response on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Pilot's plea before a bench of justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee.

  • I pray for early release of Abdullahs, Mufti from detention: Rajnath Singh Feb 23, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    I pray for early release of Abdullahs, Mufti from detention: Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath Singh also said that he hopes they will contribute to normalising the situation in Jammu and Kashmir

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