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  • 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

  • SC notice to J&K on plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention Feb 14, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    SC notice to J&K on plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention

    A bench, comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee, said it would hear on March 2 Pilot's plea challenging Abdullah's detention.

  • SC judge recuses from hearing plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention Feb 12, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    SC judge recuses from hearing plea challenging Omar Abdullah's detention

    The bench said the plea could be heard on February 13

  • SC to hear plea of Omar Abdullah's sister challenging his detention under PSA Feb 11, 2020 08:46 PM IST

    SC to hear plea of Omar Abdullah's sister challenging his detention under PSA

    A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana will hear the plea of Sara Abdullah Pilot, who has said that Abdullah's detention is "manifestly illegal" and there is no question of him being a "threat to the maintenance of public order".

  • Whoever drafted grounds of detention for Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti needs to be sacked: Chidambaram Feb 11, 2020 08:36 AM IST

    Whoever drafted grounds of detention for Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti needs to be sacked: Chidambaram

    Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah's "considerable influence" over people, including the ability to attract voters to polling booths despite poll boycott calls and the potential for channelling energies of public for any cause, has been cited in support of his detention under the PSA.

  • Omar Abdullah's sister moves SC challenging his detention under PSA Feb 10, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    Omar Abdullah's sister moves SC challenging his detention under PSA

    Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioner, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice N V Ramana.

  • PSA dossier cites Omar Abdullah's 'considerable influence' over people, Mehbooba Mufti's 'pro-separatist' stand Feb 10, 2020 07:28 AM IST

    PSA dossier cites Omar Abdullah's 'considerable influence' over people, Mehbooba Mufti's 'pro-separatist' stand

    The PSA dossier prepared by the police against the 49-year-old Omar, states his ability to convince electorates to vote in huge numbers even during the peak of militancy and poll boycott calls by separatists and militants

  • Omar, Mehbooba need to be freed: Priyanka on ex-CMs PSA charge Feb 07, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Omar, Mehbooba need to be freed: Priyanka on ex-CMs PSA charge

    Taking to Twitter, Priyanka said the two Jammu and Kashmir leaders have upheld the Constitution and abided by the democratic process and never ascribed to violence and divisiveness.

  • Detention without charges worst abomination in democracy: Chidambaram on PSA on Omar, Mehbooba Feb 07, 2020 09:36 AM IST

    Detention without charges worst abomination in democracy: Chidambaram on PSA on Omar, Mehbooba

    Mufti and Abdullah, besides two political stalwarts from the PDP and its arch-rival National Conference, were booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) by the administration on Thursday, officials in the union territory said.

  • After viral beard photo, BJP’s TN unit sends razors to Omar Abdullah; deletes tweet following outrage Jan 28, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    After viral beard photo, BJP’s TN unit sends razors to Omar Abdullah; deletes tweet following outrage

    Abdullah, along with other senior political leaders from J&K, has been kept in preventive detention since August 2019 when the BJP-led government at the Centre abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution

  • Couldn't recognise Omar Abdullah: Mamata Banerjee as latest photo of detained ex-CM goes viral Jan 25, 2020 08:26 PM IST

    Couldn't recognise Omar Abdullah: Mamata Banerjee as latest photo of detained ex-CM goes viral

    In the latest picture which has emerged, Omar Abdullah can be seen wearing a grizzly white beard, a beanie and covered in snow.

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