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Over 500 centenarians among 17 lakh voters in Baramulla to decide fate of Omar Abdullah, Sajad Lone

SRINAGAR — More than 500 centenarians are among the 17.37 lakh voters eligible to exercise their franchise in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency, with political observers expecting a high turnout on the back of the huge crowds that thronged election rallies and roadshows. The first major political battle post the abrogation of Article […]

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PM contradicts his own slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’: Farooq Abdullah

JAMMU — National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday of dividing the people of the country on the basis of religion, saying his recent statements have even contradicted his own slogan of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas”. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister claimed that the hatred […]

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Remove ban on Jamaat-e-Islami to enable it to participate in Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR — National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the Centre should revoke the ban on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) to enable the outfit to participate in the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah’s remarks came after former chief of JeI Ghulam Qadir Wani on Wednesday said his organisation will participate in assembly elections if […]

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Lok Sabha polls will convey J&K people’s expression to rest of India: Ruhullah Mehdi

SRINAGAR — The National Conference candidate from the Srinagar parliamentary constituency, Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, has said he will not participate in the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir as the institution of the state assembly has been “undemocratically degraded” after the abrogation of Article 370. Mehdi, an influential Shia leader, said the parliamentary elections […]