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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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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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‘Stop being a crybaby,’ Sajad Lone tells Omar after campaign rescheduled on order

SRINAGAR — People’s Conference chief Sajad Lone Thursday asked National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah to stop being a “crybaby” and come up with such lies which have a longer shelf life. Lone’s remarks came after Abdullah asked the Election Commission to direct authorities in the north Kashmir’s Baramulla constituency to allow his campaign programme […]

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If NC candidates win, they will be committed to fighting BJP’s hate-mongering politics: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR — National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said if his party’s candidates get elected to the Lok Sabha they would be committed to fighting the “BJP’s hate-mongering politics” and for restoration of rights and dignity of people of Jammu and Kashmir. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister claimed that a conspiracy had […]