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Zardari, Manmohan meeting could be significant: daily


August 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Tehran "could be an important continuation of the efforts to improve ... Read more...

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I will quit politics if graft charges proved: Farooq


March 27th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Tuesday vowed to quit politics if graft charges against him in the alleged money laundering scam ... Read more...

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Centre will bring Lokpal bill: Farooq Abdullah


March 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 24 (IANS) Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that while the central government is keen to bring the Lokpal ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah to stay another term as NC president


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 22 (IANS) National Conference President Farooq Abdullah is all set to stay as head of the party as no other leader in his party is willing to contest ... Read more...

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Kashmir cricket body lodges report with police


March 10th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 10 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) has filed a police complaint seeking a probe into the alleged bungling of its funds, amounting to several ... Read more...

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Chidambaram will clarify on anti-terror hub, says Farooq


February 18th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) National Conference president and union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that Home Minister P.Chidambaram would soon clarify doubts of ... Read more...

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National Conference backs Omar on appointments


February 18th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 18 (IANS) The National Conference Saturday decided to back Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over "political appointments" that were flayed by the State Accountability Commission.The ruling ... Read more...

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Climate summit looks at weak deal


November 30th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Nov 30 (IANS) The annual climate summit got into stride here Wednesday, with bureaucrats from 192 countries making some progress over the vexed issue of transferring green technologies to ... Read more...

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Army is not master of Kashmir: Farooq Abdullah


November 27th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has critcised the Indian Army for opposing the partial withdrawal of the "draconian" Armed Forces Special Powers ... Read more...

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Farooq cautions Congress on PDP’s designs


November 27th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) The ruling National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday warned its alliance partner Congress against walking into the trap of the main opposition Peoples Democratic ... Read more...

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Omar asks uncle not to drag him into controversy


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday refused to get dragged into a controversy sparked off by his uncle, Sheikh Mustafa Kamal, who was ... Read more...

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Congress rejects Farooq Abdullah’s overtures


November 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 4 (IANS) Congress Friday rejected National Conference president Farooq Abdullah's regrets over his party leader Mustafa Kamal's anti-Congress diatribe.Reacting to Farooq Abdullah's statement issued late Thursday evening in ... Read more...

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Farooq hospitalised, discharged after three hours (Lead)


April 15th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah was admitted to a hospital here Friday after he vomited. He was discharged after three hours with doctors ... Read more...

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12000-yr-old cremated remains of child sheds new light on Ice-Age culture


February 25th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): The remains of a three-yr-old child in a newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska may provide rare insights into the burial practices of Ice Age peoples.Archaeologists said the ... Read more...

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National Conference wants army’s special powers repealed


February 19th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 19 (IANS) Faced with an ever increasing criticism from its main political rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling National Conference Saturday declared that it would get the Armed ... Read more...

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Kashmir students visit Delhi as part of army’s ‘Operation Sadbhavana’


January 14th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Students from backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch Districts visited New Delhi on Friday as part of the Indian Army's 'Operation Sadbhavana' educational tour.The ... Read more...

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Omar rejects rotational chief ministership


January 5th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday said he would not vacate his post for his alliance partner Congress, insisting that he was "chief minister for ... Read more...

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Farooq asks separatists to talk to central government


January 5th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Wednesday asked the separatists to come forward and engage in a dialogue with the central government to resolve the Kashmir ... Read more...

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Kashmir coordination panel meets


December 16th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 16 (IANS) The much-hyped National Conference-Congress coordination committee met here Thursday for less than 45 minutes, without discussing the contentious issues bothering the coalition.It was the first such meeting after ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah slams Kashmiri ‘pro-freedom’ lobby for ’seditious’ remarks


October 26th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): National Conference President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday condemned the recent remarks made by Kashmir's 'pro-freedom' lobby.At a conference held in ... Read more...

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Voices of trifurcation gain in Jammu


October 21st, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 21 (IANS) Frustrated by what they term as New Delhi's indifference towards Jammu and Ladakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir and "extraordinary attention" towards the Valley, political groups here have ... Read more...

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Kashmir has been and will be a part of India: Farooq Abdullah


September 18th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, Sep 18 (ANI): National Conference President and Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Farooq Abdullah, has said that Kashmir has been and will always remain a part of India.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Farooq Abdullah meets PM, Sonia ahead of all-party team visit to Kashmir


September 16th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.16 (ANI): National Conference President and Union Minister for New And Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah met both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi today ahead of ... Read more...

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Not stepping down as National Conference president: Farooq Abdullah


July 21st, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Farooq Abdullah Wednesday said he had no plans of stepping down as president of the National Conference (NC), putting to rest speculations that he may pave the way ... Read more...

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Women need 50 percent share in real power: Farooq Abdullah


March 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 6 (IANS) In the backdrop of Women's Reservation Bill being presented in the Rajya Sabha Monday, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah Saturday said that women in ... Read more...

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Argentina’s central bank chief resigns


January 31st, 2010 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's central bank head Martin Redrado has resigned. His resignation came before a congressional panel could issue a non-binding opinion on President Cristina Fernandez's decision to fire ... Read more...

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UN held secret peace talks with Taliban in Dubai


January 29th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan. 29 (ANI): UN Special Representative in Afghanistan Kai Eide held secret talks with Taliban leaders to discuss peace terms, a UN official has revealed.Regional commanders on the Taliban's leadership ... Read more...

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Pakistan in terrible trouble: Farooq Abdullah


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan was in "terrible trouble this time" due to unabated violence, terror attacks and suicide bombings, union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah said here Tuesday ... Read more...

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Montek Ahluwalia wants subsidies diverted to agricultural and rural infrastructure


December 17th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Dec. 17 (ANI): Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission of India Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Thursday emphasised that electricity and fertilizer subsidies should be diverted to agricultural ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah rules out assembly dissolution for dialogue


November 9th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday welcomed the willingness shown by the separatist leaders to re-start the dialogue with the central government but ruled out ... Read more...

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National Conference steps up autonomy campaign


October 15th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 15 (IANS) The ruling National Conference has intensified its campaign for greater autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir, top party leadership asking cadres to move across the state to launch ... Read more...

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AI suspends pilots, purser over mid-air scuffle


October 6th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 6 (ANI): Air India has suspended a pilot and a crewmember over the mid-air scuffle episode on Tuesday evening.Air India has suspended Ranbir Arora, the captain of flight IC ... Read more...

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Kashmir celebrates Eid with prayer for peace


September 21st, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims gathered at various prayer grounds and mosques across Kashmir Valley Monday to offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. There were no reports of any untoward incidents and sources said ... Read more...

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Omar had no option but to quit: Farooq Abdullah


July 28th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) National Conference president and union minister Farooq Abdullah Tuesday said his son Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had no option but to quit following allegation by opposition linking ... Read more...

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Omar threatens resignation after PDP’s sex scandal slur (Second Lead)


July 28th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 28 (IANS) Declaring that he could not work till his name was cleared, an emotional Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah threatened to resign Tuesday over allegations by the ... Read more...

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