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The Hindu
Why was J&K cold to interlocutor?from Himachal are targeted by stone-pelters in Kashmir.” The statement didn’t g
The Hindu / Posted 12 hours ago
from Himachal are targeted by stone-pelters in Kashmir.” The statement didn’t go down well, with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeting: “On the campaign trail PM Modi highlighting the failure of his ally Mehbooba Mufti and her... Read more
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dna
India's football legend Bhaichung Bhutia offers to train Majid Khan who returned home from Lashkar-Taibain the past. Unofficial estimates have put the figure of such youths at nearly
dna / Posted 15 hours ago
in the past. Unofficial estimates have put the figure of such youths at nearly 150 since July 2016. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also termed the return of Khan as "good development" and expressed hope that he would resume his normal life... Read more
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Business Standard India
Kashmiri footballer-turned-militant surrenders after wailing mother's pleaand the deep blue sea. The fear of social stigma clouds their judgement," the c
Business Standard India / Posted 18 hours ago
and the deep blue sea. The fear of social stigma clouds their judgement," the chief minister said. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also termed the return of Khan as "good development" and expressed hope that he would resume his normal life... Read more
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dna
Footballer-turned-LeT terrorist shuns violence, returns homereturn of Majid has evoked positive vibes across the society. From Majid's fath
dna / Posted yesterday
return of Majid has evoked positive vibes across the society. From Majid's father to chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to Omar Abdullah, the homecoming of footballer has brought cheers back on the sullen faces. "A mother's love prevailed. Her... Read more
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Gulf News
Footballer turned militant surrenderspolice and security forces to exhibit restraint and ensure boys, who had picked
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
police and security forces to exhibit restraint and ensure boys, who had picked up guns, were not killed.Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah said he was happy as it was a “very positive development.”“I am happy that Majid Khan is back with his family.... Read more
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Op-Ed News
India again threatens military action to take Pakistan administered KashmirKashmir, which is under its control. Reacting to Ahir's comments, former Jammu
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
Kashmir, which is under its control. Reacting to Ahir's comments, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah asked what was stopping the government from taking back PoK. "I don't understand the 'if we try'. What is... Read more
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dna
What is stopping you from getting back PoK, prove my father wrong: Omar Abdullah to CentreA day after Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark on PoK, son Omar Abdullah to
dna / Posted 2 days ago
A day after Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark on PoK, son Omar Abdullah today said the Centre should prove his father wrong with "actions" by taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "I don't understand the 'if we try'. What is stopping you from... Read more
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Business Standard India
Prove my father wrong by taking PoK back, Omar Abdullah challenges CentreA day after Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark on PoK, son Omar Abdullah on
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
A day after Farooq Abdullah's controversial remark on PoK, son Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the Centre should prove his father wrong with "actions" by taking back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "I don't understand the 'if we try'. What is stopping you... Read more
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dna
Another shocker: Pakistan not weak to allow India to take PoK, says Farooq Abdullahcontinue? Till when would the blood of innocents continue to flow," he told his
dna / Posted 3 days ago
continue? Till when would the blood of innocents continue to flow," he told his party workers. It leaves to be seen how Omar Abdullah and other National Conference leaders defend this rather outrageous statement from former Jammu and Kas... Read more
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asianage
We should do a major rethink about securityabout these issues in his newspaper columns. At a book release at the Nehru Mus
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
about these issues in his newspaper columns. At a book release at the Nehru Museum, both he and former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah confessed that if they had been under less pressure from the Army, the AFSPA would have been a distant entity... Read more
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dna
Farooq Abdullah, Rishi Kapoor's remarks on POK start virtual warall-out war has broken out in the virtual world with National Conference Workin
dna / Posted 5 days ago
all-out war has broken out in the virtual world with National Conference Working President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah launching a frontal attack at Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani calling him a "hypocrite" and Kashmiri... Read more
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The Hindu
Hurriyat, parties lock hornsrecently that Azadi (independence) is not an option for Kashmir. Hypocrisy is a
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
recently that Azadi (independence) is not an option for Kashmir. Hypocrisy is a Geelani trait,” National Conference leader Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter. The former Chief Minister was hurt by Mr. Geelani’s comments on National Conference... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Arms cache found in Marawiduring the five-month Marawi City crisis. The Marawi City siege ended its epis
Manila Standard Today / Posted 5 days ago
during the five-month Marawi City crisis. The Marawi City siege ended its episode when security forces killed the chieftain of the Abu Sayyaf and IS emir in Southeast Asia, Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Abdullah Maute, the leader of the Mau... Read more
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asianage
Terror groups are trying to disrupt talks: Intelligence to govtIncidentally, during his visit to the State earlier this week Mr Sharma did hol
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
Incidentally, during his visit to the State earlier this week Mr Sharma did hold talks with former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, senior CPM leader MY Tarigami, top PDP leader Sartaj Madni, representatives of Kashmiri Pandits. Terror... Read more
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asianage
PoK belongs to Pak, it can't be retrieved through war: Farooq AbdullahNarendra Modi is working in this direction.” Taking a jibe at Ahir, the NC wor
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
Narendra Modi is working in this direction.” Taking a jibe at Ahir, the NC working president and former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, had asked about the part guaranteeing Jammu and Kashmir’s autonomy. “I love how and when it suits them, they... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Fringe groups meet Dineshwar Sharma in Kashmir but prominent players absentHurriyat Conference stayed away from any meeting. The National Conference (NC)
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
Hurriyat Conference stayed away from any meeting. The National Conference (NC) said it had not been invited and party chief Omar Abdullah said his meeting with Sharma was in “personal capacity’’. Even in Jammu, Sharma had to deal with a raft of... Read more
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dna
All Indian citizens in JK are stakeholders: Special rep Dineshwar Sharmafour days in the Valley, during which he met various delegations and political
dna / Posted 8 days ago
four days in the Valley, during which he met various delegations and political leaders which included former chief minister Omar Abdullah, state Congress chief G A Mir and CPM leaders among others. He also met a BJP delegation, led by the party's... Read more
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asianage
Kashmir Valley interlocutor meets Omar Abdullah, otherssocial groups. His first real engagement was with former chief minister and lea
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
social groups. His first real engagement was with former chief minister and leader of opposition National Conference (NC), Omar Abdullah, when it comes to discharging the difficult task of holding “sustained dialogue” with those who are considered... Read more
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The Hindu
Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets Omar Abdullah, othershis three-day maiden visit to Srinagar, Mr. Sharma met with former Chief Minist
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
his three-day maiden visit to Srinagar, Mr. Sharma met with former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah. Mr. Sharma is likely to visit Jammu for two days. “We discussed the prevailing situation and also the steps... Read more
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dna
Omar Abdullah meets Dineshwar Sharma; says Centre should let him work freely in KashmirNational conference working president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minist
dna / Posted 10 days ago
National conference working president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday met Dineshwar Sharma, the central government’s newly-appointed interlocutor for the state. Terming the meeting, a private affair, Abdullah... Read more
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dna
Day 2 in J&K: Centre's interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets youngsters even as big names stay awayMLA from Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen. His meeting with National Conferenc
dna / Posted 11 days ago
MLA from Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen. His meeting with National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah has not been confirmed. Some National Conference leaders have said the entire process of talks has been "badly... Read more
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Gulf News
JK interlocutor Sharma meets Kashmir youth groups and others as big names stay awayindependent MLA from Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen.His meeting with National
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
independent MLA from Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen.His meeting with National Conference leader and former chief minister Omar Abdullah has not been confirmed.Some National Conference leaders have said the entire process of talks has been “badly... Read more
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The Hindu
Unsettling the status quo in Jammu and Kashmirdialogue meaningless. The mainstream does not need an interlocutor to engage. A
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
dialogue meaningless. The mainstream does not need an interlocutor to engage. As former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah once said, they were always available to Delhi for talks, it is the separatists that Delhi needs to engage... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Political parties say no invite for talks with Kashmir interlocutor, traders boycott meetingsCommissioner who was the nodal officer,’’ he added. Despite repeated attempts
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 12 days ago
Commissioner who was the nodal officer,’’ he added. Despite repeated attempts NC president Farooq Abdullah and son Omar Abdullah could not be reached. On Sunday, Farooq Abdullah had said that he does not expect much from the exercise of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Primary school pupils deliver bumper donation of toys for children's ward patientsRawdhatul Uloom Primary School were Hafsa Hamid, Shahana Akbar, Mua’az Yusuf, S
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
Rawdhatul Uloom Primary School were Hafsa Hamid, Shahana Akbar, Mua’az Yusuf, Saudah Begum, Omar Siddiq, Abubaker Siddiq, Omar Abdullah and Hidaya Islam. Children’s ward manager Sister Cheryl Fitzgerald thanked the school's pupils and staff. She... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Modi remembers Rajiv Gandhi for his 15 paise remarksby stone-pelters in Kashmir. The remark invited criticism from National Confere
Central Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
by stone-pelters in Kashmir. The remark invited criticism from National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah, who said it highlighted the failure of the Mehbooba Mufti government. Rahul asks Modi to vacate his ‘throne’... Read more
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Business Standard India
Chicken tikka masala is so 1990s: Why khichdi should be India's national dishshould declare khichdi the national food forthwith. I don’t think we need to st
Business Standard India / Posted 15 days ago
should declare khichdi the national food forthwith. I don’t think we need to stand up every time anyone eats khichdi as Omar Abdullah has suggested. But there’s no need for videshi French fries and caramel popcorn at the movie halls anymore. All... Read more
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The Indian Express
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants slit throat of BJP youth leader in Shopianyouth convention in Srinagar… This could be a reason why he was killed.’’ Form
The Indian Express / Posted 16 days ago
youth convention in Srinagar… This could be a reason why he was killed.’’ Former Chief Minister and NC working president Omar Abdullah tweeted: “How tragic. A young life snuffed out in such a heartless way just adds to the sense of shock. Allah... Read more
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The Indian Express
Mumbai death bridge to be built on a war footing — by ArmyNirmala Sitharaman, drew sharp criticism from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Ama
The Indian Express / Posted 18 days ago
Nirmala Sitharaman, drew sharp criticism from Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, who attacked the government for using the Army to cover up for its alleged failures. Senior officials in the... Read more
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dna
Why should we wait for another crisis: Railway Ministry defends relying on Army to build Elphinstone FOBit "deplorable" and "an admission of failure" of the government and the Indian
dna / Posted 18 days ago
it "deplorable" and "an admission of failure" of the government and the Indian Railways. National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted, "The Army was to be a measure of the last resort to be called upon in an extreme emergency. Now it... Read more
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Gulf News
Army to build footover bridges in Mumbai, says FadnavisPunjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Niru
Gulf News / Posted 18 days ago
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam, former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, and a civilian group.“The army job is to train for war, not to be used for civilian works Sitharamanji. Don’t... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Indian Army to help build Elphinstone Bridge: Twitter asks why?Sitharaman for responding to the call for help. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 18 days ago
Sitharaman for responding to the call for help. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah tweeted, “The army was to be a measure of last resort to be called upon in extreme emergency. Now it seems like... Read more
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dna
Army's job is to train for war, don’t divert defence resources: Amarinder Singh hits out at Nirmala SitharamanChina. It will set a very bad precedent. Please avoid," he said in another twee
dna / Posted 18 days ago
China. It will set a very bad precedent. Please avoid," he said in another tweet. Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also criticised the move. "The army was to be a measure of last resort to be called upon in extreme emergency.... Read more
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The Indian Express
Article 35A: Govt says SC hearings may affect talks by J&K interlocutor, gets three monthsare also denied property rights. Khanna’s counsel told the court that former J
The Indian Express / Posted 19 days ago
are also denied property rights. Khanna’s counsel told the court that former J&K chief ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah had married women from outside the state and they got permanent resident status. “But we are state subjects and... Read more
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Central Chronicle
What will Sharma talk about, if even restoration of autonomy is anti-national, asks OmarJaitley’s statement that giving autonomy to J&K goes directly contrary to India
Central Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
Jaitley’s statement that giving autonomy to J&K goes directly contrary to India’s national interest, former chief minister Omar Abdullah asked what is centre-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma going to talk about if even restoration of... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Farooq re-elected as president, Omar as working president of NCin the state National Conference (NC) on Sunday re-elected MP Farooq Abdullah a
Central Chronicle / Posted 19 days ago
in the state National Conference (NC) on Sunday re-elected MP Farooq Abdullah as its president and former chief minister Omar Abdullah as working president. A NC spokesperson told UNI that Dr Farooq was unanimously re-elected president during a... Read more
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dna
If seeking autonomy is anti-national, we are proudly soand not merged (with the union of India). We have maintained our identity. We h
dna / Posted 20 days ago
and not merged (with the union of India). We have maintained our identity. We have our own constitution and flag," said Omar Abdullah, NC Working President and former J&K chief minister, while addressing the session. Going back to the genesis... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Kashmir interlocutor calls on governor NN Vohra, Farooq Abdullah seeks autonomyhad done for the state’s autonomy over the years when it was in power at the Ce
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 days ago
had done for the state’s autonomy over the years when it was in power at the Centre. His son and former chief minister Omar Abdullah, for his part, requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct his ministers not to issue conflicting... Read more
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dna
During Gujarat floods, Congress MLAs chose to come to Bengaluru: PM Modi in Bidardialogue process to resolve all outstanding issues," it said. NC president Far
dna / Posted 20 days ago
dialogue process to resolve all outstanding issues," it said. NC president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah were present at the delegates' session held after a gap of 15 years. Thousands of delegates from all three... Read more
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dna
Stop giving conflicting statements about Kashmir: Omar Abdullah to union ministersFormer Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday requested Prime
dna / Posted 20 days ago
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct his ministers not to issue conflicting statements on the Kashmir issue. Citing Union minister Jitendra Singh's remark that "there is no... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Will continue struggle for restoration of J-K’s autonomy: National Conferencepassed at a delegates’ session of the National Conference here reads. NC presi
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 days ago
passed at a delegates’ session of the National Conference here reads. NC president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah were present the delegates’ session of the party held after a gap of 15 years and attended by thousands of... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
NC meet chaired by Farooq Abdullah reiterates resolve to protect J-K’s special statusbody of the NC, at the party headquarters, ‘Nawa-e-Subha’, in Srinagar, an NC s
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 21 days ago
body of the NC, at the party headquarters, ‘Nawa-e-Subha’, in Srinagar, an NC spokesman said. NC working president Omar Abdullah and other senior party leaders from all the three regions of the state — Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu — were... Read more
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Aljazeera
Stalled peace deal crucial in Philippines ISIL fightBangsamoro peace deal, following a botched military operation that aroused publ
Aljazeera / Posted 25 days ago
Bangsamoro peace deal, following a botched military operation that aroused public suspicion against the MILF. Sharief said Omar, Abdullah and Madi Maute approached him earlier and asked him to join an armed group they were forming. Sharief... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Define ‘stakeholders’ for talks, demand Jammu and Kashmir political partieswrested power two year ago, adopted a wait-and-watch approach. The party’s wor
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 25 days ago
wrested power two year ago, adopted a wait-and-watch approach. The party’s working president and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah, tweeted: “Centre announces an interlocutor to engage with stakeholders in J&K. Will keep an open mind and wait... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
India ready to talk with Hurriyat leadersMehbooba Mufti. “Dialogue is a necessity of the hour and the only way to go for
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
Mehbooba Mufti. “Dialogue is a necessity of the hour and the only way to go forward,” she said. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah, however, said he would “keep an open mind and wait to see results of the dialogue process”. In a series of... Read more
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asianage
Centre to start 'dialogue' in Kashmir; ex-IB chief to represent Govtsolution to the state’s ongoing problems,” a senior official said. Reacting to
asianage / Posted 26 days ago
solution to the state’s ongoing problems,” a senior official said. Reacting to the development, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah said acceptance of the political nature of the issue was a defeat for those who saw force as a solution. “The... Read more
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The Indian Express
J&K talks: Dineshwar Sharma’s appointment may take some pressure off CM, open up political spacewas welcomed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Twitter as a “positive step”,
The Indian Express / Posted 26 days ago
was welcomed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Twitter as a “positive step”, as well as by former chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference, who said it was “a defeat of those who could only see use of force as a... Read more
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dna
Defeat for those who only see force as solution: Omar Abdullah reacts to Centre appointing interlocutor for J&Khas been taken as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address,
dna / Posted 26 days ago
has been taken as per Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address, the home minister said. Shortly after that, Omar Abdullah reacted to the press conference. He said on Twitter, " Centre announces an interlocutor to engage with stake... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to lead ‘sustained dialogue’ with stakeholders in Kashmir: Rajnath Singhthe minister said it was up to Sharma to decide whose rank would be equivalent
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 26 days ago
the minister said it was up to Sharma to decide whose rank would be equivalent to that of a cabinet secretary. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “...Will keep an open mind & wait to see results of the dialogue proc... Read more
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dna
Jammu and Kashmir outreach programme: Centre appoints Dineshwar Sharma for sustained dialogue, special focus on youthof the state populace and try to restore peace in the valley," claimed Singh.
dna / Posted 26 days ago
of the state populace and try to restore peace in the valley," claimed Singh. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has tweeted his apprehensions on the steps taken by the Centre. The “legitimate aspirations” of people of J&K... Read more
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