•  Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu

    FM hails house consensus on roadmap for JK’s economic growth

    Welcoming the broader consensus reached in the house regarding various reformative initiatives flagged in the Budget 2017-18, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb Drabu today said it marks the beginning of a progressive trend
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    Rasheed Forces FM to Withdraw ‘Insulting’  Remarks

    MLA Langate Er. Rasheed forced Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu to apologise for his ‘insulting’ remarks to the representative of Fruit Growers who had met him in connection with their demands at Srinagar some time back.
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    Highlights of Budget 2017-18

    Insurance cover be provided to all the serving employees of all categories in Government for a period of five years. Further, it be made optional for pensioners up to a cover of Rs. 6 lacs for the full family unit.
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    Upcoming budget to consolidate, do stock taking of last 3 budgets: Drabu

    Asserting that the basic theme of his budgets have been to make things easier for people, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu today said the current budget will consolidate and do a stock taking of the last three budgets
  • FM holds pre-budget consultations with Kashmir Inc

    FM holds pre-budget consultations with Kashmir Inc

    Ahead of presenting 2017-18 Budget, Minister for Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu Saturday held a series of meetings with traders, agriculturists, horticulturists, entrepreneurs and representatives of business bodies. 
  • 'Work on Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to be resumed within 20 days'

    'Work on Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to be resumed within 20 days'

    The Government is set to resume the work on Jehangir Chowk to Rambagh flyover which was suspended immediately after the unrest in Kashmir this year .
  • JK Backs Centre Even As Others Oppose

    JK Backs Centre Even As Others Oppose

    At the end of the fourth round of meeting of the GST Council, the Centre and states failed to arrive at a mutually acceptable dual control structure.Finance minister Arun Jaitley said two points of view emerged at the meeting on how to divide the
  • Haseeb Drabu’s fix for Casuals and Daily Workers:Hello Patronage and Good Bye Economics!

    Drabu’s fix for Casuals and Daily-Workers: Hello Patronage and Good Bye Economics!

    Governance in the state has never been about promoting and expanding public good(s) or merit goods; it has been and continues to be about disbursing patronage goods. One form of disbursing patronage in Kashmir has been to expand the public sector-
  • Eight-year-old Asif of Khanabal is the youngest among the patients at SMHS Hospital who are being treated for pellet injuries

    Drabu’s Wife Roohi Asks Mehbooba To Step Down

    Whatever has been happening in Kashmir over the last 14 days is terribly wrong. The brutal killings of children, the criminal blinding and maiming of protesters, and the shameless suffocating of an entire population is wrong, she wrote
  • BJP succeeds in putting genie back in bottle, finally

    BJP succeeds in putting genie back in bottle, finally

    The political stalemate in Jammu and Kashmir may end next week and a PDP-BJP coalition government will be back soon.Insiders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) say the alliance could take office.
  • Culture,Power,Agency and Structure in Kashmir:Drabu’s omission obscures the obvious

    Culture,Power,Agency and Structure in Kashmir:Drabu’s omission obscures the obvious

    Haseeb Drabu, the finance and culture minister of Jammu and Kashmir, has linked ‘culture’ with the political settlement of the conflict in and over Kashmir. Describing preservation of culture as cornerstone for a strong future.