PDP, Congress in war of words over granting divisional status to Ladakh

PDP, Congress in war of words over granting divisional status to Ladakh

The Congress and PDP on Tuesday accused each other of ‘communalising’ the proposed move of the state administration to grant divisional status to Ladakh and the demand raised by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti to impart similar status to the Pir...
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BJP faces leadership crisis in Ladakh

BJP faces leadership crisis in Ladakh

Ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled next year, the BJP is facing a “leadership crisis” in the Ladakh region as all attempts of party leaders to mollify the “angry” lone Lok Sabha member from the region, Thupstan Chhewang, have failed to...
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Like the Zojila Tunnel, Train to Ladakh is another empty promise

Like the Zojila Tunnel, Train to Ladakh is another empty promise

Every national media house has carried recent news about the railways getting to Ladakh. The announcements read that the line would stretch to 465 kilometers and would be one of a kind, comparable only to the Qinghai-Tibet Railway Line in...
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Via Manali, Ladakh region to get all weather road connectivity

Via Manali, Ladakh region to get all weather road connectivity

The Ladakh region in J&K will now be accessible throughout the year, with an all-weather road giving more strategic advantage to the country. A Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official said the cold desert would now be accessible by a double-laned...
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Thupstan Chhewang, Ex-MP writes to PM Modi, harps on false promises to Ladakh

Thupstan Chhewang, Ex-MP writes to PM Modi, harps on false promises to Ladakh

Thupstan Chhewang, the BJP’s face in Ladakh who recently resigned as a Lok Sabha member, has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi what will he tell people now after all promises made by the party to the region sound like empty...
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Blow for BJP as Ladakh MP Thupstan Chhewang quits party, Parliament

Blow for BJP as Ladakh MP Thupstan Chhewang quits party, Parliament

In a major setback to the BJP in the Ladakh region ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for next year, the party’s lone Lok Sabha member and its tallest leader Thupstan Chhewang on Thursday resigned from both the primary membership...
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Jamyang Namgyal elected as Leh Council CEC by BJP

Jamyang Namgyal elected as Leh Council CEC by BJP

Against the backdrop of a major debacle of the party in the recently held civic elections in the Ladakh region, the BJP on Friday sprang a surprise and elected its young district party president Jamyang Tsering Namgyal as the new...
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Cancer rates spiral in Ladakh due to UV rays, Sedentary lifestyle

Cancer rates spiral in Ladakh due to UV rays, Sedentary lifestyle

The rough terrain, the snow-capped peaks, the winding roads and monasteries – the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is the abode of nature’s raw and untouched beauty. The region might be a haven for adventure travellers, but all is...
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Leh school to raze ‘Rancho wall’ inspired by 3 Idiots, and ban entry of tourists

Leh school to raze ‘Rancho wall’ inspired by 3 Idiots, and ban entry of tourists

The local Druk Padma Karpo School, which shot to fame after it featured in the Aamir Khan-starrer “3 Idiots”, has decided to raze the ‘Rancho wall’ and ban the entry of tourists as the authorities felt it was becoming a...
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Cloudburst wreaks havoc in Leh

Cloudburst wreaks havoc in Leh

A cloudburst on Wednesday night wreaked a havoc in several villages of Leh district of the Ladakh region. According to reports, the cloudburst caused extensive damage in Saboo, Shey Stakmo and Stakna villages of Leh district. Houses, link roads, irrigation...
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