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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Five year long social boycott between Muslims and Buddhists ended in Zanskar

Five year long social boycott between Muslims and Buddhists ended in Zanskar

A five year long social boycott between Muslims and Buddhists at Padum Zanskar ended after Buddhist spiritual leader Dali Lama visited the area. The social boycott between the two religious communities ended on Sunday when an important meeting was held...
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Governor NN Vohra meets Dalai Lama in Leh

Governor NN Vohra meets Dalai Lama in Leh

Governor NN Vohra, who visited Leh on Tuesday, called on His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the latter’s residence at Jive-tsal Choglamsar. They both interacted on the growing tensions across the world. During his interaction with the Governor, the Dalai...
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J&K Govt will lease land to Indian Army for firing range in Kargil

J&K Govt will lease land to Indian Army for firing range in Kargil

The Jammu and Kashmir government has begun process to lease out 71,238 acres land to the army for field firing and artillery practice in Kargil district. The state government, in a notification, has asked the public that any objections in...
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Ladakh in festive mood ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Ladakh in festive mood ahead of PM Modi’s visit

Festive mood has gripped the Ladakh region ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Leh on Saturday. The Prime Minister is scheduled to join the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, the architect of modern Ladakh, and...
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Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Zojila tunnel on May 19

Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone of Zojila tunnel on May 19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Asia’s longest bi-directional Zojila tunnel, connecting Kashmir’s Sonamarg with the Gumri area in Kargil district, on May 19 during his visit to Ladakh. The 14.15-km tunnel project, to be execut...
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