Ice Stupas store hope for locals in Ladakh’s cold desert

Ice Stupas store hope for locals in Ladakh’s cold desert

Ice stupas — the man-made mini glaciers — are solving the water problem in the remote and cold desert region of Ladakh where less precipitation during the crucial spring has resulted in lack of vegetation. Sonam Wangchuk, an award-winning innovator...
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Today governor, Satya Pal Malik to inaugurate Sindhu festival in Ladakh

Today governor, Satya Pal Malik to inaugurate Sindhu festival in Ladakh

Governor Satya Pal Malik is arriving in Leh district on Friday on a two-day visit. The Governor will on Friday inaugurate the day-long Ladakh Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival, being organised by the tourism department on the banks of the Indus....
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Zanskar demands repolling

Zanskar demands repolling

In a major political development ahead of the counting of votes on May 23, three of the four candidates from the Ladakh parliamentary constituency on Monday jointly wrote to the J&K Chief Electoral Officer, demanding repolling in the Zanskar subdivision...
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‘Old wine in new bottle’, BJP’s Ladakh manifesto continues with unfulfilled emotive

‘Old wine in new bottle’, BJP’s Ladakh manifesto continues with unfulfilled emotive

The BJP’s election manifesto for Ladakh appears to be ‘old wine in new bottle’ as it has again made the issue of Union Territory (UT) status for arid region and inclusion of Bhoti language in the 8th Schedule of Indian...
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Rijiju, Naqvi to mobilise Buddhists, Shias in Ladakh

Rijiju, Naqvi to mobilise Buddhists, Shias in Ladakh

Even as the BJP leadership has assigned responsibility to two Union ministers – Kiran Rijiju and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi – to mobilise Buddhists and Shias of Leh and Kargil districts, respectively, the state unit has requested the high command to...
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In Ladakh, it’s Kargil vs Leh

In Ladakh, it’s Kargil vs Leh

The Ladakh parliamentary seat would be a fight between Leh and Kargil as both regions have decided to field their own candidates to contest polls. While the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and their arch rival Congress have fielded Buddhist...
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Gurudwara in Leh defaced, Sikh symbols replaced with Hindu symbols

Gurudwara in Leh defaced, Sikh symbols replaced with Hindu symbols

A Sikh body has expressed deep anguish and concern over the defacement of a Gurdwara located in Leh area of Ladakh division of Jammu & Kashmir. All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) has urged Governor Satya Pal Malik to intervene...
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BJP fields Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Leh Council CEC for Ladakh seat

BJP fields Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Leh Council CEC for Ladakh seat

The BJP on Friday sprung a surprise in the Ladakh region by fielding the Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh, and young leader Jamyang Tsering Namgyal as its candidate for the Lok Sabha poll....
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Against controversial Ladakh order, Shutdown, Protests continue in Kargil on the ​sixth consecutive day

Against controversial Ladakh order, Shutdown, Protests continue in Kargil on the ​sixth consecutive day

Protests and shutdown continued for the sixth consecutive day in Kargil district of Ladakh division on Thursday to demand rotational divisional headquarters. Reports said the people from Sankoo sub division, Tai Suru block, Barsoo, TSG block, Minjee, Drass Sub...
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With divisional status, BJP tries to gain lost ground in Ladakh

With divisional status, BJP tries to gain lost ground in Ladakh

The BJP’s direction to the Ladakh unit to celebrate the grant of divisional status with much ‘fanfare’ is an indication that the saffron party is trying to retrieve its lost ground in the mountainous region through this historic decision by...
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