47 HIV positive cases in Leh dist

47 HIV positive cases in Leh dist

In all, 47 people were diagnosed with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) at the Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre, SNM Hospital, in Leh district. Of them, 27 patients are locals. This was stated by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Leh, Dr...
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Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, At minus 11.3 Leh coldest place in J&K

Cold wave sweeps Kashmir, At minus 11.3 Leh coldest place in J&K

Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the state as the mercury settled several degrees below the freezing point there. Most places in the Valley also witnessing a decrease in the night temperature....
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Kargil region in Ladakh records coldest night of season

Kargil region in Ladakh records coldest night of season

Kargil in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir experienced the coldest night of the winter so far as the mercury there witnessed a steep fall and settled over 10 degrees below the freezing point, even as most places in the...
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Leh airport security up post terror threat inputs

Leh airport security up post terror threat inputs

The security at the strategic Leh airport in the Ladakh region has been heightened after intelligence inputs about possible terror strikes. Although the police have sought to downplay the “panic” over the inputs, sources said the security agencies guarding...
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Ladakh celebrates its glorious history with cultural festival

Ladakh celebrates its glorious history with cultural festival

The second annual Ladakh dpal-nams Tuston-2017 (Ladakhi Pride Festival) was dedicated in the honour of the first Ladakhi political and social leader, late Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, on his birth centenary. The festival was celebrated on November 16 at Leh with...
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Leh coldest at minus 6.3°C

Leh coldest at minus 6.3°C

Leh and Kargil witnessed coldest nights this winter as the temperature at the two stations dipped several degrees below the freezing point even as Kashmir Valley saw the mercury rise above freezing point owing to a cloud cover. Leh recorded...
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World’s highest motorable road ready in Ladakh

World’s highest motorable road ready in Ladakh

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motorable road in the cold desert of Ladakh, which has boosted the troop movement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the eastern sector. China had objected to the...
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Heads of religious bodies stress for communal harmony in Ladakh

Heads of religious bodies stress for communal harmony in Ladakh

Heads of various religious bodies here have underscored the need to maintain communal harmony in Ladakh. “Religious heads of all the communities should meet and resolve problems internally before spreading it to a larger scale,” said Ashraf Ali Barcha, pre...
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Negative publicity kept visitors away from Kashmir, Ladakh got tourism windfall

Negative publicity kept visitors away from Kashmir, Ladakh got tourism windfall

As Kashmir tourism fails to recuperate after being hit by unrest in 2016, Ladakh has recorded an increased footfall of foreign as well as domestic tourists. Although the turbulence in the Kashmir valley cast a shadow over the tourism sector...
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Religious groups meet to soothe frayed nerves

Religious groups meet to soothe frayed nerves

Buddhist association wants SIT to probe conversions; DC to submit report to govt Against the backdrop of the rising communal tension in Ladakh following an inter-religion marriage, religious heads of all communities, while keeping the district administration i...
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