5 Years On, no end to social boycott of minority community in Zanskar

5 Years On, no end to social boycott of minority community in Zanskar

The social boycott of minority community for past nearly five years in Zanskar division of Kargil has severely affected their economy. It has been over five years since majority community enforced social boycott against the minority community. The problems of...
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Ice Hockey tourney in Leh vies for Guinness World record

Ice Hockey tourney in Leh vies for Guinness World record

Attempting a Guinness World record for playing ice hockey at the highest altitude, a two-day tournament was organised at Chibra Kargyam village of Durbuk block of Leh district. As many as six teams, including five international teams from Canada, Germany,...
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Govt plans to turn Kargil into tourist haven

Govt plans to turn Kargil into tourist haven

The J&K Government has formulated a comprehensive plan to develop Kargil as a tourist destination. Apart from developing the area as an adventure activity centre, the government is making efforts to promote Kargil as a favourite destination for Buddhist an...
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Ladakh Shuts in protest against bombs found in Bodhgaya

Ladakh Shuts in protest against bombs found in Bodhgaya

The Ladakh region today observed a peaceful bandh to condemn a low-intensity explosion near the Kalchakara ground in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, where Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and Buddhist pilgrims are participating in a month-long Kalchakra puja since Ja...
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At -15.2 degrees, Leh coldest in J&K

At -15.2 degrees, Leh coldest in J&K

Srinagar city recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.6 degrees Celsius on Saturday night, while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 4.0 degrees Celsius Leh experienced the coldest night of this winter with...
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Allege bias, Ladakh leaders push for separation from Kashmir

Allege bias, Ladakh leaders push for separation from Kashmir

Given the “discriminatory” policies of successive governments towards the remote Ladakh region, the regional divide has deepened to such an extent in Jammu and Kashmir that the elected representatives of Ladakhi people are now openly demanding “separatio...
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Losar festival begins in Ladakh

Losar festival begins in Ladakh

Losar, one of the biggest festivals in Ladakh, began in the Ladakh region today. The festival is celebrated to mark the New Year and the festivities continue for three to 15 days in different parts of the region. A function...
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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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