Shuk-Pa and Tser-sNon Nominated as Potential State Tree and Flower of Ladakh

VoL Desk, May 03: As per the recommendations of a committee consisting of three members chaired by the Director of Sowa Rigpa in Leh, the Juniper polypros (Ladakhi-Shuk-Pa) and Meconopsis aculeata (Himalayan blue poppy/ Ladakhi Tser-sNon) are being considered for the designation of State Tree and State Flower of Ladakh respectively.

The Forest, Ecology & Environment Department, Ladakh through Notice E.F.No. A/243/2023/25-31, has issued an invitation for public suggestions regarding the co...

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Rare aurora dazzles Ladakh skies as intense geomagnetic storm hits Earth

Kargil, May 02: The Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) in Hanle, Ladakh, has photographed a spectacular display of aurora lights. The aurora borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, are a natural phenomenon that can be observed at higher altitudes in places like Iceland and Norway.

The recent capture of auroras in India, on the other hand, was caused by a severe geomagnetic storm that hit Earth on 21 April. This event caused fascinating auroras in many parts of the planet, incl...

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Ladakh LG Instructs Heads of Departments to Allocate Dedicated Time for Public Grievance Hearings

VoL Desk, May 03: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh has issued an instruction to the Heads of Departments to allocate one hour, three days a week, for hearing public grievances. The announcement was made through Circular No. 05-LA (GAD) of 2023, dated 01-05-2023, by the General Administration Department.

In order to enhance public outreach and ensure efficient service delivery, the Honorable Governor has mandated that all Heads of Departments be accessible to the public, as stated in the ...

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Ministry of Power approves Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme for Ladakh with a sanctioned cost of Rs. 687.05 Crores

Leh, May 2: Ministry of Power has conveyed the approval of Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) for implementation in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The project has a sanctioned cost of Rs. 687.05 Crores.

In this regard, an Agreement was signed between Chief Engineer, Distribution, Ladakh Power Development Department (LPDD), Engineer, Tsewang Paljor and Executive Director (CD&L) WAPCOS Ltd. Engineer, AK Gahlot in the presence of Administrative Secretary Power and NRE, Ladakh, Ravind...

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Member NCM Rinchen Lhamo visits Drass

Kargil, May 02, 2023: National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India, member, Rinchen Lhamo today visited Drass to discuss the implementation of the Prime Minister’s new 15 point program, Centrally Sponsored Schemes and issues faced by the minority communities of Drass.

The visit was also aimed to formulate the overall policy, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programs for the benefit of the minority communities.

Ashraf Ali, Member of M...

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MPHS Saliskote Pays Tribute to Ayatollah Shaheed Murtaza Mutahhary

KARGIL, MAY 2: Mutahhary Public High School, Saliskote celebrated its 30th Annual Day and Shaheed Mutahhary Day as “Teachers’ Day” in commemoration of the martyrdom anniversary of Ayatullah Shayeed Murtaza Mutahhary on Tuesday. The event was organized by the Board of Management of Mutahhary Public High School Saliskote, Kargil.

Feroz Khan, Chairman & Chief Executive Councillor of LAHDC-Kargil, was the Chief Guest, and Aga Syed Arman, Councillor of Saliskote-Faroona Constituency, was the g...

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LRLM Kargil kick-starts social mobilization campaign “Sangathan Se Samriddhi” at Badgam

Kargil, May 02, 2023: District Mission Management Unit, Ladakh Rural Livelihood Mission today kick-started Social Mobilization Campaign under the theme of “Sangathan Se Samriddhi” at Badgam Village of Kargil District under the supervision of Project Officer Wage (ACD), Ghulam Mohammad.

It is aimed reach out to uncovered households and PMAY beneficiaries of Kargil Block into Self Help Group (SHG) as well as to do 100 percent saturation by Sept. 2023-24. Notably, the campaign was inaugurate...

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Teachers’ Day Celebrated in Kargil District to Honor Ayatollah Shaheed Murtaza Mutahhary

Kargil, May 02: Kargil district, along with other parts of the Muslim world, observed the martyrdom anniversary of Ayatollah Shaheed Murtaza Mutahhary as Teachers’ Day. The occasion was marked with great enthusiasm and fervor at 15 Mutahhary Public Schools across the district, including MPS Bazar, MPS Baroo, MPS Kurbathang, and MPS Saliskote.

Distinguished guests such as Member Guardian Council, IKMT Haji Asgar Ali Karbalai, Chairman IKMT Sheikh Sadiq Rajai, Sheikh Hussain Lutfi, Sheikh H...

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AKSAD Raises Concerns Over Appointment of Non-Local as State Nodal Officer for PM SHRI Schools in Ladakh

Kargil, May 02: The All Kargil (Ladakh) Students’ Association Delhi (AKSAD) has expressed concern over the appointment of a non-local as the State Nodal Officer for PM SHRI by the Directorate of School Education Ladakh. They believe that this appointment disregards the unemployed youth of Ladakh who are more deserving of such an important position in their region.

In a tweet, the AKSAD stated, “We find it unfortunate that Ms Khushbu Joshi has been appointed as the State Nodal Officer for ...

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Higher Sec. Lecturers Mandated to Teach Four Classes Daily in Ladakh

VoL Desk, May 02: In a recent development, the Directorate of School Education in Ladakh has issued a circular making it mandatory for secondary school lecturers to conduct a minimum of four periods of routine classes each day.

The decision comes in response to an observed trend where lecturers in various Higher Secondary Schools of the School Education Department in Ladakh were often left with significant amounts of free time after delivering just a single lecture or period for the entir...

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