Chief Electoral Officer, Ladakh inspects preparedness for upcoming LAHDC election in Kargil

Kargil, June 30, 2023: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Ladakh, Yatinder Maralkar along with Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Santosh Sukhadeve today held a meeting to review infrastructure available and preparedness of district administration for the upcoming LAHDC election in Kargil.

Deputy Secretary Swarn Sing, Election Naib Tehsildar, Kargil, Zakir Husssain and other concerned officers and officials of the district were present in the meeting.

During the meeting, detailed disc...

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Stakeholder Feedback Invited on Draft State Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Ladakh

VoL Desk, June 30: Office of The Chief Engineer Distribution, Power Development Department (PDD), Ladakh, has issued a notice inviting feedback from stakeholders on the draft State Energy Efficiency Action Plan (SEEAP) for the Union Territory of Ladakh.

The draft plan was discussed and validated during a workshop held on June 12, 2023, at the Conference Hall of the DC Office in Leh, under the leadership of Shri Ravinder Kumar, IAS, Secretary Power, Ladakh Administration. Stakeholders fro...

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City gas auction in works for J&K, Ladakh, North East

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) is planning to auction city gas distribution licences for north-eastern states and the union territories of Ladakh, and Jammu & Kashmir. The PNGRB is in the process of finalising the areas for the 12th city gas bidding round.

It has drawn up a tentative list of areas for which licenses will be auctioned and has sought views from the stakeholders, according to a notification on the website of the regulator. The proposed list of areas i...

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GDC Drass organizes program on Sustainable Development

Kargil, June 28: Department of Geology and Physics, GDC Drass today organized a program on Sustainable Development under the concept of LIFE with the event title “Lecture on Future Prospects of Renewable Energy in Ladakh” under the banner of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The program was moderated by Mumtaz Ahmad, Assistant Professor of Physics who briefly elaborated on the event’s title. Waheeda Rehman Mir, Assistant Professor (Geology) presented a lecture on the Geothermal Energy resources in...

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Preserving Communal Harmony in Ladakh: A Call for Sensible Responses to Crimes

On June 18, 2023, Ladakh was shaken by a distressing incident involving a retired Chokidar turned Onpo, Tsering Wangdus, who allegedly assaulted a 21-year-old woman seeking treatment. While such incidents are rare in Ladakh, it is essential for the public to approach these cases with caution and avoid exacerbating any potential social imbalances. The gravity of rape and sexual harassment as criminal acts is undeniable, and it is crucial to address them solely as crimes. It is worth noting th...

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Wakha Women Stage Massive Protest Against Recent Sexual Harassment Case

VoL Desk, June 27: Hundreds of women belonging to the Women Welfare Association of Wakha staged a significant protest today in Wakha, denouncing a recent case of sexual harassment.

Women from various villages in the Shargole Block and Pashkum regions gathered in Wakha and marched approximately 5 kilometers towards Kargil, expressing their strong opposition to the incident that occurred on June 18 in Wakha.

The protest received support from the Executive Body of the Zainabiya Women We...

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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2023 observed in Kargil

Speakers emphasised on harmful effects of drugs and resolved to make Kargil a drug free District

Kargil, June 26: The District Administration Kargil in collaboration with Ladakh Academy of Art Culture and Language (LAACL), Kargil today observed the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking-2023 at Auditorium Hall, Kargil.

During the event, all the participants united to raise awareness about the devastating consequences of drug abuse and the need to combat illicit tr...

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Kargil Observes Shutdown Amid Concerns Over Police Response to Sexual Assault Case

VoL Desk, June 26: Following a recent case of sexual assault involving a local medicinal practitioner in Wakha, Kargil, the district witnessed a complete shutdown on Sunday, highlighting concerns over the alleged lack of a clear response from the police. The Jamiat Ulma Isna Ashary Kargil (JUIAK) called for the shutdown, citing the absence of a press conference by the Ladakh police on the matter.

Sajjad Kargili, the JUIAK representative, expressed their primary objective of the shutdown, ...

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Drugs and Food Control Organization Kargil Marks International Day Against Drug Abuse with Awareness Program

News Desk, June 26: In observance of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26th June 2023, the Drugs and Food Control Organization Kargil, in collaboration with the Chemist and Druggist Association Kargil, organized a comprehensive awareness program in Kargil. The event aimed to raise awareness about the harmful effects of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking while promoting a healthier and drug-free community.

The awareness program witnessed the participa...

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Lt. Governor Ladakh Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Emergency Operations Centre

VoL Desk, June 25: The Lt. Governor of Ladakh, Brigadier (Dr) BD Mishra, inaugurated the state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) today. The UT-EOC is equipped with advanced technology for monitoring and coordinating relief and rescue operations in the Union Territory. This crucial facility aims to enhance disaster management capabilities and ensure prompt response in times of emergencies.

Expressing his admiration, Lt. Governor Brig. (Dr) BD Mishra commended the efforts of the ...

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