International Moon Day: I want to catch the Moon

By: Sidharth PK

The airy Greek myth, with the amplified Roman verse, the Selene is a looming figure o’er the crust of centuries. The moon is indefinable light and mystery, with the macabre tales that unwraps it. In literature, romantic poetry with reference to Lord Byron, as he brings our attention through his famous poems, “So we’ll go no more a roving, by the light of the moon”. The moon is portrayed in the sense of a romantic overture and literature connects objects like moon, sun, wat...

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EC Tashi inaugurates new public library at Tungri Thang in Karsha Block

Kargil, July 19, 2024: Executive Councilor, ZDA, RDD, Cooperative and Information, LAHDC, Kargil, Er. Phunchok Tashi in presence of  Agriculture Officer, Tsering Norboo and Block Development Officer Karsha, Tsewang Rigzin on Thursday inaugurated new public library at Tungri Thang in Karsha Block.

The library, constructed and funded by the Rural Development Department, aims to support local residents of Tungri with educational resources, especially books for competitive exams. It’s a signi...

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Review of Sadaf Wani’s City as Memory: A Short Biography of Srinagar

Sadaf Wani is a Kashmiri writer and a senior communications professional authored her latest book, City as Memory: A Short Biography of Srinagar. In this book, she draws on her childhood experiences of the mid-90s, captivated by unrestrained insurgencies, upheavals, and augmenting militarization, and the early 2000s, soaked with a series of violent acts in response to civil protests. Wani shares the reminiscences of her personal acquaintances with the locality and the serious scholarship of ...

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Skalzangling delegation calls upon CEC Tashi Gyalson

Leh, July 19: H’CEC Tashi Gyalson met with a Skalzangling delegation led by the incoming President, Tashi Tsewang (Retired Army Personnel), and the outgoing President, Tashi Sonam (Retired DSP), along with other executive members of Tsogpas.

The delegation apprised CEC Gyalson about a range of issues, notably plans for the construction of a new cremation ground. Expressing gratitude, H’CEC acknowledged the outgoing president’s commendable work during his tenure and conveyed sincere well w...

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AKSAD Commemorates Ashura-e-Hussaini in New Delhi

Delhi, July 17: The All Kargil (Ladakh) Students’ Association Delhi (AKSAD) commemorated Ashura-e-Hussaini in New Delhi, where a significant number of students lamented the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (pbuh), and his companions in the holy land of Karbala.

Events for Shab-e-Ashura and Subh-e-Ashur were held at Jamia Ahlebait in Shaheen Bagh on July 16, with a large student turnout. Sheikh Jawad Habib addressed the attendees, and tabarruk was distribut...

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NITI Aayog team launches Sampoornata Abhiyan in Karsha Block of Zanskar

Kargil, July 16, 2024: A team of NITI Aayog arrived in Zanskar on 15th July, 2024 for launch of Sampoornata Abhiyan in Karsha Block of Zanskar Sub Division.

The team was welcomed by the administration headed by Sub Divisional Magistrate, Zanskar, Romil Singh Donk and Block Development Officer (Nodal Officer of ABP), Tsewang Rigzin along with ABP fellow of Karsha Block at Zangla Village.

The 1st day of their visit ended after visiting various monument sites of Zanskar. The team comprise...

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Ashura Processions by JUIA Kargil Honor Imam Hussain

VoL Desk, July 18: Under the banner of Jamiat Ulema Isna Ashriya Kargil, Muharram processions were held in various villages, with participants chanting nohas, beating their chests, and self-flagellating in memory of Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, who was martyred in Karbala in 63 Hijri. The procession began at the Bus Stand and concluded at the Inqilab Manzil premises in Kargil.

Mourners carried the Zuljanah (the horse of Karbala), taboot (coffin), rZampan, and the Jhoola (swing) of Hazrat Ali Asg...

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Pro-Palestinian Slogans Mark Aashura Observance in Kargil

VoL Desk, July 17: In Kargil today, children carried dummy coffins representing those killed in Gaza, while mourners held a 20-meter-long Palestinian flag and chanted pro-Palestinian slogans. This marked the observance of Aashura, the day commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (a.s.).

Clerics emphasized that without confronting contemporary tyrants and arrogant powers, observing the martyrdom and lamenting Yazid ibn Mawiya holds no significance. They justified the chanting of slogans...

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Sheikh Nazir Angered by Palestinian Flag in Muharram Procession

VoL Desk, July 16: President of Jamiat Ulema Isna Ashriya Kargil, Sheikh Nazir Mehdi Mohammadi, expressed anger during the 9th Muharram procession, instructing the removal of a Palestinian flag from the Kaksar-Chuliskamboo-Budgam village procession. Sheikh Nazir emphasized that Muharram should be solely dedicated to mourning the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.

Citing a tradition of Imam Hassan Mujtaba (a.s.), “There is no day like yours, O Aba Abdullah,” Sheikh Nazir stated that only Imam Huss...

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Sumoor Awarded Title of “Book Village of Ladakh”

Leh, July 15, 2024: In a landmark event, Sumoor Village has been officially declared as the ‘Book Village of Ladakh’. The launch was graced by the Deputy Chairman, Tsering Angchuk, and the Deputy Commissioner, Leh Santosh Sukhadeve, who inaugurated the first book village of Ladakh.

 This initiative led by the Village Lab Foundation, Ladakh and supported by LAHDC Leh, aims to transform village education through innovative approaches. The project has successfully installed 16 mini libraries...

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