Rubaru: An Interview with renowned Shina Author Mohammad Shafi Sagar

In this conversation, Anwar Ali Tsarpa interviews Mohammad Shafi Sagar, a writer who frequently writes on culture and language. Sagar talks about his childhood and academic experience, which fueled his interest in writing and poetry. He also discusses the importance of preserving all aspects of culture, including traditional clothing, food habits, language, lifestyle, and sports, to protect the identity of the community. Sagar believes that preserving the language is particularly crucial, as...

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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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Union Minister Anurag Thakur Addresses Press Conference as Y20 Pre-Summit Concludes Successfully in Leh

Leh, India – The three-day-long Y20 Pre-Summit concluded today, with Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Services and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, addressing a press conference at Zen Hotel in Leh.

Thakur expressed optimism regarding the successful conclusion of the event, despite some opposition to hosting such gatherings in Ladakh. He emphasized India’s pride in celebrating its 75 years of Independence and securing the Presidency for the G20 Summit in India.

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CEC, DC Kargil Clarifies Misunderstanding Regarding Y20 Pre-Summit Participation

Leh, April 27 – In response to a tweet by social activist Sajjad Kargili, DC Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve has clarified that Kargil was not ignored or sidelined during the Y20 pre-summit in Leh, Ladakh. The tweet had raised concerns about the absence of Kargil administration and LAHDC-K (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil) representatives from the event.

In an interview with a correspondent from Voice of Ladakh, CEC Feroz Ahmad Khan explained that LAHDC Kargil made a conscious...

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Y20 Pre-Summit Commences in Leh, Ladakh; Over 100 Delegates from 30 Nations Gather

Leh, April 28: The Y20 Pre-Summit commenced today at the Sindhu Sanskriti Auditorium hall in Leh, Ladakh. The event was inaugurated by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh, Dr. BD Mishra, in the presence of notable figures such as CEC LAHDC Leh, Adv. Tashi Gyaltsan, MP Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, and youth delegates from approximately 30 countries.

During his address, the LG highlighted the various initiatives undertaken by the Ladakh Administration in areas like women’s empowermen...

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Breaking News: Unexploded Bomb from 1999 War Kills One Teen and Injures Two Others at Kurbathang

Kargil, April 16: A tragic incident occurred today near the Astro Football ground at Kurbathang, where an unbusted bomb from the 1999 war exploded, killing one teenager and injuring two others. The three boys, identified as Ali Naqi, Muntazir Mehdi, and Baqir, were all residents of Kharzong, Pashkum.

Councillor Pashkum, Kacho Mohd Feroz told Voice of Ladakh that the boys were going to the football ground near which they stumbled upon the bomb. The explosion caused serious injuries to Ali ...

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IKMT Kargil Holds Massive Rally in Solidarity with Palestine on International Quds Day

Kargil, April 14: To express solidarity with the oppressed people of Palestine, the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust in Kargil organized a massive rally at Kargil bazaar on International Quds Day.

Following the tradition set by Ayatollah Khomeini, the procession took place on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan after Friday prayers. The rally began at Jama Masjid Kargil and concluded at Hussaini Park, where the demonstrators chanted slogans against Israel, America, and other arrogan...

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Centre Confirms No Land Purchases by Outsiders in Ladakh Amid Calls for Statehood

Kargil, April 06: The Centre government has stated that no outsider has purchased land or invested in the Union Territory of Ladakh since 2019, amid demands for statehood and special status under the sixth schedule of the Constitution.

The Minister of State (Home Affairs), Nityanand Rai, informed Rajya Sabha of this fact, which is significant considering the ongoing protests by the Leh Apex Body (LAB) and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA). These organizations have been demanding protectio...

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MHA seeks revised proposal from LAB and KDA; “no official communication received”, says KDA

Kargil, Mar 31: In a new development towards resolving the longstanding issues of the Union Territory of Ladakh, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked Leh Apex Body (LAB) and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) to submit a revised proposal following a meeting between a senior Ladakh leader and an MHA functionary.

However, a senior leader from KDA told Voice of Ladakh that there has been no official communication from the Ministry of Home Affairs yet, and the news about the meeting nex...

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Explained: Public in Kargil flays alleged shifting of FCS&CA posts to Leh, demands reallocation

Kargil, February 07: The alleged shifting of at least 33 district cadre posts from District Kargil to Leh belonging to the Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs department has stirred an uproar in the district Kargil. Public representatives and student organizations are consistently raising the issue via print, electronic and social media.

In this regard, Voice of Ladakh came to know that the Administrative Secretary, Yetindra M. Maralkar (IAS) in a letter No. Secy/(FCS&CA)/18/UTL/2022...

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