PM Modi Virtually Lays Foundation Stone for Sindhu Central University in Ladakh

VoL Desk, Feb. 20: In a landmark event on Tuesday, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, virtually laid the foundation stone for Sindhu Central University in Ladakh. The ceremony took place at MA Stadium, Jammu, where the Prime Minister addressed the nation and emphasized the significance of the educational institution for the region’s development.

The Hon’ble Lt Governor, Brig (Dr) BD Mishra, also virtually attended the foundation laying ceremony from New Delhi, highlighting t...

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MHA Ladakh Meeting: Sub-Committee Formed by LAB, KDA; Hunger Strike Abandoned with Next Meeting Scheduled

VoL Desk, Feb. 19: Following a crucial meeting between the leaders of Apex Body Leh and the Kargil Democratic Alliance with the high-powered committee of the Union Home Ministry in Delhi today, Ladakh leaders have decided to cancel their planned hunger strike set for February 20.

The leaders collectively agreed to establish a joint sub-committee to delve into the specifics of the issues and further engage in discussions with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Another meeting has been...

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IKMT Kargil Marks 45th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution with Massive Rally and Calls for Action on Global and National Issues

Kargil, Feb. 11: The 45th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, led by Imam Khomeini, was commemorated with fervor and mass participation by thousands of men and women at the Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust Kargil (IKMT). The event featured a grand rally in Kargil city and a congregation at Hussaini Park.

A diverse group of devotees from various villages converged at Kargil city, marching in spirited rallies from Zainabiya Chowk. Chanting hymns in honor of Ayatollah Khomeini, the cu...

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“Kargil Bandh”: Complete shutdown, protest in support of KDAs call

Vol Desk, Feb. 03: Kargil witnesses a standstill in solidarity with the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) and Leh Apex Body (LAB) calls for “Kargil Bandh” and “Leh Chalo Andolan” demanding the implementation of Ladakh’s 4-point agenda, encompassing the 6th Schedule, Statehood, Land, and job security and separate Lok Sabha Seat in Parliament for Kargil and Leh.

In a unified effort, the Sub-Divisions including Sankoo, Drass, Shakar Chiktan, and Zanskar also have observed a complete shutdown ...

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“Leh Chalo Andolan”: Ladakh Unites for Urgent Safeguard

VoL Desk, Jan. 28: In a press conference convened by the Leh Apex body, a significant call for the “Leh Chalo Andolan” on February 3, 2024, was made to safeguard the interests of Ladakh. Expressing their dissatisfaction with the periodic meetings with the Ministry of Home Affairs, both the Leh Apex Body and KDA jointly announced the commencement of the “Leh Chalo Andolan.”

During the press conference, Tsering Lakrok disclosed that the demonstration is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am fr...

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Controversy Erupts in Ladakh as Government Renames Health Centers to “Ayushman Arogya Mandir”

Kargil, Jan. 27: In response to the directive from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to rebrand medical aid centers/health and wellness centers as “Ayushman Arogya Mandir,” various political parties and religious organizations, including Indian National Congress, IKMT, JUAIK, Ladakh Buddhist Association, and Anjuman-e-Imam Zaman Sankoo, have expressed their discontent.

The District Congress Committee, Leh, stated in a press conference that the decision to re...

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Apex Leh and KDA Submits Detailed Draft to the MHA

Vol Desk, Jan 22: In a joint press release issued by Apex Leh and the Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA), it was highlighted that following a meeting with the Ministry of Home Affairs, chaired by Shri Nityannad Rai on December 4, 2023, the MHA directed Apex Leh and Kargil Democratic Alliance to formulate a draft of their demands to advance the ongoing discussions.

The Apex Leh and Kargil Democratic Alliance formally presented a comprehensive sixteen-page draft on January 16, 2024, to the Mi...

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CCMB Scientists Illuminate Ladakh’s Genetic History

Kargil, Jan 19: Ladakh, renowned as the coldest desert and often referred to as the “land of high passes,” situated at an elevation of 3000-3500 meters above sea level. In a pioneering collaboration, scientists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) in Hyderabad, and the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP) in Lucknow, have conducted a comprehensive DNA study to unravel the intricate genetic history of Ladakh’s diverse population.

The study, spearheaded by Dr...

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Drass Up in Arms, Demands Separate District Status

Vol Desk, Jan 12: In response to recent media reports suggesting the contemplation of creating separate districts in Ladakh for Zanskar and Nubra, the sub-division Drass has witnessed a surge in protests, demanding a separate district for their region as well.

On January 10, news circulated among the people of Ladakh that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Ladakh had discussed the formation of separate districts for Zanskar and Nubra with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) before the 2024 g...

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No Confidence in University’s Functioning, Says KDA

VoL Desk, Jan. 07: The Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) in a press release expressed deep concern over the recent recruitment process initiated by the University of Ladakh through Notification 06 of 2023, dated 21.12.2023.

The KDA, after careful consideration and consultations with various stakeholders, has observed that this recruitment process raises serious questions and may adversely impact the aspirations of the youth of Ladakh.

The Commissioner/Secretary (Hr. Edu/Tech. Edu/SW/Inf...

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