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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Organic Farming: A new face of Ladakh’s Agriculture

Organic farming has seen a surge in popularity among farmers and consumers alike as a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution due to negative environmental effects of conventional and modern farming methods.

Moreover, it emphasizes natural processes, low use of chemicals, and comprehensive land management. In view of the increasing demand for organic farming and its products, the government has been promoting it as a chemical-free farming with its different ongoing schemes like ...

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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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BJP Appoints Tarun Chugh as Election In-charge for JK, Ladakh

SRINAGAR: The Bharatiya Janta Party on Saturday appointed Tarun Chugh as election in-charge for upcoming Lok Sabha polls for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh Union Territories.

News agency KNO reported that BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh, who is the party’s in-charge for political affairs in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, has been named the election in-charge for both Union Territories.

Ahsish Sood has been appointed as co-incharge for Jammu and Kashmir.

In the last Lok Sabha...

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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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Drass Delegation Meets LG, Demands District Status

VoL Desk, Jan. 17: The Lieutenant Governor, Ladakh, Brig. (Dr) BD Mishra called on the delegation of Drass Sub-division comprising the Councilor Rambirpora, Abdul Samad, Councillor, Bhimbat, Abdul Wahid and other members. During the meeting the delegation put forth their demand before the LG.

During the meeting the delegation requested the LG for his intervention in giving District status to Drass Sub-division. Besides, they demanded for the promotion of winter tourism; extension of days ...

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Zojila Pass Stays Open Amidst Dry Spell: A Double-Edged Sword for Ladakh’s Residents

Jan. 16, 2024: Despite concerns about adverse effects on agricultural practices in the upcoming season due to the lack of snowfall, life for the people of Ladakh has temporarily eased due to uninterrupted traffic on the Zojila Pass.

Zojila, one of the highest motorable roads, situated at 11,575 feet, links Ladakh Union Territory to the rest of the world and usually remains closed for several months during the harsh winter solstice due to heavy snowfall. However, this year, with the change...

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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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Candle March Planned in Leh After Mysterious Death of Missing Zanskar Woman

VoL Desk, Jan. 04: After discovering the body of an 18-year-old girl beneath a bridge in Pipiting yesterday, the Ladakh Buddhist Association and Zanskar Buddhist Association jointly announced a candle march in Leh. The girl was reportedly missing from Zanskar since November 26, 2023.

During a press conference, LBA leader Tsering Dorjay Lakruk called for a thorough investigation into the matter, urging the arrest and punishment of anyone involved in the woman’s mysterious death.

Emphas...

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