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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Member NCM Rinchen Lhamo visits Drass

Kargil, May 02, 2023: National Commission for Minorities, Govt. of India, member, Rinchen Lhamo today visited Drass to discuss the implementation of the Prime Minister’s new 15 point program, Centrally Sponsored Schemes and issues faced by the minority communities of Drass.

The visit was also aimed to formulate the overall policy, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programs for the benefit of the minority communities.

Ashraf Ali, Member of M...

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Ladakh admin proposes to notify 5.69 lakh kanals for field firing range in Kargil

The administration of Union Territory Ladakh has proposed to notify 5.69 lakh Kanals of land in Drass area of Kargil district as a field firing range.

In a notification, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the UT administration has invited objections, if any, from general public over the proposal of firing range.

“Objections in this regard, if any, may be communicated to Deputy Commissioner, Kargil within a period of two months from the date of ...

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Work quality compromised by contractor in irrigation kul at Chokiyal, Drass: Public, AEE

VoL Desk, Drass, Nov. 18: Villagers of Doks, Chokiyal alleged compromise of work quality by the contractor in an irrigation kul being constructed at the village. The villager expressed the concern in a mass interaction with the weekly Voice of Ladakh correspondent.

The villagers further alleged that the work is started from the end of the channels of the irrigation kul locally called “hRka-yur” instead of the main water source locally called “hRkong/maa-yur”.

In the video the public sh...

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أئی کے ایم ٹی کرگل اور اسلامیہ سکول کے زعماکادورہ دراس

أگ سے متاثرہ مسجدکے مسئولین سے کی ملاقات

وی او ایل/امام خمینی میموریل ٹرسٹ کرگل اورجمعیت العلماء اثناعشریہ کرگل کے زعماء نے  سرحدی سب ڈیویژن دراس کا دورہ کرکے اگ سے متاثر  مسجدکاجائزہ لیا اورمسجدکے مسئولین سے ملاقات کی۔

تفصیلات کے مطابق  امام خمینی  میموریل  ٹرسٹ کرگل کے وائس چیئرمن  شیخ بشیرشاکرکے قیادت میں ایک ٹیم نے  وائس چیئرمین بسیج روحانیون شیخ محمدحسین رجائی۔امام جماعت شیخ خادم صادقی اورسیدعلی شہبازی کے ہمراہ  دراس سب ڈیویژن ہیڈکوارٹرکادورہ کیا جہاں گذشتہ رات اگ کے نتیجے مسجدحنف...

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Qadeem Hanfia Masjid in Drass gutted in a fire incident

GN Raina

Kargil, Nov 16, KNT: A Jamia Masjid was completely gutted in a devastating fire incident in Drass area of Kargil on late Wednesday evening.
Local sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that fire broke out in the Masjid and in absence of any fire dousing mechanism, the Masjid got completely damaged.
“Qadeem Hanfia Masjid was completely gutted in a fire incident,” confirmed a police officer.
Chairman/Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council...

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They Can’t Stop China In Ladakh, Won’t Let Me Into Kargil: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar- National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has claimed that authorities in Union Territory of Ladakh tried to dissuade him from visiting Kargil.

“They told me not come here. There (Eastern Ladakh) China has come in, you could not stop them, you could not send them back. We are only going from Srinagar to Kargil via Drass. We were not here to occupy the town,” Mr Abdullah told a gathering of his supporters in Drass on Monday.

The National Conference leader alleged he was denied ...

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CEC Feroz Khan attends closing ceremony of Ladakh Drass Festival

LAHDC Kargil committed to revive rich culture and traditions of Drass: CEC

KARGIL, OCTOBER 12, 2022: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan today attended the closing ceremony of Ladakh Drass Festival 2022 at Dak Banglow Drass.

Executive Councillor Works, Mubarak Shah, EC Tourism, Punchok Tashi, ADC Ghulam Mohi-Ud-In Wani, Chairperson Block Development Council Drass, SDM Drass, Deputy Secretary Culture, Nazir Hussian, AD Tourism, Aga Syed Toha besides other concerned officers and...

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Fresh flash flood cause widespread damage at Drass

VoL Desk, August 14: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains hit different villages of Drass in Ladakh’s  Kargil district on Sunday, reported sources.

Dozens of houses, shops  vehicles and crops were damaged in the floods that affected many villages viz Yulboo, Skutiyal, Lamochan, frove, Majidgam, and Gindiyal. Water and mud have also entered in many houses.

Meanwhile, Councillor, Syed Mohammad Shah, visited the affected villages and took stock of damages caused by the flash flood.


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Protest erupts in Kargil demanding action against Nupur Sharma

VoL Desk, June 10: Protest erupted at Drass Subdivision of Kargil District here after the Friday prayers against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma over her controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

Hundreds of people took out a march through Drass market after the Friday prayers demanding death to Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal.

Imam Juma, Ghosia Mosque, Qari Abdul Ghafoor while speaking to media said, “… we demand the administration to take strict action against tho...

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