Are small isolated communities like Ladakh a curse?

Till half a century ago, Ladakh was an isolated society with limited needs and aspirations. Dependent on agrifarming, life was hard with limited resources but self-sufficient and self-reliant with minimum intervention and interference from outside.

In comparison, contemporary Ladakh, with both physical and digital connectivity with the outside world, has developed more needs (goods, services, and ideas) and aspirations (such as carbon neutrality and tourism). These newly developed needs t...

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MLAs from Haryana conduct official study tour in Ladakh

Leh, Oct. 18, 2023:  A group of Member of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) from Haryana Vidhan Sabha was on an official study tour to the Union Territory of Ladakh. The purpose of the tour was to engage with the Rural Development Department (RDD) officers in Ladakh and discuss matters related to local governance and development.

Chaired by the MLA, Ram Kumar Kashyap, the meeting was conducted to foster dialogue and collaboration between the visiting delegation and the officials in Ladakh. Lead...

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UT Ladakh Invites Residents to Vote for the Perfect Logo for Ladakh Tourism

VoL Desk, September 26: The Department of Tourism in UT Ladakh has made significant progress in selecting a logo for Ladakh Tourism. After receiving an impressive 246 entries, the department has now shortlisted the top 5 logos.

These logos are now up for public voting, allowing the residents of UT Ladakh, aged 15 and above, to actively participate in the selection process.

To ensure fairness and transparency, individuals from UT Ladakh are encouraged to cast their votes and assign sc...

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China has not occupied even a single inch in Ladakh, LG Ladakh

Jammu,Septmeber 11: China has not occupied even a single inch of Indian land in Ladakh, according to Ladakh Lieutenant Governor Brigadier (Dr) B D Mishra. He made this statement in response to questions from the media during the North Tech Symposium 2023 at IIT Jammu campus.

These questions were related to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claim that China had taken control of a significant portion of Indian territory in Ladakh. While LG Ladakh did not directly comment on Rahul’s statement,...

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Residents of Kaltsi in Leh District Oppose Smart Meter Installation

Vol Desk, september 06: The residents of Kaltsi in Leh District have expressed their strong opposition to the installation of smart meters in their area, citing concerns over the lack of consultation and consideration by the administration.

Speaking to a local media channel, the Sarpanch of Kaltsi, alleged that the administration had proceeded with the installation of smart meters without seeking input from the local residents. He emphasized that many of the locals in the area have limite...

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Revitalization of the Red Cross Society in UT Ladakh: A Step Towards Community Welfare

Leh, Sep 1: The Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, presided over a crucial meeting at the Civil Secretariat, Leh, focusing on the resurgence of the Red Cross Society in Ladakh. The meeting, attended by all relevant officers, underscored the commitment to revitalizing the Red Cross Society in the region.

 The Red Cross Society of UT Ladakh is poised to embark on a transformative journey, infused with renewed energy and purpose. With a core em...

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Stepping Beyond Ladakh: Exploring the Transformative Power of Studying

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it
become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berr
Today in this contemporary world education is the only tool to any society to which can be used to
change the world, from cradle to grave we learn a new subject each and every day. Education isn’t
about how well we can read and write; it’s about how well we can interact with and comprehend the
outside world.

A qualit...

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EC Fazily, DC Shrikant flag off Kargil’s fresh apricot to national market 

Kargil, August 03: Executive Councilor Social Welfare/Horticulture/Handloom/Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments, LAHDC, Kargil, Aga Syed Mehdi Fazily along with Deputy Commissioner/CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Shrikant Balasaheb Suse today flagged off fresh apricot from Kargil to the national market. 

Chief Horticulture Officer Kargil, Ali Raza, other officials and members of Krishak Agritech were present at the flag-off ceremony. 

Krishak Agritech, a farmer-centric organization is working wi...

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Eight Must-Visit Tourist Attractions in Kargil District

If you’re ready for some adventurous road trips, the Kargil district in Ladakh offers a rich multi-faith history, breathtaking scenery, border views, and heritage sites. Situated equidistantly at 200 km from Leh, the Kashmir valley, and Gilgit-Baltistan, Kargil is the second district of the Union Territory of Ladakh. Its geographical proximity to the Kashmir valley provides a unique blend of lush green fields and snow-capped high mountains. If you’re looking to explore off-the-beaten-path de...

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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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