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  • Cold eases in north but claims 2 lives in Muzaffarnagar 14-01-2014 10:26 AM

    Cold wave conditions eased in northern India on Monday although the winter chill led to two deaths in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. Residents of Kashmir Valley got some respite from the freezing cold with the mercury rising several notches in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature...
  • CJ report results in better road connectivity in Ladakh 06-01-2014 10:32 AM

    CJ Tashi Namgyal has highlighted many issues facing Ladakh town. His reports have yielded positive results as the road connectivity among other issues have been improved after Tashi took up the issue on the Citizen Journalist show. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 05-01-2014 10:48 PM

    The Citizen Journalist show year end special featuring the big CJ impacts of 2013. Your reports,videos,pictures that shook the powerful and brought a change. ...
  • North India reels under intense cold, temperatures dip further 27-12-2013 08:46 AM

    New Delhi: North India is reeling under intense cold wave. In Jammu and Kashmir, the temperatures further plummeted in several parts with Leh witnessing the coldest day of the season on Thursday at minus 14 degrees Celsius. Most parts of the Valley froze at sub-zero temperatures. The mercury dipped to...
  • J&K: Srinagar records season's lowest night temperature 14-12-2013 12:20 PM

    Intense cold wave conditions continued to grip the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region on Saturday as Leh and Srinagar towns recorded lowest night temperatures of the season. Sonam Lotus, director of the local weather office, told that minus 3.7 degrees Celsius and minus 14.2 degrees on Saturday, Srinagar and...
  • Cold wave intensifies, temperature in Kashmir goes below zero 18-11-2013 09:19 AM

    New Delhi/Srinagar: The winter chill has set in in North India with the mercury plummeting to minus 1 degree in the Kashmir valley. Leh recorded a low of minus 10.6 degrees. The minimum temperature in Srinagar continues to remain below freezing for the sixth consecutive day. In Delhi too the...
  • J&K: Leh records minus 5.2 degree, night temperatures to fall below freezing point 09-11-2013 12:59 PM

    Night temperatures across Kashmir Valley plummeted with the minimum temperature in most parts settling below freezing point, even as Leh continues to be the coldest in the state. Leh registered a temperature of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius, a MET Department official said on Saturday. The minimum temperature on Friday in...
  • Border rail project may take decades to build: Surya Gangadharan 05-08-2013 04:10 PM

    The strategic lines include the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh railway line that will cover a distance of more than 400 km cutting by half the current travel time of eight hours by road. Construction will take place at heights ranging from 6000 feet to 13,000 feet. Another line will connect the military hub...
  • India-China border talks to begin today as Chinese incursions continue 23-07-2013 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: After months of border tensions along the Line of Actual Control, the India-China Joint Mechanism on border issues will meet in Delhi on Tuesday for two days of talks. The meet comes days after the Indian government cleared a proposal to set up a new military unit to...
  • India, China army officers to discuss border management 15-05-2013 08:14 AM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of the Ladakh incursion and the rising Chinese naval presence in the Indian Ocean, Indian and Chinese army officers will discuss border management and confidence building measures at Nathu La in Sikkim on Wednesday. Indian Army officers will go across to the Chinese side for...
  • What made China pull out of Ladakh? 10-05-2013 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: Four days after the face off with Chinese troops ended at Raki Nulla in eastern Ladakh, there's no clarity in Delhi on just why it happened. Indian diplomats expect some of the fog will clear when External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid returns from Beijing. "It could have been...
  • India kept phone line open with China to resolve stand-off 08-05-2013 04:19 AM

    New Delhi: India's quiet diplomacy was at work again, as New Delhi kept the phone lines with Beijing continuously ringing to defuse the 20-day stand-off on the border, conveying firmly that the Chinese troops would have to revert to status quo that existed before the April 15, 2013 incursion. No...
  • India considering China's proposal for border defence cooperation pact 07-05-2013 11:58 PM

    India on Tuesday denied giving up a bunker in return for a Chinese pullback from Ladakh. Sources in the government say India has only dismantled a shelter that was set up 3 days after the Chinese incursion. ...
  • Did India agree to remove a bunker to end standoff with China? 07-05-2013 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: After three weeks of a standoff between India and China along the Line of Actual Control ended on Monday, speculation is rising that India agreed to demolish a border observation bunker. China had objected to the bunker in the Chumar region in southern Ladakh. But the Ministry of...
  • No deal was struck with China to end Ladakh face off: Sources 06-05-2013 02:07 PM

    New Delhi: With China-India standoff in Ladakh sector coming to an end, sources said on Monday that Delhi has not given in to any of the demands made by Beijing. "The governments of India and China have agreed to restore status quo along Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Western...
  • 'China-India standoff in Ladakh ended after diplomatic level talks' 06-05-2013 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: There has been some relief for the government on the India-China border. The Chinese and Indian armies have withdrawn simultaneously from face-off point at the Daulat Beg Oldi sector in Ladakh. Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs say there were no talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • India should exactly reciprocate Chinese actions: Bharat Karnad 30-04-2013 05:55 PM

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers have pitched their fifth tent in Ladakh after their intrusion, almost 18 km into Indian territory from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was first detected. How should India respond to this? Does India have the political will and other required capacities to force...
  • No plans to cancel China visit as of now: Khurshid 30-04-2013 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that as of now there was no plans to cancel his visit to Beijing in wake of Chinese incursion in Ladakh. He, however, appeared to keep his options open saying "one week is a long time in politics". "Can I...
  • Chinese incursion: India decides not to up the ante 30-04-2013 08:34 AM

    Leh/New Delhi: India has decided not to up the ante against China even after the neighbouring country's troops reportedly erected another tent at Raki Nullah in eastern Ladakh. The standoff between the two countries has now entered the third week. However, the annual May 1 border personnel meeting may be...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions 28-04-2013 09:26 AM

    Ladakh: As China remains inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, CNN-IBN tracked down the brave scouts who stood face to face with the Chinese platoon in the 1962 war. Many from Leh fought the Chinese in the 1962 war and many were taken prisoners of war...
  • India-China dispute hit tourism in Leh 27-04-2013 03:46 PM

    With the standoff between China and India continuing, tourism has been hit in Leh and Ladakh. ...
  • Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms beyond LAC: Govt 26-04-2013 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Friday told a Parliamentary Committee that Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and that efforts are underway to ensure that the status quo is maintained. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and some...
  • Tourism unaffected, but Leh blames India, China for stand-off 26-04-2013 08:37 AM

    Leh: The Chinese impasse in Ladakh has entered Day 11. As India continues to downplay the issue, Leh is unimpressed. More than the Chinese, the town and its bustling market have tourists on its mind. But even as normal life continues, they are blaming New Delhi for being soft on...
  • GoAir refused boarding, refund to Leh-bound passengers in 2012: CJ 11-04-2013 10:35 AM

    Delhi: GoAir officials misbehaved and refused boarding to passengers booked for a Delhi to Leh flight, despite valid tickets and bookings. The on-ground staff did not even offer an explanation as to why they were being denied boarding. The passengers were later promised a refund but they are still to...
  • ISRO team to visit Leh for solving mystery UFO issue 17-12-2012 03:54 AM

    Leh/New Delhi: A team of scientists from Indian Space Research Organisation will soon arrive in Leh to further corroborate that the mysterious luminous objects seen on the horizon over a lake in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir are actually "Chinese lanterns". Official sources said today that after getting the...
  • Dal lake frozen as N India reels under cold wave 02-01-2012 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: North India is reeling under the cold wave. In Srinagar, the Dal Lake remains partially frozen. The temperature in Leh has dipped to minus 19, while Kargil shivers at minus 14. ...
  • Temperature drops to minus in North India 06-12-2011 12:17 PM

    A cold wave is sweeping through North India with temperatures falling below zero in Ladhak, Kargil and Srinagar. ...
  • Leh: one year on, cloudburst victims still suffer 06-08-2011 09:45 PM

    Leh: It is exactly a year to the day, when a cloudburst in Leh resulted in flash floods taking in its wake 250 lives and leaving behind hundreds of others injured. One year after the horrific cloudburst in Leh, scenes from the tragedy still haunt Stanzin Topasis. "My family was...
  • Abducted British girl spotted in India? 28-07-2011 06:24 PM

    London: A four-year-old British girl, who was allegedly kidnapped while on a holiday in Portugal in 2007, has reportedly been tracked down to Leh city in India's Jammu and Kashmir state. The parents of Madeleine McCann are, however, awaiting the results of a DNA test after a girl suspected to...