LEH

  • Chinese incursions don't augur well for cordial ties: Rajnath Singh 6 days ago

    Leh: India on Thursday said that repeated incursions by Chinese troops into its territory "do not augur well" for maintaining cordial bilateral ties and accused China of illegally occupying Aksai Chin. Addressing an election rally in Leh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said that several development schemes could not be implemented...
  • J&K elections: Polling booth set up for 12 voters in at Gaik village in Leh November 10, 2014

    Leh: Leh Assembly constituency has set up a polling station at Gaik village which has only 12 registered voters. "Gaik polling station has lowest 12 voters for upcoming Assembly elections", District Electoral Officer, Simrandeep Singh said. Of these, 12 voters, 7 are females and five males, he said adding it is one...
  • J&K polls: Voters education camps for Army personnel in Leh November 7, 2014

    Leh: In an initiative to encourage Army personnel to use postal ballots error-free, Leh administration has launched voters education camps to avoid large scale rejection of their votes in the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state. Around 55 per cent votes of Army personnel got rejected due to technical errors...
  • J&K polls: Leh administration educates Armymen to cast postal ballot November 4, 2014

    Leh: With polls in Jammu and Kashmir round the corner, district election commission officials have come out with a novel idea of educating Army men about how to cast vote with postal ballots in the forthcoming elections. Deputy Commissioner of Leh Simrandeep Singh, who doubles up as District Electoral Officer,...
  • J&K polls: BJP candidate files nomination from Leh seat October 31, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP candidate from Leh Assembly constituency, Chhering Dorjay, filed nomination papers from the seat in Ladakh region, which goes to polls in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. "Chhering Dorjay, candidate of Bharatiya Janta Party filed his nomination paper from 48-Leh Assembly Constituency today...
  • Manali to Leh on a Bicycle: It is not a matter of Altitude, but attitude!! October 8, 2014

    Manali to Leh on a Bicycle-It is not a matter of Altitude, but attitude!! It's not a matter of Altitude, but attitude!! "Ah keep your eyes on the road, Your hands upon the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road. Your hands upon the wheel. Yeah, we're going to the roadhouse,...
  • Chinese nomads pitch tents inside Indian territory with its Army's help September 16, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: The standoff in Demchok area of Ladakh continued for the 10th day on Tuesday with Chinese nomads now reported to have erected tents with the help of Chinese Army inside Indian territory to protest against an ongoing irrigation canal work. As the BJP MP from Ladakh Thupstan Chewang termed the...
  • Airlines may approach Centre seeking low fuel costs for J&K rescue work September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian carriers participating in the evacuation of stranded people in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir may formally urge the government to exempt them from paying aeronautical charges and also seek lower fuel costs for these operations, airline sources said on Sunday. "It is our national duty and we are putting...
  • 24 of our friends still stuck in NIT campus, says rescued Jammu student September 11, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, NIT students who have safely returned from the floodravaged valleys of Jammu and Kashmir talk about their journey from Srinagar to Leh and then finally Delhi. "24 of our friends are still stuck in Srinagar. We are excited to fly back home today," said a...
  • J&K ground report: Tourists, truck drivers stuck on Leh National Highway due to floods September 11, 2014

    Tourists and truck drivers have been stuck on the Leh National Highway for several days due to the floods. "We haven't received any help so far. We have been forced to halt here for several days now," said a truck driver. ...
  • 'Unprecedented rains, unplanned urbanisation behind J&K floods' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Unprecedented rainfall, unplanned urbanisation and lack of preparedness are the basic reasons behind the floods which have devastated Jammu and Kashmir, a Delhibased environment research and advocacy organisation on Wednesday said. An analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that the floods could very well be another...
  • J&K floods a national disaster, says PM Modi; announces special assistance of Rs 1,000 cr September 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Assuring the people of Jammu and Kashmir of all assistance from the Central government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced a special assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for the floodaffected state. "Centre is in touch with state government. Army, Air force and NDRF are coordinating relief operations in...
  • #YESIamThechange: Saving Leh August 18, 2014

    This story focuses on the environmental degradation that led to the flash floods in Leh. ...
  • Modi's Pakistan pitch in Kashmir: Can PM turn a new chapter in IndoPak relations? August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan. He said that the neighbouring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war, but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism. The Prime Minister said that the Indian Armed Forces are suffering more...
  • PM Modi's first ever direct attack on Pakistan August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first ever direct attack on Pakistan accused it of indulging in a proxy war killing innocent people in India as it has lost the power to fight a conventional war. ...
  • 'OMG. Is that dress made of gold foil?' Narendra Modi wears metallic gold, traditional dress in Leh, Twitter users bare their claws with merciless jokes August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Leh to inaugurate the LehSrinagar transmission line and NimmoBazgo hydro electric project. Dressed in a traditional dress, Modi addressed the locals sitting beside Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Although his speech focussed on strengthening tourism in Kashmir, Modi found himself the butt of...
  • PM Modi suggests 3 Ps for Leh prakash, paryatan, paryavaran; hits out at Pak while addressing troops August 12, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Leh and inaugurated LehSrinagar transmission line and NimmoBazgo hydro electric project. He suggested three Ps for Leh paryavaran (environment), paryatan (tourism) and prakash (power). "We have put Leh at the focus of our solar energy initiatives like Gujarat. We are going...
  • PM Modi to visit Leh, Kargil today; to inaugurate hydropower projects, address troops August 12, 2014

    Kargil: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Leh and Kargil on Tuesday. This is his first visit to both these places after assuming office. He is also the first PM to visit after the Kargil war. PM Modi will inaugurate two hydropower projects. He will also address troops at Leh...
  • PM Narendra Modi in Leh, Kargil: As it happened August 12, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his first visit to Leh and Kargil after assuming office. He will be addressing troops posted in Leh soon after landing. He is the first Prime Minister to visit Kargil after the war in 1999. ...
  • PM arrives in Leh, Kargil tomorrow on maiden visit August 11, 2014

    Leh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on his maiden visit to Leh and Kargil on Tuesday during which he will be meeting Army and IAF personnel besides inaugurating two hydropower projects and laying a foundation stone for the 349km LehSrinagar transmission line. Modi's visit to the two highaltitude Himalayan townhis second...
  • PM Modi may soon visit Siachen Glacier August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may soon visit Indian Army's forward posts in the Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, during his tour of Ladakh. The Prime Minister is expected to be in Leh and Kargil districts of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir to dedicate two hydroelectric...
  • Hollywood actor Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama's discourses July 7, 2014

    Leh: Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama's discourses, event organisers said Monday. He will also participate in the highly venerated Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony for world...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • Chinese troops make bids to enter Indian waters in Ladakh: Reports June 29, 2014

    Leh/New Delhi: After making incursion bids in Ladakh through land route, Chinese troops have made several attempts to enter Indian waters at Pangong lake nestled in the higher reaches of Ladakh with the latest incident reported on Friday. According to reports reaching various government agencies, the Army had a faceoff with...
  • Poll staff airlifted, others trekking to remote Ladakh areas May 5, 2014

    Leh: Polling parties and election materials were dispatched on Sunday to six farflung polling stations of Leh district in Jammu and Kashmir for voting in the Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency scheduled on May 7. The six stations are Lingshet, Skumpata, Dipling, Hunkar, Markha and Rumbag. Staff along with election material for Lingshet,...
  • Cold eases in north but claims 2 lives in Muzaffarnagar January 14, 2014

    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 of...
  • CJ report results in better road connectivity in Ladakh January 6, 2014

    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 January 5, 2014

    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 December 27, 2013

    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 subzero temperatures. The mercury dipped to...
  • J&K: Srinagar records season's lowest night temperature December 14, 2013

    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 Leh...