Leh

  • #YESIamThechange: Saving Leh August 19, 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 Indo-Pak 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...
  • '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 Leh-Srinagar transmission line and Nimmo-Bazgo 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 Leh-Srinagar transmission line and Nimmo-Bazgo 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 hydro-power 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 hydro-power 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 hydro-power projects and laying a foundation stone for the 349-km Leh-Srinagar transmission line. Modi's visit to the two high-altitude Himalayan town--his 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 face-off 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 far-flung 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 sub-zero 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...
  • Cold wave intensifies, temperature in Kashmir goes below zero November 18, 2013

    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 November 9, 2013

    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 the...
  • Border rail project may take decades to build: Surya Gangadharan August 5, 2013

    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 July 23, 2013

    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 May 15, 2013

    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? May 10, 2013

    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 May 8, 2013

    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 deal...
  • India considering China's proposal for border defence cooperation pact May 7, 2013

    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? May 7, 2013

    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 May 6, 2013

    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' May 6, 2013

    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 April 30, 2013

    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 April 30, 2013

    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 cancel...