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  • 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...
  • Chinese incursion: India decides not to up the ante April 30, 2013

    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 used...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions April 28, 2013

    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 April 27, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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 April 26, 2013

    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 April 11, 2013

    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...
  • Srinagar-Leh Highway may partially open on April 5 April 2, 2013

    Srinagar: The arterial Srinagar-Leh National Highway will be thrown open for light motor vehicles on April 5 if the weather conditions remain conducive, an official spokesman said on Tuesday. The 434-km highway, the only road link between Kashmir and Ladakh region, remains closed from late November due to heavy snowfall in...
  • ISRO team to visit Leh for solving mystery UFO issue December 17, 2012

    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...