Lady fetching water

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Umla Becomes 12th Village With Water Supply In Every Household: Leh, Ladakh

Umla, a village of Leh district in Ladakh, became the 12th village to have water supply in every household. Water supply in Umla is said to be life changing for people, who need not struggle to get water, especially during winter at sub-zero temperatures. The development was made under "Jal Jeevan Mission" of the Central Government, which assures to provide free water supply throughout rural India by 2024.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 09:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Leh, Jal Jeevan Mission, Rural India, Umla Village, Water Supply

Courtesy: ANI

School Closed In Leh

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Leh Closes Schools Following Increase In Covid-19 Cases

The schools in Leh were reported to be closed from November 15 until any further notice, due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. The Chief Medical Officer of Leh stated that around 25-30 new cases were reported daily, and the active cases stand at 196 in the district. He further requested the people to isolate themselves and take tests, if they… read-more

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 10:02 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Leh, Ladakh, Covid-19, Schools, Covid-19 Test

Courtesy: ANI

Covid-19

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11 Fresh Covid-19 Cases Reported in Ladakh; Active Cases Stand At 58

As per officials, Ladakh reported 11 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total to 20,941. Furthermore, the active cases in the union territory stands at 58. However, since the outbreak of the pandemic, 150 and 58 covid-19 related deaths were reported in Leh and Kargil respectively. Notably, as many as 20,675 individuals have recovered from the virus. Besides, zero fresh cases were reported in Ladakh on October 29. 

Sat, 30 Oct 2021 - 02:02 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Ladakh, Covid-19, ACTIVE CASES, Leh, Covid-19 Test

World's largest Tricolour.

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World's Largest National Flag Made By Khadi Unfurled In Leh

In an unprecedented manner, the world's largest flag made up of Khadi, was unfurled by Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur in Leh on October 2. Reportedly, the Indian flag weighs 1000 kg and measures 225 feet by 150 feet.  Army Staff Chief M M Naravane and Lieutenant General Y K Joshi, and other senior officials also attend the ceremony with about 500 people.

Sun, 03 Oct 2021 - 12:15 PM / by Shiksha Dev

Tags: Gandhi jayanti, Leh, 152nd birth anniversary, World's Largest Flag

Courtesy: India Today

Construction site of Zojila Tunnel.

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Ladakh's Zojila Tunnel Likely To Complete A Year Before 2026

The tunnel connecting Leh with Srinagar and the rest of India throughout the year is expected to be completed a year before its target year by 2026, said a senior official of the project, on September 27. Reportedly, this year construction won't be stopped during the winters as well. The 13-kilometre long bi-directional tunnel at a height of over 11,500 feet will cost Rs 4,600 crore to the exchequer.

Tue, 28 Sep 2021 - 12:32 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Zojila Tunnel, Ladakh, Srinagar, Leh, Tunnel

Courtesy: ETV Bharat

Richter Scale

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Magnitude Of 4.6 Earthquake Hits Ladakh, No Casualties Reported 

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 has hit near Ladak's Leh in the morning of June 28. According to India's National Center for Seismology, the epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km east-northeast of Leh at a depth of 18 km from the surface. The tremor was felt at around 6 am, however, no casualties reported so far. 

Mon, 28 Jun 2021 - 01:39 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Earthquake, Seismology, Ladakh, Magnitude, Leh

Courtesy: NDTV

Remembrance ceremony for Galwan Martyrs

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Leh-Ladakh To Hold Anniversary Ceremony For Galwan Martyrs

A commemorative service honoring the Galwan Bravehearts will be held in the coming week, with the presiding commander of the Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps placing a wreath at the Leh Memorial. Due to an aggressive activities by the Chinese troops on June15-16, 2020 night, India lost its 20 soldiers at Galwan, Ladakh. However, this was the worst incident along the LAC between India and China in the last 45 years.

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 - 10:51 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Galwan Valley, Leh, LAC, Indian Army

Courtesy: WION News

Bachendri

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Bachendri Pal To Lead 10-Women Crew To 4,500-Km Himalayan Expedition

Indian mountaineer Bachendri Pal, along with a 10-member all-women team, is set to go on a five-month long Himalayan expedition in May. Jointly organized by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation and the Sports Ministry, the expedition will start from mountain passes of Arunachal Pradesh. Covering 4,500-kilometres across 40 mountain passes, the team will conclude the expedition in Karakoram Range. Launched under the FIT India banner, the contingent… read-more

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 02:40 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Himalaya, Leh, Bachendri Pal, karakoram pass, Expedition

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Representational Image

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ONGC To Build India's 1st Geothermal Field Development Project In Leh

The Ladakh UT, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, and ONGC Energy Centre on February 6 signed an agreement to install India’s first geothermal field development project. Inked at the first developmental conclave, Ladakh LG RK Mathur said the project would help to attain the goal of carbon-neutral Ladakh sustainably. The three-phase project eyes to give 100% free power to the locals in the first phase while going commercial for… read-more

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 - 06:04 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Ladakh, Leh, kashmir, Geothermal Field Development Project, RK Mathur

Courtesy: The Economic Times

LPG plant

Photo: The Times of India

Ladakhs' Only LPG Plant In India Operated Completely By Women

The only LPG plant in Ladakh which provides fuel to over 50,000 army troops is run by an all-women crew. Interestingly, the plant located near Leh delivers a major portion of 40% of its total refill to the Indian defence establishment. Moreover, the all-women crew having 12 members ensures all task from the production lines to managing the security. Notably, it is the only LPG unit in India which is operated completely by women.

Sun, 31 Jan 2021 - 03:14 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Women Empowerment, Ladakh, LPG Plant, Indian Army, Leh

Courtesy: The Times of India