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.
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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
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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
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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.
Courtesy: The Times of India