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Srinagar: The Government of India on Monday informed the Upper House of Parliament that it is focusing on fictional training of locals for which funds have been allocated to 24 training centres in which 2,267 trainees have been trained so far in Ladakh Union Territory. The Information was shared by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Rajya Sabha in response to the questions including whether GoI proposes to focus on vocational and technical…

Grew up as a struggling farm boy, a Ladakhi doctor lost his mother and many of his tribe members to cervical cancer — compelling him to become contemporary Ladakh’s cancer crusader. The thick tyres of an off-road jeep come to a screeching halt, as Dr Nordan Otzer gets off at a desolate area in Hunder village in Nubra valley of Ladakh. The old-world parish — where the shadows of the brown mountains and fleecy white…

Srinagar: With very few educational institutions set up in Kargil district of Ladakh, Narendra Modi led government has once again ignored Kargil and proposed to establish a Central University of Ladakh in Leh district thus pushing the people of Kargil to the wall of despair. Ladakh which comprises two districts Leh and Kargil, is now being recognised as a separate Union territory after the abrogation of article 370. It was a long pending demand of…

Nine months since they first got into an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation in east Ladakh, armoured units of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) started withdrawing from north and south banks of the frozen Pangong Tso on Wednesday morning, paving a way for peace and tranquillity to be restored all along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China. By Thursday, PLA had withdrawn more 200 main battle tanks from the south banks of…

After nine rounds of talks, India and China have decided to disengage and the pullback from the frontline in Ladakh will be mutual and in a phased manner, China and India said separately. China said on Wednesday that the rival armies have started withdrawing. China’s Defense Ministry announced that based on an agreement reached in January, their front-line troops started disengagement on Wednesday. It said China hopes “the Indian side will work with China to…

The US State Department has said that it stands with India and that it is monitoring border disputes between India and China. The US State Department has said that it backs peaceful resolution through direct dialogue. “We continue to support direct dialogue and a peaceful resolution of those border disputes,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news briefing, adding, “We are concerned by Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. As always,…

After 42 days, the maximum temperature rose to 11.3 degrees Celsius in Srinagar city a day ago, there was also remarkable improvement in minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on Tuesday. The minimum temperature in Srinagar on Tuesday was minus 1.2 degrees Celsius. “This has brought relief in both day and night temperatures in Srinagar as the minimum temperatures at all other places in J&K and Ladakh also showed remarkable improvement,” an official…

New Delhi: China has deployed a huge number of troops, armoured tanks, and military trucks along the Line of actual control in eastern Ladakh According to a report by Times Now, a video has surfaced which shows that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues to build up military assets close to the LAC. The news channel reported that China’s military has deployed around 350 tanks near the border. “Beijing has deployed a sizeable number of its…

‘Manali-Leh highway to be reopened by or before May’ Ladakh: Amid the India-China standoff, Tourism department in Ladakh union territory has reopened Pangong Lake for tourists from January 10 in this month after nearly a year of closure. Tourism department officials informed the news agency Kashmir News Observer that the prime tourist attraction in Ladakh UT, Pangong Lake has been reopened for tourists. Notably, the Pangong Lake in Ladakh was closed for tourists post border…

Ladakh: A year after the bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the youth of Ladakh are crying for job opportunities as the region is witnessing a surge in the unemployment scale. The residents believe that the recruiting board in the newly created Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh have been rendered dysfunctional for a year now and no new job placements are taking place. The worried youth said that for the past one…