Academic arrangement candidates to get double remuneration for Ladakh posting

Academic arrangement candidates to get double remuneration for Ladakh posting

SRINAGAR: In a bid to improve educational scenario in Ladakh region, the Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Monday announced double remuneration for the candidates who are engaged under academic arrangements for the geographically tough region. The Minister made this announcement while chairing a meeting to discuss the issues related to the GDC, Kargil […]

‘Industrial units to generate income in Ladakh region soon’

‘Industrial units to generate income in Ladakh region soon’

SRINAGAR: Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, Friday said the Government will establish industrial estates in Ladakh region by roping in Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (SICOP). According to a press release issued here, the minister said this while chairing a meeting with Chief Executive Councilor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) […]

Srinagar-Leh highway re-opens after 4 months

Srinagar-Leh highway re-opens after 4 months

Zojila: The 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway, the only road connecting the Kashmir Valley with the frontier region of Ladakh, was thrown open to vehicular traffic on Friday after remaining closed for four months owing to heavy snowfall during winter. The highway was jointly thrown open for the traffic by Lieutenant General J S Sandhu, General-Officer-Commanding of […]

Ladakh Srinagar road to open soon: DC Ganderbal

Ladakh Srinagar road to open soon: DC Ganderbal

Ganderbal: The Srinagar-Leh highway is likely to be thrown open for vehicular traffic within few days, DC Ganderbal Tariq Hussain Ganie said Wednesday after a visit to Zero Point Zojila. The snow clearance process is underway in the tough Zojila pass and zero point areas in Ganderbal district of central Kashmir. Ganie said that the […]

Dorjay reviews supplies position for Ladakh

Dorjay reviews supplies position for Ladakh

JAMMU: The Minister for Co-operative and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay, Wednesday chaired a high level meeting and reviewed the transportation of essential supplies, including construction material to Ladakh region for the current year. The Minister received a brief on the requirement, stock and supply position with respect to essential commodities of food-grains, petroleum products, LPG, […]

Work for making Leh organic certified district: Minister

Work for making Leh organic certified district: Minister

LEH: Minister for Cooperative & Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay today asked concerned to take concrete steps to implement the decisions taken by Hill Council to make Leh an organic certified district. The Minister said this during a meeting held with Chennai based multinational company Murugappa Group here. Addressing the meeting, the Minister said that the […]

Snow clearance starts to reconnect Sonamarg

Snow clearance starts to reconnect Sonamarg

Ganderbal: The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has started snow clearance operation to resume traffic on Srinagar-Sonamarg road. The BRO is maintaining the highway that connects Kashmir Valley with Ladakh region and passes through treacherous Zoji La pass. The BRO has pressed its men and machinery into service from Gagangir area to restore the road-link. Officials […]

On Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils: All is not Well Here

On Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Councils: All is not Well Here

By Mukhtar Hussain The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), was conceived as an idea to decentralise and devolve power and autonomy in regional affairs, to the otherwise less developed, alienated and isolated community of the Ladakh region. The LAHDC has been an outcome of the long struggle for autonomy by the Ladakh people. Originally, […]

A Tale of Two Cities: Why does Kargil lag behind Ladakh?

A Tale of Two Cities: Why does Kargil lag behind Ladakh?

By Dr. Mir Nazima Rasool Moludi and Dr. Aijaz Hassan Ganie   The cold desert of Ladakh in the Trans-Himalayan region between 320 15’ N and 750 15’- 800 15’ E is spread on an area of about 68,321 sq km. Ladakh is the northern most part of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and […]