Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Leh

Kargil, Leh districts join hands to push for statehood, constitutional safeguards in Ladakh

The Leh-based Apex Body of People's Movement for 6th Schedule and Kargil Democratic Alliance (KDA) leaders will also seek one more Lok Sabha seat and two Rajya Sabha seats for Ladakh.

4,000 soldiers posted in Leh to get Covid vaccine starting Saturday

As more doses of the vaccine are produced, plan is to eventually cover every soldier in Ladakh, including those facing off with Chinese troops at LAC.

BJP wins 15 seats in Ladakh Hill Council polls, Congress improves tally to 9

BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who campaigned for the polls, calls it a big win, says the people of Leh stamped the decision of Modi govt to revoke Article 370.

Govt issues stern warning to Twitter over map showing Leh as part of China

IT Secretary Ajay Sawhney has reportedly written a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, conveying strong disapproval of the government over misrepresentation of map of India.

Resignations, protests and stiff competition turn up heat for BJP ahead of Ladakh election

This year, people in Ladakh can choose from BJP, Congress and AAP. But their resentment at not having constitutional safeguards is at its highest.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits Ladakh’s Leh, no reports of damage, injury

The tremor occurred at 5:13 am at a depth of 10 kilometres, as reported by National Centre for Seismology.

Govt schemes not based on votes but ‘development for all’, says PM Modi

Speaking at the inauguration of the Atal Tunnel, PM Modi said it is government's resolve that the benefit of development should reach every part of the country and to every person.

Leh shuts down to protest against BJP leader’s remarks on call to boycott hill council polls

BJP leader Ram Madhav, J&K unit functionary Ashok Kaul are currently in Leh. The shutdown call was given by the Apex Body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule.

BJP, AAP, Congress call for boycott of polls to Ladakh council, seek protection of land, jobs

The boycott call has been given by Apex Body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule for Ladakh, which represents various student, religious and political groups.

Tibetan-Indian SFF hero Nyima Tenzin given farewell in Leh, Ram Madhav attends

The Tibetan community in Ladakh and Ram Madhav came together to pay tribute to Nyima Tenzin, who was killed on the night of 29-30 August in Chushul.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.