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Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council polls

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.
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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.
A view of Leh, Ladakh. | Photo: Sajid Ali/ThePrint

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, world's longest highway tunnel, in Manali on 3 October | PTI photo

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.
At a demonstration in Leh on 24 September 2020 | By special arrangement

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.
A view of Leh, Ladakh. | Photo: Sajid Ali/ThePrint

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.
The convoy at the funeral of SFF soldier Nyima Tenzin in Leh. | Photo: Twitter

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.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at a forward base in Ladakh

Scoping guns, witnessing tanks maneuvering — Rajnath Singh reviews security in Leh

The defence minister also witnessed para dropping skills of the Armed Forces at Stakna, Leh. He is also scheduled to visit Lukung area.
Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.