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Tata motors fails to give service center in Leh as promised, drivers protest
Friday, November 11, 2016 :
LEH: Around hundreds of Tata Aria commercial taxi driver protest against Tata fair deal motor seller on October 26 at Ladakh Taxi operator Co-operative Limited main office Leh.
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All-weather railway connectivity with Ladakh soon via Bilaspur-Manali
Survey alone will take two-three years because it is divided into three parts, says A.K. Puthia, Gen
LEH, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 :
To accelerate the survey work of the 500-km-long Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway line, the railways have sought a 2-hectare land from the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) to set up a camp office at Leh.
The General Manager, Northern Railway, A.K. Puthia, visited Leh along with a team of officers comprising Chief Administrative Officer, Construction Wing Jagdeep Rai and Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozpur Division Anuj Prakash. 
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By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Public toilets in bad shape at K-top and North Pullu
Toilet discharges flow freely into the drinking water sources
KHARDONGLA, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 : The Khardongla glacier, the only drinking water source of Leh town, is highly polluted due to indiscriminate discharge from toilets and sewage water into it. It has also been supplying water for irrigation, feeding sizable cattle population and recharging underground water....
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
‘Cleaning expedition’ for Stok Kangri is kick-started
Leh, Tuesday, October 6, 2015 : A two week long cleaning expedition of Stok Kangri was flagged off on 5th October from Mentokling Guest House, Zangsti.  The expedition was lead by Padmashree Sonam Wangyal of Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and sponsored by Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC). ...
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
Takmachik village launched as Tourist Destination
Leh, Friday, August 28, 2015 : Promoting tourism as an important means to explore Takmachik village, Ladakh Environment and Health Organization (LEHO) launched Takmachik- Eco- village as a Tourist Destination on 13 August. On the same day they held a workshop on “Organic farming and Sustainable village Development” to promote organic cultivation in the village. Rigzin Spalbar, CEC, Leh was the chief guest on the occasion....
 
By Padma Angmo
Snow avalanche claims two lives at Khardongla
Khardongla, Saturday, June 13, 2015 : Snow avalanche claims two lives near Khardongla pass in Ladakh on 8th June. ...
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
Lingshed without road connectivity
Leh, Saturday, June 13, 2015 : A group of delegates including Sarpanch, Goba and villagers of Lingshed met MP Thupstan Chhewang on 05 June at Sheynam Community Hall Leh and presented a memorandum demanding early completion of road connecting Lingshed with rest of Leh.
 
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By Hajira Bano Balkhang
Students Joint Action Committee protests against high airfare
Leh, Saturday, June 13, 2015 : In protest against the issue of exorbitant airfares from Delhi to Leh a peaceful rally was organized by Students Joint Action Committee in Leh town on 11th June. ...
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
CEC demands more flights to Leh, wrote letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister
Leh, Monday, May 18, 2015 : The Chairman/CEC LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar on 13th May wrote a DO letter to the Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju regarding the issue of falling inflow of tourists to Ladakh due to limited domestic airlines flight to Leh also because of high airfares....
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
Traffic up to Zero Point will be allowed from today
Kargil, Thursday, April 30, 2015 : Haji Mohammad Hanifa Jan Chief Executive Councilor, Kargil during his first visit to Drass told media that from 30th April onwards people desiring to travel through Zojjila from Kargil will be allowed from today on their own risk as they have to walk from zero point to some distance from vehicle will be allowed to move. ...
 
By Shotopa
Srinagar-Leh Highway to reopen in the last week of April
Kargil, Monday, April 20, 2015 : Almost after six months the Srinagar- Leh Highway will reopen in the last week of April....
 
By Shotopa
Kargil- Zanskar road cleared:Gagan Jyoti
Kargil/Zanskar, Thursday, May 15, 2014 : Snow clearances work on the second difficult road of Ladakh region which connects Zanskar sub division from Kargil Headquarter has been completed on 13th May by the team of Mechanical division Kargil with the help of five bulldozers....
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
600 passengers of Kargil airlifted in IL76 to Leh
Jammu, Saturday, April 26, 2014 : Indian Air Force (IAF) once again came to the assistance of stranded civilian of Ladakh despite some technical problem in the engine of IL-76 at Leh Airport on 24th April. On 25th April they manage to arrange a special sortie of an IL76 from Udhampur Jammu to Leh and Leh to Udhampur Jammu on the requisition of Aamir Ali, State Coordinator AN32 Courier Service said Liaison officer, Jammu Sh. Master Mohd Kazim and Mohd Hassan, Naib Tehsildar DC office Kargil, who’s are currently assigned on special duty as Liaison officers at Jammu....
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
Zojila pass will open for Traffic in the last week of April
Friday, April 4, 2014 : The Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D will open for vehicular Traffic in the last week of April which is one month late than last year. VIJAYAK is clearing 30 feet or more of snow accumulated by wind or avalanches. Project VIJAYAK of Border Roads Organization has reached at Machoyi, 26 km from Drass and 3 Km before Gumri....
 
By Shotopa
695 Stranded passengers airlifted
Jammu, Monday, March 17, 2014 : In order to airlift the stranded passengers of Kargil at Jammu and Srinagar, the Indian Air Force on 14th March operated another sorties of IL 76 Cargo Aircraft and AN 32 Courier Service between Leh-Srinagar/Jammu and Kargil-Srinagar/Jammu.

The State Co-ordinator AN 32 Courier Service, Aamir Ali while disclosing the details said that 695 stranded passengers of Kargil were airlifted to their destination by IL-76 and AN 32 Courier Service.

A total of 225 people were flown to Leh from Jammu, 240 from Srinagar to Leh in IL 76 Cargo Aircraft while 100 from Jammu to Kargil, 55 from Kargil to Jammu, 34 from Kargil to Srinagar and 41 from Srinagar to Kargil, he added.

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
Kargil passengers stranded in Jammu
Jammu, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 : Thousands of passengers from Kargil were stranded in Jammu, the winter capital of J&K since last one month. The stranded passengers said that State Govt. has arranged only one IL-76 flight on 7th March between Jammu and Leh to airlift them due to non-operating of AN-32 Courier Service. The capacity of IL-76 is maximum 300, which is inadequate for thousands of passengers.

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By Murtaza Ali
Kargil Srinagar Highway closed for vehicular traffic
Kargil, Monday, December 23, 2013 : The Kargil Srinagar Highway has been closed for all type of vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall at Zojila Pass on 23rd December. According to reports, Menamarg has recorded more than 10 inches of snow. Kargil is also experiencing snowfall and due to which Kargil Zanskar road has been closed for traffic. The closure of the main highway has put the whole district to a standstill as the whole district will remains cutoff from rest of the world for at least six months.

Meanwhile the Kargil Leh road is open for traffic despite of snowfall. For the whole winter season the only connectivity for Kargil district is AN 32 Courier service which is dependent on the weather conditions. The dream of the people of Kargil to stay connected with the world will get fulfilled only if the long pending demand of a tunnel at Zojila pass becomes true, for which a foundation stone was laid two years back and work has not been started yet, or starting of air service as Kargil.

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By Shotopa
ALTOA withdrew lucky draw to participate in Travel Fair “ITB-Berlin”
Presented memorandum to EC and AD Tourism
Leh, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 : All Ladakh Tour Operator Association withdraw two names on 04 December, 2013 by lucky draw to participate in the world famous Travel Fair “ITB-Berlin” that is going to be held from 06th to 10th March 2014. The two names included Tsetan Angchuk, Himalayan Crossroad and Punchok Tsering, Exotic Travels. Both these participants will get subsidy on their expenses from J&K Tourism for their travel fair.

ALTOA also presented a memorandum to EC and AD Tourism for immediate and speedy action in interest of overall tourism promotion and development in Ladakh. Some of the points mentioned included, early solution of more flight frequency to Leh, invitation of new airlines, control in high rising airfare. Appealed support from LAHDC and J&K Tourism for assistance for funds to organize International Rafting Competition in 2014 and emergency helpline vehicle equipped with first-aid, oxygen cylinder in case of rescue and evacuation operations.

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
AN-32 Courier Service to begin from December in Kargil
Kargil, Thursday, November 21, 2013 : Indian Air Force (IAF) will start to operate AN-32 Courier Service to Kargil from the first week of December, 2013 and will remain operational as per the requirements of LAHDC, Kargil during the winter season after closure of the only surface link Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway.

The decision was taken in a high level meeting, chaired by Advisor to the Chief Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon on 20th November, 2013, following the requisition made by Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil for start of IAF sorties.

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
The Children returns with healthy hearts after the surgery at Fortis
Leh, Monday, October 14, 2013 : The 16 selected children, who had gone to Fortis Delhi for Paediatric Heart Surgeries returned on 12th October with much healthier hearts after Ladakh Heart Foundation (LHF) in collaboration with Salman Khan Foundation Being Human and Fortis Memorial Research Institute Gurgaon, sponsored them. They had gone by road via Manali on 24th Sept 2013in a private bus.  These 16 children required early heart surgery and were shortlisted among 250 children who were screened during the 2 days screening camp held at Ladakh Heart Foundation, Dambuchan....
 
By Stanzin Angmo