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Has the number of educated jobless reached an alarming stage in Leh?
Friday, December 14, 2018 : Surprisingly 3,800 candidates turned out for the written test for eight vacant posts of Village Level Workers (VLW) conducted by the District Recruitment Board, Leh on November 25, 2018. Similarly, some vacant posts of Junior Assistant were advertised and a similar number of aspirants have applied for the posts, and the written test for the posts is due to be held both in Leh and Jammu. The Jammu centre was created to facilitate the students studying in various universities of the plains....
By Nawang Tsering Shakspo
Cultural loss will be a great setback for us all
Apart from tangible things, traditional Ladakhi culture has decency, kindness and generosity
LEH, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 : The lifestyle of the people of Ladakh is changing with time, inclining more towards western culture. With this trend, our society is neither being able to live with our own traditional age-old culture nor with western values. ...
By Rigzin Wangmo & Jigmet Dehdol
Campus Diary: Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS)
CHOGLAMSAR, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 : Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (CIBS) is among the four special institutes in India which are totally based on Buddhist studies. The need to establish a Buddhist Institute in India was felt because scholars, novices, and monks of Ladakh used to go to Tibet in pursuit of higher monastic Buddhist education....
By Kunzang Chosdol & Urgen Lhamo
Campus Diary: Government Polytechnic College, Leh
LEH, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 : To bring changes and empowerment among youths through technical education, the Government Polytechnic College, Leh was established in the year 2005 under Directorate of Technical Education, J&K Govt. The institute offers three years Diploma Courses in Civil Engineering, Computer engineering and Travel, Tourism and Hotel Management recognized by the J&K government and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)....
By Stanzin Dasal & Urgen Lhamo
A fresh lease of life for Konchok
Ladakh's first successful liver transplant surgery
LEH, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 : A 37-year-old undergoes a successful liver transplant at Medanta (the Medicity ) in Gurgaon in February 2018, after receiving liver from a donor. Konchok Rafstan (37), from Achinathang, suffered from Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), an aggressive cancer of the liver. ...
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Campus Diary: Government Degree College Kargil
KARGIL, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 : Kargil district has three colleges offering undergraduate degree programmes and a Satellite campus of Kashmir University offering Integrated Bachelor/Master courses in science and arts stream.     Government Degree College, Kargil was established in the year 1995.  There are 2,500 students enrolled with 25 permanent teaching faculty and 23 on academic arrangements.   The institution offers Under Graduate Degree courses in Arts, Science and Commerce Stream and also the Skill enhancement courses....
By Stanzin Dasal
CAMPUS DIARY: Eliezer Joldan Memorial College, Leh
LEH, Saturday, June 30, 2018 : Degree College Leh was established in the year 1994 and was renamed as Eliezer Joldan Memorial College Leh, in the year 2005. Student enrolled: 1486. Teaching Faculty: 42 with 34 Permanent and 8 Contractual. All science, arts and commerce courses are offered    ...
By Stanzin Dasal
Fed up with trash, smell, Diskitsal residents want Bombgarh shifted
Solid waste management plant likely to be completed by August 2018
LEH, Thursday, May 31, 2018 : LEH: Nearly one year ago, the residents of Diskitsal demanded to shift the dumping site of Bombgarh to some other place and they were promised that the landfill would be shifted by the end of April 2018. But so far nothing has been done. The increasing garbage issue with no waste management solution is becoming a major challenge in Leh. ...
By Kunzang Chosdol
Why should hygiene be a concern for us?
LEH, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 : How many of us ensure in a restaurant or a salon whether the food they serve and the tools and equipment they use are hygienic and safe? In this regard, the merchants association, Leh, has written a letter to Chief Medical Officer and Municipal Corporation on March 20, requesting to check the hygienic part in restaurants and salons. ...
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Complete mismanagement of healthcare system in Ladakh
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : I am neither a trained health personnel nor a health policy maker, but I have been involved in patient-care for more than 35 years now. I have been closely observing the evolving history of the healthcare system of Ladakh all these years....
By Tashi Wangchuk
Union territory for Ladakh: Issues and challenges
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
Union territory has been the long-standing demand of Ladakh since 1949, from then the people of Ladakh has been reiterating our demand for the union territory. The demand has been legitimate on the various grounds like on basis of Geographical, ...
The politics of Ladakh: Need for practical and inclusive demands
LEH, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 :
The demand for Union Territory status has been the central axis around which the politics of Ladakh (mainly Leh) revolved ever since Independence. A lot has been talked and written about this long, persistent demand. Therefore, this demand became ...
By Jegmet Sangyas
Negotiating Modernity: Youth, Technology and Culture
Friday, April 29, 2016 : Till a few decades back, Ladakh was primarily an agrarian society with a subsistence economy. The introduction and growth of a market economy, especially tourism, modern communication technology, media, and education have accelerated these changes. These have each contributed in shaping a distinct form of modernity in the lives of youth (15-29 years, India) in Ladakh....
By Tsering Norphel (Stakmo)
The messy affairs of Ladakh Affairs
LEH, Friday, April 29, 2016 : While the induction of Chhering Dorjay into the J&K Cabinet is a positive step, not allotting the Ladakh Affairs Department to him speaks volumes on the attitude of Kashmir and Jammu-centric politicians towards Ladakh. Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in May 2014, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari had announced from the historic Leh Polo Ground on granting of Union Territory (UT) status for Ladakh within six months. But, unfortunately, when it comes to the actual action, the BJP is not comfortable even having a Ladakhi to look after the Ladakh Affairs Department. ...
By Tsewang Rigzin
Social Freedom Vis--Vis Social Responsibility
Leh, Thursday, March 3, 2016 : Social freedom from my perspective can be defined as the individual freedom to want what one desires and the freedom to live without fear, and also the freedom to agree to disagree. Many in the world are denied freedom and their lives are repressed by religious and political fundamentalism and thus there is constant conflict both within and outside. It is also the freedom to choose our lifestyle based on our aptitude and interest without having to be dictated by others. ...
By Tsewang Norbu Vivek
Small Hydro Power Plants: The Golden Boys of Ladakh
LEH, Thursday, March 3, 2016 : Small hydropower is a proven and mature technology. It’s predictable, high conversion efficiency and cost competitive renewable energy source. It requires relatively high initial investment but has the advantage of very low operation costs and long lifespan. Another beautiful advantage is about its gentleness when it comes to its operation it has a property of quick start and stops and can respond to the change in load faster especially at the time of load shedding and brownouts unlike thermal plant which is very slow and sluggish that’s why I take metaphor “Golden Boys”....
By Konchok Ishey
The Great Ladakhi Dilemma
Leh, Tuesday, March 1, 2016 : Ladakh, a region which was an independent kingdom for centuries, was annexed by the Dogra rulers, in 1834, and successfully integrated under the Dogra domain, centered in Jammu, in 1846. Then after, it remained as a province which included Baltistan (now on the other side of the border) commonly known as “Ladakh Wazarat”. Though, the voice of a distinct and separate Ladakhi identity echoed high even before independence in Ladakh. However, at the dawn of independence, an inevitable apprehension took hold in all the three regions (Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh) of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) equally. ...
By Haider Ali Askary
Are we ethically going bankrupt?
Economic development vis--vis upholding moral and spiritual values
Leh, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 : Ladakh over the past three decades has emerged as one of India's leading tourist destinations, attracting visitors across the globe. Westerners when they first discovered and came to Ladakh, they had a strong feeling of Déjà vu. Initially, they couldn’t understand what was going on but soon they realized that they had come back to a civilization that they had long lost. ...
By Tsewang Norbu Vivek
The curse of Early Marriage: a case of Zanskar
Zanskar, Thursday, August 13, 2015 : It is a great concern of social stability and development of the valley. It annoys me persistently that the young boys & girls are trap in early marriage in Ladakh in general and Zanskar in particular, the young stars are getting married at an early age, which is not an appropriate age to do so, the legal age of boy should not be less than 21 years and the age of girl should not be less than 18 years old but they don’t care about what the law says but our tradition is, just get married. It indicates the lack of awareness and socialization here the senior students should come forward and can play a vital role as guidance or friend to help them....
By Gurmath Lotos
Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter?
Leh, Thursday, August 13, 2015 : In today’s scenario, it is usually found that the prices of consumer goods traded in the markets are settled arbitrarily by the manufacturers. It becomes very difficult for consumers to check whether retailers are actually charging the correct amount of local taxes on the products they sell. ...
By Padma Angmo