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Importance of Article 35A for Ladakh
LEH, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 : Tsering Samphel: Former President, District Congress Committee: Article 35 A incorporated in the constitution by presidential order in the year 1954.  It is a constitutional provision that allows the state assembly to define permanent residents and confer them with special rights and privileges in respect of: ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Alcohol
LEH, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 : Dr. Tsering Norboo, Founder and Honarary Secretary, Ladakh institute of prevention: It will not be fair to say that the culture of drinking alcohol was not there in the past. On the contrary, every farming family brewed the local beverage chang. ...
 
By Rigzin Wangmo
Road Accident
LEH, Saturday, July 21, 2018 : Khadim Hussain, ARTO, Leh: With an increase in population and changing lifestyle, the vehicular population is also increasing every year. In the last 10 years, the number of vehicles has increased from 5,000 to 20,000.  Though the automobile provides comfort and easy accessibility, the negative effects cannot be overlooked. ...
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Tobacco Consumption
LEH, Saturday, June 30, 2018 : Dr. Mohammad Iqbal, District Health Officer: There is definitely a negative health effect of tobacco.  There are cases of lung disease been reported in Ladakh but there is no such comprehensive research done to claim that the cause of the disease is only due to cigarette smoking and about its impacts on health....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Vocational Training
LEH, Saturday, June 16, 2018 : Abied Hussain Kakpori, Superintendent, ITI Leh:  The Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Leh was established in the year 1985. It conducts vocational training courses under embed of Director of Technical Education. There is a scheme of Government of India in which 1,396 government ITI are registered under public-private partners project, ITI Leh was covered under it in the year 2011....
 
By Rigzin Wangmo
Higher Education
LEH, Saturday, June 16, 2018 : Tsering Sandup, Executive Councillor, Education, LAHDC, Leh: The education scenario in Ladakh has improved over the years but yes, there is a need for reformation in the system.  In Leh district, we have many government and private schools but we lack institutions for higher education. Leh has only one Government Degree college and a Polytechnic Institute. The limited option for higher education and prevalent issues in the existing one compels the maximum of our students to move to other states to pursue higher education....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Water
LEH, Saturday, June 16, 2018 : Chewang Norphel, Retired Engineer: Due to global warming and less snowfall in winters, the natural glaciers of Himalayas are shrinking and we are facing an acute shortage of water in Ladakh. The natural glaciers are receding every year and we can see the snow only at the top of the mountain.  If we look back over the past 30-40 years or so, we used to get heavy snowfall, whole Ladakh used to be covered in a white sheet of snow for almost three months in winters. In winters, the average snowfall measures two or three feet. There was no shortage of water at all and the stream was mostly overflowed....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Soaring Vegetable prices
LEH, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 : Ruth Mary, Assistant Director, FCSCA Department, Leh: Department of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs not only involves in the distribution of essential commodities namely rice, wheat, sugar, kerosene oil under public distribution system but also supervise different stocks in the market....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Agriculture
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 : Dr. Vikas Gupta, Scientist (Senior Scale) Plant protection, KVK, Leh: Agriculture is the backbone of the district economy as it engaged over 70% of the working force mostly as cultivators, agricultural labourers and livestock rearers....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Women empowerment in Ladakh
LEH, Friday, March 30, 2018 : Dorje Mutup, Chief Executive Councillor, Hill Council, Leh: The status of women in Ladakh is much better than in other parts of the country. Women have excelled in every field like engineering, medical and others, but it is difficult to say whether they are coming from every nook and corner of the region....
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Career Counselling
LEH, Thursday, March 15, 2018 : Konchok Norgais, Director SECMOL: What can be more satisfying than having a great intended career, resulted from receiving knowledge, skills with the intrinsic values of life along with a clear career choice one had....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
PANCHAYAT ELECTION
LEH, Monday, March 5, 2018 : Tsewang Rigzin, Bureau Chief Leh, State Times: Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the State of Jammu and Kashmir always remains a distant dream for the public at the grassroots as the prevailing violent situation in Kashmir becomes the immediate excuse for every political party in the State to defer Panchayat elections. This had been seen in the past also and we are observing the same again....
 
By Rigzin Wangmo
Expert Talk- Power cuts
LEH, Friday, February 2, 2018 : Suprakash Adhikari, Chief Engineer, NHPC:  Nimoo-Bazgo Power Station has an installed capacity of 45 MW (3 X 15MW). The design energy of power station is 239.33 MU yearly.  From the year 2013, the project has been supplying power to the Leh district round the clock.  The major portion of the district is covered by the station but due to non-connectivity of the distribution system, Leh district has some areas which are still uncovered. Our sole responsibility is to generate electricity, harness power and further selling it to PDD but the distribution of the power depends on the concerned department.  The power station agreement is signed between the J&K Government and PDD and they are the sole purchaser of the power. ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Expert Talk: Wildlife
LEH, Friday, February 2, 2018 : Pankaj Raina, Wildlife Warden, Leh: Ladakh is a home to number of exotic wild animals as well as various species of birds including the state bird of J&K Black-necked Crane. The region is located at a high altitude and has a unique ecosystem where many species are found that cannot be found in any other parts. The key species of Ladakh is snow leopards which are found in some limited region of Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh and the good part is that the highest populations of snow leopard are in Leh itself....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Electronic Media-Role and Challenges
LEH, Wednesday, January 31, 2018 : Media is the bridge between administration and people which serves not only as a mirror for the society but acts as an instrument of social change and educating the society....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Increasing theft cases in Leh
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Peer Zahoor-DYSP: With the growing migration, theft cases are also becoming a problem in the society.The cases are observed frequently in the month of January and February because most of the people visit outside....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Art in Ladakh
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Tsering Gurmat, Sculptor: Art is something which is practical in nature and is interesting because when someone draws or carves a new figure a thing is produced. The composition of art is one of the most interesting things in this field where we can create what we imagine and think about....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Education System
LEH, Saturday, December 2, 2017 : Avny Lavasa- Deputy Commissioner, Leh: The education system in Leh district is fairly good as compared to other parts of the state. We have more than 300 schools including both government and private. The private schools are mostly run in the city area whereas in the far-flung villages we have government schools....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Communal Harmony
LEH, Monday, November 6, 2017 : Ashraf Ali Barcha, President, Anjuman Imamia: Ladakh is a small and compact society, and there are very few problems as compared to such cases in other societies....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Role of Media in Ladakh
LEH, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : P P Wangchuk, New Delhi-based editor-at-large, columnist: Any visit to any place gives one revealing discoveries. And if one happens to be a pen-pusher, people come out with more revelations in the hope that journalists can push careless and sleeping public servants into action. Of course, there is nothing much of newness in this....
 
By Stanzin Dasal