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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
Sewerage System
LEH, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : Rigzin Spalbar, Ex-CEC, LAHDC, Leh: Prior to the implementation of the ongoing project, there was Greater Leh master plan with the cost of 500 crore which covered main Leh town including Chushot and Phyang and other neighboring villages....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Five years on, Beautification Project awaits facelift
LEH, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 : Tashi Chombel, District Superintendent Engineer, PWD Leh: The project is sanctioned under UIDSSMT (Urban infrastructure development of small and medium towns) by Government of India....
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Importance of Sports
LEH, Wednesday, June 14, 2017 :
Harjinder Singh, General Secretary, Ice Hockey Association of India: Though there are many sports but I will talk more specifically about Ice Hockey as I am related to it. Youth in Ladakh like rest of India has been a ...
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Traffic
LEH, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :
Dorjay Motup, EC Works: Developmental activities when carried out will definitely cause problems initially but it’s for better tomorrow. 
The ongoing developmental activities in and around Leh is indeed causing traffic issues and problems ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Airfare
LEH, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 :
Sonam Nurboo, Airport Authority, Leh: According to the guidelines of International Civil Aviation Organization, the capacity of the airport should be 20 to 25 square meter per passenger, but the airport of Leh has less than 1 square meter per passenger. Since ...
 
By Kunzang Chosdol
Toilet Facilities
LEH, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 :

Sonam Chosjor-District Panchayat Officer, Leh: Under Swachh Bharat Mission, the cleanliness drive is carried out in two sectors both urban and rural area.  We are working and carrying out the campaign in the rural/gramin sector.

 

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By Stanzin Dasal
Changing trends in agriculture
LEH, Friday, April 14, 2017 : Chief Agriculture Officer Tashi Tsetan: Over the years, we have witnessed a drastic change in the agriculture sector. Earlier people adopt agriculture practices for self-sustenance and were depended on it. People used to cultivate a limited variety of crops, hardly new crops were explored due to lack of market facility. ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Women Empowerment
LEH, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 :
Sarla Chhewang, President Mahila Mandal Leh: When we talk about women empowerment in Ladakh it is not a big issue like in other parts of India. We have witnessed a drastic change in women status with time.  Today, the mentality and attitudes of the people are also changing in the society. 

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By Kunzang Chosdol
Internet issue
LEH, Saturday, March 18, 2017 : Phunchok Dorjey, TDM BSNL: Internet connectivity in Leh has been disrupted because of OFC cut down at two different points, one between Sonamarg and Zojila within the radius of 12 km and the second one between the Shaitan nallah and Gumri within the radius of 37 km....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Women in Politics
LEH, Tuesday, December 6, 2016 :

Rinchen Lamo - Nominated Councillor for Women: In our society, the participation of women in politics is very less because women feel hesitate to stand in this field. If we say there is no skill and leadership quality than it is wrong because women strength cannot be compared with anyone.  They have the capabilities to raise a family, to look after the home and profession in a very balanced way. Today we see lots of successful women in different fields but yes, there is a need for empowerment and upliftment.

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By Stanzin Dasal
WILDLIFE
LEH, Friday, September 2, 2016 : Jigmet Takpa IFS, Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Ladakh: The unique ecosystem of Ladakh has supported the vast diversity of wildlife. We constitute a hub of wildlife which includes that of Central Asia, Indian Subcontinent and the entire wildlife of Tibetan plateau. We have different wildlife species which includes Blue sheep, Nayan, Ladakh Urial (Shapo), Ibex, Tibetan Antelope, Tibetan wild ass, Tibetan Gazelle (Gowa) and much more. Ladakh is also one of the major habitants of snow leopard and can be known as the Snow leopard capital of the world.  We have lynx, Tibetan wolf fox, and many other carnivores’ animals. Apart from the wildlife, we are very rich in varieties of migratory birds....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Women’s Issues
LEH, Friday, September 2, 2016 : Dr Padma Dolma, Consultant, SNM Hospital Leh:  Women in Ladakh face mainly problems like infertility, hypothyroidism (TSH) level, anaemia during pregnancy and vitamin D deficiency. We urgently need to focus on infertility and TSH level....
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Leh Beautification project
LEH, Friday, September 2, 2016 :
Sonam Angchok Executive Engineer PHE Division Leh: Leh beautification project is further divided into four subprojects:

1.    Drinking water supply project of ₹70.48 crores 
2.    Sewerage water of ₹59.39crores
3.    Solid waste management of ₹10.94 crores and 
4.    Leh town road network cost of ₹76.53 crores by keeping in mind the vision of next 30 years till 2042.
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By Pal Thiksay Gobi
Lack of Parking
LEH, Friday, September 2, 2016 : Dr. Zahida Bano- Administrator, Municipal Committee: Parking has become the biggest issue in Leh town. The increasing number of the vehicle in the peak season creates havoc in the life of people. A number of cars parked by the side of the road in and around Leh town disturb the smooth flow of traffic and also creates a problem for the pedestrian. ...
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Food Inflation
LEH, Friday, September 2, 2016 :
Ruth Mary, Assistant Director, Food Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department Leh: Inflation has been rising since from August 2014, food inflation has increased by 7.55% in India which is highest in the last 21 months. When India affects by the inflation, we compel the market association to give or propose rate for one year and reset specific rate on commodities. To stop fluctuations of the price of unpacked items such as pulses and rice in Ladakh, we stock these items and set price which will be available at the same price in the cutoff season, as Ladakh remains cut off for six months. 
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By Kunzang Chorol
Pollution
LEH, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 : Jigmet Takpa, Project Director, LREDA: Pollution means contamination of air, water or soil. When it goes beyond a limit, it can cause great harm to our health and environment. Pollution is mainly caused due to change in the lifestyle of people....
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Culture Preservation
LEH, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 :
In the era of globalization of cultures, which turns people across civilizations into mirror images of one another, languages as representative of respective cultures are dealt a severe blow.

When we talk about preserving a culture and developing a region or place it depends on few people. Firstly, the head or leader of the village, secondly, the people and thirdly, the future generation.  A leader can be anyone be it religious, political, family and many more. These are the three who are responsible for developing, preserving & promoting culture. 
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By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Unemployment
LEH, Wednesday, August 17, 2016 :
Dr. Shah Faesal, Director School Education (DSE): I think the unemployment rate in the state of J&K is high due to the absence of a vibrant private sector and lack of adequate opportunities in the Government sector. One of the main reasons is that our present generation has gone away from the traditional sectors of the economy like agriculture, horticulture, 
handicrafts that used to employ a huge number of people in early days.
 
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By Stanzin Dasal