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Press Club, Leh, gets registration, discusses plan for 2017
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 : Discussing the 2017 plan, the members of Press Club Leh held a meeting at Reach Ladakh office on November 17. The discussion was on the healthy growth of media in Ladakh and also to consider possibilities of hosting different media related events in the year 2017....
 
By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
BJP announces its nominated Councilor after a year, oath administered
Opposition not informed about the ceremony, says Gurmet Dorjey, Congress
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
After one year, the Nominated Councilor for Weaker Section was announced by the BJP on December 17. Ven. Sonam Chosphel has been appointed as the nominated Councillor for weaker section. He will represent the ST/SC community. The oath ceremony was administered by Khalil Ahmad Choudhary, Principal District & Session Judge Leh.

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By Stanzin Dasal
Voluntary society formed to assist needy residents of Nubra
NUBRA, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
For the welfare of needy people of Nubra, a forum named United Nubra Forum (UNF) was formed recently. In this regard, a general body meeting to discuss its upcoming activities was held on December 18 at Conference Hall near DC office. 

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
To control apricot defoliator outbreak, SKUAST-Leh conducts awareness-cum-sanitation drive in lower
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
A two-day awareness cum sanitation drive was conducted in village Hanuthang and Skurbuchan on December 13 and 14 by SKUAST-Leh under the supervision of Dr. D. Namgyal for managing Apricot Defoliator which causes a severe outbreak in lower belt of District Leh. 



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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
CM Mehbooba Mufti takes two-day stock of Leh district developmental work
Announces Tourism Development Authority for Nubra valley
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
During the two days visit  of CM J&K Mehbooba Mufti, 75 meters span victory bridge was inaugrated at Khaltse on December 22. The bridge cost ₹ 840.70 lakh was constructed to commemorate victory of Kargil War.
  

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
196 domestic animals get check-ups in Phobrang
PHOBRANG, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
To protect the animals from diseases and to treat sick and injured animals, a veterinary camp was organised by 24th Battalion, ITBP under civic action programme at Phobrang and Urgo village on December 20.

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
200 artistes participate in Kargil Losar festival
KARGIL, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
Twelve cultural troupes numbering around 200 artists from different areas of Kargil District participated in the cultural extravaganza entitled Kargil Losar (Ladakhi Traditional New Year) Folk Winter Folk Festival at Tourist Dak Bungalow Mulbekh on December 28.  








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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
To encourage unemployed youth towards agriculture, Thangjuk presents ĎSa La Stení motivational docum
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
With the aim of encouraging and engaging the unemployed youth of Ladakh in the farming sector and to pitch the valuable potentials of the sector, Thangjuk Nursery Center Domkhar presents a motivational documentary film called “Sa La Sten” on December 17  at Lotsawa auditorium, Leh.
 

 
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By Nawang Palkit
Charkha Founderís Day held in Delhi
DELHI, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
A  panel discussion was held on  December 7 at the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi where prominent social activists and media persons deliberated on the connect between global warming and the life patterns of rural communities.  The panelists included Bharat Dogra, Nagraj Adve, Himanshu Thakkar and Vimlendu Jha. 


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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
CEC expresses dismay over absent of district health mission in Leh district, to be set up on Jan 27
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
Taking serious note of the absence of District Health Mission (DHM) in the Leh district, CEC Dr. Sonam Dawa convened a meeting at Council Secretariat on December 27.

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By Reach Ladakh Correspondent
ITBP 5th Battalion distributes computer to school of border area of Changthang
SHACHUKUL, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
With the aim to improve the education system of school in Indo-China border villages, Indo-Tibetan Border Police 5th Battalion under BADP fund distributed computer facilities to the students on December 23 and 24.

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By Kunzang Chorol
Helpless wildlife denied justice, culprits still at large
Due to failure on the part of administration, two poaching cases reported in a year
LEH, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
 The unsolved poaching case of blue sheep in Gya-Meru Rong on Dec 11 has sparked another controversy with the suicide of a person on Dec 14.The case has seen no progress so far and the culprits are still roaming freely.


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By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan & Stanzin Dasal
Kargil protest against the electricity crisis, gives two days time for redressal
KARGIL, Saturday, December 31, 2016 :
People showed resentment against five hours electricity curtailment on December 21 in Kargil. The protest was led by PDP youth leader Mohammad Sadiq Zaman threatened PDD and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council for strong protest if their grievances wouldn’t be redressed in two days.

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By Sajjad Hussain
National Conference strengthens party foundation in Leh, set to play strong opposition role
LEH, Saturday, December 24, 2016 :
On the 111th Birth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, District National Conference party announced the women and youth wing members on December 5 at Grand Dragon Hotel, Leh.  The two wings were formed under the Chairmanship of the Vice President of Parents Body of the District NC, Leh.

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By Stanzin Dasal
One more poaching case reported from Gya meru, poachers missing after killing blue sheep
KHARU, Saturday, December 24, 2016 :
While the dust is yet to settle on the poaching case of Nimmo, one more case of poaching of a bluesheep in Gya Meru Rong has come to the fore on December 11. The body of the blue sheep was recovered whereas the poachers were not identified and arrested. 
 
A case FIR no 93/16 under section 8/51 of Wildlife Act has been registered at Police Post Kharu.
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By Kunzang Chorol
84 elderly admitted to old age homes in Leh - 31 to MIMC and 53 to SOS, TCV
LEH, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 : Old age homes are now fast becoming the last resort of the elderly even in Ladakh. As many as 31 elderly people have been registered with MIMCís old age home and another 53 with the SOS, TCV old age home, Choglamsar....
 
By Rinchen Angmo Chumikchan
Fire breaks out near Jivetsal Photang, Shey
SHEY, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 :
A fire broke out at the backside of Jivetsal Photang Shey around 5 in the evening on December 13.  The fire damaged 100 kanal areas.L.B.A Vice president PT Kunzang said, “The watchman Jivetsal forest Shey and the police department has informed me. The fire damaged around 100 Kanal of thorn bushes. However, a timely effort of fire brigade team and police personnel brought the incident under control.”
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By Pal Thiksay Gobi
5-day training on youth leadership and community development conducted
LEH, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 :
A 5-days training on youth leadership and community development programme was launched on December 7 at SDRF complex, Leh. The programme is aimed to spread awareness and enhancing the leadership quality among the youths.

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By Stanzin Dasal
District Congress Committee condemns raise in rates of food grains under NFSA
Congress questions BJP about practical implications of 'Acchey Din'
LEH, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 : Condemning the decision of the Government on the rise of the rates of food grains under NFSA, District Congress Committee Leh hold a press conference on December 7 at Congress office, Leh....
 
By Stanzin Dasal
Council model school Alchi gets new school bus with funds donated by MP and Councillor
Enrolment of students rises from 4 to 30, says Lobzang Sherap, Councillor, Khaltse
LEH, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 :
Council Model school Alchi gets a new school bus financed by MP Thupstan Chhewang through MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) fund and councillor CCDF. The bus was flagged off by CEC, Dr. Sonam Dawa on December 10 at Council Secretariat, Leh.
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By Kunzang Chorol