Tag: ladakh

Ladakh Cornerstone of India, Says President Murmu
State, Ladakh

Ladakh Cornerstone of India, Says President Murmu

Srinagar, Oct 31: President Droupadi Murmu commended Ladakh as the cornerstone of the nation and praised both the local administration and its people for their joint efforts in fostering peace and fostering multifaceted development. The President, along with the Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brig BD Mishra (Retd) and Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande, was welcomed with a guard of honour upon her arrival. Addressing the Ladakh Foundation event in Leh, President Murmu expressed her pleasure at being present on Ladakh Foundation Day for the first time since its new identification as a Union Territory on October 31, 2019. She highlighted the ‘commendable progress’ in the UT and hailed the collaboration between the administration and the people in steering the region toward prosperi...
Kashmir beloved weatherman Sonam Lotus transferred.
State, Kashmir, Srinagar

Kashmir beloved weatherman Sonam Lotus transferred.

Leh, October 29: In a significant development, Sonam Lotus, a renowned weatherman and the Director of the Meteorological Center in Srinagar, has been transferred to Ladakh, where he will now head the Meteorological Center in Leh. This transition, as per an order issued by the Director General of Metrology, is effective immediately. Sonam Lotus, holding the position of Scientist-E, has been relieved of his duties as Head of the Meteorological Center in Srinagar until further orders. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, another accomplished Scientist-D, will take over as the Head of the Meteorological Center in Srinagar, also with immediate effect until further directives are issued. For over a decade, Sonam Lotus had been entrusted with the responsibility of leading...
Bhutan monks delegation on Ladakh visit to offer prayers in monasteries.
International, Ladakh, National, State

Bhutan monks delegation on Ladakh visit to offer prayers in monasteries.

Ladakh, India, October 19: A delegation of senior monks from the Central Monastic Body of Bhutan arrived in Ladakh to visit Leh Palace and several monasteries including Thiksey, Hemis and Stagna, said a press statement from the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) on Thursday. The delegation led by the Tshogi Lopen Sangay Khandu arrived in Delhi on October 16 for a six-day visit and then reached Ladakh. According to the press statement, during their stay, they will also interact with the Ladakh Gompa Association and Ladakh Buddhist Association and will also meet Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Bhutan and India share a deep spiritual connection. Communities in Ladakh and Bhutan are united by common ideologies, beliefs and socio...
Cabinet okays Rs 20,774 Cr inter-state transmission system for Ladakh mega solar project
National, Ladakh, State

Cabinet okays Rs 20,774 Cr inter-state transmission system for Ladakh mega solar project

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the Rs 20,773.7 crore project on Green Energy Corridor Phase-II – Inter-State Transmission System for the 13 GW Renewable Energy Project in Ladakh. The project is targeted to be set up by FY 2029-30 in which the Central financial assistance at 40 percent of the project cost which works out to Rs 8,309.48 crore, according to an official statement issued after the CCEA meeting. The project will create a state-of-the-art inter-state transmission infrastructure to link the Ladakh green energy project to the National Grid. "Keeping in view the complex terrain, adverse climatic conditions and defence sensitivities of the Ladakh region, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited will be the imp...
Communication station setup at world’s highest battlefield in Ladakh
State, Ladakh

Communication station setup at world’s highest battlefield in Ladakh

Ladakh, Oct 12: In a first, Army in collaboration with BSNL, has established a Base Transceiver Station (BTS) at the forward posts of the world's highest battlefield in Ladakh sector. The spokesperson of the Fire and Fury Corps, which oversees the Ladakh sector, posted on X (formerly Twitter): "#Siachen Warriors, in collaboration with BSNL, have established the first-ever BSNL BTS at the forward posts of the highest battlefield on October 6th, to enhance mobile communication for the soldiers deployed at over 15,500 feet."