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Samples being collected for the Covid-19 test. (HT file photo for representation)

Boost testing, hospital infrastructure for next 3 weeks: Centre to UTs

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 03:07 AM IST
Ladakh, J&K and Lakshadweep administrations pointed to the rise in cases due to large numbers of travellers.
Ladakh Public School administration said that classes have resumed following all COVID-19 guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and with only 50 per cent occupancy in each class. (representative image)(ANI file)
Ladakh Public School administration said that classes have resumed following all COVID-19 guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and with only 50 per cent occupancy in each class. (representative image)(ANI file)

Schools in Ladakh resume classes for Standard 6 to 9

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Schools in Ladakh reopened for Class 6 to Class 9 on Tuesday, after almost a year of remaining shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ONGC has planned this field development in Ladakh in three phases.(Twitter | @jtnladakh)
ONGC has planned this field development in Ladakh in three phases.(Twitter | @jtnladakh)

ONGC to usher in India's first geothermal field development project at Ladakh

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:31 PM IST
"A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalise this has been inked by ONGC Energy Centre (OEC) with the Union Territory of Ladakh and Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh on February 6," the company said.
People who want to experience Chadar trek need to take rest for at least 24 hours followed by medical check-ups.(Twitter/@ANI)
People who want to experience Chadar trek need to take rest for at least 24 hours followed by medical check-ups.(Twitter/@ANI)

'Once-in-a-lifetime experience': Tourists walk on frozen Zanskar river in Ladakh

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 06:11 PM IST
The tourists came to experience an enjoyable walk on the frozen river which is also known by its traditional name Chadar Trek.
Tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in along the LAC in sub-zero conditions after diplomatic and military talks failed to take forward disengagement at friction points.(ANI)
Tens of thousands of troops from both sides have dug in along the LAC in sub-zero conditions after diplomatic and military talks failed to take forward disengagement at friction points.(ANI)

India says maintaining communications with China for complete disengagement at LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:38 PM IST
The two sides had earlier acknowledged that talks between the military commanders had contributed to stability on the ground. The last two meetings between the military commanders were held on October 12 and November 6.
The merger of J&K cadre into AGMUT was delayed till now as officials had sought clarification on seniority and nature of posting etc, according to an official at the Centre.(AP PHOTO.)
The merger of J&K cadre into AGMUT was delayed till now as officials had sought clarification on seniority and nature of posting etc, according to an official at the Centre.(AP PHOTO.)

Jammu and Kashmir cadre of All India Services merged with AGMUT

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:54 PM IST
This J&K cadre of All India services had stopped inducting new officers after the government had recategorised the erstwhile state into two UTs – J&K and Ladakh after scrapping Article 370, which gave the state somewhat special status, on August 5, 2019.
Due to its topography, it is not feasible to construct big hydropower projects in the Ladakh region, many of the existing projects as small as 1 MW of capacity(PTI)
Due to its topography, it is not feasible to construct big hydropower projects in the Ladakh region, many of the existing projects as small as 1 MW of capacity(PTI)

Government clears 8 hydropower projects on Indus in Ladakh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:16 PM IST
The new projects have been cleared by the Central Water Commission as well as the Indus Commissioner after a separate Union Territory of Ladakh was announced last year. These projects will come up in Kargil and Leh districts of Ladakh.
File photo: Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI)
File photo: Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI)

Ladakh delegation to meet Amit Shah on Wednesday for 6th schedule

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 11:57 PM IST
On December 21, Apex Body of People’s Movement (ABPM) decided to reach out to the opinion-makers in Leh and Kargil districts to press for the sixth schedule to the strategic Ladakh region.
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)
The Line of Actual Control (LAC) border and patrol point 14 in the eastern Ladakh sector of Galwan Valley.(REUTERS)

China tried to change status quo by force in Ladakh, says MoD review

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:14 PM IST
While the ministry did not elaborate on the unorthodox weapons used, the PLA troops attacked Indian soldiers with stones, iron rods and nail-studded clubs during skirmishes in Pangong Tso and the Galwan Valley last year

Ladakh was the starting point. India-China ties are getting complicated

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:31 PM IST
India-China border: The Ladakh LAC stand-off may get sorted out over time but the Chinese posture towards India will not change
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha congratulates Justice Pankaj Mithal after administering him oath as the Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, in Jammu, Monday.(PTI)
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha congratulates Justice Pankaj Mithal after administering him oath as the Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, in Jammu, Monday.(PTI)

Pankaj Mithal takes oath as new chief justice of J&K and Ladakh high court

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:29 PM IST
Chief justice Mithal has been appointed in view of the retirement of chief justice Gita Mittal
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat.(PTI)

Gen Rawat reviews India’s military preparedness for second day in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Gen Rawat’s visit to key locations in the frontier state came amid the nearly eight-month-long Sino-India border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(Image via Twitter)
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(Image via Twitter)

Nothing can deter Indian forces: CDS Rawat at LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 01:33 AM IST
Complimenting the soldiers for their operational readiness, Rawat said that only Indian soldiers could remain vigilant under the challenging conditions and they were willing to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the country’s farthest frontiers.
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(TWITTER/@rahulsinghx.)
CDS General Bipin Rawat pays tribute to fallen heroes at the Walong war memorial in Arunachal Pradesh.(TWITTER/@rahulsinghx.)

CDS General Bipin Rawat visits air bases in eastern sector, meets frontline soldiers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 10:42 PM IST
Complimenting the soldiers for their operational readiness, Rawat said that only Indian soldiers could remain vigilant under the challenging conditions and they were willing to go beyond the call of duty to safeguard the country’s farthest frontiers.
The pups will now be trained for infantry patrol and anti-terrorist roles at the Bhanu training academy over the next few months.(AP)
The pups will now be trained for infantry patrol and anti-terrorist roles at the Bhanu training academy over the next few months.(AP)

Pups named after Ladakh fronts inducted into ITBP canine squad

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The puppies have been named after the various strategic geographical locations of the Ladakh sector where the ITBP is deployed as part of its primary task to guard the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.
Icicles hang from the roof of a building at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded a minimum of -7.5 degrees, while Pahalgam was colder at -8.4 degrees Celsius.(PTI Photo)
Icicles hang from the roof of a building at the ski resort of Gulmarg in North Kashmir. Gulmarg recorded a minimum of -7.5 degrees, while Pahalgam was colder at -8.4 degrees Celsius.(PTI Photo)

Kashmir reels under sub-zero temperatures as snow forecast from Monday

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:05 PM IST
In Ladakh, Leh recorded a low of -15.6 degrees, while Kargil was even colder at -20.4 degrees. The coldest place in the country, Drass, recorded a low of -28.2 degrees.
Indian army’s first order of the year has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. In picture - Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh region.(Reuters File Photo)
Indian army’s first order of the year has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. In picture - Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh region.(Reuters File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Army orders fast patrol boats for surveillance of Pangong lake and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Heights on both banks of the Pangong lake have been at the centre of the border row between India and China. (AP photo)
Heights on both banks of the Pangong lake have been at the centre of the border row between India and China. (AP photo)

Army orders fast patrol boats for surveillance of Pangong lake in Ladakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 09:45 PM IST
The order - the first defence contract in the New Year - has been placed with a domestic shipyard as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign to boost self-reliance in the defence sector. The army will begin to accept deliveries of the boats this year.
China’s People’s Liberation Army has violated all the agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control(AP File Photo)
China’s People’s Liberation Army has violated all the agreements to maintain peace and tranquillity along the Line of Actual Control(AP File Photo)

China violates border agreements with India, swears by 2003 pact on Tibet | Analysis

New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:55 PM IST
The Chinese embassy official not just cherry-picked bilateral agreements with India, but also portions from the 2003 pact that the embassy decided to quote.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the continuing stalemate between India and China in eastern Ladakh was not a positive development.(ANI)

No meaningful outcome of talks with China on border row: Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that while the next round of talks on the military level can take place anytime, the status quo in Ladakh continues.
Rajnath Singh referred to the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) meeting on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) held virtually earlier this month and said the next round of military talks can take place anytime.(ANI file photo)
Rajnath Singh referred to the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) meeting on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) held virtually earlier this month and said the next round of military talks can take place anytime.(ANI file photo)

No meaningful outcome of talks with China on LAC standoff: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:12 AM IST
In an exclusive interview with ANI, Union defence minister Rajnath Singh said that if status quo continues, there cannot be a reduction in the deployment of troops.
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria(ANI)
Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria(ANI)

‘Chinese air force heavily deployed in Ladakh theatre in support of PLA’: IAF chief

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The air chief said the likely reasons for China’s actions along India’s northern borders could include planned escalation and an attempt to establish border claim lines and start border talks on the new positions.
The centre will also give weather forecasts about tourist places such as Nubra, Changthang, Pangong Lake, Zanskar, Kargil, Drass, Dha-Baima (Aryan valley), Khalsi.(AFP (Representative Image))
The centre will also give weather forecasts about tourist places such as Nubra, Changthang, Pangong Lake, Zanskar, Kargil, Drass, Dha-Baima (Aryan valley), Khalsi.(AFP (Representative Image))

Union Territory of Ladakh gets its own meteorological centre

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:56 PM IST
At 3,500 metres, this meteorological centre is the highest such facility in India, Union Earth Sciences Minister Harsh Vardhan said at the inauguration of the facility.
(Sourced)
(Sourced)

India-China military talks on standoff paused due to change of guard in PLA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:38 AM IST
PLA Western Theatre Commander Gen Zhang Xudong is expected to resume the military talks after his induction process is completed
Experts said talks were deadlocked because of yawning differences between the two sides.(Reuters)
Experts said talks were deadlocked because of yawning differences between the two sides.(Reuters)

No sign of military talks with China on LAC row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:32 AM IST
At the virtual meeting of the WMCC on border affairs on December 18, India and China agreed that the next round of meeting between senior commanders should be held at an early date for “early and complete disengagement of troops” along the contested Line of Actual Control (LAC).
In this Oct 2016 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the signing ceremony by foreign ministers during the BRICS summit in Goa, India.(AP)
In this Oct 2016 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the signing ceremony by foreign ministers during the BRICS summit in Goa, India.(AP)

India calls for holding early talks on LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 01:54 AM IST
The two sides have been unable to make a breakthrough in the nearly eight-month standoff in Ladakh sector of the LAC despite several rounds of diplomatic and military talks, though external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said these discussions had resulted in better understanding of each other’s positions.
Army chief General MM Naravane visited forward areas of Fire and Fury Corps including Rechin La and undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation along the LAC in Leh, a day earlier on Wednesday.(ANI PHOTO.)
Army chief General MM Naravane visited forward areas of Fire and Fury Corps including Rechin La and undertook a first-hand assessment of the situation along the LAC in Leh, a day earlier on Wednesday.(ANI PHOTO.)

For total disengagement, India wants military commanders’ meet with China at ‘early date’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:37 PM IST
The two sides have been unable to make a breakthrough in the nearly eight-month standoff in Ladakh sector of the LAC despite several rounds of diplomatic and military talks, though external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said these discussions had resulted in better understanding of each other’s positions.
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Tourists sledding in the snow at Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Light snowfall likely on the higher reaches of Kashmir over the weekend

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:27 PM IST
This year, the winter has already started on a harsh note as the temperature dropped to a record minus 6.6 degree Celsius in summer capital Srinagar on December 19, the lowest temperature of the season
Locals walk on a snow-covered road amid fog at Faqir Gujri on the outskirts of Srinagar.(PTI)
Locals walk on a snow-covered road amid fog at Faqir Gujri on the outskirts of Srinagar.(PTI)

Top 10 coldest places in India right now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:27 AM IST
Despite being known world over for being a country with high temperatures, winters in India can be quite challenging depending on the place. Northern parts of the country see temperatures dip below zero regularly during this period while the north-eastern states also witness bone chilling temperatures.
Army Chief General MM Naravane reached the forward areas early on Wednesday and visited troops of XIV Corps, popularly known as the “Fire and Fury Corps” and part of the Udhampur-based Northern Command.(PTI)
Army Chief General MM Naravane reached the forward areas early on Wednesday and visited troops of XIV Corps, popularly known as the “Fire and Fury Corps” and part of the Udhampur-based Northern Command.(PTI)

Army chief General Naravane reviews troop preparedness in forward areas along LAC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:53 PM IST
Among the areas visited by Naravane was Rechin La, one of the regions on the south bank of Pangong Lake where Indian troops occupied strategic heights in an operation during August 29-30 to pre-empt moves by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to unilaterally change the status quo along the LAC.
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