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The government spokesperson said that this is the biggest helipad project to have ever been undertaken in Ladakh.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

36 helipads to come up in Ladakh by April next year

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:33 AM IST
Ladakh Lt governor R K Mathur reviewed the progress of work on the new helipads which are under construction in 36 remote locations in the union territory.
Twitter had shown Leh, the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China during a live broadcast last month.(Reuters image)
Twitter had shown Leh, the largest town of the Union Territory of Ladakh, as part of China during a live broadcast last month.(Reuters image)

‘Committed to partnering with the Government of India’: Twitter in its apology note

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:16 PM IST
According to Parliamentary panel’s chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi, Twitter’s deposition has come in form of an affidavit signed by Damien Karien, Chief Privacy Officer of Twitter Inc.
Twitter has recently made the mistake of showing Leh as part of J&K instead of Ladakh.(PTI)
Twitter has recently made the mistake of showing Leh as part of J&K instead of Ladakh.(PTI)

‘Deliberate’: Centre puts Twitter on notice for showing Leh as part of J&K

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The micro-blogging site has been given five days to respond as to why it’s still showing Leh as part of J&K.
Congress welcomes change in Facebook’s India leadership, asks to demonstrate neutrality(REUTERS)
Congress welcomes change in Facebook’s India leadership, asks to demonstrate neutrality(REUTERS)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Congress welcomes Facebook’s India leadership change and all the latest news

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:59 PM IST
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The national flag is seen at the War Memorial in Leh in this file photo. The war memorial was shown to be in People’s Republic of China during a live broadcast on Twitter.(ANI Photo)
The national flag is seen at the War Memorial in Leh in this file photo. The war memorial was shown to be in People’s Republic of China during a live broadcast on Twitter.(ANI Photo)

Twitter tenders apology over Leh map fiasco: Report

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:38 PM IST
The controversy came to the fore last week when a journalist started a live Twitter broadcast from a war memorial in Leh and realised that the location said People’s Republic of China.
Twitter India officials were questioned over platform’s location setting showing Leh as part of China. (ANI photo)
Twitter India officials were questioned over platform’s location setting showing Leh as part of China. (ANI photo)

‘Act of treason’: Parliament panel slams Twitter on Leh map fiasco

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
According to those who attended the meeting, legal issues regarding data protection were raised and written submissions from both Amazon and Twitter will follow.
File photo: Union minister Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
File photo: Union minister Kiren Rijiju.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Leh council polls: ‘People trust BJP, they support us,’ says Kiren Rijiju

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:21 PM IST
The sixth council elections will be held on October 22. Rijiju reached Leh on Sunday to campaign for party candidates.
Khardung La pass in Leh.(PTI)
Khardung La pass in Leh.(PTI)

Air Force creates record of highest skydive landing at Khardung La Pass in Leh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Wing Commander Gajanad Yadava and Warrant Officer AK Tiwari carried out the skydiving exercise to celebrate the 88th Air Force Day on October 8.
The Rohtang tunnel, named Atal Tunnel, after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set for inauguration. It will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46km.(HT file photo)
The Rohtang tunnel, named Atal Tunnel, after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is set for inauguration. It will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46km.(HT file photo)

World’s longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet connecting Manali with Leh ready after 10 years

Asian News International, Manali | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 05:17 PM IST
The 9.2-km Atal Tunnel across the Rohtang Pass was a challenging project and work was undertaken from two ends; the original deadline was less than six years but it took 10 years for construction to be completed
Army officials pay tribute to Special Frontier Force (SFF) commando Nyima Tenzin during a wreath-laying ceremony in Devachan, Leh.(PTI)
Army officials pay tribute to Special Frontier Force (SFF) commando Nyima Tenzin during a wreath-laying ceremony in Devachan, Leh.(PTI)

Public funeral for soldier of secretive force in Leh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 05:51 AM IST
The funeral of SFF company leader Nyima Tenzin, killed in a landmine blast in an operation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) during August 29-30, was held at Leh in the union territory of Ladakh.
The project which will be implemented in two sections involves the construction of a connecting road from Z-Morh Tunnel to Zojila Tunnel and a 14.150 km long bi-directional tunnel across Zojila Pass on the Sonamarg-Kargil section of NH-01.(NHIDCL.)
The project which will be implemented in two sections involves the construction of a connecting road from Z-Morh Tunnel to Zojila Tunnel and a 14.150 km long bi-directional tunnel across Zojila Pass on the Sonamarg-Kargil section of NH-01.(NHIDCL.)

Centre moves to expedite pending work on Zojila Tunnel in J-K, selects firm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The Zojila Tunnel for connecting Srinagar with Leh will be Asia’s longest 14.2 km long two-lane tunnel road and the strategically important tunnel is aimed to drastically reduce travel time from three and a half hours to just 15 minutes.
Until now, samples for Covid testing were sent from Leh to Delhi or Chandigarh.(HT photo)
Until now, samples for Covid testing were sent from Leh to Delhi or Chandigarh.(HT photo)

DRDO sets up Covid testing facility in Leh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 02:08 PM IST
The facility has been established at the Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) in Leh.
The boy was born through a C-section on June 16 at a Leh hospital. His mother found out that her baby was unable to suckle when she tried to feed him after which he was brought to Delhi for a corrective surgery.(File photo used for representational purpose only)
The boy was born through a C-section on June 16 at a Leh hospital. His mother found out that her baby was unable to suckle when she tried to feed him after which he was brought to Delhi for a corrective surgery.(File photo used for representational purpose only)

Journey of 1000 km: Mother’s milk sent daily from Leh for newborn in Delhi hospital

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The doctor said the baby was kept in NICU for three days and fed through nose via a tube, when he suggested to the father about the need for mother’s milk.
P Chidambaram tweeted a photo of former PM Manmohan Singh in response Modi’s visit to Ladakh.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
P Chidambaram tweeted a photo of former PM Manmohan Singh in response Modi’s visit to Ladakh.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Chidambaram replies to Modi’s Leh visit with Manmohan Singh’s photos, says pictures worth a million words

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:44 PM IST
P Chidambaram’s tweet came after the Indian Army termed as “malicious and unsubstantiated” criticism in some quarters about a medical facility in a military hospital in Leh where Prime Minister Modi interacted with soldiers injured in the Galwan Valley clashes with Chinese troops.
PM Modi’s visit to the border area is high on symbolism and a morale booster for the troops that are leading the stand-off in Galwan valley and around Pangong lake.(ANI/Twitter)
PM Modi’s visit to the border area is high on symbolism and a morale booster for the troops that are leading the stand-off in Galwan valley and around Pangong lake.(ANI/Twitter)

PM Modi reaches Leh to review security situation, interact with soldiers amid stand-off with China

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 11:55 AM IST
PM Modi visited Nimu village, which is one of the forward bases in Ladakh. The Army base is located at an altitude of 1,100 feet and is surrounded by the breathtaking Zanskar mountain range and the fast-flowing Indus river.
Naravane is expected to brief the political leadership on the military’s assessment of the volatile situation along the LAC.(File photo for representation)
Naravane is expected to brief the political leadership on the military’s assessment of the volatile situation along the LAC.(File photo for representation)

Back from Leh, Army chief to brief govt on LAC situation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 04:03 AM IST
In the course of his two day visit to Ladakh, Army chief General MM Naravane was briefed on the army’s preparations and ability to respond to threatening actions by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane during the Army day Annual Press Conference at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi in January 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane during the Army day Annual Press Conference at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi in January 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Army chief Naravane to visit Leh to review progress in talks with Chinese military

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Army chief general Manoj Mukund Naravane’s visit comes at a time when India and China are holding military-level talks to defuse the border tensions after the violent face-off in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives.
Upon arrival in Ranchi, the workers are most likely to be received by Chief Minister Hemant Soren at the airport.(HT photo/)
Upon arrival in Ranchi, the workers are most likely to be received by Chief Minister Hemant Soren at the airport.(HT photo/)

Jharkhand govt to airlift 60 migrant workers from Leh today

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 01:45 PM IST
The migrant workers will arrive in Delhi at around 2 pm and will be flown out by an Indigo flight departing Delhi at 6 pm and reaching Ranchi 8 pm.
Mutup is among the six recipients of Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, who are taking part in the Republic Day parade this year.
Mutup is among the six recipients of Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peacetime gallantry award, who are taking part in the Republic Day parade this year.

Army hero plans to carry back onions to Leh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Onion prices have more than doubled from their usual rates in many cities since August. During times of normal supply, consumer prices usually range between Rs 20 and Rs 30 a kg.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media after a cabinet meeting, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses the media after a cabinet meeting, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Union cabinet approves setting up of National Institute of Sowa Rigpa in Leh

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2019 10:17 AM IST
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the establishment of the NISR as autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH at an estimated cost of Rs 47.25 crore.

Carnival of Buddhist spirituality to begin soon in Leh

Leh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 07:17 PM IST
A carnival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition, and a grand congregation of Drukpa masters, will begin from Monday at the 17th century Hemis monastery.
The ministry has started working out a plan on a war footing to send more tourists to Leh, said Prahlad Patel.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The ministry has started working out a plan on a war footing to send more tourists to Leh, said Prahlad Patel.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Prahlad Patel to visit Leh, declared UT last month, to develop tourism

Hindustan Times, | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 12:35 PM IST
Prahlad Patel will be travelling with a delegation of officials from both ministries, including secretaries, and will tour the region till September 7. Ministry officials said that he will be exploring ways of coming up with adventure tourism options, and new spots under the Centre’s Buddhist circuit.
A paper Urbanisation and socio-ecological challenges in high mountain towns: Insights from Leh (Ladakh) by Juliane Dame et al of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment, Heidelberg University, Germany, gives a detailed assessment of the uncontrolled urbanisation of Leh. According to the study, between 1969 and 2003, the number of new buildings constructed was 9,400. The pace has gathered so much that the town added the same number between 2003 and 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A paper Urbanisation and socio-ecological challenges in high mountain towns: Insights from Leh (Ladakh) by Juliane Dame et al of the Heidelberg Center for the Environment, Heidelberg University, Germany, gives a detailed assessment of the uncontrolled urbanisation of Leh. According to the study, between 1969 and 2003, the number of new buildings constructed was 9,400. The pace has gathered so much that the town added the same number between 2003 and 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Leh must not become another Shimla

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 08:31 PM IST
The people of the brand new Union Territory are happy. But they should be apprehensive too. The Indian tourist army may ravage the ecologically fragile region
MS Dhoni spotted playing cricket.(Instagram/Chennai Super Kings)
MS Dhoni spotted playing cricket.(Instagram/Chennai Super Kings)

MS Dhoni spotted playing cricket in Leh with kids, see photo

New Delhi | By IANS
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 08:26 PM IST
A picture of MS Dhoni playing cricket with kids in a basketball court on a cemented pitch has been going viral on social media.
The postal department has revoked the suspension of booking and transfer of articles meant for Jammu and Leh.
The postal department has revoked the suspension of booking and transfer of articles meant for Jammu and Leh.

Chandigarh postal dept restores service to Jammu, Leh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 03:47 AM IST
File image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at a function after bring conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army in New Delhi on November 1, 2011.(AFP)
File image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrives at a function after bring conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army in New Delhi on November 1, 2011.(AFP)

MS Dhoni likely to unfurl tricolour in Leh on Independence Day

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:38 AM IST
Defence sources said on Thursday that Dhoni is scheduled to travel along with his regiment to Leh on August 10.
JKBOSE results of Class 10, 12 declared(HT File)
JKBOSE results of Class 10, 12 declared(HT File)

JKBOSE 2018 results of Class 10, 12 declared for Leh, Kargil, Jammu, Kashmir divisions, direct links here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2019 11:28 AM IST
JKBOSE declared the results of Class 10, 12 bi-annual and annual exams of multiple divisions.Here’s the details
The Congress won two prominent municipal councils of Kashmir, while most of the independent candidates bagged seats in Srinagar Municipal Corporation.(PTI)
The Congress won two prominent municipal councils of Kashmir, while most of the independent candidates bagged seats in Srinagar Municipal Corporation.(PTI)

BJP makes gains in Valley as Congress sweeps Leh in Jammu and Kashmir local polls

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2018 12:10 AM IST
For the first, saffron party makes inroads in the restive region .
The elections saw abysmal voter turnout with just four per cent of them casting their votes in Kashmir while Ladakh and Jammu regions saw good participation.(ANI Photo)
The elections saw abysmal voter turnout with just four per cent of them casting their votes in Kashmir while Ladakh and Jammu regions saw good participation.(ANI Photo)

J&K municipal polls: Congress wins Anantnag, sweeps Leh, BJP makes its mark in Valley

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 02:09 PM IST
There were no signs of any electioneering in the run up to the polls after militant outfits threatened to target those taking part in the polls.
A high-density apple orchard at SKUAST university in Shalimar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
A high-density apple orchard at SKUAST university in Shalimar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)

US-educated Kashmiri engineer sets up high-density apple orchard in Leh

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 03:36 PM IST
Khuram Shafi, an engineer from Purdue University in America, is setting up the orchard at Himalayan Institute for Alternate Learning (HIAL) University, an initiative by Sonam Wangchuk, who inspired ‘3 Idiots’.
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