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Leh: City in Ladakh, India
Leh is the joint capital and largest town of Ladakh, a union territory in India-administered Kashmir. Leh, located in the Leh district, was also the historical capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, the seat of which was in the Leh Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace in Tibet. Leh is at an altitude of 3,524 metres (11,562 ft), and is connected via National Highway 1 to Srinagar in the southwest and to Manali in the south via the Leh-Manali Highway.


Stitch in time by Leh admin saved trekkers’ lives during Chadar trek

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Strategic 'Atal Tunnel' will change fortunes of region and help promote tourism: PM Modi

The "strategic" Rohtang tunnel, christened as Atal Tunnel and connecting Manali to Leh will change the fortunes of the region and help promote tourism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday...
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New India should come forward to tackle water issues: PM Modi

"New India should come to work together to deal with every situation of the water crisis. For this, we are working together on five levels," he said after inaugurating the Atal Bhujal Yojana here to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Leh, Srinagar and Jammu witness coldest night of the season

Leh was the coldest recorded place in the region on Monday night with a low of minus 15.6 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature in Srinagar dipped to minus 3 degrees Celsius, 2.1 degrees below..
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Leh freezes at minus 14.4 as cold intensifies in J&K, Ladakh

Srinagar recorded the coldest night of the season at minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, 1.6 degrees below the season's average, the meteorological department said. The famous ski resort of Gulmarg in north..
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Drass shivers at -11.5 degs as mercury dips in J&K, Ladakh

Drass emerged as the coldest place in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, recording a low of minus 11.5 degrees Celsius. Leh town of Ladakh continue to freeze at a low of minus 6.8 degrees Celsius, while..
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Leh celebrates, Kargil observes black day as Ladakh becomes UT

The formation of the UT of Ladakh evoked mixed reactions from political parties in the region, with those in Kargil observing it as a 'black day' and leaders in Leh seeing it as an opportunity for..
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Radha Krishna Mathur takes oath as first Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh

The oath of office was administered by the chief justice of Jammu and Kashmir high court Geeta Mittal at a simple function held in Leh.
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J&K ceases to be a state; two new UTs come into being

At the stroke of midnight, Jammu & Kashmir ceased to be a state of the Union, making way for two new Union territories of J&K and Ladakh. IAS officers, who have been appointed the new Lieutenant..
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J&K BDC Elections: 98.3% voter turnout; BJP claims 4 seats in Kargil, all 16 in Leh

Srinagar district recorded 100 per cent polling followed by Reasi (99.7 per cent) and Jammu (99.5 per cent) polling.
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Leh gets ready for UT status with a facelift

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Upcoming: Cricket & sports academy in Leh

REGIONAL BOOST: Union Minister promises speedy development in new Union Territory Ladakh
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We are very close to restoring normalcy, says J&K DGP

"We are very close to normalcy. If you take the entire region into account, All 10 districts of Jammu have become entirely normal, all school, colleges, and offices are open. Leh and Kargil are also..
DNA - Published

Housing ministry seeks proposal for infrastructure projects in Leh, Kargil

An official said the ministry is also contemplating to include these two regions under its 'Smart City Mission', a flagship programme of the Modi government. The move comes almost a month after the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Defence minister Rajnath Singh to visit Leh today

Defence minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Leh on Thursday to attend a programme being organised by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). "Leaving New Delhi for Leh, where I shall..
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Leh students get a warm switch to hygiene

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Grand opening to 9-day Aadi Mahotsav in Leh

Speaking on the occasion, the Tribal Affairs Minister said the Centre would extend all possible help to protect the aspirations of Ladakh people.
DNA - Published

Leh could get Smart City tag, Centre to push development schemes

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Ladakh's UT status triggers jubilation in Leh, resentment in Kargil

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No intrusion by Chinese troops in Leh's Demchok: Army chief General Bipin Rawat

"There has been no intrusion," Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on the sidelines of an event to mark the completion of 20 years of Kargil war.
DNA - Published

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