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Leh: City in Ladakh, India
Leh is the joint capital and largest town of the union territory of Ladakh in India. 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 residence 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.

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Ram Madhav celebrates birth anniversaries of Dalai Lama, Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Leh [Video]

Ram Madhav celebrates birth anniversaries of Dalai Lama, Syama Prasad Mookerjee in Leh

Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Ram Madhav paid tribute to Dalai Lama on his 85th birth anniversary in Leh. He also paid tribute to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee...

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BRO constructs 3 bridges in Ladakh to facilitate Indian Army, civilians [Video]

BRO constructs 3 bridges in Ladakh to facilitate Indian Army, civilians

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has built three bridges near Leh which facilitated Indian Army's tank movement during stand-off along Line of Actual Control (LAC). It will allow movement of tanks..

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Watch: PM Modi performs Sindhu Darshan puja at Nimu forward brigade place in Ladakh [Video]

Watch: PM Modi performs Sindhu Darshan puja at Nimu forward brigade place in Ladakh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Sindhu Darshan puja on his arrival at Nimu the forward brigade place in Ladakh on July 03. Yesterday, PM Modi made a surprise visit to Ladakh to meet the soldiers..

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Watch: PM Modi visits Leh's Hall of Fame Museum, pays tribute to fallen soldiers [Video]

Watch: PM Modi visits Leh's Hall of Fame Museum, pays tribute to fallen soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 3 visited the Hall of Fame Museum which is run by Indian Army in Leh. He paid tribute to soldiers killed in action during Galwan Valley clash. PM Modi made a..

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PM Modi hails women soldiers in Leh [Video]

PM Modi hails women soldiers in Leh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 03 during his surprise visit to Leh, lauded women soldiers at the border. "I am looking at women soldiers in front of me. In the battlefield at the border this view..

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Every peak, mountain witnessed valour of Indian soldiers: PM Modi in Ladakh [Video]

Every peak, mountain witnessed valour of Indian soldiers: PM Modi in Ladakh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his surprise visit to Leh hailed bravery of Indian soldiers at the border. "Today the head of every citizen of the country bows to you in respect. From Leh, Ladakh..

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Age of expansionism is over: PM Modi in Ladakh [Video]

Age of expansionism is over: PM Modi in Ladakh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 03 during his visit to Leh said that age of expansionism is over and the present time is for development. He said, "Age of expansionism is over and it is the age of..

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Air surveillance continues in Leh [Video]

Air surveillance continues in Leh

Strict air surveillance continued in Ladakh's Leh on June 26. Activity was witnessed days after China and India violent face-off in Galwan valley in Ladakh. 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in the..

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Watch: Air surveillance continues in Leh [Video]

Watch: Air surveillance continues in Leh

The air surveillance continued in Leh on June 23. It came after Indian-China's violent face-off at Galwan Valley. 20 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives in Ladakh's Galwan Valley after violent..

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Punjab's cycle industry seeks support from govt to end dependence on China [Video]

Punjab's cycle industry seeks support from govt to end dependence on China

The cycle industry of Punjab has started a campaign to boycott Chinese goods and products. They are seeking support and permission from government to import machineries. It will help the cycle industry..

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Taken necessary action to handle any upcoming contingency on LAC: IAF Chief [Video]

Taken necessary action to handle any upcoming contingency on LAC: IAF Chief

The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on June 20 reacted on the question over his visit Leh and Srinagar airbases amid the escalated tension between India and China at Galwan..

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Military chopper, fighter jet activity seen in Leh [Video]

Military chopper, fighter jet activity seen in Leh

Military chopper and fighter jet activity was seen in Ladakh on June 19. Activity was witnessed amid ongoing situation between China and India after violent face-off in Galwan valley in Ladakh...

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Anti-China protests continue across India [Video]

Anti-China protests continue across India

Protests against China over recent Galwan valley faceoff continue across parts of India. Protestors are burning posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping. People are also pushing towards boycotting..

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India-China face off: UP painter pays tribute to fallen soldiers [Video]

India-China face off: UP painter pays tribute to fallen soldiers

A painter from Moradabad paid tribute to fallen soldiers who lost their lives in clash with China's PLA in Galwan valley. He made a 20-foot painting. 20 Indian Army soldiers lost lives in violent..

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180 stranded migrant workers of Jharkhand arrive in Ranchi from Andaman and Nicobar Islands [Video]

180 stranded migrant workers of Jharkhand arrive in Ranchi from Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A flight carrying 180 stranded migrant workers of Jharkhand from Andaman and Nicobar Islands arrived in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Airport on May 30. Migrants were flown back home from Andaman and Nicobar a..

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COVID-19: Leh District Administration evacuates stranded people amid lockdown 3.0 [Video]

COVID-19: Leh District Administration evacuates stranded people amid lockdown 3.0

Amidst nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the district administration of Leh has evacuated stranded people. They evacuated students, pilgrims from different parts on May 15. All the passengers were screened..

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Was Modi's visit to hospital in Leh 'staged'? Here's why 'Liberal' Twitterati need to calm down

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'Malicious and unsubstantiated': Army dismisses media reports casting doubts on treatment of injured soldiers at Leh

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Defence ministry slams campaign questioning status of army facility visited by PM to meet Galwan braves

The defence ministry on Saturday slammed the "malicious and unsubstantiated accusations" in some quarters that raised questions about the status of the facility visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
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PM Modi performed Sindhu Darshan puja at Ladakh's Nimu

The PM also paid homage to the martyrs at the War Memorial's Hall of Fame in Leh. He later proceeded to Army General Hospital to interact with the injured soldiers in Galwan face-off. Notably, the..
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Age of expansionism is over, this is age of development: PM Modi in Leh

Taking an apparent dig at China, Modi said the age of expansionism is over and added that the new age of development is here.
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China upset with PM Modi's Leh visit, says 'No party should escalate situation'

This development comes after Narendra Modi visited Leh and Ladakh and was briefed by senior officers in Nimu amidst ongoing military standoff with China.
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PM Modi's visit to Leh sends good message of solidarity with troops: Shiv Sena leader

Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Leh, Ladakh is important and it sends a good message of solidarity to the troops.
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LAC face-off: PM Modi visits Leh to review ground situation


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India-China faceoff: CDS General Bipin Rawat to reach Leh today: Sources

General Rawat's visit holds importance since it comes in the wake of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Ladakh being rescheduled.
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Rajnath Singh to hold talks with US counterpart, India-China face-off likely to come up

The third round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China to discuss and diffuse the tension over the ongoing dispute along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh is scheduled to be held at 10:30 am..
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Army pays tribute to soldier who died in Ladakh during road construction

The mortal remains of Naik DSV Sachin More, who lost his life during the construction of a road and bridge in Leh was given full military honours at the Pune airport where it arrived on Friday evening...
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Army Chief visits forward areas in Ladakh; takes stock of ground situation

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane on Wednesday visited various forward areas in eastern Ladakh and took stock of the Army's combat preparedness in the region in the wake of the bitter border standoff with..
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Army Chief on visit to forward locations in Eastern Ladakh, to interact with troops

"On a two-day visit to Ladakh, Army Chief General MM Naravane is on a visit to the forward locations in the Eastern Ladakh area today. The chief will also interact with troops on the ground there,"..
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Galwan Valley clash: Army chief Gen MM Naravane interacts with injured soldiers at Leh's Military Hospital

The Army chief during his visit is scheduled to review the on-ground situation and the progress in talks with the Chinese military.
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Army Chief MM Naravane to visit Leh today

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Mistaken identity causes 16-hr ordeal for jawan’s kin

Two short sentences from Sepoy Sunil Kumar of 16 Bihar ended a 16-hour ordeal for his family in Saran district. “Mein Leh se Sunil bol rahan hoon. Mein surakshit hun (This is Sunil calling from Leh...
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10 soldiers released after 3 days of talks

Ten Indian soldiers, including two majors and two captains, who were held captive by the People’s Liberation Army since the bloody clash Monday night were released on Thursday evening after three..
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Eastern Ladakh tension: IAF chief pays quiet visit to Leh, Srinagar

Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria paid a two-day visit to Leh and Srinagar to oversee preparedness of the IAF in view of the massive escalation in tension with China following the violent Galwan Valley..
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IAF Chief visits Leh to review Ladakh operations, fighter aircraft moved to forward bases

Even as the Indian Air Force (IAF) moved its assets including fighter aircraft to forward bases and airfields in view of the ongoing dispute with China, its chief RKS Bhadauria was on a two-day..
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Train from Jharkhand for Leh-bound migrant workers cancelled amid border tensions

A special train that was to carry 1,600 migrant workers on their way to Leh from Dumka in Jharkhand for construction work of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was cancelled on Tuesday, following..
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India, China begin another round of 'tough' military talks; Pangong Tso still a major problem

India and China kicked off another round of military talks on Wednesday, with the two sides engaging in “tough negotiations” towards de-escalating the ongoing troop confrontation along the Line of..
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Ladakh standoff: Indian and Chinese armies hold Lt General-level talks with 'positive approach'

Indian and Chinese armies on Saturday held high-level military talks with a "positive" approach, signalling an intent to end their month-long standoff in eastern Ladakh through peaceful dialogue,..
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India to bring specific proposals during military talks with China on June 6: Sources

Indian and Chinese military will hold high-level talks on June 6 at the level of lieutenant general and both sides are expected to deliberate on specific proposals to ease tension in the sensitive..
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India, China move towards easing of tensions ahead of June 6 meeting of top commanders

The general officer commanding of Leh-based 14 Corps is expected to hold talks with his Chinese counterpart on June 6.
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BRO team in Jharkhand to recruit men for Ladakh passes

Even as Jharkhand government on Friday airlifted 57 migrants working for various road and infrastructure projects in between Kargil and Leh, a 9-member team of India’s premier road construction..
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J’khand airlifts 60 stranded migrants back home from Leh


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India-China stand-off: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds meeting with CDS, three Services Chiefs

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India moves more troops to bolster frontline in east Ladakh

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231 Ladakhi pilgrims evacuated from Iran reach Leh: Ladakh MP

Taking to Twitter, Namgyal wrote, "231 pilgrims of Ladakh evacuated from Iran completed quarantine in Jodhpur have reached Leh by Indian Air Force flight. They are being screened at Leh Airport and..
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Leh serves up counselling session with food grains to migrant labourers


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One more coronavirus patient cured in Ladakh

One more person has recovered from coronavirus infection in Ladakh, taking the number of people cured in the union territory to 12, a senior official said on Monday. The UT now has only three active..
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COVID-19: IAF creates nine quarantine facilities at its nodal bases across country

IAF aircraft are continuing to fly in medical supplies and doctors to Leh and fly out blood samples for COVID-19 testing to Chandigarh and Delhi, the release noted.
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Coronavirus: Ladakh imposes lockdown till March 31

The union territory of Ladakh has been placed on lockdown till March 31. The lockdown came into effect across Ladakh at 8 pm on Sunday and will remain in force till 6 pm on March 31, officials said...
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78 quarantined in Srinagar after arrival from Leh

Authorities in Kashmir on Thursday quarantined 78 people, who arrived here from Leh in Ladakh union territory, for suspected novel coronavirus infection, officials said. ​
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Army jawan in Leh tests positive for coronavirus


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International Yoga Day to be held in Leh this year, PM Modi to lead event

Around 15,000 to 20,000 people are expected to gather at the venue in Leh.
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Leh to host International Yoga Day's main event, PM Modi to attend

Leh, the capital of the Union territory of Ladakh will be the venue for the main event for International Yoga Day on June 21 and PM Modi will attend it, AYUSH ministry officials said on Wednesday. Modi..
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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..
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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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