Wednesday, January 17, 2018
 
 Ladakh News
Haji Anayat hails 10% SDA for Ladakh Employees
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)- Chairman J&K Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali has thanked the Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu for approving 10% Special Duty Allowance on Basic Pay for the employees working in difficult areas like Ladakh region. He also congratulated the employees of Kargil in particular and Ladakh region in general for the fulfilment of their demand for a Special Duty Allowance. He said that this was a long pending demand of the employees working in the twin districts of Ladakh and Kargil. He further said that he had taken up this concern with the Finance Minister after various representations including that from EJAC (Kargil) President Mukhtar Khan...

Lack of infrastructure like ice rink a major concern
young boys and girls attend coaching sessions in ice hockey and other related events on frozen natural water bodies
Leh(Ladakh), January 16, (Scoop News)-In the absence of infrastructure like ice rinks, dozens of young boys and girls assemble everyday on frozen water ponds across the district where they are being imparted special coaching sessions in ice hockey, ice skating, speed ice skating, figure skating and other allied events. Free coaching in remote areas is a part to popularize the sports among the children for which the money is being generated through the community contributions. The arrangements, in this regard, are being made by Ladakh Winter Sports Club (LWSC) and Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council (JKSCC). The dearth of infrastructure is a major concern for all those who are...

Ladakh students witness LA proceedings
Speaker welcomes their presence in House
Jammu, January 16, (Scoop News)-A group of students from Ladakh including Leh and Kargil witnessed the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly. Speaker, J&K, Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta welcomed the students in the House. He hoped that students will learn many new things and know about how the issues of public importance are raised by the Legislators in the House and Government response to the same. ...

Hundreds of devotees attend Spituk Gustor, monks hold prayers and mask dance
Leh(Ladakh), January 16, (Scoop News)-Hundreds of devotees attended Spituk Gustor on its concluding day on Monday at Spituk Monastery where monks from nearby gonpas joined in performing special prayers. The festival is celebrated on the 28th and 29th day of Chukshiki pa of Tibetan/ local calendar every year which coincided with 14th and 15th day of January this year. With bright sun on the horizon, the weather remained pleasant allowing people to congregate at the venue. The monks also enacted mask dance to the tune of musical instruments and like bells, pipes, drums and cymbals...

Army day observed at Leh
Srinagar/Leh(Ladakh), January 15, (Scoop News)-On the occasion of Army Day 15 Jan 2018, Lieutenant General SK Upadhya, General Officer Commanding Fire & Fury Corps laid wreath at Leh War Memorial to pay homage to the martyrs of Ladakh region. All ranks of Fire and Fury Corps and Leh Garrison were present for the wreath laying ceremony. The occasion witnessed the celebration of Army Day and Veterans Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. To mark the celebrations, Veer Naris, Veterans a...

Upward swing registered in tourist arrivals in Ladakh
inflow of holidaymakers dipping in Jammu and Kashmir regions during past half a decade
Leh(Ladakh), January 15, (Scoop News)-While the tourist arrivals in Jammu and Kashmir regions are conspicuously dipping over past half a decade, the inflow of holidaymakers to Ladakh region is, however, on ascend despite government’s tall claims of creating tourism infrastructure across the state. State tourism department’s efforts for promoting the trade by holding over a score of travel marts at different places in the country besides visiting abroad has not proved beneficial for generating any business in the tourism sector so far. The official data confirmed the number of tour...

Urgain Loondup attains superannuation
Leh(Ladakh), January 15, (Scoop News)-Urgain Loondup a member of Kashmir Administrative Service has retired from Government service on 31st Dec. 2017 from the post of General Manager DIC Leh. He worked in the rank of Joint Director Industries at the time of his retirement. He has joined Govt. Service on 5th Sept,1981 as Tourist Officer Ladakh and worked at Tourist Reception Center Srinagar in the Directorate of Tourism J&K. His name appeared in the “Lonely Planet Travel Guide” when he used to guide the tourist (both foreign and domestic) who travelled to Ladakh by road and air from Srinagar. He received appreciation from the Ambassador of Germany, Ambassador of Israel and Ambassador of Eu...

Kargil students witness LC proceedings
Chairman welcomes their presence
Jammu, January 15, (Scoop News)- A group of students from Sargole Kargil today witnessed the proceedings of the Legislative Council. The students hailing from far-off areas of the Kargil district have come here for first time to witness the business of the House. Chairman, J&K, Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali welcomed the students in the House. He hoped that students will learn many new things and know about how the issues of public importance are raised by the Legislators in the House and Government response to the same. ...

JKEDI trains fresh batch of 43 aspiring entrepreneurs at Kargil
Kargil, January 15, (Scoop News)- Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship development institute (JKEDI) conducted Entrepreneurship Development programme(EDP) at Kargil under Self employment component of HIMAYAT which concluded today. A batch of 43 aspiring entrepreneurs including eleven females passed out from JKEDI Kargil after completing the three-week training programme. The main objective of the program is to help the participants, to imbibe the required entrepreneurial and managerial skills so that they can start and run their own business ventures successfully. Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan, Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC Kargil, was the Chief Guest at the valedictory function. Haji Mohamma...

“Go Back Netanyahu” protest rally held in Kargil against Israeli Prime Minister visit to India
Kargil, January 15, (Scoop News)- Thousands marched in the frontier region Kargil town protesting against the Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Visit to India. The protest was organised by Imam Khomeini Memorial Trust (IKMT). Meanwhile the protesters were raising slogans against Israel its Prime minister and expressing solidarity with the people of Palestine. Protesters were holding placards and Palestinian flags. During the protest Israeli and American flag along with Netanyahu’s effigy were also burn during the protest. Speaking to the protesters at Laal chowk Kargil Chair...

DC lauds Kargil Police for promotion of Ice-Hockey at the Worlds second coldest inhabited place Drass
Srinagar, January 14, (Scoop News))-The concluding ceremony of Ice-Hockey Tournament-2018, organized by District Police Kargil, was held at Ice-Hockey Rink Goshan Drass, today. The final match of the tournament was played on the closing ceremony in which Goshan-A Drass defeated Himalayan-B Drass by two goals and emerged as the Winner of the Tournament limiting Himalayan-B Drass with the Runner Up trophy. On the occasion, amid a chilling cold weather Dy. Commissioner Kargil, Gulzar Hussain who was the Chief Guest on the occasion lauded the efforts of District Police Kargil headed b...

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