The election to the LAHDC, which is the district’s highest-elected body, is the first such exercise in the region since the Centre carved out the Union Territory from the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August last year
Traditional Ladakhi houses and farming practices are finding it difficult to cope with rapidly changing climatic conditions. They want measures to safeguard rights of indigenous people and the protection of the environment.
China entered Demchok as Congress didn't give due importance to Ladakh, says BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal
Ladakh MP Jamyal Tsering Namgyal said the execution of the rehabilitation project announced by then home minister Rajnath Singh would put an end to migration from border villages
Ladakh BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal urges Centre to declare region 'tribal area' under Sixth Schedule of Constitution ‘to protect demography, culture’
Based on Articles 244(2) and 275(1) provide for adminstration of tribal areas of tribal areas in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram, after setting up autonomous distrct and regional councils
Lok Sabha polls: In Ladakh, voters' distrust for politicians, unkept promises leave parties struggling to find candidates
With resentment against national and Jammu and Kashmir's mainstream parties at an all-time high among Ladakh voters, regional parties in the state are now faced with the challenge of picking the right candidate for the Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency.
Satya Pal Malik should give in to Kargil's demands for rotation of headquarters before move takes ethnic overtones
It was entirely foreseeable that Kargil would object to the shifting of decision making to Leh alone, after all, it hardly makes much difference if local representatives have to run to Leh instead of Srinagar like now, to get their files cleared
However, timing of the decision has lead to fears that the BJP was trying to erode the electoral foothold of Kashmir Valley, of which Ladakh was a part till now
PDP, NC threaten mass protests against J&K governor's 'divisive' policies, ask not to trifurcate state on New Delhi's orders
PDP, NC have threatened to launch mass street agitations if Jammu And Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik goes ahead with his plans of granting divisional status to Ladakh region while ignoring the Muslim majority region of Pir Panjal and Chenab Valley
Even as tension between India and China refuses to die down, followers of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in India, pledged their support to the cause to "free" Tibet from "Chinese occupation"
The greatest loss for a Kashmiri is not only the hate, suspicion and prejudice received from certain sections of citizens from other parts of India but also the consequent denial of choice to them to affiliate with multiple identities.