ladakh region

SRK begins his first ever shooting schedule in Kashmir Valley


August 27th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived here Monday to shoot in the picturesque Kashmir Valley for the first time in his over two-decade-old film career.Shah ... Read more...

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SRK to shoot Yash Chopra’s movie in Kashmir


August 25th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 25 (IANS) After shooting in the serene surroundings of Ladakh, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will arrive here early next week to film Yash Chopra's romantic movie. ... Read more...

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Stray incident apart, Eid prayers offered peacefully in Kashmir


August 20th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Save for a stray incident of some youths torching a police vehicle in Srinagar, Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were offered amid peace and tranquility across Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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65 bikers roar off on Himalayan odyssey


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The ninth Royal Enfield Himalayan Odyssey was flagged off here Saturday with 65 riders scheduled to cover 2,700 km over a period of 16 days ... Read more...

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Post office with four mail runners opened in Ladakh


June 19th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 19 (IANS) A post office with four mail runners (postmen), who may cover a distance of 60 km daily, was inaugurated Tuesday at Cha-Lungnak in Jammu and Kashmir's ... Read more...

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Omar inaugurates Ladakh International Film Festival


June 15th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday inaugurated the first Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) in Leh town.Welcoming the participants, he highlighted the state's captivating ... Read more...

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Omar wants to develop Kargil as a tourist destination


June 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday emphasized the need to develop Kargil, the second most important town in Ladakh as a tourism and sports ... Read more...

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Dhoni visits Kargil, pays homage to martyrs of 1999


June 6th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 6 (IANS) Indian Cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday visited the theatre of the 1999 Kargil Conflict and wondered how Indian soldiers had pushed back Pakistanis from the ... Read more...

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Dhoni visits Leh


June 5th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 5 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni, brand ambassador of the Indian Army and captain of country's cricket team, Tuesday arrived at Leh town of Jammu and Kashmir.Dhoni, who is ... Read more...

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Kashmir interlocutors’ report ambiguous: Rajnath Singh


June 1st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 1 (IANS) The report of the central government's interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir was "ambiguous" but the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not rejected it, senior party ... Read more...

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Now, a magazine for adventure tourism buffs


May 18th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A new bi-monthly magazine, Explore, to cater to the growing number of adventure tourism enthusiasts in the subcontinent hit the stands Friday.Launching the publication here ... Read more...

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Nyoma violence: No mutiny, only indiscipline, says army


May 12th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Indian Army Saturday denied reports of a "mutiny" in one of its artillery units in Nyoma in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region and claimed ... Read more...

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India clears $660 mn deal for artillery guns (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Indian Army got a shot in the arm Friday with the defence ministry clearing its long-pending $660 million (Rs.3,000 crore) proposal to buy ... Read more...

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India lost 26 soldiers in Siachen in one year


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India lost 26 of its soldiers manning the world's highest battlefield in Siachen glacier in the last one year, parliament was informed Monday."The number of ... Read more...

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Through mountain of snow, they open road to Lahaul (Feature with image)


April 27th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, April 27 (IANS) In a rigorous four-month effort, they chipped away a mountain of snow to once again link this Himachal Pradesh tourist resort with the picturesque ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Leh highway opens for light vehicles


April 25th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was opened for traffic Wednesday after a nearly five-month winter break, said a senior army officer."For the next one week, only light ... Read more...

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SBI flayed for shifting branch control to Jammu


April 19th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) The State Bank of India's (SBI) decision to shift the administrative control of all its branches in south Kashmir districts to Jammu attracted a lot ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall in Ladakh, rain in Kashmir


March 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 26 (IANS) As fresh snowfall lashed the Ladakh region, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in Kargil town Monday, making it the coldest in Jammu ... Read more...

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Chinese intrusion: Dhumal writes to Manmohan Singh


March 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressing concern over repeated Chinese incursions into Indian territory."Long-range missiles on ... Read more...

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Kashmir varsity produces world’s first cloned pashmina goat


March 13th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 13 (IANS) Scientists at the agricultural university in the Jammu and Kashmir capital have successfully produced the world's first cloned pashmina goat, a statement said Tuesday.Giving details about ... Read more...

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IAF Sukhoi squadron gets President’s Standard


March 6th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday presented a Standards, a highly prestigious decoration and recognition, to Indian Air Force (IAF) 24 Squadron that operates the frontline ... Read more...

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Indian Army regiment completes arduous trek to Ladakh’s Zanskar


February 12th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) A group of Indian Army personnel have completed an arduous trek to the snowbound and cut-off Zanskar Valley in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region through an ... Read more...

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Snowfall forecast in Kashmir in early February


January 31st, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Moderate to heavy snowfall has been forecast in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region in the first week of February.A western disturbance is approaching Jammu ... Read more...

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Kargil freezes at minus 25, lowest of the season


January 30th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 30 (IANS) At minus 25 degrees Celsius, Kargil town in the Ladakh region Monday recorded the lowest temperature of the season anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir so far ... Read more...

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Kashmir and Ladakh in deep freeze, Leh coldest at minus 22


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 23 (IANS) Leh in Jammu and Kashmir Monday recorded the lowest temperature of the season at minus 22.2 degrees Celsius as intense cold wave conditions continued across the ... Read more...

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Cold wave intensifies in Kashmir and Ladakh


January 21st, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Cold wave conditions in the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh intensified Saturday even as the weather office predicted another spell of snowfall in the region next week."The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Night temperatures rise marginally in Kashmir, Ladakh


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 3 (IANS) The cold wave conditions in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region eased somewhat Tuesday due to partial cloudy conditions though the night temperatures remained well ... Read more...

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Rain and snow to lash Kashmir beginning Wednesday


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 2 (IANS) Even as sub-zero temperatures continue across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region, the weather office Monday said rain and snow were likely to lash the ... Read more...

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Kashmir in deep freeze, Leh records minus 18


December 31st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) As scores of tourists arrived in picturesque Kashmir to usher in the new year, the temperatures continued their free fall with Jammu and Kashmir summer capital ... Read more...

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Kashmir freezing, Leh at minus 16.6


December 30th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 30 (IANS) The minimum temperatures were below the freezing point in the Kashmir Valley including Srinagar, with Leh shivering at minus 16.6 degrees.The minimum temperature was minus 4.5 ... Read more...

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Mercury rises but Kashmir still freezing


December 29th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) The minimum temperature rose slightly in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Thursday but at minus 2.3 degrees Celsius failed to provide relief from the extreme ... Read more...

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Cold keeps grip on north India, fog affects 51 trains (Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The cold wave persisted in north India Wednesday as many places recorded temperatures below the freezing point and thick fog affected the running of ... Read more...

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Kashmir freezing, Leh at minus 16


December 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Severe cold wave conditions continued unabated Wednesday across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region as night temperatures remained below freezing point with Leh recording a ... Read more...

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Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Dal Lake freezes


December 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 27 (IANS) Cold wave conditions continued unabated across the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region Tuesday.The minimum temperature in Srinagar Tuesday was minus 4.7 degrees Celsius. It was ... Read more...

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Season’s lowest in Srinagar, Leh freezes at minus 16


December 25th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 25 (IANS) The scenic Kashmir Valley may have been devoid of snowfall this Christmas, but the cold spell continued Sunday as the minimum temperature fell to the season's ... Read more...

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