In April, Leh district's last village of Kanji in the western Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir received electricity for the first time. It was only last year that a tarred road was built to connect this remotest hamlet to the world. But a school has been operating here since 1960 - giving students wings to dream!
Indian carriers participating in the evacuation of stranded people in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir may formally urge the government to exempt them from paying aeronautical charges and also seek lower fuel costs for these operations, airline sources said on Sunday.
After Pakistan rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s accusation that the South Asian country is waging a proxy war against India, the MEA said that the PM was articulating the core concerns in our relationship with Pakistan.
Gearing up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Kargil and Ladakh visit in the poll bound state of Jammu and Kashmir, where he will address public rallies and will also inaugurate a power transmission project on August 12, Army chief Dalbir Singh arrived here on Sunday on a three-day visit.
Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama`s discourses, event organisers said Monday.
The setting was perfect - an amphitheatre in a school with mountains on all four sides, a pitch dark sky with countless stars twinkling away and the screening of a film - the Asian premiere of `Bollywood - The Greatest Love Story Ever Told`, a colourful `thali` full of everything Hindi cinema stands for, couldn`t have been in a more apt ambience.
Actors Amit Sadh and Arshad Warsi, who will be seen together in Shubhash Kapoor`s `Guddu Rangeela`, share a lot of similar interests including biking. And the duo are planning a road trip from here to Leh in August.