Leh: Rigzin Angmo, a middle-aged nurse at a government hospital, is all smiles as she shows you her new house that was built this June.

SRINAGAR: The Governor, N. N. Vohra, today said that Jammu and Kashmir has vast potential in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and fruit processing industry to generate large scale economic and employment opportunities.

Leh has become the first district in the state to have its own five-year perspective plan 2011-16 for all 93 panchayat halqas of the district and Leh town for the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) as per the wishes and needs of people.

The formulation of the perspective plan is mandatory for the implementing agency under the MGNREGA to provide a

Solang/Sissu : The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) today completed the first km of the world

The deodar greenline in this tourist town will shrink. More than 100 deodar trees will be cut for the Manali bypass road project to ease the traffic congestion in this town and make way for the double-laning of the Manali-Leh highway.

In Ram Bagh, three big trees have dried up in Van Vihar as the kitchen waste water from Sa Ba restaurant ends up here.

The strategically important Srinagar-Leh National Highway was thrown open to vehicular traffic today after it remained closed for more than five months due to heavy snowfall.

The highway was thrown open by the General-Officer-in-Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps of the Army, Lt-Gen SA Hasnain.

Leh, Even after eight months of the devastating cloudburst causing a huge damage to life and property in the Ladakh region, Leh district is yet to receive any major financial support from the Union government.

Many important projects, including the irrigation canal, were incomplete due to lack of funds.

Keeping in mind the cloudburst tragedy of Leh in 2010, experts from various fields studying changes in Himachal in relation to climate change have voiced common concerns about high-altitude areas of the state that have already thrown up alarming signals

Taking a step further on the proposed strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh railway line, the Union Railway Ministry has sought approval of the Planing Commission of India for the project after examining its feasibility report.

In a letter to Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Union Minister of State for Railways E Ahamed communicated the fresh development on the ambitious project proposed by the state

LEH, Dec.