Druk White Lotus School in the flood-ravaged Shey village of Leh was lucky to have hosted actor Aamir Khan

Leh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced Rs 125-crore aid from PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced a Rs 125 crores relief package for the victims of the flash floods here after the devastating cloudburst and said the focus will be to build houses before the onset of harsh winter.
The Prime Minister, who visited some of the flood ravaged areas in and around Leh in Ladakh district, said he will come again before winter sets in towards the year e


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Leh: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh landed here on Tuesday and went to Choglamsar area

SHILLONG: The recent cloudburst in Leh, Jammu & Kashmir where many have been affected including tourists is a matter of concern irrespective of geographical locations, if the Regional Metrological Centre (RMC), Guwahati is to be believed.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has stationed a high-level team in Leh which is working on ground for giving relief to those affected and drawing up a rehabilitation plan.

    The Leh cloudburst has again brought out the glaring lack of adequate documentation on such sporadic weather events. J Srinivasan, chairman of Divecha Centre for Climate Change and head of Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, tells TOI

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While the people of Ladakh will take months to recover from the flash floods that have damaged thousands of homes, there is more bad news as the model hydroelectric project that would have been the first regular source of power in the region is expected to get delayed by over a year in the aftermath.

Pune Leh cloudburst was an impact of global warming, feel scientists at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune. They said extreme events have been increasing in monsoon season due to warming.