Leh


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Leh

(lā), town (2011 pop. 30,870), Ladakh, E Kashmir, N India. It is the headquarters of Ladakh union territory and of the Leh district in Indian-controlled Kashmir. It lies at an altitude of c.11,500 ft (3,500 m) and is one of the world's highest towns inhabited year-round. Much of the trade between India and the Tibet region of China passed through Leh until 1959, when fighting broke out between India and China. The uninhabited Aksai Chin region around Leh was contested by India and China in the 1960s. The palace of the former rulers of W Tibet and a Lamaist monastery are in Leh.
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Many times when I returned from my Search to this Temple, which has always been a nest to me, there came one seeking Enlightenment - a man from Leh - that had been, he said, a Hindu, but wearied of all those Gods.' The lama pointed to the Arhats.
The mela was organised under the aegis of Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), DRDO Leh.
He said, heritage site is a sacred place for the Sikh community as well as for the residents of Leh as the place is blessed with the visit of Baba Guru Nanak Dev more than four hundred years ago who meditated there for quite some time.
Talking during the visit of Leh, he said several international construction companies had shown interest in constructing 26 km long Leh Expressway.
With the monsoon season starting, the city's sewerage authorities have finally managed to complete de-silting and dredging of Nullah Leh.
During the British rule, Nullah Leh used to be a clean stream and home to fish, turtles and a variety of other aquatic life.
According to media reports CM Punjab Usman Buzdar will undertake special visit of Rawalpindi on April 12 to lay foundation stone of Leh Expressway and inaugurate Government Degree College Sadar Rawalpindi Cantt.
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CDRN emergency unit quickly assessed the situation and was ready to transport 96000 pre-positioned water purification tablets donated by Aquatabs for those affected in Leh.
But there are a few tourists who have decided to stick it out, helping Leh and its residents cope with the tragedy.
The commissioner directed the agencies that all the rescuers must have megaphones to warn the people for keeping them away from the Leh banks.