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Leh

(lā), town (1981 pop. 8,715), E Kashmir, N India. It is the capital 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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It is a two hour's drive from Leh town to Nurlavillage situated on the Indus River 84 kms away from Leh and nearer to the Leh-Srinagar Highway.
Tenders are invited for Tar macadamization of Leh town
The voter turnout shows enthusiasm among the voters, especially, women who turned out in greater number at most of the polling booths in and around Leh town," a government spokesman said.
This is also an ideal base for treks and walks and, of course, Leh town is at hand when you want to refill any necessities.
The epicenter was 247 km northeast of Leh town and 458 km northeast of Srinagar city.
Leh town, also in Ladakh region, recorded a minimum temperature of minus 13.
It would take us another four hours of driving to reach Basgo (Chakshe) on the outskirts of Leh town, where we stopped for a much-needed tea break before heading into Leh and finally the Golden Dragon hotel, HQ for the drive in Leh.
The floods damaged highways leading to Leh town in many places, making it difficult for lorries with relief supplies to enter Ladakh.
Khoda said a "series of cloud-bursts" hit Leh town and its surrounding villages, triggering torrential rains, mudslides and floods which destroyed many homes and government buildings.
Tenders are invited for Providing Laying and Fitting of Distribution Main for water supply scheme of Leh Town for left out area under AMRUT Scheme at Bam Ghar at Leh
The cold wave intensified further in Kashmir Valley, including Ladakh region, as the minimum temperature across the state dipped several degrees further, with Leh town freezing at minus 23 degree Celsius.
The school is located on the Leh- Manali highway and is 15 km from Leh town.