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2014-05-15 16:25:25

NEW DELHI, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Department of Post, Ministry of Communication and IT, Government of India today celebrated Buddha Purnima with the release of a commemorative stamp on the Drukpa Buddhists. The Drukpa Lineage, based in the Himalayas, is the most prominent Buddhist lineage in India. The commemorative stamp celebrating the 999 years of Drukpa Lineage was released by Shri SK Sinha, Member (HRD), Department of Post in the august presence of the Gyalwang...

2014-03-20 12:28:55

NEW DELHI, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Showcasing of Kung Fu Nuns performance and Dragon Dance Drukpa Buddhists showcased the Himalayan Buddhist Tradition, as they celebrated self-empowerment in Delhi's Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts. The day was filled with scintillating dragon dance by the Drukpa nuns, breath-taking demonstration by the Kung Fu Nuns, art and photo-exhibition, and some delectable Himalayan cuisine. The event was organised...

2008-02-06 13:43:52

An unexpected heavy snowfall in the Ladakh region of India may mean the death of around 90,000 Pashmina goats. These goats are facing a shortage of food, according to Tsering Dorjay, a government official in Ladakh. These goats typically survive on the grass in Ladakh, but with the temperatures at -29 degrees Fahrenheit and such heavy snowfall, they are not expected to survive much longer. The government provisions of winter food have been consumed already, and Dorjay said, "We have requested...


Latest Ladakh Reference Libraries

Goa, Procapra picticaudata
2012-10-08 09:21:01

The Tibetan gazelle (Procapra picticaudata), also known as the goa, is native to the Tibetan plateau. Its range is nearly restricted to the provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Tibet. Small populations do occur outside of this range in India, in the Sikkim and Ladakh regions. It prefers a habitat within high steppes and alpine meadows, at elevations between 9,800 and 18,860 feet. Within its range, it can be found in small herds that are spread apart. The Tibetan gazelle can...

Tibetan Antelope, Pantholops hodgsonii
2012-10-04 16:07:51

The Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii), also known as the chiru, is native to the Tibetan Plateau. Its range is nearly completely restricted to China, including Xinjiang, Tibet, and Qinghai, with a few populations occurring in Ladakh, India. This species prefers a habitat on flatlands with open areas and little vegetation. The Tibetan antelope is the sole member of its genus and holds no subspecies. Its genus name, Pantholops, means “all antelope” in Latin. There is one extinct...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'