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People from Kedarghati region support movement

Editor’s Note: The positions of the Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (P), Uttarakhand Raksha Morcha, Uttarakhand Kranti Manch, and whoever is running under the banner of the Uttarakhand Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti has demonstrated an callousness to those affected by these hydro dam development projects. It also speaks…

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Creating heaven on earth on Uttarakhand farm

Dehradun : Some spend a week, some a fortnight. And some like Germany’s Stephanie have spent more than 40 days away from their mainstream lives on an off-grid community farm in the Himalayan foothills of Uttarakhand. [more]

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Elections give a respite to illegal riverbed mining in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Feb 18 (ANI): Corruption-free rule if voted to power again topped the agendas of leading political parties during the campaigning last month for the assembly elections on January 30th. Other promises included, predictably, uninterrupted power supply and employment for the local youth. The effect…

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Uttarakhand scholars pay tributes to Nautiyal

Hindi littérateur, communist ideologue and social activist Vidhyasagar Nautiyal was cremated at the Khadkhadi cremation ghat today. People from all walks of life attended the funeral. [more]

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Comrade Vidyasagar Nautiyal has passed on

After a long illness, it is with great sadness to note that novelist and playwright Vidyasagar Nautiyal has passed on. Born in Tehri in 1933, he participated right away at an early age in the prajamandal movement that restored democracy to the Tehri Garhwal princely…

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Parties ignored employment, migration issues during poll

Even 11 years after the creation of Uttarakhand, the basic issues of the people have not been addressed. These issues are now even missing from the agendas of the mainstream political parties. This is what some of the leading social activists of the state think.…

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Sex ratio falling even in suburbs

With an aim to sensitise masses about the ill effects of female foeticide and to improve the sex ratio of Uttarakhand, a State-level conclave was held in Dehradun on Friday in which scholars expressed concern over the deteriorating sex ratio even in fringe areas of…

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Hill women suffer due to liquor-addict husbands

The rural women in hill villages are the worst hit by liquor consuming habits of their husbands, partial unemployment due to shrinking agriculture and of social and family neglect despite working hard for 16 hours a day to keep their family going. This impression has…

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Population decline in hill districts worries netas

Negi’s song symbolises a conflict that is tearing apart families across 13 hill districts of the state. Commonly called ‘palaayan’ (out-migration ), every political party is gnashing its teeth and promising all kinds of things to stop youth from migrating to the plains for jobs.…

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A State grappling with the problem of migration

A decade ago, when Uttarakhand was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, Bhairav Datt hoped that his sons would not have to leave their home to look for jobs in either Delhi or Lucknow. But now, while his third son is preparing for his class X…

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