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IBN: India feels pangs of climate change

Divya Iyer CNN-IBN, May 05, 2007 New Delhi: Global warming is at your doorstep. And climate change is a reality in India. Pushkar Singh Negi from Ratapani, in Pohri Garhwal, knows this best. His fields are rich and like all the farmers in the district,…

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GP: Book on condition of Uttarakhand women released

Garhwal Post, 29 April 2007 By OUR STAFF REPORTER DEHRADUN, 28 Apr: ‘Yamuna’, a book on the condition of women of Uttarakhand undergoing change from 1994 till today was released here today at a function held at the press club. The Chief Guest on the…

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Decentralise power to gram sabhas: Kamala Pant

Garhwal Post, April 27, 2007 By OUR STAFF REPORTER DEHRADUN, 26 Apr: With a view to establishing a better political structure and making decentralisation of power a reality in Uttarakhand, the Uttarakhand Mahila Manch would organise a conference here on 30 April. “Regional parties have…

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Shepherds embark on seasonal migration with special friends

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, 26 April 2007 “Mountain shepherds of the world unite!” may seem like an otherworldly slogan, but it is being put to the test by two young Americans who are following the seasonal migration of highland Bhotiya herders and their flocks…

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UNESCO: Local self help groups strengthen community radio

24-04-2007 (New Delhi) Women self help groups are playing an increasingly important role since the community radio station “Mandakini Ki Awaaz” (The Voice of Mandakini) located in Bhanaj, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India started its operations in 2004. In the last few months, their participation has…

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The power of corporate greed in a Himalayan state

Here we take a look at what is happening next door in Himachal Pradesh where a big push to develop more power projects is taking place. By Arun Shrivastava The People’s Voice, 23 April 2007 Hydro-electric power projects of private firms in Himachal Pradesh are…

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PTI: Bahuguna joins endeavour against SEZ

Dehra Dun, April. 22 (PTI): Noted Chipko leader Sunderlal Bahuguna, along with scores of farmers, today extended his support to environmentalist Anil P Joshi in his endeavour against the special economic zones. Joshi, who started his ‘1000-km Cycle Yatra’ from Parthal village in Jammu and…

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A Historic Opportunity on the Frontier

With his experience and background, Chief Minister Khanduri is ideally placed to resolve the boundary issue with China, and unshackle Uttarakhand’s economic, social, and cultural frontiers By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, April 15, 2007 As the dust finally settles from the Uttarakhand state assembly polls,…

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BS: Uttarakhand to bring new agri policy

Business Standard / Dehra Dun April 14, 2007 Declaring that it would not allow the repeat of any Nandigram-like episode in Uttarakhand, the state government today announced that it would shortly bring a separate agriculture policy with an aim to protect the rapidly shrinking agri-land…

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Delhi Event felicitates Padma Shree Awardees

President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam conferred the Padmashree, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, in an event held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 5th April 2007, to Dr. Lalit Mohan Pandey (Environment), Prof. Shekhar Pathak (Education and Literature), Prof. K. S. Valdiya…

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