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Timber mafia’s ”brazen defiance” brought to Nishank’s notice

Aligarh, Jul 16 (PTI) Environmental groups have written a memorandum to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank drawing his attention to the “brazen defiance” of the timber mafia in the hill state after alleged attempts to murder an activist and his family. President of the…

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Land scam stink in Uttarakhand

Raju Gusain Mail Today, Dehradun, June 26, 2010 Uttarakhand may be the perfect getaway for those wanting to escape the scorching summer. But the state’s chief minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, is feeling the heat even in the cool climes of the hill state. He is…

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Quarrying mafia has political backing?

D S Kunwar, TNN, Jun 17, 2010 DEHRADUN: Rampant quarrying along rivers — in wilful violation of Supreme Court directives in 2009 — is threatening Uttarakhand’s fragile ecosystem. After the SC directive, the Union environment ministry had set conditions for all states before quarrying along…

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A dam big scandal

Kumkum Dasgupta, Hindustan Times June 17, 2010 Politicians love photo-ops. So I wasn’t very surprised to see Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal take a dip in the Ganga during the Maha Kumbh and then hold a Cabinet meeting on its banks. He apparently wanted to…

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Timber mafia still operative in Pauri Garhwal

JP Dabral of Himalayan Chipko Foundation has filed several PILs in Supreme Court of India exposing the misuse of Hak hakook system and the nexus between the forest department officials and the timber mafia. In two such matters the Ministry of Environment & Forests has…

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GP Editorial: Destroying society

The recent outrageous behaviour of ABVP-affiliated students at Garhwal and Kumaon Universities who ransacked their respective administrative offices has brought to the fore the growing lawlessness and impunity which the ruling party’s outfits are imposing on the state. The ABVP in this case are acting…

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Kanwar mela: Alert in Uttarakhand

(PTI) August 8, 2007 DEHRA DUN: Uttarakhand police has been put on high alert following a series of clashes between locals and Kanwarias at many places in the state, with environmentalists calling for a ban on pilgrims’ movements at Gangotri. The incidents have taken place…

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BS: Uttaranchal project under CBI scanner

Our Regional Bureau / New Delhi/ Dehra Dun March 30, 2006 The controversial 304 Mw Maneri Bhali Hydel project II has run into trouble again with the Uttaranchal government announcing a CBI probe into the alleged financial irregularities and other corruption charges in connection with…

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Some salient points on the Divya Pharmacy Case

Some of the 115 dismissed workers of Divya Pharmacy. They have been on dharna for more than half a year. The Brinda Karat-Baba Ramdev affair that exploded into the media in January 2006 has thus far been so badly reported that a few salient points…

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DH: UKD to blacken corrupt officers

DHNS,Dehra Dun: The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), a key regional party, has embarked upon a novel campaign targeting “corrupt” government officials in Uttaranchal. The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD), a key regional party, has embarked upon a novel campaign targeting “corrupt” government officials in Uttaranchal. As…

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