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Desperation continues to grip Uttarakhand

Subhash Mishra, India Today Lucknow, December 30, 2008 Gloom and desperation continues to engulf the small hilly state of Uttarakhand, created eight years back in 2000 as economic disparity and development continues to widen the rift between the hilly and plain regions of the state.…

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'Hamari Virasat' focuses on impact of globalisation

By Dr Shailesh Upreti Garhwal Post, 18 February 2008 Dehradun, 17 Feb: “Uttarakhand and Globalisation: Challenges for Sustainable Development” was the topic of a seminar “Hamari Virasat” held, recently, at the Press Club of India, New Delhi. The annual magazine of CUMP (Creative Uttarakhand Myor…

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HT: Uttarakhand reeling under debt

Hindustan Times Thursday November 29, 2007 Barely seven years after it was carved out of Uttar Pradesh, the state of Uttarakhand, which was created to fulfill the aspirations of people living in the region, has become burdened with debts taken by the state government. As…

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Scars of development

Combat Law, September-October 2007 After getting full statehood in November 2000, Uttarakhand has become even easier target for the vested interests of private entrepreneurs in collusion with the political leadership of the state, reveals Suresh Nautiyal. This monsoon, as we moved closer to Gangotari from…

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HT: Uttarakhand hopes to benefit from Mayawati win

Utpal Parashar Hindustan Times Dehradun, May 13, 2007 Every cloud has a silver lining. Although Mayawati’s unexpected win has sent shockwaves in the BJP, Uttarakhand is hopeful of getting its long-pending issues with the neighbouring state resolved soon. Despite terming BSP’s return to power in…

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Dehradun in the Running for International IT Conference

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post February 17, 2007 As the state election campaign enters its final days, another poll is being held in the cyber world to determine the venue of an important information technology conference later this year. Dehradun is one of three cities…

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Beyond Electoral Politics: Need for Democratic Renewal

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, February 2, 2007 Democratic renewal has yet to be broached by any political party in the current elections, yet it is perhaps the only thing that can bring the whole exercise to a satisfactory conclusion. As a keen observer of…

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Parties in Uttarakhand Elections

At long last, I have been able to compile a roster of political parties that are contesting the state elections this February. Both national and state party president or general secretaries have been listed, according to information that has been compiled from various news clippings…

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Op-Ed: Reflections on State Formation Day: For the Common Good?

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, 9 November 2006 It is fortuitous that I begin my regular biweekly column for Garhwal Post on the sixth anniversary of the foundation of “Uttaranchal.” As a resident of the US and Canada in the 1990s, I sought to do…

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Op-Ed: Appealing to NRUs with A Clear Vision and Alternative

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, 26 October 2006 As a past office bearer and long-time member of both the Canadian and US Uttarakhandi associations, I look with sympathy upon the UKD’s attempts to generate funds (Garhwal Post, 25 Oct) to counter the powerful political machines…

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