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After missing out in Uttarakhand, Harish Rawat gets Cabinet rank

New Delhi: Union Minister Harish Rawat, after being denied chief ministership of Uttarakhand, was all smiles today as celebrations broke out at his residence over his elevation to the cabinet rank. Mr Rawat, who had a trail of sweet and sour relationship with the party…

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His love for environment only growing stronger

Popularly known as ‘Vriksha Manav’, 91-year-old Vishweshwar Dutt Saklani planted his first sapling six decades ago. And his love is only growing stronger with age [more]

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So goes Rawat, so goes Uttarakhand

Harish Rawat is in a situation that recalls the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Despite being one of the most loyal and faithful Congress leaders of any state (or as Rawat himself put it, a “child bride”…

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Would a Dalit make it to the high chair in Uttarakhand?

‘It would be the most positive event in the history of Uttarakhand,’ says Shekhar Pathak, a retired professor of history at Kumaon University, Nainital. [more]

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CPI Leader’s wife killed in accident

Kumkum Bhandari, wife of veteran CPI leader Samar Bhandari, passed away from internal injuries at Himalayan Institute on March 6. She had been injured the day before in Raipur and was transfered through two hospitals before succumbing to her wounds in Jolly Grant. Our deepest…

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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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“Hug the Trees!” Chandi Prasad Bhatt and the Chipko Movement

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Emancipated Women-Folk of Uttarakhand

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Jim Corbett of Kumaon

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