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Deprived of basic amenities, Bageshwar women threaten stir

Lack of development belies state government’s tall claims Tribune News Service Nainital, February 18 Losing their patience over the failure of the administration to provide them with the basic amenities, the women from the rural areas of Bageshwar have threatened to launch a massive agitation…

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Kumaon women’s inhuman occupation

NDTV Correspondent, Updated: January 31, 2011 10:33 IST Khatima (Uttarakhand): India may have taken strides in developments, but even today, high in the mountains of Kumaon in Uttarakhand, women are employed to lift human excreta on their head. For years, Lakshmi has been doing this…

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Rural women play crucial role in state agriculture

Work-participation rate higher than national average Tribune News Service Nainital, January 9 In rural Uttarakhand, women are contributing up to 90 per cent of the total work in agriculture and animal care. The participation rate of women in the economy of the state is much…

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The mountaineer changing lives in a hill village

Claude Arpi and Abha Tewari Rediff, August 9, 2010 Munsyari in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand is the last small town before the Nepal-Tibet border. It is here that Malika Virdi, a well-known mountaineer, social worker and sarpanch till January 2010, has chosen to live…

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Troubled road to empowerment

Neena Sharma Tribune News Service, March 7, 2009 Behind the ever-smiling face of Garhwali women lies steely resolve and hard work. From discharging her duties at home to participating in social movements, the women are the main cogs in the wheel driving the state of…

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The road less travelled

Poverty and gender did not deter this strong-minded woman from Uttarakhand Ramesh Menon Sunday, March 16, 2008 03:52 IST Many of us choose to become a victim of our circumstances. We resign ourselves to what we call fate as if we were helpless. When we…

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Protecting rivers, Almora women show the way

Laxmi Ashram takes up the challenge to create awareness 2008 declared “Save the Rivers Year” By Aarti Dhar The Hindu, 27 Jan 2008 NEW DELHI: Global warming, climate change and environmental degradation are terms experts discuss on international fora. Women in Almora district of Uttarakhand…

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Women oppose construction of dams on sacred rivers

Garhwal Post, 10 January 2008 Dehradun, 9 Jan: On the ninth day of the “Save the Rivers Campaign”, activists in the Mandakini valley addressed two important meetings in Rampur and Tilawara. Women turned up in large numbers to attend these meetings. The padayatra started from…

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AP: A life transformed

Former actress devotes herself to India’s forlorn By Cassie Biggs Associated Press Published July 4, 2007 RISHIKESH, India — Maggie O’Hara may have left the false eyelashes and spike heels behind when she ditched Hollywood for the banks of India’s sacred Ganges River, but the…

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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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