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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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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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Seminar on Save the Rivers Campaign begins in Ramnagar

People demand rights over Jal-Jungle-Zameen By Indra Mohan Singh Garhwal Post, 17 January 2007 Ramnagar, 16 Jan: A two day seminar on ‘Save the Rivers’ campaign began here today. Yatris of all the river yatras have arrived here. The seminar began with a welcome speech…

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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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Padyatra 1st Week: Most Hydel projects would leave villagers high & dry

Garhwal Post 8 January 2008 By our staff reporter Dehradun, 7 Jan: On the seventh day of the ‘Save the Rivers Campaign’, people raised many contentious issues of water and benefit sharing. The campaigners were able to demystify a few myths associated with hydro power…

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Padyatras begin today against 'anti-river' policies

2008: Uttarakhand’s Save the Rivers Year By our staff reporter Garhwal Post, 1 January 2008 Dehradun, 31 Dec: Concerned citizens of Uttarakhand and social activists have begun a campaign to mobilise communities against the ‘anti-river policies’ of the state and awaken the government to save…

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2008: Uttarakhand’s Save The Rivers Year

Ganga river, originating in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, is well-known throughout the world as India’s sacred and most revered river. But now its very existence is threatened as the state government, driven by an untrammeled lust for revenue and money-making, has given permission…

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Grievances of Maneri Bhali-II affected not being addressed

Garhwal Post 30 December 2007 By Our Staff Reporter Dehradun, 29 Dec: The Matu People’s Organisation has charged the State Government with sidelining environment and rehabilitation issues in the Maneri Bhali phase two project. Vimal Bhai, Coordinator of Matu People’s Organisation, alleged, “The government is…

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My father is not a Maoist: Shikha Rahi

The case against Prashant Rahi is particularly egregious as it threatens the civil rights of all Uttarakhandis and their ability to speak out against injustice. The Maoist canard is being increasingly used to stifle such dissent and must be actively debunked or else a culture…

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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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