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Sarva Seva Sangh meet in Doon could give developmental direction to Uttarakhand

By Biju Negi Garhwal Post, August 10, 2007 DEHRADUN, 9 August: On the 65th anniversary of August Kranti Day, the Uttarakhand Pradesh Sarvodaya Mandal addressed a press conference and organised a symbolic padyatra from the Press Club to the Gandhi Park, here, today. On this…

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Bhojpatra on verge of extinction

D H News Service, Dehra Dun: Wednesday, August 8, 2007 Bhojpatra, a unique tree having tremendous medicinal qualities, is on the verge of extinction at Gangotri forests in Uttarakhand thanks to its massive uprooting. Compounding the problem, thousands of Kanwarias, pouring into Gangotri to collect…

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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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Folk Heroes reflect on Uttarakhand in Manhattan

New York City, August 6: The Uttarakhand “trinity” of Shekhar Pathak, Narendra Singh Negi, and “GIR DA” concluded their tour of the US this Monday, returning to New York City to give a powerful presentation on the music and social struggles of the Uttarakhandi people.…

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Twenty-First Century Urban Realities

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, 6 August 2007 Next year, the world’s urban population will surpass its rural population for the first time in history. While the pessimists foresee a planet of slums coupled with further environmental devastation, optimists including those at the UN highlight…

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Elites and Political Change vis-a-vis Mass Movement Politics in Uttarakhand

At the time of independence, hill region of United Provinces was organised into three districts under Kumaun Commissionary. The districts of Almora, Nainital and Pauri Garhwal were under the administrative control of the Commissioner of Kumaun. Besides this, the Commissioner of Kumaun was the British…

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Folk performance by Negi, Gir 'Da' draws record participation

UANA Annual Convention-2007 By Our Staff Reporter Garhwal Post, July 31, 2007 Dehradun, 30 July: Highlanders from all corners of America and also from Canada participated in the annual convention of the Uttaranchal Association of North America (UANA) in New Jersey on 28 July. The…

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High-rise building a threat for people in seismic-prone Dehradun

By Asheesh Goel / Dailyindia.com/ANI Dehradun, July 29: With an increasing number of locals in Uttarakhand vying each other for high-rise buildings, the lives of several people in Dehradun, are under threat as the region lies in the earthquake prone zone. Officials with the Geological…

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Workers Protest Violation of Labour Laws

Government Brands Them “Anti-Development” Liberation, 24 July 2007 The industrial area demarcated by the State Industrial Development Corporation of Uttaranchal Ltd. (SIDCUL) in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, may not be an SEZ – but it is certainly a ‘special’ new type of ‘integrated’ industrial estate – the…

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India honours saviour of Valley of Flowers

Posted: 23 Jul 2007 by Neeta Lal Every year some 600,000 pilgrims make their way through the Valley of Flowers in the Indian Himalayas, and until recently, left behind a trail of garbage. Now the Valley and the adjoining Nanda Devi National Park has been…

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