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UNESCO: Local self help groups strengthen community radio

24-04-2007 (New Delhi) Women self help groups are playing an increasingly important role since the community radio station “Mandakini Ki Awaaz” (The Voice of Mandakini) located in Bhanaj, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India started its operations in 2004. In the last few months, their participation has…

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The power of corporate greed in a Himalayan state

Here we take a look at what is happening next door in Himachal Pradesh where a big push to develop more power projects is taking place. By Arun Shrivastava The People’s Voice, 23 April 2007 Hydro-electric power projects of private firms in Himachal Pradesh are…

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PTI: Bahuguna joins endeavour against SEZ

Dehra Dun, April. 22 (PTI): Noted Chipko leader Sunderlal Bahuguna, along with scores of farmers, today extended his support to environmentalist Anil P Joshi in his endeavour against the special economic zones. Joshi, who started his ‘1000-km Cycle Yatra’ from Parthal village in Jammu and…

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A Historic Opportunity on the Frontier

With his experience and background, Chief Minister Khanduri is ideally placed to resolve the boundary issue with China, and unshackle Uttarakhand’s economic, social, and cultural frontiers By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, April 15, 2007 As the dust finally settles from the Uttarakhand state assembly polls,…

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BS: Uttarakhand to bring new agri policy

Business Standard / Dehra Dun April 14, 2007 Declaring that it would not allow the repeat of any Nandigram-like episode in Uttarakhand, the state government today announced that it would shortly bring a separate agriculture policy with an aim to protect the rapidly shrinking agri-land…

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Delhi Event felicitates Padma Shree Awardees

President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam conferred the Padmashree, one of the country’s highest civilian honours, in an event held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 5th April 2007, to Dr. Lalit Mohan Pandey (Environment), Prof. Shekhar Pathak (Education and Literature), Prof. K. S. Valdiya…

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Film on Uttarakhand movement coming soon

Garhwal Post, April 1, 2007 Dehradun, 31 March: The second Uttarakhandi film made on the statehood movement is all set for release in the third week of April. Garhwali film ‘Aaj do, Abhi do’ is a digital film and is likely to hit the silver…

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BS: New govn't to favour small dams

Business Standard / New Delhi / Dehra Dun March 23, 2007 The new Uttarakhand government is likely to give preference to small dams over big ones like Tehri in its new policy guidelines for the power sector. This could mean the death-knell for the 6,480…

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BL: Friends in high places

A forum for the children of the mountains. By Santosh Mehta Hindu Business Line, March 23, 2007 Twenty-five years of work in the region has proved to the Shri Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram (SBMA), a Garhwal-based voluntary organisation in Uttarakhand, that it pays to tap the…

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HN: Is global warming killing the Himalayan glaciers?

Killing her, not so softly Is global warming killing the Himalayan glaciers, including Gangotri-Gaumukh – the origin of Ganga? By Akash Bisht Surendra Rawat, 28, of the National Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, is a professional mountaineer. His job has taken him many times in the…

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