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RLEK to support independent women candidates

DEHRADUN, FEB 3 (PTI) A local NGO has come to the help of women candidates “ignored” by political parties and contesting as independents for the February 21 state assembly elections. “We will openly support with volunteers and other resources women contesting elections independently and those…

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Beyond Electoral Politics: Need for Democratic Renewal

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post, February 2, 2007 Democratic renewal has yet to be broached by any political party in the current elections, yet it is perhaps the only thing that can bring the whole exercise to a satisfactory conclusion. As a keen observer of…

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DTE: Villagers revive dying Himalayan springs

Down to Earth Jan 31, 2007 “Villagers from Kameda, Gagotu and Nagrasu valleys in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district have revived 16 drying springs in their areas. Using the isotope technique, villagers — with the help of scientists from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre — tracked the origin…

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Parties in Uttarakhand Elections

At long last, I have been able to compile a roster of political parties that are contesting the state elections this February. Both national and state party president or general secretaries have been listed, according to information that has been compiled from various news clippings…

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Uttarakhand Lok Vahini: Shamsher Singh Bisht to contest from Almora

Garhwal Post, February 3, 2007 Shamsher Singh Bisht, a veteran activist and social movement leader of Uttarakhand, has decided to stand for election from Almora, filing his nomination papers on Wednesday. He will represent the Uttarakhand Lok Vahini with the support of the UKD and…

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Telegraph: Dylan of hills singes CM

Telegraph India January 30, 2007 Lucknow/Dehra Dun, Jan. 29: George Bush tasted it from Eminem and Tony Blair from George Michael. It’s now Uttarakhand chief minister Narain Dutt Tiwari’s turn to receive a musical mauling on election-eve from a home-grown Bob Dylan. Nauchhami Naraina (Naughty…

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CPI releases election manifesto

By Our Staff Reporter Garhwal Post, January 28, 2007 DEHRADUN, 27 Jan: The CPI released its manifesto for the state assembly elections, here, today. The party claimed that its main aim was to establish a secular government in the state and prevent BJP from coming…

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Uttarakhand's Padma Shris

[photopress:shekharpathak.jpg,thumb,alignleft]The USN would like to congratulate the winners of the 2007 Padma Shri from Uttarakhand: Dr. Shekhar Pathak of PAHAR, Dr. Lalit Pande of the Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi, K. S. Valdiya of the Wadia Institute, the late Professor Devendra Rahinwal, and Khalid Zaheer, social worker.…

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From dead rock, the trees return

Since the 1980s, one man’s quiet effort has pioneered a village movement to restore the forests of Uttarakhand’s denuded hills. Sanjay Dubey profiles Sachchidanand Bharti. Tehelka, January 27, 2007 There is little to set Sachchidanand Bharti apart from others in the village of Ufrain Khal,…

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Subject: Book Release on Greatest 19th Century Explorer Pundit Nain Singh Rawat: 4 Feb 7

Pundit Nain Singh Rawat The Members of PAHAR and Survey of India cordially invite you to a book release function at 11 AM on Sunday 4 th February 2007 at the Nain Singh Auditorium, Geodatic and Research Wing, Survey of India, Survey Chowk near Parade…

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