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New Film based on Uttarakhand Struggle

MP Garg, Screen India Posted online: Friday, January 26, 2007 at 0000 hours IST For the first time ever, a feature film is being made in Dehra Dun which will chronicle the struggle for the formation of a separate hill state, which finally came into…

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TOI: Corbett to walk down Rajpath

[photopress:The_tableau_of_Uttarakhand_.jpg,thumb,alignleft]Jaskiran Chopra Times of India, January 25, 2007 (Photo courtesy Garhwal Post) DEHRA DUN: Over 50 years after his death, Jim Corbett will feature in a Republic Day tableau at a time when wildlife in India is under threat as never before. The tableau of…

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Uttarakhand gets its own board game for the elections

Garhwal Post, January 25, 2007 As campaigning for the state assembly elections hots up, a new strategy board game provides a different way to conquer Uttarakhand This week, perhaps the first strategy board game based on the Uttarakhand Himalayas has been launched via the internet,…

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Another Fake Environmental Impact Hearing

12-1-2007: Update from Matu Peoples’ Organisation Pipalkoti-Vishnugad HEP Second Public Hearing: Another fake exercise Project Name: Proposed Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydroelectric Project (444MW) River: Alaknanda (Chamoli Distt.) Uttarakhand Agency: Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) Attached photos (17-10-06) were taken by Mr. Priyabrata from LIFE(A collective of lawyers…

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India: the spice of real life

Belfast Telegraph, Monday, January 22, 2007 Farming communities in northern India are opening their homes to tourists. Not only does this help villages survive, but at the end of a hard day’s walking, the locals’ personal touch made Rebecca Baker feel genuinely looked after “Migration…

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Dam Consultation in Uttarkashi, January 27-28, 2007

People from over 60 exisiting and forthcomming hydro-power project areas in Uttarakhand are coming together to discuss the issues related to energy projects development and the potential community strategies development in village Aungi, Near Maneri Dam (15 km from Uttarkashi) on the 27th and 28th…

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Monkeys, pigs, bears are poll planks!

Anita Katyal Tribune News Service, January 17, 2007 New Delhi, January 16 If today’s discussions on Uttarakhand’s election manifesto are anything to go by, monkeys are all set to find a special mention in the final document. And it is not just these primates, but…

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Wind that Shakes the Chaulai: Lessons for Uttarakhand from Ireland

By Rajiv Rawat Garhwal Post January 18, 2007 With the second state assembly elections poised to descend into an alphabet soup free-for-all, the prescient words of veteran Dehradun-based activist, Biju Negi, remind me of the pivotal times ahead. Back in 2000, Negi made the observation…

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UKD: People will get rights over water, land & forests

Garhwal Post Monday, January 8, 2007 Haldwani, 7 Jan: Although, in the normal circumstance, factionalism and personal rivalries are the stuff of in-party politics, come election time, the lure of power welds some form of unity among leaders and less distinguished politicians. The Uttarakhand Kranti…

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New political front

Will jointly contest the Assembly polls Staff Correspondent The Hindu, January 6, 2007 DEHRA DUN: Some smaller parties having little or no say in Uttarakhand politics along with Uttarakhand Mahila Manch, Uttarakhand activist groups and Uttarakhand Kranti Dal have formed a “Pratham Shakti Morcha” to…

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