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ANI (2005.12.29): Uttaranchal bandh evokes firm response

Dehradun: The Uttaranchal bandh called by the students of the State evoked firm response as hundreds of students forcefully closed business establishments, offices of both Centre and State government organizations in various parts of the State on Thursday. Life came to a halt in various…

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Urban India into buying more houses

Will cottages for the rich displace local people and lead to land speculation, as well as overwhelm the infrastructure and ecological balance of the region? By Raja Awasthi, Times News Network Ever thought of getting out of the clutter of urban life and spending your…

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INFA (2005.12.23): Uttaranchal: Decentralisation of power

Women members of the Panchayats have excelled in undertaking the developmental work in consonance with the felt needs of the local community, says Radhakrishna Rao Thanks to the 73rd Constitutional amendment ushered in 1993 which stipulated that one- third of the seats be reserved for…

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Bhilangana Dam Protesters Released after Torture

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the arrest and atrocities perpetuated by the local police in league with the district administration on villagers protesting against the construction of a dam under the Bhilangana Hydel River Project in Tehri…

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Liberation: Uttaranchal: Five Years of Statehood

By Raja Bahuguna Liberation, December 2005 On November 9, Uttaranchal completed five years as a State. How has the five-year long journey been for the new State? The new State, from its very birth, bore the marks which foretold betrayal of the aspirations that had…

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PTI (2005.11.27): Tehri issue sparks off fresh round of anger

Press Trust of India Dehra Dun, November 27, 2005 The closure of last diversion tunnel of the controversial 2400 MW Tehri hydel project, that had blocked the Bhagirathi river waters, has sparked fresh anger among residents in areas around the dam site. Renowned environmentalist Sunder…

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UNI: SC go-ahead to road connecting Kumaon area with Garhwal

New Delhi | November 25, 2005 7:38:38 PM IST The Supreme Court today gave a go-ahead to the construction of an over 138 km road adjoining the Jim Corbett National Park to connect Nainital to Dehradun. The court, which had stayed the construction of the…

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Hindu (2005.11.21): Survey to be conducted on permanent capital of Uttaranchal

Dehra Dun, Nov. 21 (PTI): Uttaranchal Government would rope in a Delhi-based private organisation to conduct a survey on what could be the permanent capital for the hill state, official sources said here Sunday. An agreement in this regard would soon be signed between the…

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Lights off, pack-up time!

A dam that will light homes and irrigate crop fields has also brought darkness and despair. Shishir Prashant lends a ear to the tales of woe of Tehri dwellers. Of nostalgia for what is lost, of broken promises, of helplessness. November is the month of…

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Telegraph (2005.11.13): That sinking feeling

Old Tehri is sinking and will soon vanish beneath the waters. Anirban Das Mahapatra takes a last look before its imminent submergence Travelling steadily downhill, the Maruti 800 suddenly comes to a grinding halt. Vikas Rawat, a 60-something resident of Dehra Dun, steps out of…

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