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Press Release (2005.5.21): PAHAR Organizing Three Day Seminar

People’s Association for Himalayan Area Research (PAHAR) in association with Doodhatoli Lok Vikas Manch, Uffrainkhal will be organizing a three day long seminar at Uffrainkhal in Pauri district of Uttaranchal from June 10-12, 2005. Various issues concerning Uttaranchal and its existence as a separate hill…

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Business Standard (2005.5.19): Garhwal women launch textile brand

Our Regional Bureau / Dehra Dun May 19, 2005 For the first time, Garhwal, an economic backwater in Uttaranchal, will step into the world of fashion and textile designing by launching its own new brand. After a great deal of deliberation, local textile designers in…

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ANI: Dehradun police caught stealing power

Dehradun | May 16, 2005 7:35:57 PM IST In a shocking case of power theft, vigilance sleuths in the state have cracked down on a police station stealing po

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ANI (2005.4.23): NRSA report says 1200 villages in Uttaranchal prone to landslides

Dehradun | April 23, 2005 9:31:09 PM IST A recent report published by National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA), has given sleepless nights to the residents and government of Uttaranchal government. The report says that about 1200 villages in the state are highly prone to the…

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75th Anniversary of Peshawar Incident

by Chandan Dangi April 23 has a special meaning for all Uttarakhandis. On this day in 1930, the British rulers asked Garhwal Rifles to march forward and crush an agitation of SALT SATYAGRAHA by the Baluch people (PATHANS) in Peshawar. Havildar Chandra Singh Garhwali refused…

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ANI: Rajaji Park beefs up security to save its tiger population

India News, Rajaji Park (Uttaranchal), Apr.6 : Authorities of Rajaji National Park in Uttaranchal have beefed up security after more than two dozen tigers vanished from another wildlife sanctuary in less than two years. Concerned over the fast dwindling tiger population, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh…

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Unique movement to conserve traditional seeds

Raju Gusain Jardhargaon, March 24 The ‘Beej Bachao Andolan’ (BBA), begun here in the late 1980s, is fifteen years old. Led by farmer and social activist Vijay Jardhari, the ‘Andolan’ has made village Jardhargaon of district Tehri famous for its unique movement to save the…

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The Hindu (2005.3.15): Demand for a better deal for farmers

By Our Staff Correspondent DEHRA DUN, MARCH 15. Activists of the Uttarakhand Kisan Sabha today staged a demonstration near the Uttaranchal Chief Minister’s residence seeking a better deal for the poor, farmers and labourers. Addressing the activists, the Sabha president, Bachiram Kanswal wanted the Government…

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NDTV (2005.3.14): Uttaranchal women shoulder family burden

Monday, March 14, 2005 (Dehradun): In Uttaranchal after the father goes to work in a nearby school, 21-year-old Neelam and her sister set out to do what most women in the hills have done traditionally. Neelam is studying for her MA, but she and her…

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Plain Tales from the Hills

The delimitation process in Uttaranchal will mean a bigger share for the three districts in the plains. The change in power equation could divide the “hill” state S M A KAZMI Sunday, March 13, 2005 DEHRA DUN: IT’S a downhill trek that Uttaranchal is refusing…

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