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IE (2005.2.6): Nepali leaders seek refuge in Uttaranchal

Please urge the state and central authorities to give refuge to our Nepali neighbours who are fleeing from repression in Nepal, reminiscent of Indira Gandhi’s own emergency that almost destroyed Indian democracy. DEHRA DUN, FEBRUARY 6: Fearing arrest following the emergency in Nepal, a former…

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CPI(M)’s Second State Conference In Uttarakhand

THE second state conference of Uttarakhand CPI(M) was held at Rishikesh on 15 and 16 January. The venue of the conference was the Rishikesh Town Hall which was named Nayanar Nagar in memory of Comrade E K Nayanar. The entire town and chiefly the Haridwar…

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Hindu (2005.1.28): Bharat Rang Mahotsav profiles common man

The just-concluded Bharat Rang Mahotsav featured some nice plays dealing with the common man, his beliefs and obsessions. Read on with DIWAN SINGH BAJELI to know more. UTTARAKHAND IS rich in traditional theatre forms and folk ballads. Fascinated by these forms, contemporary theatre practitioners of…

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Rumblings of the Second Uttarakhand Revolution and the Struggle for Gairsain

Rajiv Lochan Sah Nainital Samachar January 23, 2005 Gairsain is not an unfamiliar idea. It was widely accepted as the capital of Uttarakhand even before the demand for a separate hill state came into full swing in 1994. In fact, Gairsain is not a geographical…

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Deccan Herald (2005.1.21): Gairsain supporters arrested in State Assembly

DEHRA DUN, DHNS: Top leaders of the Uttarakhand Mahila Manch (UMM) were on Thursday, taken into custody in the State Assembly, upon raising slogans to make Gairsain the permanent capital of the hill state. As soon as the slogan shouting began in the visitors’ gallery,…

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PTI: Interim order brings hope for Gujjars on Eid

[India News]: Dehra Dun, Jan 21 : The festival of Eid-ul-Zuha brought a ray of hope for the Gujjar community as an interim order cancelling their eviction from the Rajaji Park was issued by the Central government. “Eid has brought a new ray of hope…

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ANI (2005.1.18): Uttaranchal trains police in guerrilla warfare as violence brews in Nepal

NOTE: This is a potentially dangerous situation where PAC units are being trained to engage insurgents on the Nepal, possibly further escalating the conflict that sees no end in sight without a mediated settlement. [India News]: Undisclosed location, Jan 18 : Police in Uttaranchal, are…

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WFS (2005.1.16): Hill Women Walk The Talk

Nitin Jugran Bahuguna January 16, 2005 When Pushpa Rana was elected gram pradhan (village council head) of the Attakfarm panchayat in the hill state of Uttaranchal in north India, she vowed to work for the betterment of her community. To keep herself well informed, she…

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ANI: Uttaranchal tries to rope in tribals for forest conservation

[India News]: Jim Corbett National Park, Jan 12 : Uttaranchal is trying to woo eco-tourists to its remote but breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, and for this the state is trying to rope in thousands of tribals and villagers to make their attempt easy. The tribals being…

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PTI (2005.1.10): UKD activists clash with police

[India News]: Dehra Dun, Jan 10 : Activists of Uttarakhand Kranti Dal (UKD) today clashed with police, which used water canons to disperse them as they tried to gherao the assembly house on the opening day of the winter session demanding that Gairsain be made…

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