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Uttarakhand In Turmoil

People’s Democracy, August 22, 2004 A WAVE of spontaneous actions, bandhs, rasta roko, chakka jam followed the death of Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi while in the custody of the government, he had been picked up from Beni-Tal Udiyar where the legendary Baba had gone on a…

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Hindu: A man to match his mountains

Shekhar Pathak has aptly been named `Encyclopaedia of the Himalaya’, so staggering is his knowledge of his region. By Ramachandra Guha The Hindu,¬†Sunday, Aug 15, 2004 ON this, the 57th anniversary of Indian independence, I wish to write about the Indian of my acquaintance who…

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Slow Boat to Oblivion: The Sinking of Tehri

Photos and text by Rajiv Nayan Bahuguna and Harsh Dobhal In the midst of collapsed houses, corrugated surfaces, tangled wires and heaps of mud, loudspeakers from a dilapidated mosque blare out afternoon azaan. And as we enter the mosque, we meet 5-6 Muslim youth, all…

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Uttaranchal Capital issue hots up

Central Chronicle, August 13, 2004 DEHRA DUN: The Uttarakhand Sanyukt Sangharsh Morcha has decided to gherao the Uttaranchal Vidhan Sabha on Thursday to press its demand for establishment of the State’s permanent Capital at Gairsen in Chamoli district. The Uttarakhand Kranti Dal along with the…

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Letter to CM from Uttarakhand Patrakar Parishad

General Release from the Uttarakhand Patrakar Parishad August 11, 2004 To The Chief Minister Uttarakhand Government Interim capital Dehradun Uttarakhand Subject: Tragic martyrdom of Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi and our just demands. Sir, With deepest of the shock and grief we, on behalf of the Uttarakhand…

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Furore over Baba Uttarakhandi’s death

Swati Vashishtha Tribune News Service, Dehradun, August 10 The death of Baba Uttarakhandi on the 39the day of his fast has caused the issue of shifting the capital from Dehradun to Gairsain to resurface in the state. The opposition joined hands to make the statewide…

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Bandh in Uttaranchal over Baba Mohan’s death

DEHRA DUN, AUG 10 (PTI): Normal life was paralysed in several parts of Uttaranchal today as a spontaneous bandh was observed following the death of social activist Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi, who passed away yesterday after observing a record 37-day fast. Meanwhile, the mortal remains of…

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Hi-tech wastage of funds

White elephant By Our Staff Correspondent, The Hindu, 10 August 2004 DEHRA DUN, AUG. 9. Uttaranchal boasts of being a hi-tech State and spends crores of rupees on disaster management and mitigation works. A good portion of this fund has gone into purchasing video conferencing…

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Uttarakhand bandh to protest Baba Mohan’s death

By Our Staff Correspondent DEHRA DUN, AUG. 9. Uttarakhand activists today called for a state-wide bandh tomorrow in protest against the death of Baba Mohan Uttarakhandi this morning, on the 38th day of his fast seeking establishment of a new Capital for Uttaranchal at Gairsen…

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17 buried alive as landslides hit tunnel at Tehri

TEHRI (UTTARANCHAL), AUG 3 (PTI) At least 17 workers of a private company were buried alive and 11 injured when a portion of an underground tunnel of Tehri hydel project caved in after heavy lanslides in the area. Nearly 50 to 60 workers, mostly laborers…

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