articles by Namita Singh

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In Uttarakhand's hills, BJP's nationalism strikes a chord; voters downplay local issues, say problems can be solved later

Though locals in Uttarakhand's hilly areas — Kumaon and Garhwal — are upset with the BJP over unemployment, migration and lack of basic facilities, nationalism seems to be striking a chord with people openly voicing their support for Narendra Modi

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Amid Doka La standoff, India's poor infrastructure along China border in Uttarakhand may be cause for alarm

China's recent indirect threat of entering Kalapani seems to have set the alarm bells ringing regarding India's security situation near the borders with Nepal and China in the Uttarakhand region

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Pancheswar dam: Uttarakhand makes steady progress; project to generate employment, power, irrigation

More than two-and-a-half years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal, his ambitious Pancheshwar multi-purpose project, which was an integral component of his 4C policy, has made significant progress in Uttarakhand

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Trivendra Singh Rawat's one-month report card: BJP government off to a good start

It's perhaps a short time to draw any clear conclusions but the one month report card of the BJP government headed by chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat in Uttarakhand gives an indication about the fresh challenges in store for it — especially in tourism, mining and excise sectors which are considered to be the backbone of the hill-state's economy.

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Yogi Adityanath and Trivendra Singh Rawat must fasttrack pending division of assets between UP, Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met with Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath in Lucknow on Monday to discuss the the division of liabilities and assets pending between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna living entities: Move could pave way for effective environmental laws

The Uttarakhand High Court recently declared River Ganga and Yamuna as living entities — a first of its kind recognition in India.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath: Back home, proud parents believe that he will prove his worth

Yogi Adityanath's scenic native village in the lap of mountains is busy offering humble courtesy to the sudden inflow of visitors.

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Trivendra Singh Rawat is new Uttarakhand CM; take a look at his cabinet picks

Trivendra Singh Rawat was administered oath of office as Uttarakhand’s ninth chief minister by Governor KK Paul at a function at the Parade Ground in Dehradun on Saturday.

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Trivendra Singh Rawat: BJP picks a grassroots leader from RSS ranks to lead Uttarakhand

Trivendra's debut into Uttarakhand politics came with the state's very first assembly election in 2002, when he contested from Doiwala seat.

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Uttarakhand ready for chief minister's swearing-in, but no candidate announced yet

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are all set to attend the swearing-in ceremony in Uttarakhand on Saturday, and all preparations are in place. There is only one problem: There is no chief minister to be sworn in.

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Uttarakhand Assembly Election 2017: BJP must use its 'two engines' to quickly address the state's challenges

After the saffron splash all over the Uttarakhand, BJP is riding a wave of enthusiasm with overflowing confidence. The party is all set to form the government in the state.

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Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Modi reached out to state's hills, made voters believe he was their messiah

Uttarakhand came into being in 2000, primarily to meet the needs of people residing in the hilly regions, but the lust of politics and lure of power meant the politics of the hills became just like the politics of the plains.

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Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Congress' ploy of focussing on Harish Rawat alone backfired

Congress' ploy of focusing on Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has fallen flat. The election would be known for shattering all the established notions

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Uttarakhand Election 2017 Results: BJP's massive gains down to anti-incumbency, Narendra Modi's charisma

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's high voltage campaigning and emotional connect with voters on topics like demonetisation, Orop and surgical strikes have clearly worked swing the state in BJP's favour

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Uttarakhand Election 2017: BJP rebels can make the chair chase tough in hill state

A day before counting of votes for the Uttarakhand Election 2017, scheduled on 11 March, Uttarakhand is keenly eyeing on forthcoming results of Assembly Election.

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Uttarakhand Election 2017: With campaigning in last phase, a Modi-Harish Rawat face off is on the cards

A face-off between PM Modi and Harish Rawat is on the cards for the Uttarakhand election. Modi's rallies in different regions only strengthens this theory.

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Uttarakhand Election 2017: Congress, BJP social media teams go on overdrive as poll day draws closer

To mobilise voters in their favour, Congress and BJP are in race with each other to use new information tools like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter ahead of the 2017 Uttarakhand Assembly election

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Uttarakhand Election 2017: Presence of rebels in several constituencies causes problem for BJP, Congress

More than a week before Uttarakhand goes to polls on 15 February, the rebels have given no respite for the crisis management teams of both the camps — Congress and BJP — in various assembly constituencies of the state.

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Uttarakhand Election 2017: From migration to pollution, the key issues that may determine polls

Migration, unemployment, women and child health, ecological disasters, depreciating tourism, water conservation, man-animal conflict, illegal wildlife trade, ill-conceived hydropower projects, forest fires and deforestation are all serious issues concerning Uttarakhand voters

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Uttarakhand Election 2017: In two-horse race between BJP and Congress, BSP may spring a surprise

In Uttarakhand, BSP has constantly been making its presence felt, while SP's support base has been eroding. Moreover, BSP also played the role of kingmaker after the 2012 Assembly election