articles by Rahul Singh Shekhawat

India

Uttarakhand healthcare crisis: Citizens face shortage of doctors, crumbling infrastructure as BJP's PPP model fails to deliver

The problem of an acute shortage of doctors in Uttarakhand is a very real one, largely because of an unwillingness to serve in rural areas.

Politics

Lok Sabha polls: Resurgent Rajasthan Congress ropes in second generation leaders to strengthen position

The Congress is banking on the sons of two veteran leaders to defeat BJP heavyweights in Jodhpur and Barmer.

Politics

BJP candidate list for Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand marks rise of a new order, passing of old guard

For the first time, the BJP is going to contest the election in Uttarakhand without its two strongest pillars, who were considered integral to the party's leadership.

India

Peas cultivation brings new ray of hope in Uttarakhand's Ghes village; model could resolve hilly state's migration problem

Peas cultivation has brought much joy and relief to residents of Ghes village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand who now feel confident that the area’s economy has improved, thus laying the groundwork to curb migration

India

Ailing healthcare services in Uttarakhand's hilly areas forces migration to urban centres; lack of doctors cripples hospitals

Some hospitals in Uttarakhand face not only a shortage of doctors but also of paramedical staff, highlighting the seriousness of the healthcare facilities the state lacks.

India

Migration in Uttarakhand: 25% of villages without access to roads; residents lament lack of govt accountability, forced to abandon state

According to government data, 34,000 kilometres of road has been laid in Uttarakhand over the past 18 years, but only 24,000 kilometres is concretised.

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Migration in Uttarakhand: As crisis plagues hill state, govt survey finds 50% villagers left gram panchayats in search of jobs

"We might as well have not separated from Uttar Pradesh if this was going to be the state of affairs" — this is the common train of thought that villagers in Uttarakhand have been voicing. Reason: the 40-year-old problem of mass migration that continues to hold the hilly region in its grip.

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Migration in Uttarakhand: In need of better healthcare, other basic facilities, villagers abandon Baluni for urban centres

According to a Migration Commission report, 734 revenue villages of Uttarakahnd have become 'ghost villages', putting a serious question mark on the relevance of the hilly state carved out of Uttar Pradesh.

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After ban on film Kedarnath, now Uttarakhand minister says govt might 'vet' movie scripts before allowing shooting

Kedarnath, set in the backdrop of the June 2013 natural tragedy that killed thousands of pilgrims in the temple town of Kedarnath, was released countrywide on 7 December.

Politics

Rajasthan Assembly polls: Caste math and popularity to seal fate of Vasundhara Raje, Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot

Two-time chief minister Ashok Gehlot will be contesting the elections from his stronghold in Sardarpura constituency in Jodhpur.

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Uttarakhand civic polls: BJP beats Congress handily, but falls short of landslide win; Independent candidates steal show

Among the top posts in civic bodies, BJP bagged 34, Congress 25 and Independent candidates claimed 23, neck and neck with at least one of the two national parties.

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Uttarakhand civic polls tomorrow: BJP, Congress struggle to contain intra-party divisions; rebel leaders pose challenge

The Congress and BJP are said to be fearful of rising resentment amongst their party cadre, with civic polls set to take place in Uttarakhand on Sunday.

Politics

Uttarakhand civic polls: Ruling BJP, Opposition Congress set for major face-off ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election

The state is ruled by the BJP, which stormed into power by winning 57 of the 70 seats in the Assembly polls in February 2017, displacing Harish Rawat-led Congress government.