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News this week: Gujarat government puts environment activists under house arrest, Goa's mining zone highly polluted and Assam's rice bowl turns into wasteland due to siltation.

Gujarat government culls protest against weir on the Narmada river

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Criminal proceedings against Mahyco and others to continue

Karnataka High Court permits biodiversity boards to go forward with the biopiracy case against Mahyco and others, charged for using traditional varieties to develop Bt brinjal without taking sanctions from concerned authorities.

Super cyclone affects lakhs of people

Urgent action needed to tackle climate change

Getting repetitive on climate change being human-induced, IPCC's fifth assessment report comes as no big surprise.

Women education and under five child mortality directly related

MoEF denies clearance to Tipaimukh and Dibang HEPs

Environment clearance rejected to 1500 MW Tipaimukh multipurpose hydroelectric project in Manipur and 3000 MW Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh. Ministry suggests constructing smaller dams by diverting smaller forest areas as an alternative.

Land reform bill comes as a shocker

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

About the Fellowship

ICIMOD is introducing this seminal Fellowship programme that focuses on Northeast India which is not only extremely rich in biodiversity resources, but also lies in the frontline of climate change and natural hazards.

Eligibility for journalists

August 15, 2013 12:00AM

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The catastrophe at Uttarakhand in June 2013, was a hot topic of discussion for many of us across the country, but only those who live in the Himalayan states understand the significance and impact it has on their lives. Poor policies and governance were the root cause; much more than heavy rains. Often, these policies are made by people who do not have a proper understanding of the region and its local traditions.

If you work or live in the Himalayas, here is your chance to make your voice heard and have your experience count.

September 25, 2013 9:00AM - September 27, 2013 6:00PM
September 7, 2013 6:00PM

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Forest panel rejects dams in the Northeast, government releases new poverty statistics and citizens' refuse the '24x7' water supply scheme are the highlights of this week's news.

Forest Advisory Committee rejects the controversial Tipaimukh and Dibang hydro-electric projects

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People in India revere the Himalayas but most may not know much about its people. A common platform to highlight issues that the mountain peoples face is the need of the hour.

Left, right, up, down...bump, bump, bump! That was me… being thrown about on all sides of the jeep that I was in. No, I wasn’t off-roading! I was on an investigative mission to Pinrow, a village in Nainital district, Uttarakhand from my home. I was investigating the impact of the state government's push for 100% of child births to happen in the hospitals. Queasy and battered from the bumpy ride, I wondered how a very pregnant woman would handle the ride up the winding mountain roads to the hospital.

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