Dog Ownership Linked To Lower Mortality Rate

A total of more than 3.4 million individuals without any prior cardiovascular disease in 2001 were included in the researchers' study linking together seven different national data sources, including two dog ownership registers. The results…

App Of The Week

Facebook Messenger's Discover Tab Comes To India Facebook announced that its Discover tab for finding featured bots, nearby places and businesses will be rolled out for Messenger users in India. "We are excited to announce that we will…

Gizmo Buzz

Sony A7r Iii Mirrorless Camera Sony India launched a new full-frame a7R III interchangeable lens mirrorless camera in India at Rs 2,64,990. The new camera combines a high-resolution 42.4MP back-illuminated 'Exmor R CMOS' image sensor with…

Himachal’s Quest… Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Sunil Sharma                                (cover story) The figure of unemployed youths in Himachal becomes a major issue in every assembly elections as it has crossed 8.5 lakh mark. Himachali youths are in quest of jobs; be it in the…

There Should Not Be Any Remote Control

Kuldeep Nayar (The writer is a veteran Indian journalist, author and noted columnist.) The press has been able to consolidate its freedom after several struggles. And today it is generally free from the government pressure. There are…

Puzzling Politicians Of Kashmir

Prof N.K. Singh Former Chairman International Airports Authority of India Kashmir has been treated by its politicians as plaything with all kinds of permutations and combinations in determining its future. Recently, Farooq Abdullah,…

Political Vacuum After Elections In Himachal

Himachal This Week Offices of the political parties are desolate as every one is on the television or running to chowk for latest gupshup. Interestingly, the channels are distributed amongst the viewers; the BJP knows some to watch and…

Helping Hand For Damaged God Houses

 Shubham Rahi The state Language, Arts and Culture Department has devised a new policy, named Vishesh Ghatak Yojana, to extend a helping hand to the temples devastated because of natural calamities and other reasons in Himachal Pradesh.…

From the Editor’s Desk

Losing Sheen Three hundred years old Lavi Fair is now losing its sheen as it was once an important occasion for exchange of international products. It is now lingering on with government's patronage with shrinking trade activities even as…

Apathy Hinders Complete Sports Education

Bhupinder Singh (The writer is a national athletics coach) Himachal Pradesh has made rapid progress in the field of education in last few decades, but the progress in this field has not been achieved as per the real definition of…

Role Of Parents, Police In Drug Control

Gurudutt Sharma (The writer is based at Shimla) Drugs menace is the biggest problem of this century. It is spreading its roots fast in the country and the increasing tendency of drug addiction prevailing among youth for the last few years…

Readers’ Response

Final Battle: Virbhadra Versus Dhumal This is regarding Himachal This Week's cover story of November 4, 2017, “Final battle: Virbhadra Versus Dhumal”. The Congress had declared Virbhadra's name as its chief ministerial candidate whereas…

Will Voters Prefer ‘Prem’ Or ‘Vir’?

Y.S. Rana Voters in the Himachal Assembly elections have performed their duty well. Though the counting is far away yet both the BJP and Congress are staking claim to form the next government in this hilly state. The counting will be held…

Mandi Team Wins Football Tourney

 Vijay Lagwal DFA, Mandi team won the trophy of Under-13 Football Tourney held at Shahpur. The team defeated Kinnaur in the final match by 3-0. As many as 10 teams from across the state participated in this three daylong tournament held…

Shimla Wins State Judo Championship

Himachal This Week Shimla clinched the overall winner's title in the 27th State Judo championship held in Shimla. Players of Shimla showed their brilliance in various categories and thus the team was declared the overall winner. In junior…