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New CM, New Hopes

The new BJP government with new Chief Minister brings new hopes for people of Himachal. Jai Ram Thakur took oath as Himachal's new

How Moral Victory is Misnomer in Politics These Days

Prof N.K. Singh Former Chairman International Airports Authority of India Himachal has recently gone through a clean campaign and change of government without soiling its name in the campaign and change of government in a smooth manner.…

Himachal Ki Awaz Season 6

Caravan Continues  Himachal This Week The search for Himachal Ki Awaz Season 6 continues after the first auditions were held at Divya Himachal's headquarter at Old Matour on December 22. Notably Himachal's leading media group Divya Himachal…

Himachal Expanding Public Road Transport System

Y.S. Rana The writer is a Hamirpur based Himachali settled in Chandigarh Developing an efficient public transport system which can reduce congestion and curb air pollution level does not seem to figure in the priority list of any government…

Congress Staggering To Find Vision

Himachal This Week The BJP had the bitter experience of losing stalwarts like Prem Kumar Dhumal and Satpal Satti but in this process new unexpected faces have emerged. In management parlance this is called uncovering. It happens when cover…

Another Lost Opportunity

Kuldeep Nayar (The writer is a veteran Indian journalist, author and noted columnist.) Nothing seems to work between India and Pakistan. The meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail, with his wife and mother could…

From the Editor’s Desk

New Beginning Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur exhibited a balanced conduct even before taking oath indicating his assertiveness. We can hope for a simple and acceptable work culture in government functioning if state's chief minister assures…

Open Sports Institutes For Producing Excellent Sportspersons

Bhupinder Singh (The writer is a national athletics coach) Himachal Pradesh lacked sports infrastructure till last decade. Prem Kumar Dhumal erected sports infrastructure for different sports in six districts of the state as per facilities…

People’s Mandate Demands Politics Of Development

Hari Mittar Bhagi (The writer is based at Sakoh, Dharamshala) Jai Ram Thakur was considered to be the frontrunner for chief minister's chair after BJP's chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal lost the election. And he was elected…

Readers’ Response

Challenges Before New Government This is regarding Himachal This Week's cover story of December 16, 2017, “Challenges Before New Government”. The new government in Himachal will have to face numerous challenges. The state's financial…

Dissenting Voices After Omission From Cabinet

Himachal This Week After Bharatiya Janata Party got thumping majority in Himachal assembly elections 2017, the mood is upbeat among party workers across the state. However, swearing in ceremony of the BJP government left supporters of many…

Ghalib Remembered On His 220th Birth Anniversary

Firoz Bakht Ahmed The writer is grandnephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, and is a social commentator The inimitable and renowned poet Mirza Ghalib was commemorated on his 220th birth anniversary by the people in Delhi. A candle march was…

Business Brief

Lenskart.com On Expansion Spree Chandigarh: Lenskart.com is currently on a rapid expansion spree in Punjab. The brand which currently has 365 plus stores in India is strengthening connect with Punjab. Currently, there are 13 stores in…

Himachal’s Drug Industry Reeling Under Chinese Imports

Price of raw material imported from China have increased by 30% to 100% in past few months Vipin Sharma The dependency of drug companies for raw materials on China seems to be proving heavy for them now. The price of Active Pharmaceutical…
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