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4 retired DIGs promoted to AIG

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KATHMANDU – The meeting of the Council of Ministers has promoted four retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) to the post of Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) on Friday.

Those promoted are DIG Bishworaj Shahi, Yadav Adhikari, Parshuram Khatri and Sushilwar Singh Thapa and they had retired one and a half year back.

The Supreme Court on September 24, 2014, a a week earlier to their retirement, had ordered the government to promote them to the post of AIG.

Though the SC order was challenged by the government, on December 18, 2015, Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha had upheld the apex court’s earlier decision and quashed the government’s review petition.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) was yet to comply with the Supreme Court directive, which had come in response to a writ petition filed by the four DIGs.

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Sleeping in on weekends may help live longer

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Sleep deprivation has been found to have numerous negative effects on a person’s health. But the new study has shown that sleeping more on the weekend might help ease health problems associated with not getting enough during the week, and even reduce the risk of an early death.

The study, published in Journal of Sleep Research by scientists from Sweden and the United States, suggested that the negative effects of a few nights of short sleep could be counteracted by staying in bed over the weekend.

The from the Stress Research Institute (SRI) at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute discovered that people below 65 years old who slept less than five hours on weekends had a higher risk of early death after examining medical and lifestyle data from more than 43,000 adults, following them for a period of 13 years.

For people who slept for less than five hours throughout the week but slept longer on the weekends for about nine hours, there was no increase in mortality risk. But, for people who consistently slept for less than five hours through the whole week, the mortality risk is higher.

Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the research and a clinical neuroscience professor from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, said that the findings were consistent with previous studies on the link between sleep duration and mortality.

However, those previous studies only focused on sleep during weekdays.

“The results imply that short sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep,” the researchers wrote in the study.

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