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Asmi Shrestha wins Miss Nepal 2016 title

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KATHMANDU – Asmi Shrestha won the title of Miss Nepal 2016 overcoming 18 different contenders at the grand finale held in Kathmandu on Friday.

Evana Manandhar, Miss Nepal 2015, handed the crown to the new Miss Nepal Asmi Shrestha at the beauty pageant’s finale event held at the DurbarMarg-based hotel de l’Annapurna by The Hidden Treasure.

Shrestha won the title by giving an answer of the question : Do you agree witha quota reservation for women? Is it good, bad and you do not have any reservation?

The top five finalists who made it to the last round were asked a common question by the jury. The contestants were required to write down the answer on a paper in a given time, which was later read out.

Likewise, Roshani Khatri  won the first runner-up title and also was crowned with the title Miss Nepal Earth 2016 while Barsha Lekhi won second runner-up title and  bagged the Miss Nepal International 2016 too.

Shrestha will w nrepresent Nepal in the Miss World Contest this year. Similarly, the first and second runners-up will represent Nepal in the Miss Earth and the Miss International respectively.

Ashma KC bagged the title of Miss Fascino and Miss Athletic where as the winner Shrestha won the titles of Miss Photogenic and Miss Intellectual as well.

Likewise, Ayshma Shrestha won the Bubbly Popular choice award.

The final 19 finalists had auditioned for the beauty pageant, from various cities of Nepal, including Dharan, Biratnagar, Chitwan, Butwal and Pokhara.

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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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