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Complaint filed against ex-King, 5 former PMs at TRC

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KATHMANDU — A complaint has been filed at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) against the former King Gyanendra Shah and five former Prime Ministers on Sunday.

The then victim Krishna KC has filed a complaint at seeking justice for his detention by the Nepal Army (NA) for 810 days during the insurgency.

KC submitted the complaint to the TRC Chairman Surya Kiran Gurung, where he has demanded stern action against former King Shah, and Prime Ministers Girija Prasad Koirala, Surya Bahadur Thapa, Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Sher Bahadur Deuba.

A permanent resident of Baglung Municipality Ward no 3, KC, in his complaint, has stated that he was arrested by the NA personnel from Manohara Bridge in the capital city on September 13, 2003 and taken to various battalions in Kathmandu, including Bhairabnath Battalion, and Mahendra Battalion in Gorkha, keeping in detention for 27 months.

KC has also pressed for a fair investigation on the incident and stern action against the culprits.

The victims can register their complaints related to conflict-era at the TRC until June 16.


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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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