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NAC aircraft takes off from Kabul with mortal remains of 12 Nepalis

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KATHMANDU — A chartered flight of Nepal Airlines, flew to Kabul to bring mortal remains of Kabul attack victims, has taken off from Kabul International Airport.

The NAC RA 2442 Airbus left for Kabul at 3 am. According to a flightradar, which provides live updates about flights, the NAC plane has already taken off from the KIA.

The flight has also airlifted 24 migrant Nepalis in Afghanistan wishing to return home after the attack, MoFA stated on its tweet.

The flight was scheduled to take off at around 11 am but was delayed by an hour and expected to land at Tribhuvan International Airport at 3:00 PM today.

The bodies will be received by PM KP Sharma Oli at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Earlier, the government decided to send a chartered flight as the bodies have to be brought in Kabul International Airport via three connecting flights.

12 Nepali security guards were killed and seven others injured in Kabul when a suspected Taliban suicide bomber targeted a minibus they were travelling in.

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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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