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PM Oli lays foundation stone of wildlife Park

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BHAKTAPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday laid the foundation for the construction of National Wildlife Park at Suryabinayak in the district.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli said that the government was expediting different developmental projects with new plan and implementation strategies.

He also shared that the government was preparing to construct a fast track tunnel route from Kathmandu to Bidur of Nuwakot. With the construction of the route, travelers can reach Bidur within half an hour against the current time of two hours.

He argued that though it is costly, it saves time and fuel in the long-run.

PM Oli said it was a first step for constructing such tunnel routes adding that thousands of such routes would be constructed in the future.

He argued that though Nepal has abundant bio-diversity and plants variety, they were facing dangers due to urbanization, modernization and human needs as well.

Stating that our oriental culture was closely associated with nature but human activities were affecting the balance, PM Oli said that the district is an open museum and that the construction of the park would add more attraction to the visitors.

He stressed on paying proper attention on bio-diversity and local specialty and interest while constructing it. He also thanked Nepal Army for its cooperation in the process of shifting its training spot from there.

Addressing the same programme, Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Agni Sapkota called for developing the park as a model place for preserving the endangered animals.

He said the park was not similar to a zoo as it will be a living museum.

Similarly, Nepal Workers Peasants Party chair Narayan Man Bijukchhe urged the government to address the concerns and aspiration of the locals while constructing the animal park.


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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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