A WOMAN THRASHED ANOTHER LADY AT BIJU PATNAIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SUSPECTING ILLICIT RELATIONSHIP WITH HER HUSBAND :

A woman thrashed another lady at Biju Patnaik International Airport suspecting illicit relationship with her  husband.  The woman who is reportedly a journalist  got hold of another lady who she claimed having an affair with her husband and thrashed her in public. According to the woman, her husband was into an illicit affair with another lady for long. It was only after her marriage that she came to know about his affair in 2010.  “My husband had sought time to end his relationship with the lady after the matter came to my notice. However, both of them continued with their affair,” said the complainant. The woman further stated that she had also requested the lady to stay away from her husband and had lodged a complaint at several forums. Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrat Bhoi said that appropriate action will be taken only after the victim registers a FIR or if they want reconciliation the case will be transferred to Madhyam. The Odisha TV : 18th. July,17

ODIA PEDIATRICIAN DR. PINAKI PANIGRAHI IN US FOUND CHEAPEST TREATMENT TO PREVENT SEPSIS IN NEWBORNS :

An Odia pediatrician in the US has achieved a feat in an area of medical science  not many researchers had been successful in.  Dr Pinaki Panigrahi has hogged headlines in America by discovering an inexpensive method of treatment to prevent Sepsis- a deadly infection that kills around 60,000 kids every year. As reported in NPR (National Public Radio- an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization), Panigrahi had been heading a research on the subject for the last 20 years to find out the probiotic bacteria,  common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables, that could be a life saving solution to this medical problem in newborns. An alumnus of BJB College, Bhubaneswar and MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Panigrahi is currently working as a pediatrician at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. Sepsis, a top killer of newborns affects 600,000 babies worldwide every year.  Quoting the Odia doctor, the NPR reported, once a baby is affected, all of a sudden it stops being active –  crying and breastfeeding. The growth of the sepsis germs is so fast, by the time the baby is brought to the hospital, he or she dies. “In hospitals in India, you see so many babies dying of sepsis, it breaks your heart,” Panigrahi said. “Methodically, we screened more than 280 strains in preliminary animal and human studies,” Panigrahi adds. In the end, the team of doctors found a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum isolated from the diaper of a healthy Indian baby and decided to move forward with a large-scale study comprising thousands of  babies in rural India. To their astonishment, the bacteria worked well beyond imagination, the report cited. The finding further stated that babies who ate the microbes for a week — along with some sugars to feed the microbes — had a dramatic reduction in risk of death and sepsis. They dropped by 40 percent, from 9 percent to 5.4 percent. But that’s not all. The probiotic also warded off several other types of infections, including those in the lungs. Respiratory infections dropped by about 30 percent.  The treatment worked so well that the safety board for trial stopped the study early. “We were planning to enroll 8,000 babies, but stopped at just over 4,000 infants,” Panigrahi further stated to NPR. Panigrahi estimates a course of the probiotic costs about $1 per baby. “It can be manufactured in a very simple setting which makes it cheaper,” Panigrahi said. The Odisha TV : 17th. Aug,17

OVERUSE OF INTERNET IS CREATING IRRITATION, ANXIETY, OBSESSIVE COMPULSION IN THE MIND :

The internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists. Calling internet overuse similar to drug addiction, the research report released on Thursday says internet overuse has a significant impact on personal and social relations, socio-political environment, and mental and general health of the users. “Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and majority of people are now spending a lot of time online – seeking sensible information, and responding to updates and feedbacks. The neural networks of brain assigned to cognitive functions, get constantly irritated by incoming information and evoke mental reactions. The individual, as a result, becomes vulnerable impulsivity, and loss of working memory among others,” said the research by Etiologically Elusive Disorders Research Network (EEDRN). The EEDRN is an umbrella body of doctors and neuro scientists from reputed medical/research institutes of India including All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, National Brain Research Centre, Haryana, and Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, Delhi.  According to the paper published by this network in international journal Current Psychiatry Reviews, internet overuse indeed has addictive influences, and its accumulating effects may lead to stress manifesting as neurocognitive dysfunction. The gist of their research – based on empirical analysis of peer reviewed literature – explains the representative signs and symptoms, brain regions involved and plausible mechanism of consequent neurocognitive dysfunctions due to internet overuse. Lead investigators of this research Ashutosh Kumar and Muneeb Faiq, say that the brain is a perpetually information-seeking organ and any ceaseless expectation of seemingly rewarding information provided by internet, especially social networking sites, hijacks its reward system thereby inducing a compulsive internet overuse and a liking for staying constantly online. They expressed the apprehension that the problem goes beyond geographical boundaries and, if ignored, may mushroom as a “Disease of Human Civilization”. Vikas Pareek, a senior PhD scholar and co-author of the article, said: “Internet overuse pathology implicates key brain regions involved incognitive regulation such as prefrontal cortex decision making, hippocampus – memory and basal ganglia or striatum – habit formation based on reward. It means, internet overuse may have serious effects on learning and social communication in growing up children and teenagers whose brain wiring is still maturing.” IANS : 18th. Aug,17

DEEPA JAYAKUMAR OPPOSED PLANS TO CONVERT JAYALALITHAA’s RESIDENCE INTO MEMORIAL :

Late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s niece J Deepa has opposed the Tamil Nadu government’s plans to convert her aunt’s residence here into a memorial, saying she would take legal steps against it. Chief Minister K Palaniswami had on Thursday announced that his government would appoint a commission of inquiry to probe the death of Jayalalithaa and convert her ‘Veda Nilayam’ residence into a memorial. Deepa said that she has the “moral and legal rights” to stake claim to the Poes Garden property and termed the announcement by the chief minister a “drama” while alleging that there was some motive behind it. “We were not consulted on converting it (the residence) into a memorial. We will take legal action against it (the government plans),” Deepa had told reporters on Thursday. She had taken the political plunge months after her aunt’s demise and had launched the MGR Amma Deepa Peravai on February 24, the birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa. Deepa had filed her nomination for the April 12 by— election to R K Nagar Assembly seat, which was previously held by Jayalalithaa.  SIFY : 18th. Aug,17

 

ARE WORKING WOMEN SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE AS A 33-YEAR-OLD WOMAN EMPLOYEE OF A FIVE-STAR HOTEL MOLESTED BY ITS SECURITY MANAGER IN DELHI ?

A 33-year-old woman, a staff member of a five-star hotel, was allegedly molested by its security manager in Delhi’s Aerocity hotel. The incident occurred on July 29 on the victim’s birthday when accused Pawan Dahiya assaulted her by calling her in a hotel room. In the CCTV footage, the security manager is seen trying to pull her sari. The shocking footage was shared by the victim, who has since been sacked, along with her assaulter Dahia, the hotel’s security manager. The woman’s superior appeared to do nothing to stop the executive and is seen leaving the room. The security manager allegedly also tried to pull her into his car twice. The footage also captured another hotel staff member, who later left the room. The victim, who had been working in the guest section of the hotel for two years, has also alleged that Pawan was forcing her for a physical relationship. The Rediff.com : 18th. August,17

UNITED NATIONS STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE ‘BARBARIC AND COWARDLY’ TERROR ATTACK IN SPAIN :

The United Nations today strongly condemned the “barbaric and cowardly” terror attack in Spain with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council calling for the perpetrators and financiers of such “reprehensible acts” to be brought to justice.  Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the government and the people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. “He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of those killed and to the government and people of Spain,” UN chief’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement. The statement said that Guterres hopes that those responsible for this heinous violence will be swiftly brought to justice. A van ran into a crowd of pedestrians walking through Barcelona’s famed Las Ramblas area, killing at least 13 people and wounding many others. The Security Council, in a statement, also condemned in the strongest terms the “barbaric and cowardly” terrorist attack which took place in Barcelona yesterday. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Rediff.com : 18th. Aug,17

 

AXIS BANK IS GOING TO WAIVE 12 EMIs ON REGULAR HOME LOAN REPAYMENT :

With competition getting hotter in the affordable housing finance sector, private lender Axis Bank will waive 12 equated monthly installments (EMIs) on regular repayments of loans of up to Rs 30 lakh under the new scheme Shubh Aarambh Home Loans. The lender has introduced Shubh Aarambh Home Loans, in which 12 EMIs are waived — four EMIs each after the fourth, eighth and 12th year ‘” from the date of the first disbursement. The waiver will be in the form of reduction in tenure. The loans can be used to purchase an under-construction/ready/resale house, self-construction, and a plot plus construction. Customers also have the option to transfer existing home loans to Axis Bank without additional cost, according to Rajiv Anand, executive director, retail banking. Earlier, the bank had floated Asha home loan for low-income groups.  Rediff.com : 18th. Aug,17