MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta on Sunday called the ruling Shiv Sena a "hypocrite" after media reports emerged that a memorial for the party patriarch late Bal Thackeray in Aurangabad would require felling of some 1,000 trees. The Sena had opposed cutting of trees for the Metro Line 3 car shed in Mumbai's Aarey Colony citing environmental concerns, and chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, in one of his first major decisions after taking over as head of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government, had issued a stay on the work. Posting a photo of the news item, Amruta Fadnavis tweeted "Hypocrisy is a disease ! Get well soon @ShivSena'! Tree cutting - at ur convenience or allowing tree cutting only when you earn commission - unpardonable sins !!" ‘Hypocrisy is a disease ! Get well soon @ShivSena ‘ ! Tree cutting - at ur convenience or allowing tree cutting onl… https://t.co/Bl8wI7jAhM— AMRUTA FADNAVIS (@fadnavis_amruta) … [Read more...] about Tree cutting for Thackeray memorial? Amruta Fadnavis dubs Sena hypocrite
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India is expected to have 34.33% share of youth in total population by 2020. India is home to an estimated 57 million people (18 percent of the global estimate) who are affected by depression as per World Health Organization. The ratio of youth suffering from mental health is increasing year on year. Several Studies and research have shown a steady rise in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders among the youngsters. The younger generation faces a unique dilemma today. They face isolation despite many social media friends. The stress of performance in education, work, is taking a toll on the mental health of youth. Dr. Ekta Soni, Senior Consultant, Psychology from Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals shares some quick stress management tips: 1) Indulge in regular physical activity: Physical activity is the best way to let go of stress. Any form of physical activity be it brisk walking, running, high intensity workouts, Power yoga, Aerobics, … [Read more...] about Mental health experts share tips on stress management
Our country is feeling the burden of mental health disorders and even the young are not safe. Mental health experts are sharing that kids as young as 5 undergo stress and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder sow their seeds by the age of 14. Timely action can obviously help treat these symptoms and prevent them from mushrooming into something big and dangerous. A child spends a lot of time in school but the schools are not ready to handle the mental health crisis. According to Dr Pervin Dadachandji, senior consultant, child psychiatry, Narayana Health SRCC Children's Hospital, "A majority of schools rely on counselors who are completely inundated - I have had cases where parents come to me and tell me that their child visits the counselor once in three weeks because there are so many cases he is handling. This is what makes it important for the teachers to step in. Along with teachers, even senior class kids should be trained in basic counseling skills." Early … [Read more...] about Most mental illnesses begin by age 14!
Video PlayerClose China's traditional hog farming industry is facing challenges posed by African swine fever. However, the disease also accelerates shift of hog production from backyard pigpens to large-scale, standardized and eco-friendly enterprises. by Xinhua writers Lu Yun, Zheng Jingxia and Niu Shaojie ZHENGZHOU, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- In the Year of the Pig, China's traditional hog farming industry is undergoing tremendous changes as both big and small farms revamp themselves to combat one of the world's worst animal diseases. Hit by outbreaks of African swine fever, China's pig herd shrank by some 40 percent year on year in recent months, causing pork prices to increase and pushing authorities to take measures to stabilize supply. While the disease has posed challenges to farmers, it also accelerated the shift of China's hog production from backyard pigpens to large-scale, standardized farms with better biosecurity measures and environmental treatment facilities, analysts said. A … [Read more...] about Xinhua Headlines: Modernizing China’s pig farming industry
Video PlayerClose KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia confirmed the first case of polio in almost three decades, the country's health ministry said on Sunday. The case involved a three-month-old Malaysian infant boy from Tuaran district in the Northern Borneo state of Sabah, who was admitted to the hospital with a fever followed by a weak limb. The boy was confirmed to have been infected with polio on Dec. 6, Health Ministry director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement. According to a test conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Polio Regional Laboratory in Australia, the infected virus has genetic linked to the polio virus detected in the Acute Flaccid case Paralysis (AFP) in the Philippines, which borders Sabah, the statement said. The Philippine government said in late November that a total of eight polio cases have been confirmed after an "outbreak" of the disease in September. The boy is being treated in an isolation ward and is in stable condition. … [Read more...] about Malaysia confirms first polio case in 27 years