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September 5, 2017

Being a house husband may be bad for your health

London, Sep 5 (IANS) Are you tired of the daily routine and planning to take up the role of a "kept man", someone who is financially supported by his spouse? Beware, according to a study, men who are not main earners in relationships could suffer stress conditions.The findings showed that being a kept man may be dangerous for the health and can increase the risk of suffering heart problems, chronic lung disease and stomach ulcers. This happens because their masculinity is damaged, the researchers said. "Men…

Antarctic seafloor warming to harm most native marine species

London, Sep 5 (IANS) There will be more "losers" than "winners" over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms, says a study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica.The findings, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, showed that while some species in some areas would benefit, 79 per cent of the species native to the region would lose out. "While a few species might thrive at least during the early decades of warming, the future for a whole range of…

Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt climate changes

New York, Sep 5 (IANS) A series of volcanic eruptions in the Antarctica coincided with increased deglaciation and rise in global greenhouse gas concentrations about 17,700 years ago, says a study."Detailed chemical measurements in Antarctic ice cores show that massive, halogen-rich eruptions from the West Antarctic Mt. Takahe volcano coincided exactly with the onset of the most rapid, widespread climate change in the Southern Hemisphere during the end of the last ice age," said Joseph McConnell, Professor at the…

Teachers are the best category of nation builders: President

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said teachers are the "best category" of nation builders but noted there is a dip in the standard of education because teachers are running away from their responsibility.After meeting teachers who received awards on the occasion of Teachers Day, he said: "You are the best category of nation builders. India is a diverse nation... bringing all children to the mainstream is the responsibility of teachers." Kovind however said that there is a dip…

CBI books Haryana ex-CM’s then Principal Secretary

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday said it has registered a case against Murari Lal Tayal, who was Principal Secretary to erstwhile Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and three family members on the charge of possessing disproportionate assets.Apart from Tayal, his wife Savita, son Kartik and daughter Malvika and a firm Kappac Pharma Limited were named as accused in the case registered on Monday night under the Prevention of Corruption Act in connection with an ongoing CBI probe into the Manesar land scam…
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