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Highlights of Budget 2017-18
Jharkhand tables Rs 75673.42 croers budget for 2017-2018
Raghubar promises Budget 2017-18 to focus on welfare of poor and villages:
Raghubar Das to present Jharkhand Budget on Monday
Raghubar promises 45,000 government jobs by March 2017
Education is the sole ladder to success says Guv to students of Kasturba School Gobindpur
Jharkhand GSDP growth expected to be 12% this fiscal: Survey
Question hour once again washed out over CNT/SPT issue
Proceedings washed out as opposition disrupts house over CNT/SPT and suspension of MLAs
Maoists set two JCBs and a roller machine on fire in Palamu
Jharkhand Assembly Speakers suspends 4 MLAs till March 31
Global Investor Summit would be an image building event for Jharkhand
Rajbala instructs to forge plans to undertake cultivation of special corps
Budget Session: Question hour washed out as JMM calls to shelve amendments in CNT and SPT Acts
Cabinet gives nod for farm research institute campus in Jharkhand
Special
Shun Facebook to kill loneliness before it eliminates you

If you think that no other age group is more vulnerable to loneliness than the elderly, go check your backyard. The mammoth rise of the internet and emergence of various social media platforms have left many young Indians - some as young as 14 - socially isolated, lonely and, eventually, in the grip of chronic depression that can take their lives. Not just leading to suicidal tendencies, the feeling of being lonely can make you sick, very sick if not addressed clinically and socially well in time. According to Dr. Samir Parikh, director, (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Fortis Healthcare in the capital, loneliness can be a trigger to self-suicidal ideation in young people. It can also affect their overall well-being. "Loneliness can affect you physically and psychologically - draining people and leaving a huge vacuum in their life, thus putting them at suicide risk," Parikh told IANS. Although in some cases, forming communities and groups on social media can be helpful but the social media can never be a substitute for the real human experience, he added. "Total social isolation in young people can lead to depression, increases chances of Alzheimer's later in life and chances of death by suicide or increased physical ailments," Dr. Madhuri Singh, a leading psychiatrist from Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital in Mumbai, said. In the virtual world, such lonely souls will, in fact, drift further away from the real interaction which is a must for the healthy functioning of mind and body, she added. The rise in internet and smartphone addiction among children is fast becoming a worrying trend for Indian parents. "I recently came across 14-year-old Tanay who was admitted to the psychiatric ward at the hospital as he could not switch off his mobile and was addicted to the social media. He was treated for screen de-addiction or else he could have suffered a serious mental disorder," Dr. Sandeep Govil, consultant (mental health and behavioural sciences) at Saroj Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi, noted.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Ranchi airport.
President of India Pranab Mukherjee at Ranchi airport.  
More than 10 people killed in mine accident in Gooda district of Jharkhand in ECL mines.
More than 10 people killed in mine accident in Gooda district of Jharkhand in ECL mines.  
C holding press conference on completion of two years.
C holding press conference on completion of two years.  
C holding press conference on completion of two years.
C holding press conference on completion of two years.  
Candle march against rape and murder of engineering student.
Candle march against rape and murder of engineering student.  

Life Style
Frequent green tea consumption may hamper fertility: Study

Are you a green tea lover? Read this carefully as the cup packed with anti-oxidants and other health benefits may adversely affect your fertility and development in case of frequent use, warn researchers. In experiments over fruit flies, the team from University of California-Irvine discovered that excessive consumption adversely affected development and reproduction in fruit fly populations. According to them, one should avoid high dose of green tea or any natural product as nutraceuticals such as green tea, while growing in popularity, are largely unregulated. “While green tea could have health benefits at low doses, our study and others have shown that at high doses, it may have adverse effects,” said Mahtab Jafari, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences. “Further work is needed to make any definite recommendations but we suggest that green tea should be consumed in moderation,” she added. For the study, Jafari and colleagues investigated the effects of green tea toxicity on the development and reproduction in fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Embryos and larvae were subjected to various doses of green tea polyphenols.

Feature
Youth increasingly search for love online during festive season

Increasingly searching for love online during festive season seems to be a new fad in the town! Yes, you read it right. If you are wondering what festivals have to do with people searching their matches, read on. According to dating app Woo, the youth increasingly searched for love online this festival season, with a massive surge in the number of downloads and sign-ups. "Woo experienced three times the number of regular sign-ups and two times the number of regular match-making on its app during the holiday period last festive season," its chief executive, Sumesh Menon, told IANS. During the season, the app registered around 1.7 million downloads and helped make around 17,000 matches every day through it, he said. The numbers are staggering for the fact that it usually takes months to match the number of downloads that happened during the festive holiday season, says a tech expert. Asked about any specific reason behind the surge, Menon, also the co-founder of the app, said: "We collected some users' feedback when we noticed the numbers climbing and it seems that the festive mood plays a big role helping people think of finding their love. That, along with getting time off work during the holiday, has driven the surge in usage numbers."

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Off Track
Why Neanderthals' faces are different from humans

New York:The Neanderthals, who appeared about 200,000 years ago, are quite distinct from modern humans in the manner in which their faces grow, finds a new study. The results add to an old but important debate concerning the separation of these two groups. “This is an important piece of the puzzle of evolution. Some have thought that Neanderthals and humans should not be considered distinct branches of the human family tree,” said paleoanthropologist Rodrigo Lacruz, assistant professor in New York University's College of Dentistry (NYUCD). “However, our findings, based upon facial growth patterns, indicate they are indeed sufficiently distinct from one another,” he added. To reach this conclusion, the team set out to understand the morphological processes that distinguish Neanderthals' faces from modern humans - an important factor in understanding the process of evolution from archaic to modern humans. Bone is formed through a process of bone deposition by osteoblasts (bone-forming cells) and resorption by osteoclast (bone-absorbing) cells, which break down bone.