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Late-night teens ‘face greater depression risk’

Late-night teens ‘face greater depression risk’

Going to bed earlier protects teenagers against depression and suicidal thoughts, research suggests. A US study of 12 to 18-year-olds found those with bedtimes after midnight were 24% more likely to have depression than those who went to bed before 2200.And those who slept fewer …

Somdev keen to break into top 100

Somdev keen to break into top 100

New Delhi: Armed with the confidence that he has it in him to perform at the highest level, Indian tennis’ poster boy Somdev Devvarman has set himself the immediate target of breaking into the top 100 in singles rankings while remaining consistent throughout the new …

A professional has to do his job and that is what I do: Gambhir

A professional has to do his job and that is what I do: Gambhir

NEW DELHI : For Gautam Gambhir, the fame and stature that has accompanied his success is nothing but a confirmation of his self belief that he belongs to this stage. The tendency to fight has roots in his grooming, his desire to carve a niche. …

Petition seeking direction to CBI to examine A.K. Antony

Kochi: CBI Special Court Judge K.P. Jyothindranath on Friday reserved his order on a petition filed by CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, seventh accused in the SNC-Lavalin case, seeking a direction to the CBI to examine Union Defence Minister and former Chief Minister A.K. Antony …

CPI(M) to launch campaign against price rise

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) State committee has decided to launch a major campaign over extremism and price rise beginning next month. The party State committee, which concluded its two-day meeting here on Friday, resolved to organise vehicle rallies in all districts from …

Law and order situation in the State had improved in 2009: Kodiyeri

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said here on Friday that the law and order situation in the State had improved in 2009. In a message to the police personnel on New Year Day, the Home Minister said the number of political and quotation murders …

Govt will bear the hospital expense of those who suffered burns: Minister

Govt will bear the hospital expense of those who suffered burns: Minister

Kollam: The state government will give monetary aid to the family of the persons who died in the Karunagappally tanker tragedy, Food Minister C. Divakaran said here Thursday. Those who have suffered burns on the incident will also get compensation, the minister said.Meanwhile, Health Minister …

New Year revellers attacked Circle Inspector

PATHANAMTHITTA: K.A. Vidyadharan, Circle Inspector (CI), Ranni, was seriously injured while trying to disperse a group of New Year revellers who were making a nuisance of themselves at Blockpady, near Ranni, early on Friday. Mr. Vidyadharan was admitted to the intensive care unit at Pushpagiri …

Achuthanandan launched the revived Kerala Soaps

Achuthanandan launched the revived Kerala Soaps

Kozhikode: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan launched the revived Kerala Soaps here on Friday.In his videographed inaugural speech played at the venue, Mananchira Square, Mr. Achuthanandan said that the government would continue to strive to make all the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the government profitable. …

Govt should frame law to check religious conversions: NSS

Changanassery: The NSS Friday said the state government should frame a law to check religious conversions.NSS president Neelakanta Pillai alleged that the Nair community was communaly discriminated against by the UDF during the selection of candidates in assembly by-polls and the Lok Sabha elections. The …