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BJP legislator arrested for maiming horse Shaktiman
Dehradun : BJP Uttarakhand legislator Ganesh Joshi, accused of hitting and severely injuring a police horse which necessitated the amputation of one of its legs, was arrested on Friday, police said.
 
The horse Shaktimaan is alive but his injured hind leg has been amputated, police added.
 
Joshi, who represents Mussoorie, was arrested outside a Patel Nagar hotel following an FIR against him. Senior police officials told IANS that the legislator, who has professed innocence, was being questioned in the case.
 
Dehradun district police chief Sadanand Date said Joshi was responsible for the injury to the hind legs of the horse belonging to mounted police.
 
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the principal opposition in the state, has hit back by describing the police action as "illegal".
 
Joshi allegedly attacked Shaktimaan during a protest against the Harish Rawat government in Dehradun on Monday.
 
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SC allows photos of governor, CM, ministers in ads
New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the publication of the photos of governor, chief minister and the ministers of the department concerned in government advertisements.
 
The apex court bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the publication of photos of governor, chief minister and ministers of departments concerned while modifying their earlier order by which the court had permitted photos of president, prime minister and Chief Justice of India only in the government ads.
 
The centre and the states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka had moved the court seeking the review of its earlier order, contending that it was contrary to the federal structure of the country.
 
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20 percent people sleep deprived globally: Survey
New Delhi : One in every five people across the world is sleep deprived owing to reasons ranging from lifestyle, odd working hours and personal obligations, a survey said ahead of World Sleep Day on March 18.
 
The poll, conducted by Curofy - India’s largest community of verified doctors - was part of an effort to raise awareness about sleep disorders on the occasion. 
 
"There is a large population suffering from sleep disorder and our agenda on the World Sleep day was to showcase these numbers and spread awareness about the bad effects of taking sleeping pills," said Dr Pawan Gupta, co-founder, Curofy, in a statement on Thursday. 
 
The poll found that due to frequent sleep disorders, which can also be triggered by anxiety, tension and nervousness developed due to work pressure, household issues or personal relationships, people start taking sleeping pills for getting a sound sleep.
 
Researchers asked doctors about how much percentage of patients demand sleeping pills from them. The responses were than categorised into different levels indicating the percentage of patients asking for sleeping pills. 
 
The results showed that on an average 20.3 percent patients examined by doctors ask for sleeping pills, which means that one out of every five patients suffers from sleeping disorder. 
 
Out of 910 doctors who took the poll, 619 responses lied between 0-20 percent, but shockingly 182 responses lied between 20-40 percent which indicates that for 20 percent of doctors the number of patients asking for sleeping pills is even more than 1 in 5. 
 
Besides, 60 responses lied between 40-60 percent which means that for almost 6.5 percent doctors more than two out of every five patients ask for sleeping pills.
 
"There is a high level of sleeping disorders especially common in class of patients with night shift. These days a lot of time is spent on social media which does not have a shut down time," said Dr Anoop Kohli, senior consultant-neurology, from New Delhi's Apollo Hospital. 
 
According to Dr Gupta, high cases of sleep disorders can be controlled by combined efforts of both doctors and patients. 
 
"While people should put an effort in maintaining healthy lifestyle, doctors must also spread awareness about the same to their patients,” he said.
 
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