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Delhi minister orders suspension of 20 DTC drivers




New Delhi: The capital’s Transport Minister Gopal Rai has ordered the suspension of 20 DTC drivers after they were found to be absent from duty during a surprise inspection, a statement said on Sunday.

Rai inspected the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depot at Rajghat and found that the regular drivers had not given any intimation to the authorities concerned of their absence from duty.

The DTC has a total 12,226 drivers on its rolls, of which 8,039 are regular and 4,187 are on contract.

“They were found to have caused inconvenience to the public by denying them the right to travel in public transport,” a statement said.

The Rajghat depot has a fleet of 170 buses. At the time of inspection, the minister found that only 100 buses had left the depot while 57 of them were parked inside due to various reasons including non-availability of drivers.

According to the ministry, the DTC has a fleet of 4,705 buses and on an average 600 to 900 buses are not operated, particularly in the evening, due to lack of adequate operational staff, specifically drivers.


JUNK FOOD BLUES : Are depression and diet related? Read here




Feeling depressed? It’s time to cut out the unhealthy junk food from your diet as it increases the risk of psychological disorders including bipolar disorder and depression, say researchers.

Junk food is not only harmful for metabolism but also increases the risk of psychological problems such as bipolar disorder and depression, irrespective of personal characteristics such as age, gender, education and marital status, according to the study, published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.
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High-sugar consumption was found to be linked with bipolar disorder, while fried foods or processed grains were associated with depression.

Why to avoid junk foods – Junk Foods cause depression disorder – Dr.  Nandini Sinha, Darbhanga

“Perhaps the time has come for us to take a closer look at the role of diet in mental health because it could be that healthy diet choices contribute to mental health,” said lead author Jim E Banta, Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, California.

“More research is needed before we can answer definitively, but the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction,” Banta added.

Eating junk food increases risk of depression, says study - Health - The  Jakarta Post
The findings provide “additional evidence that public policy and clinical practice should more explicitly aim to improve diet quality among those struggling with mental health”.

It also pointed out that “dietary interventions for people with mental illness should especially target young adults, those with less than 12 years of education, and obese individuals.”

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For the study, the team of researchers reviewed data from over 2,40,000 telephone surveys conducted between 2005 and 2015.

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