DRI seizes 15 kg foreignorigin gold in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized around 15 kg of foreign origin gold valued at Rs 4.72 crore from the Barasat area near here. Inputs suggested that the gold, smuggled from Bangladesh into the country from North 24 Parganas district, was being ferried in a vehicle towards Kolkata for further delivery, a statement issued today by the DRI said. One person has been arrested and a Bolero vehicle, in which the gold was being carried, has been seized on Wednesday, it said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights The seized gold biscuits weighing 15 kg had foreign markings ‘Al Etihad’ and ‘Suisse’, the probe agency said. In the current financial year so far, in the region spread over West Bengal and the north eastern states, the DRI has seized over 105 kg of gold and gold jewellery valued at close to Rs 31 crore in the market, smuggled from Bangladesh, Myanmar and even Bhutan. In the financial year 2017-2018, the DRI had seized close to 430 kg of gold and gold jewellery in the east and north east region collectively valued at more than Rs 100 crore.last_img read more

Not just moms expectant dads get depressed too

first_imgWhile “baby blues” as well as prenatal depression are linked mainly with women, researchers have now found that a significant number of first-time expectant fathers too experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy.The findings may have important clinical implications for depression screening and early prevention efforts in expectant fathers.“The mental health of men remains a neglected area of research and one that is not adequately addressed during the transition to parenthood,” said senior study author Deborah Da Costa, associate professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The research team recruited 622 men in Canada over a period of one and a half years. Expectant fathers completed online questionnaires measuring various factors such as mood, physical activity, sleep quality, social support, marital adjustment, financial stress, and demographics, during their partner’s third semester. Researchers found that 13.3 per cent of expectant fathers experienced elevated levels of depressive symptoms during their partner’s pregnancy. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMost of the factors associated with depression in men were identified to be modifiable, meaning that tools are available to help cope with these difficulties. The researchers also found that men who were having sleep difficulties were more at risk of experiencing depression.“These are important signals because some of these factors may worsen in postpartum; certainly sleep will be compromised in the first years,” Da Costa explained.The findings appeared in the American Journal of Men’s Health.last_img read more