Indonesia: Tsunami Death Toll Is Rising Fast

The confirmed death toll is 430, with at least 159 people missing. Nearly 1,500 people were injured and over 21,000 people have evacuated to higher ground.A state of emergency has been declared until Jan. 4. JAKARTA: Indonesian rescue teams on Wednesday struggled to reach remote areas on the western coast of Java amid an “extreme weather” rain warning after a tsunami killed more than 400 people last week. Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and home to 260 million people, lies along the Ring of Fire, an…

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Coping With Problem Of Job Burnout

By: Dr. Shama Lohumi, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN Group SHIMLA: Job burnout has emerged as a serious problem in the modern stressful urban life in recent years. Cut-throat competition among companies and increasing use of information technology in office processes, monitoring performance of employees and evaluating their productivity is only aggravating the situation and virtually turning work places into pressure cookers. The growing unemployment is compounding the problem as a majority of employees are forced to take up jobs far below their qualification, experience and ability. Studies have shown that underemployed workers…

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“Ingestion/Aspiration Of Dental Foreign Body- “A Dental Nightmare”

By: Dr. Abhishek Kumar Pandey, Asstt. Editor-ICN LUCKNOW: Ingestion of dental foreign bodies is common. Sometimes it may cause serious and fatal injury to the airways and gastrointestinal tract. The complications of foreign body ingestion depend on size and shape of object, its sharpness and anatomical location of ingestion. The major complication of foreign body ingestion is obstruction and perforation. Perforation is especially dangerous in the oesophagus. Radiographs remain the mainstay of initial foreign body detection, especially if the object is related to dental material. When swallowing of a foreign…

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Shimla Is Not The Simla I Remember, Still Love It

By: Anoop Sood SHIMLA: Yearning for a sojourn in hills hits you once you sense that the liberation from boot camp- the corporate job- is just round the corner. Four decades in a corporate job is a long period, almost a lifetime. It is about to end and with it a part of life will get over.  You have two options- take up another assignment to put your experience to good use and prepare to die with your boots on or find a sojourn in the place you always wanted to…

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Excellence With G.O.P.T.A.© Series: Part 20

By: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Sr. Associate Editor-ICN Group KOLKATA: In the last article, we saw how to tap the unlimited power of faith. Today we will see how to use the power of visualisation for applying backward goal setting. Visualise using power of subconscious mind and apply backward goal setting Visualise yourself in future as having achieved the goals. Imagine that it is possible for you to achieve anything. Project yourself in future, say, 5 years from now. Imagine that you are living an ideal life in future. Then look…

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Money Series: Part 54

By: Tarun Prakash Srivastava, Sr. Executive Editor-ICN Group “The work by doing which you do not feel exhausted, is your talent and in the area where you get immense pleasure and satisfaction in doing the work, is your field of talent.” LUCKNOW: This rule of success is like an open book for you. Look carefully around you – this whole world is filled with such people. People want to draw their success from outside, and for these big establishments, universities, colleges, training centers and educational companies are working day and night,…

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