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Dengue fever: What to eat and what to avoid?

With increasing dengue cases in India, it is very important to take effective preventive measures to tackle Dengue fever. Here are few foods that will help you to recover from Dengue fever at the earliest. The above-mentioned remedies should be adopted as only supplemental forms of treatment.

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Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus and its symptoms – high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and skin rash, begin 3 to 14 days after infection. A drop in platelet count is a characteristic symptom of dengue fever.

Dengue fever, the viral flu which is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito, is widely known as break-bone fever as it is accompanied by severe joint pains.

With increasing dengue cases in India, it is very important to take effective preventive measures to tackle Dengue fever.

Here are few foods that will help you to recover from Dengue fever at the earliest.

What to eat?

Kiwi Fruits

With a high amount of vitamin A, vitamin E, along with potassium, the kiwi fruit helps to balance the body’s electrolytes. It also helps in limiting hypertension and high blood pressure.

Papaya leaf

Papaya leaves are the best option for dengue treatment. Only 30ml of fresh papaya leaf juice helps in increasing the platelet count. Alternatively, you can also boil the papaya leaves in water and drink the solution. Papaya Leaf is rich in enzymes like papain and chymopapain, which aid digestion, prevent bloating and other digestive disorders.

Coconut Water

The coconut water, which is loaded with electrolytes and vital nutrients, is immensely beneficial for Dengue treatment. The dengue fever results in dehydration.

Turmeric

The consumption of turmeric with milk helps in faster recovery. The turmeric is an antiseptic and metabolism booster.  

Pomegranate

Consumption of pomegranate reduces the feeling of exhaustion and fatigue. Being a rich source of iron, pomegranate helps in maintaining a normal blood platelet. Pomegranate is rich in essential nutrients and minerals that provides the required energy to the human body.

Orange

Oranges are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, orange and its juice also help in treating and eliminating the dengue virus.

Broccoli

Being a good source of Vitamin K, Broccoli helps to regenerate blood platelets. If there’s a sharp decline in the platelet count, then broccoli must be included in the daily diet of a dengue patient.

The above-mentioned remedies should be adopted as only supplemental forms of treatment.

What to avoid?

Oily food

It’s best to avoid oily food and opt for a lighter diet. Oily food contains a lot of fat which may lead to high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This can put a damper on your road to recovery as it weakens the immune system.

Spicy food

Spicy Food is a big no for dengue patients. It can cause acid to collect in the stomach and lead to ulcers and damage to the wall. This damage hinders the recovery process as your body seems to be fighting double the illnesses.

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Caffeinated beverages

Since more hydrating and relaxing fluid intake is recommended, caffeinated drinks should be avoided at all costs. These drinks cause rapid heart rate, fatigue, caffeine crashes, and muscle breakdown.

Avoid non-vegetarian food

Non-vegetarian food is a strict ‘No’ and increases intake and consume warm water instead of normal water.

2024 Lok Sabha Elections

Election Commission advises Bengal Governor to not visit Cooch Behar on voting day

The Election Commission advised the Bengal Governor to call off his proposed visit to Cooch Behar on April 19.

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West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose has been warned by the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to visit Cooch Behar on April 18 and 19, since the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls will begin with a silence period on Wednesday evening.

According to those familiar with the situation in the EC, the poll body informed the governor’s office that no local program could be planned for the governor on April 19 due to the Model Code of Conduct and the election day.

The poll body added that if they had to provide local security cover for this unexpected proposed visit without a imminently known requirement, the tour would be a diversion because the district administration and police force will be completely occupied with election management on April 18 and 19.

As a result, under Section 126 of the Representation of People Act, campaigning is prohibited in Cooch Behar starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

In order to ensure a free and fair election process, the poll board has asked all district election officers and district police chiefs to make sure that all prominent individuals, campaigners, and political workers who are not local voters leave the polling area once the silence period begins.

The seven phases of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will take place between April to June. Polls will be conducted in seven phases: the first on April 19 and the seventh on June 1. On June 4, the results will be announced.

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Lamborghini Gallardo worth nearly Rs 1 crore set on fire over business dispute

A video circulating on social media shows the luxury car Lamborghini Gallardo being burned and reduced to ashes. The police officials said a complaint has been registered by Neeraj, a car reseller who had bought the luxury car from its original owner.

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A person who deals in the sale and purchase of old luxury cars and a few others has allegedly burnt an old but expensive model of Lamborghini Gallardo on a road in Hyderabad over a dispute with its owner on Monday. The police said the owner of the Lamborghini Gallardo, Neeraj wanted to sell off the vehicle, estimated to be worth up to Rs 1 crore, and had informed some of his friends to look for a buyer.

The police added that the main accused Ahmed had called a friend of Neeraj and asked him to bring the car. The said friend of Neeraj was known to the Ahmed. When the luxury car was brought to Mamidipalli Road which is situated on the city outskirts Ahmed along with a few others, burnt the luxury car using petrol and claimed that Neeraj owed him money.

A video circulating on social media shows the luxury car Lamborghini Gallardo being burned and reduced to ashes. The police officials said a complaint has been registered by Neeraj, a car reseller who had bought the luxury car from its original owner. By the time fire department vehicles arrived at the scene it was too late as the luxury car was engulfed in flames and badly damaged. A video of the burning Lamborghini Gallardo has been circulating on social media.

The incident is a proof to the lengths to which disputes can rise. An expert spoke about the car that got burnt and said it was the Gallardo Spyder. He pointed out that it is a substantially older gen model which can only be found in the resale market. The expert further added the car has a powerful 5-litre NA V10 engine that made 513 horse power and 510 Nm of peak torque.

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2024 Lok Sabha elections: TMC releases manifesto, Mamata Banerjee vows to scrap CAA, stop NRC

The Trinamool Congress has today released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections

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West Bengal CM Mamta Banarjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) today released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. In its manifesto, the TMC pledged to repeal the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), stop the development of a National Register of citizens and the Uniform Civil Code (UCC), and stop its implementation nationwide.

The manifesto was unveiled by Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien, West Bengal Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, and Amit Mitra, who is the Special Advisor to the Chief Minister. However, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was not present at the event.

As Derek O’Brien unveiled the manifesto, he said, this is what they will do when the TMC, as part of INDIA bloc, forms government.

The Citizenship Amendment Act has long been opposed by the Trinamool Congress. Five years after it was approved by Parliament, the central government finally put the CAA into effect last month.

The party led by Mamata Banerjee has also expressed resistance to the National Register of Citizens proposal, claiming that West Bengal will never adopt it. 

The manifesto titled Didi’s 10 sapaths, alludes to 10 oaths made by Mamata Banerjee, popularly known as Didi.

The Mamata Banerjee-led party additionally pledges to raise the daily allowance under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act to Rs 400 per day in addition to the UCC and CAA. Everyone has also been offered pucca houses by the party.

A monthly pension of Rs 1,000 for people over 60, free home delivery of 5 kg of ration for every ration card user, 10 free LPG cylinders annually for families below the poverty line, and universal healthcare coverage worth Rs 10 lakh are among the other significant commitments made.

Additionally, the Trinamool Congress has pledged to establish a price stabilization fund in order to control the cost of gasoline and LPG.

The party has assured the youth that every student will receive a monthly stipend up until the age of 25. A student credit card of Rs. 10 lakh will be awarded to those who choose to continue their education.

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