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Pakistan bans Bollywood films in cinemas

  The announcement has been made by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday. Talking to media outside Parliament House, she said that no Indian movie will be screened in Pakistani cinema. She added that a policy is being formulated to ban every sort of …

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Six more infants fall prey to malnutrition in Tharparkar

THARPARKAR: At least six more children died on Tuesday at the Civil Hospital Mithi, Tharparkar, due to malnutrition and other diseases. According to the district administration, the total number of deaths has reached 513 owing to malnutrition from January till date. On the other hand, the patients are facing difficulties …

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Cough and cold medicines may lead to ‘serious side effects’

American doctors are recommending cough and cold medicines less often amid a growing recognition that these treatments may be ineffective and lead to serious and potentially fatal side effects, particularly for young kids, a U.S. study suggests. Recommendations against use of cough and cold medicines in young children have become …

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Punjab govt to shift all public hospitals to solar energy: Dr. Yasmin

LAHORE: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid on Tuesday said that the provincial government was making efforts to shift all public hospitals to solar energy. According to a statement issued by Directorate General Public Relations Punjab, presiding over the 13th syndicate meeting held at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Dr. Yasmin …

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WHO says e-cigarettes, ‘smoke-free’ products do not help reduce cancer

GENEVA: Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products. The seventh “WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic” said blocking the industry’s interference was …

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Weather Office forecast heavy rainfall in Karachi on Monday

KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted possible heavy rainfall in Karachi on Monday, ARY News reported. Director General PMD Sardar Sarfaraz talking to ARY News said that Karachi will likely to receive heavy rainfall tomorrow. According to the met department, weather in the city will be mainly cloudy on Monday …

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World Hepatitis Day being observed today

WEB DESK: World Hepatitis Day is being observed today with the theme of “Invest in eliminating Hepatitis”. The theme focuses on the hepatitis elimination goals by 2030. According to WHO a report a total of 58.7 billion dollars amount is needed to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat …

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WHO says e-cigarettes ‘undoubtedly harmful’

Electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful” and should be regulated, the WHO said Friday as it warned against the use of vaping products by smokers trying to quit their deadly habit. The growing popularity of e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that enable users to inhale addictive nicotine liquids, has raised fears among policymakers …

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Climate change minister announces crackdown on fairness creams

  ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to carry out a crackdown on fairness creams, the minister for climate change announced in a press conference. Addressing a press conference here in the federal capital, Zartaj Gul Wazir, the state minister for climate change, said companies selling cheap fairness creams were contributing …

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