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Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

23.9mn adults using tobacco in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Around 23.9 million adults in Pakistan currently use tobacco in any form, out of which six per cent are women.According to a report, 15.6 million people smoke tobacco. Men between the ages of 15-49 are more likely to use tobacco as compared to women in the country.Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable death. "Tobacco kills six million people around the world from which 80 per cent deaths occur in middle and low income countries," the report added.It said compared to branded cigarettes, plain standard packaging was less attractive to young people, reduced mistaken beliefs that some brands were safer than others and was likely to reduce smoking uptake amongst children and young people.It said plain packaging eliminated the use of colourful logos and branding on tobacco packaging, which served as a key strategy used by the tobacco industry to make products more appealing to current and ...

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Evolving tradition of buying animal online reduces charm among children ISLAMABAD: The evolving tradition of buying sacrificial animal online to mark Eid-ul-Azha has made the sacrifice ritual more convenient for most of the people but lessened theenthusiasm and jubilation among the children.Surveying cattle markets for finding a suitable and healthy sacrificial animal in less price, bringing it home, giving it bath and embellishing it with stunning designs using `Mehndi' and ornaments were all the activities which allure the children.The children most of the time share ...

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Make your Eid feast extra special with Mutton Chops Eid-ul-Azha recipes are very special because of its traditional and delicious taste; these recipes are very common & most favorite of all the people in Pakistan.Ingredients1 kilogram of Mutton Ribs • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour (Maida) • ¼ tsp. of Baking Powder (Soda) • 1 tbsp. Ginger (Adrak) (chopped) • 1 (2" piece) of Cinnamon Stick (Dal Cheeni) • 1 tbsp. Fennel seeds (Sounf) • Salt (to taste) • 2 tbsp. Plain Yogurt • 250 ...

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Public uproar led a major shift in Facebook Facebook, was once again in headlines all thanks to its controversial censor policy to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing.However, this time the social media giant has to backtrack from its decision, the move came after Facebook erased the photograph of the napalm bombing girl , from its pages of several Norwegian authors and media outlets on Friday, but has to reverse its decision bowing to public ...

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Spice Up Your Eid with These Unique Hunter Beef Pakistani Hunter Beef is a very popular dish made with spicy beef and whenever the event of Eid ul Azha (Bakra Eid) comes, people rush for making it with qurbani meat.Ingredients• Salt Lahori, to taste • Vinegar White 1 cup • Lemon JuIce 1/4 cup • Garlic 10 Cloves • Crushed Black Pepper 2 tsp • Beef 2kg(whole piece of undercut) • Butter 3 tbsp Method * Make small holes in beef with a small ...

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The case of exploding smartphone batteries… Explained! Samsung recently made headlines after it recalled its freshly released Galaxy Note7 smartphone in the wake of reports of dozens of its phones exploding, obviously risking the lives of its user in process.However, the question is why these batteries explode in the first place. The answer may surprise you, as one might simply suggest that the exploding battery is all fault of the manufacturer, however, the bigger answer is that the ever improving technology itself ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Shamoon Abbasi launches short films with special focus on social media KARACHI: Renowned TV actor/director filmmaker Shamoon Abbasi has launched a short film series, especially for social media audience.He said these films aren't commercially attached to any TV channel, or media companies, or cinema distribution companies, but specifically made for social media. He pointed out that it is based on a true event.He said these short films are aimed at highlighting some of the issues that occur in society by making a series of short films ...