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Arts & Leisure - Arts

Forcing kids to eat veggies could land parents in prison Vegetables are an essential part of a balanced diet, and it is a fairly common practice that parents literally force children to eat vegan, and sometimes this leads to the point of children eating only vegetables.However, this practice could send parents to jail in Italy, as under a newly proposed law, parents would be criminalize for forcing a vegan lifestyle on their kids without their consent.Such parents, the draft bill claims, are imposing a diet "devoid of essential elements for [children's] healthy and balanced growth," reported BBC. The legislation is still in the drafting phase, and was proposed by Elvira Savino of the centre-right Forza Italia party.“For some years the belief has been spreading in Italy that a vegetarian diet, even in the rigid form of a vegan diet, results in significant health benefits,” Savino said. “There can be no objection if the person making this choice is an informed ...

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Independence Day sales breaking all business records this year Offers of Independence Day accessories have expanded by 100 for each penny as the country seems more eager in observing August 14 this year breaking all business records of earlier years, merchants said.President All Karachi Tajir Itehad Atiq Mir estimated Rs10bn sales of various items in Karachi this year as compared to Rs5bn in 2015, while sales in Lahore are estimated at Rs5bn as compared to Rs2.5-Rs3bn last year.As local media reported that, as compare ...

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Twitter celebrates 14th August with the special Independence emoji As the nation comes together to celebrate Independence Day, the micro-blogging giant Twitter joins in the festivities as it launches a special emoji for Pakistan's Independence Day.This is the first time ever; the social media giant has created a customised emoji for Pakistan's Independence Day. The beautiful emoji has the Pakistani green with the symbol of a crescent moon and star, with a minaret in the center, probably the Minar-e- Pakistan, all in all it ...

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Mohenjo Daro Vs Rustom: Akshay Kumar has slight edge over Hrithik Roshan Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ clashed with Hrithik Roshan's ‘Mohenjo Daro’ at the box office this Friday and it is safe to assume who has emerged as the winner on day one of box office. While ‘Rustom’ seems to have had a better start already, ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is trying hard to catch up. According to Indian media reports, “Rustom is leading... It is performing better than Mohenjo Daro. It got decent reviews and people are liking this ...

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Good news for Pakistanis; electricity consumers can now make thousands Pakistan faces a serious power shortage, and the lack of electricity generation has already inflicted critical losses to the country’s business and economy. In one of its kind move, the Islamabad Electricity Supply Company (IESCO) has launched a project for generation of electricity through a solar meter.The project costs around Rs300,000 and is capable of generating some 3 kilowatt of electricity a day. Other than that IESCO has also started the net metering system in ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Is Sindh’s new sports minister all about style and riches? Sindh’s new sports minister simply overshadows all his fellow ministers with his youth, stylish looks, branded apparels and extravagant lifestyle.With the appointment of new Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, many fresh faces came to fore after being inducted in the provincial cabinet. However, 28-year-old Sardar Muhammad Bux Khan Mahar stands out amongst all. He is the youngest appointed sports minister in the history of Pakistan.We don’t know too many things about his knowledge of ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Here’s how Farhan Akhtar plans to celebrate Independence Day with Pakistan Indian actor Farhan Akhtar has planned something different to celebrate Pakistan and India’s Independence Day together. Bollywood playback singer/actor has joined hands with other artists to feed the poor and unprivileged Pakistanis and Indians on this year’s Independence Day. The artists, including Farhan, Vishal Dadlani and Clinton Cerejoto, will sing the Mission 500k anthem with volunteers from Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai.The Robin Hood Army (RHA), an organization that works to address ...