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  • Clinical trial of ‘effective’ Chinese herbal medicine to treat Covid-19 under way

    KARACHI: A research facility at Karachi University (KU) in collaboration with the Indus Hospital (IH) has recently begun clinical trial of a traditional Chinese medicine to treat mild cases of Covid-19, sources told Dawn on Monday...

    According to researchers at Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research at KU, the trial will test the efficacy and safe use of Jinhua Qinggan Granule – a combination of natural herbs...

  • Movie review: The Lego Ninjago Movie

    Earlier this year, Lego came up with The Lego Batman Movie where a super-cool and super-alone Batman had to save the world from his usual villains...

    Sadly, the same can’t be said of Lego’s next venture The Lego Ninjago Movie, despite the presence of Jackie Chan and others...

  • Movie review: My Little Pony: The Movie

    Some animated flicks are made for all ages, while others are just for the kids...

    My Little Pony: The Movie is a cute flick strictly for those kids who are accustomed to the cartoon series because if you don’t know the characters, you will not be able to enjoy the film...

  • Movie: The Lego Batman movie

    In The Lego Batman movie, the world’s greatest detective is pitted against the worst villains on the planet, led by arch rival Joker and has to save Gotham while trying to pass on as Bruce Wayne, train a youngster as his sidekick, deal with Alfred’s snooping and Commissioner Gordon’s retirement...

    Just like The Lego Movie (2014), everything is awesome here, and it also mocks Batman’s previous appearances in films and makes fun of...

  • Dust pollution leading cause of rise in asthma in Karachi

    KARACHI: Increased dust pollution due to road repair/construction is creating serious health problems for asthma patients, as a large number of them are reporting to hospitals, said health experts on Monday...

    Prolonged exposure to polluted air was a leading cause of asthma, said the experts while speaking to Dawn on the eve of World Asthma Day...

  • Herbal vinegars

    There is vinegar and then there is ‘real’ vinegar: The major different between the two basic different kinds being that one is synthetic and other natural and it is natural vinegars which make the culinary — often the cosmetic too — world spin around; additionally, the addition of organic herbs, flowers or fruit to the latter, is a recipe for bliss...

    It may sound a little odd to advocate adding vinegar to fruit salads yet, providing...

  • Mushroom traders in Dir turn to selling herbal plant

    UPPER DIR: A small root-like herbal plant locally known as ‘Matar Zela’ and found on mountain tops in Upper Dir has become an alternative source of income for mushroom dealers who were disappointed at the decline in mushroom business...

    Said Rasool, a resident of Patrak, said that they used to search for mushrooms in the mountains in rainy season and only few people would search for the herbal plant to use it as medicine...

  • ‘Herbal’ drug manufacturing unit sealed

    LAHORE: A special team comprising city district administration officials on Monday sealed a drug manufacturing factory on Chohan Road, Islampura, for being operated unlawfully...

    According to officials, the production of allopathic medicines was going on under the garb of “herbal medicines” at the factory...

  • All-star movie demands new look at India-Pakistan partition

    BERLIN: Gurinder Chadha, the woman behind Bend It Like Beckham, demands British “accountability” for the humanitarian disaster triggered by the Indian subcontinent’s partition, in her new all-star drama Sunday at the Berlin film festival...

    He and his wife (Gillian Anderson) are portrayed as well-meaning if naive puppets of London at the start of the Cold War, as Mountbatten agrees to the carve up the subcontinent between...

  • Behind the scenes: How Manto, the movie, came about

    LAHORE: The idea of a movie on Saadat Hasan Manto came during his centenary year celebrations in 2012 and as a tribute to him, said Sarmad Sultan Khoosat who has directed the film and also played the title role...

    There was a great change of medium, from translating the writings into a TV series and then the movie, Sarmad said, adding that the portrayal of a man larger than life had to be on a medium no less than cinema...

  • Indian movie Aligarh shines rare light on homophobia

    MUMBAI: A rare Bollywood movie tackling homophobia gets its Indian premiere on Friday, with the film-makers hoping it will help change attitudes in the conservative country where homosexuality is illegal...

    “The film deals with a human story about a man isolated by his peers for a choice that should have been his own,” the film’s director, Hansal Mehta, explained to AFP...

  • Movie star Salman gets five-year jail term

    MUMBAI: Popular Indian movie star Salman Khan, known for his macho good looks and steamy action scenes on screen, has been pronounced guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder on all counts in the September 28, 2002 hit-and-run case in which one pavement dweller was killed and four others sustained injuries when the actor’s white land cruiser rammed into them in suburban Bandra in Mumbai...

    The 13-year-old trial came to a...

  • Movie review: A disaster flick with no ‘direction’

    DWAYNE Johnson goes against his biggest enemy ever in San Andreas — a giant earthquake — but fails to impress the audience who were waiting for something out of the ordinary...

    Only the fans of CGI will love the flick since the movie is made with the state-of-the-art special effects...

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