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  • Britain launches soft drinks sugar tax to fight obesity

    LONDON: Britain on Thursday said it would tax companies which sell sugary soft drinks and invest that money in health programmes for school children, part of a long-awaited strategy to curb childhood obesity that critics say is too weak...

    Drinks companies were also angered by the plan which urges industry to cut sugar in products aimed at children, saying nearly a third of those aged 2 to 15 are already overweight or obese...

  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Turning to traditional drinks to combat the summer heat

    RAWALPINDI: With the hike in temperature and increased humidity, the people of Rawalpindi are turning towards food-based drinks to cool off including lassi, milkshakes and milk mixed with soft drinks...

    Residents of the garrison city also have a soft spot for badam wala doodh and rabri doodh...

  • PFA’s war on cold drinks in schools

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has told the representatives of various companies that there would be no sale of carbonated drinks in schools after summer vacation...

    “Under our new regulations, we have imposed a ban on the entire carbonated drinks as it is injurious to health, affecting physical growth of children, especially,” PFA Director General Noorul Amin Mengal said at a meeting on Thursday...

  • Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer: UN agency

    PARIS: Drinking very hot coffee and other drinks “probably” causes cancer of the oesophagus, a UN agency said on Wednesday, but lifted suspicion from a cup at “normal serving temperatures”...

    What matters is the temperature,” said epidemiologist Dana Loomis, who took part in the review of the world’s most popular hot drinks...

  • Stiff competition among thirst-quenching drinks

    In the month of Ramazan, citrus fruit growers and makers of thirst-quenching squashes, syrups, fruit drinks and nectars are in a race to push as much inventory in the market as possible...

    Mitchell’s Fruit Farms (MFFL) was the first to enter the market as far back as in 1933...

  • Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity and diabetes: WHO

    GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday governments should raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight what it says are global obesity and diabetes epidemics...

    If retail prices of sugar-sweetened drinks are increased by 20 per cent through taxation, there is a proportional drop in consumption, it said in a report titled “Fiscal Policies for Diet and Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases”...

  • Pakistan initiates soft offensive to check Indian violence in held Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan launched diplomatic efforts on Tuesday to highlight the hapless situation of the people of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) and took the ambassadors of permanent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members into confidence to exert soft pressure on India...

    Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, in a briefing with the ambassadors of China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom and United States, expressed Pakistan's...

  • Pakistan to start ‘soft-marketing’ state airline sale in June

    LONDON: The government will begin the marketing process next month to sell a 49 per cent stake in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and plans to list shares in several power utility firms this year, privatisation minister Mohammad Zubair said on Monday...

    “We are going to start the soft marketing in June,” Mr Zubair told Reuters, in an interview on the sidelines of an investment conference organised by Renaissance Capital...

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