Rava http://rava.pk Fri, 25 May 2018 09:42:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.12 World Thyroid Day 2018: What people with ‘hyperthyroidism’ should eat and avoid http://rava.pk/world-thyroid-dald-eat-and-avoid/ http://rava.pk/world-thyroid-dald-eat-and-avoid/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 09:12:08 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118103 World Thyroid Day 2018: Since the effects of Hypothyroidism can be increasingly felt on the waistline and mental health, it is important to take the right diet to deal with it. Experts share a list of foods you should include in your diet to manage Hypothyroidism. Shaped like a butterfly,...

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World Thyroid Day 2018: Since the effects of Hypothyroidism can be increasingly felt on the waistline and mental health, it is important to take the right diet to deal with it. Experts share a list of foods you should include in your diet to manage Hypothyroidism.

Shaped like a butterfly, the thyroid is a small gland that is located in front of the windpipe, below Adam’s apple. Playing an essential role in nearly every metabolic process in the body, it secretes several hormones, including the main hormone, Thyroxine.

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which an underactive thyroid gland produces hormones is less amount, leading to unexplained weight gain, elevated cholesterol levels and dry skin, among others. Hypothyroidism can also result in enlargement of the thyroid (goitre), if left untreated.

Since the effects of this condition can be increasingly felt on the waistline and mental health, it is important to follow a strict diet to deal with it. Experts share the foods that you can have to help you manage Hypothyroidism.

Fish

If Hypothyroidism is ignored, it can lead to higher levels of ”bad” cholesterol and increase the chances of heart diseases. Omega-3 fatty acids that are richly present in fish, are known to build immunity and reduce the risk of heart disease and thus, fish is highly recommended to patients. Fish also contains selenium, which helps activate the thyroid hormones so that they can be used by the body.

Sakshi Chopra, bariatric counsellor and nutritionist, Jaypee Hospital, Noida, advises including fish, meat and eggs in the diet if you suffer from this condition. For vegetarians, paneer and pulses can be good alternatives.

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Fish is rich in Omega 3 and lowers the risk of heart diseases. (Source: Getty Images)

Whole grains

Including whole grains in your food makes your diet rich in fibre, which aids in bowel regulation as constipation is one of the common effects of hypothyroidism. Eating cereal, bread, pasta, and rice can help meet the fibre needs, however, some people choose to give this a complete miss as fibre can interfere with synthetic thyroid hormones. If you’re indulging in a fibrous diet, Dr Priyanka Rohatgi, senior consultant, nutritionist, Apollo Hospitals, advises avoiding it in the morning.

Fruits and Vegetables

Since low calorie and high-density foods are preferred for weight loss, fruits and vegetables are very good for such patients. Also, the antioxidants present in them help build immunity. Dr Niyati Likhite, dietician, Fortis Hospital, advises eating apples, papayas, watermelons and pineapples. However, high-calorie fruits like bananas and chiku should be avoided.

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Fruits and vegetables are low in calorie and will help you lose weight. (Source: Getty Images)

Dairy products

Milk contains important nutrients like Vitamin D, calcium, iodine and protein. According to a study in the August 2011 issue of ‘Thyroid’ journal, there is an association between Vitamin D deficiency and Hashimoto’s disease, the most common cause of hypothyroidism.

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Milk is a rich source of protein and Vitamin D that is good for hypothyroidism patients. (Source: Getty Images)

The foods that should be avoided as much as possible include:

Soy

Many people opt for less-fatty milk alternative in the form of soy milk. However, since hypothyroidism is a hormonal disease and the phytonutrients present in soy milk or tofu inhibit the activity of thyroid hormone, they should not be eaten multiple times every day, says Dr Rohatgi.

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Tofu should be consumed in limited quantity. (Source: Getty Images)

Cauliflower, Cabbage, Kale and Broccoli

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower contain goitrogens that may interfere with the normal functioning of the thyroid gland and should be avoided. However, cooking or steaming them inactivates the goitrogen and the vegetables are recommended to be eaten after that by Chopra. She also advises against fermented products.

Gluten

Patients with hypothyroidism can be gluten sensitive and should limit the consumption of gluten-rich foods like wheat, barley, oats. However, easily digestible cereals like jawar, bajra can be included.

Fruits and Starchy plants

Sweet potato, cassava, strawberries and peaches are said to contain goitrogen as well and should be taken in as little as possible.

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Strawberries are known to have goitrogen that interferes with thyroid function. (Source: Getty Images)

Nuts

Nuts and seeds like pine nuts, peanuts, millet are also rich in goitrogen and Dr Likhite advises consuming them in limited amounts.

If patients with hypothyroidism are looking to follow a weight loss diet, Chopra advises following a hypocaloric diet that is very low in calories. Since the metabolism is slow, patients should try to stay as active as possible. Besides an exercise routine of 30-45 minutes, walking and standing as much as possible is encouraged.

 

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Terrorist killed during raid near Mastung in Balochistan http://rava.pk/terrorist-killedg-in-balochistan/ http://rava.pk/terrorist-killedg-in-balochistan/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 08:14:15 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118100 QUETTA: A terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces during a raid near Mastung. According to a spokesperson of Frontier Corps, the raid was conducted on a tip-off in the mountains near Mastung. Subsequently, an exchange of fire took place between the terrorists and FC personnel,...

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QUETTA: A terrorist was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces during a raid near Mastung.

According to a spokesperson of Frontier Corps, the raid was conducted on a tip-off in the mountains near Mastung.

Subsequently, an exchange of fire took place between the terrorists and FC personnel, during which one member of a banned outfit was killed, the spokesperson said.

Weapons and hand grenades were recovered from the killed terrorist.

On May 16, security forces killed a high-value target of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, along with two other terrorists, involved in the killings of more than 100 innocent people of Hazara community and police personnel.

The operation was conducted in Killi Almas on a tip-off, Inter-Services Public Relations stated.”During intense exchange of fire Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced shahdat while four soldiers got injured including two critical,” the ISPR added.

Following the operation, terrorists attacked the FC help centre in Quetta on May 17.

However, the terrorism bid was thwarted as security forces killed all the terrorists who were trying to drive their explosives-laden car in the centre premises. 

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Morgan Freeman apologises after sexual harassment claims http://rava.pk/morgan-freeman-aarassment-claims/ http://rava.pk/morgan-freeman-aarassment-claims/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 07:57:50 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118094 LOS ANGELES: Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described to CNN a variety of troubling behavior on production sets or on promotional tours over Morgan´s career. “Anyone who...

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LOS ANGELES: Hollywood movie star Morgan Freeman apologized Thursday over reports that multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Sixteen people — eight of whom say they were victims — described to CNN a variety of troubling behavior on production sets or on promotional tours over Morgan´s career.

“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows I am not someone who would intentionally offend or knowingly make anyone feel uneasy,” Freeman said in a statement.

“I apologize to anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected — that was never my intent.”

The cable television network quoted a young production assistant who says Morgan harassed her over a period of months in the summer of 2015, while she was working on his bank heist comedy “Going in Style.”

She accuses Freeman of touching her repeatedly, resting his hand without permission, and frequently making comments about her appearance.

Actor Alan Arkin “made a comment telling him to stop. Morgan got freaked out and didn´t know what to say,” a woman said.

Freeman is the latest in a litany of Hollywood celebrities and other high-profile public figures accused of sexual misconduct since revelations about alleged serial abuser Harvey Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement last year.

He is also accused of staring at women´s breasts, asking a woman how she felt about sexual harassment and asking women to twirl for him.

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Fitness Goals: Sania Mirza’s pregnancy workout http://rava.pk/fitness-goals-sania-mirzas-pregnancy-workout/ http://rava.pk/fitness-goals-sania-mirzas-pregnancy-workout/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 07:40:01 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118095 #BabyMirzaMalik 👶🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/RTYpqok1Vl — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 23, 2018 Calling out all expecting mommies! Sania Mirza is here to give you motivation for the week. We all know how the tennis superstar loves to keep herself fit and being pregnant clearly does not stop her from hitting the gym....

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#BabyMirzaMalik 👶🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/RTYpqok1Vl

— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) April 23, 2018

Calling out all expecting mommies! Sania Mirza is here to give you motivation for the week.

We all know how the tennis superstar loves to keep herself fit and being pregnant clearly does not stop her from hitting the gym.

Yesterday in her Instagram stories, the mamma-to-be revealed her exercise routine to her fans and we must admit that we are super inspired by her fitness regime.

Mirza makes exercising with a baby on board look so effortless! It is a common pregnancy myth that expecting moms should not workout while they are pregnant as exercises can harm the unborn.

Super Api, Super Mom-to-be , Super Woman!!! #fitnessandhow

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However, research suggests that moderate exercise can prevent complications in healthy women with low-risk pregnancies.

Earlier, the Tennis ace had made the fantastic pregnancy announcement on her Twitter account in classic sports-style!

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All mainstream political parties hail ‘historic’ FATA, K-P merger bill, except JUI-F http://rava.pk/all-mainstream-pill-except-jui-f/ http://rava.pk/all-mainstream-pill-except-jui-f/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 07:16:28 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118072 PESHAWAR: As soon as news emerged that apart from a solitary dissenting voice, the lower house of national parliament had voted overwhelmingly in favour amending the Constitution to merge the colonially divided tribal areas into the mainstream areas of Pakistan, a wave of euphoria over the overturn century-old divisions spread through...

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PESHAWAR: As soon as news emerged that apart from a solitary dissenting voice, the lower house of national parliament had voted overwhelmingly in favour amending the Constitution to merge the colonially divided tribal areas into the mainstream areas of Pakistan, a wave of euphoria over the overturn century-old divisions spread through the region.

Congratulatory messages started pouring in from across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as the news spread through social and mainstream media. There were even reports of celebration in the streets in Parachinar.

All political parties and commentators of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), except for those associated with the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) (who have opposed the merger), welcomed the passing of the 31st Amendment Act 2018.

“Fata is now K-P. A long struggle has ended today in the most promising future for tribal brothers and sisters. Congratulations Pakistan, Congratulations our tribal brothers,” wrote Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on microblogging site Twitter.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), which has supported the move from the first day, also hailed the move.

“It is one of the most historic steps of the parliament so far,” said JI Provincial Chief Mushtaq Ahmed Khan while talking to The Express Tribune.

He refuted the notion that his party would back JUI-F’s opposition just because their party was part of the bloc of religious groups under the umbrella of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).

He explained that the JUI-F has its own stance on the merger and that that stance does not represent the collective view of the MMA.

“We would not support them if they (JUI-F) oppose the merger,” Mushtaq asserted.

Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Provincial President Sikandar Sherpao said that the merger would help reduce the pain of the people of FATA and will heal their deprivation.

“We have been demanding the mainstreaming of Fata from the very beginning,” Sherpao said.

Awami National Party (ANP) Secretary General Mian Iftikhar Husain in his message called it a giant leap in the fight against terrorism.

“The passage of the 31st amendment to merge Fata with K-P is an especially proud moment for the ANP. It is the culmination of a very long struggle by the ANP cadres towards the realisation of this goal,” he said in his message.

The support expressed by the parties also provides a peek into how they may vote in the K-P assembly to pass the Fata merger bill when it is tabled later this month.

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ABC Accused of Exploitation over Michael Jackson Show http://rava.pk/abc-accused-of-exploitation-over-michael-jackson-show/ http://rava.pk/abc-accused-of-exploitation-over-michael-jackson-show/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 07:10:55 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118088 Michael Jackson’s estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a “crass and unauthorized” effort to exploit the singer’s name. US broadcast network ABC says “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” will feature never-before-seen interview footage and the testimony of a tour operator...

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Michael Jackson’s estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a “crass and unauthorized” effort to exploit the singer’s name.

US broadcast network ABC says “The Last Days of Michael Jackson” will feature never-before-seen interview footage and the testimony of a tour operator who was outside his mansion in southern California the day he died.

The Jackson estate issued a statement saying the special, scheduled to air Thursday, “is not sponsored or approved by the estate” of the pop sensation, who died in 2009.

Disney-owned ABC, which has not responded, is accused of unauthorized use of a copyrighted photo and silhouette image in trailers and promotional materials, but those items have since been removed from the program.

“We are told ABC intends to use music and other intellectual property owned by the estate such as photos, logos, artwork and more in the program itself, without having licensed the rights to any such material,” the statement said.

“Imagine if this was done with any of ABC’s intellectual property. We believe the special to be another crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit the life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael’s legacy, intellectual property rights or his children.”

Jackson is estimated to have sold 350 million records, including “Thriller,” the best-selling album of all time.

He amassed 13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one solo singles in the United States and became the first artist in history to have a top ten single in the Billboard Hot 100 in five different decades.

He was 50 when he died on June 25, 2009, while he was in the Los Angeles area practicing for a planned series of concerts in London entitled “This Is It.”

The cause was given as an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. His personal doctor, Conrad Murray, was convicted in 2011 for administering the fatal dose of medication to Jackson.

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26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from tour as father gets shot dead http://rava.pk/26-year-old-sri-lankan-cricketer-dhananjaya-de-silva-withdraws-from-tour-as-father-gets-shot-dead/ http://rava.pk/26-year-old-sri-lankan-cricketer-dhananjaya-de-silva-withdraws-from-tour-as-father-gets-shot-dead/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 06:49:59 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118085 COLOMBO: The father of a 26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies, police said. The player’s father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo,...

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COLOMBO: The father of a 26-year-old Sri Lankan cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies, police said.

The player’s father Ranjan, a local politician, was gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb of the capital Colombo, close to midnight on Thursday, police said. An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made.

Cricket officials said Silva withdrew from the tour that involves three Test matches. However, there was no official word from the cricket board on who will replace de Silva.

Sri Lanka will also miss opener Dimuth Karunaratne who fractured a finger while batting in the nets earlier this month as he prepared for a limited-overs domestic tournament.

 

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Government bans screening of Indian movies on Eid this year to promote local industry http://rava.pk/government-bans-screening-of-indian-movies-on-eid-this-year-to-promote-local-industry/ http://rava.pk/government-bans-screening-of-indian-movies-on-eid-this-year-to-promote-local-industry/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 06:29:58 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118081 ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to put a restriction on exhibition/ screening of Indian films during the period around Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha, read a notification issued by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on May 24. The action has been taken “in order to revive and promote local film industry...

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to put a restriction on exhibition/ screening of Indian films during the period around Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha, read a notification issued by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on May 24.

The action has been taken “in order to revive and promote local film industry in Pakistan”, said the notification. “The restriction shall remain in force for two days before and two weeks after Eid days.”

196724_8635213_updatesThe importers/ distributors of the foreign films have been directed to restrain from the screening of Indian films in cinema houses all over the country during the above-mentioned time period.

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Food Guide: 4 Major Eateries sealed by Punjab Food Authorities http://rava.pk/4-major-eateries-sealed-by-punjab-food-authorities/ http://rava.pk/4-major-eateries-sealed-by-punjab-food-authorities/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 06:15:08 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118075 Love eating out? Well, then this bit of news might not sit well with you. On Tuesday, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed four food eateries – including two restaurants in Lahore. As per the reports, following food ventures have been sealed by PFA: Taipei Restaurant Tuscany Restaurant Dairy Section of...

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Love eating out? Well, then this bit of news might not sit well with you. On Tuesday, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed four food eateries – including two restaurants in Lahore.

As per the reports, following food ventures have been sealed by PFA:

  1. Taipei Restaurant
  2. Tuscany Restaurant
  3. Dairy Section of Gourmet Foods
  4. Pizza and sweets section of Gourmet Foods

taipei

tuscany

gourment

Apparently, the Taipei restaurant’s usage of expired products, unsatisfactory hygiene, the presence of insects and several other issues led to the closure of the eatery.

Tuscany restaurant came under fire for using rancid oil and improper labeling of food ingredients. What’s more, the preserved food items were found placed on the ground.

The dairy section of Gourmet Foods located in Sundar Industrial Estate was sealed for not complying with food safety standards.

The pizza and sweets section of Gourmet Foods located in Bhobhatian Chowk too was sealed.

The presence of pests and unhygienic conditions in both the section compelled PFA to seal the businesses.

 

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Govt yet to notify new Musharraf trial court http://rava.pk/govt-yet-to-notirraf-trial-court/ http://rava.pk/govt-yet-to-notirraf-trial-court/#respond Fri, 25 May 2018 06:03:22 +0000 http://rava.pk/?p=118044 ISLAMABAD: While former PM Nawaz Sharif insists that he is facing reprisal for initiating a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, the PML-N government is yet to issue a notification regarding the composition of the Special Court for the same trial. The treason case was instituted on the charges...

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ISLAMABAD: While former PM Nawaz Sharif insists that he is facing reprisal for initiating a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, the PML-N government is yet to issue a notification regarding the composition of the Special Court for the same trial.

The treason case was instituted on the charges of subverting the Constitution by imposing ‘emergency rule’ on November 3, 2007.

On April 7, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar proposed fresh composition of the special bench, led by Lahore High Court Chief Justice Yawar Ali, but the federal government is yet to issue a formal notification.

The CJP also proposed names of a Sindh High Court (SHC) judge, Justice Nazar Akbar and Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court (BHC).

The CJP suggested the new composition after Chief justice of the Peshawar High Court Yahya Afridi recused himself from hearing the case on March 29.

Justice Yawar Ali is set to retire on October 22 this year and it remains to be seen if the proceedings could conclude before his retirement.

Sources in the law ministry told The Express Tribune that the notification would be issued after the federal cabinet’s approval. The summary has been sent, but it had not yet made to the cabinet’s agenda, they maintained.

The cabinet is likely to hold its last meeting next week. Contrary to Nawaz Sharif’s narrative, PML-N’s top hierarchy did not appear to be much interested in notifying the special court’s composition.

A PML-N lawyer blamed the interior ministry, led by Ahsan Iqbal, for the delay. Even a member of the prosecution team also expressed concern over the delay.

Vice-Chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Kamran Murtaza criticised the PML N government, saying why they initiated the treason trial if they did not have the courage to pursue it to the end.

He told this correspondent that the PML-N leaders were playing ‘good cop bad cop’: the elder brother is targeting the military establishment while the younger brother (Shehbaz Sharif) was constantly in touch with them. “This strategy will not work,” he said.

Interestingly, it was the apex court, led by former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, which had stressed upon the federal government to file a treason case against Musharraf.

In June 2013, a statement was submitted before the apex court for initiating the treason case. Subsequently, former PM Nawaz Sharif also announced this in parliament.

On February 26, 2016, the SC directed the court concerned to expedite the trial without any unnecessary delay.

However, former CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali on March 18, 2016 rejected the federal government’s two-year-old appeal against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision to remove former president Pervez Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL)

However, the SC allowed the federal government and the special court to take independent decisions regarding Musharraf’s custody.

On the same day, the former president flew to Dubai after his name was removed from the ECL. He has been living there since.

Musharraf had been indicted in the treason case in March 2014 after he personally appeared before the court and rejected all charges.

On April 28, prosecution’s head Akram Sheikh requested the special court to decide the case in the absence of Musharraf.

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