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PPP seeks ‘sword’ symbol to contest general elections

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party has decided to contest upcoming elections with a symbol of ‘sword’, instead of its existing one of ‘arrow’. The party has submitted a request to the Election Commission of Pakistan for replacing the symbol in this election. PPP said the application for getting the symbol of sword was submitted to the ECP so that no other could claim this symbol as it was connected traditionally with the PPP as it contested the elections of 1970 and 1977 under the leadership of its founding Chairman…

Padmavati controversy: Fringe group member brandishes sword on live TV

The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie Padmavati  starring Deepika Padukone has been postponed amidst violent protests, death threats and controversy. A fringe caste group Shri Rajput Karni Sena has led the protests and issued threats against the makers and the actors of the film. The outfit has threatened to “cut off Deepika’s nose” and behead Bhansali. However, one of the most bizarre incident occurred when one of the spokespersons of the Karni Sena, during an appearance at an Indian news channel, pulled…

Wonder Woman sword, Spider-Man drone land on ‘Worst Toys’ list

BOSTON: A plastic version of comic-book superhero Wonder Woman’s sword and a Spider-Man drone showed up as villains on a U.S. child safety advocacy group’s annual list of potentially hazardous toys. The group, World Against Toys Causing Harm, released its “10 Worst Toys” list on Tuesday, around the start of the holiday shopping season, with the goal of alerting parents to playthings that could hurt their children. Besides the sword, which the group warned could cause “blunt-force injuries,” and the drone’s “potential…