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  • Finishing touches to renovated Darya Lal mandir

    KARACHI: Hanuman and Ganesh sit peacefully in a small room at the recently renovated Darya Lal mandir at the end of Eduljee Dinshaw Road, as construction workers put the finishing touches to its walls and roof...

    He is busy most of the day attending to worshippers and construction workers who are putting the finishing touches on the mandir’s walls and roof...

  • Ownership of Guru Mandir still contested

    KARACHI: The little-known Bahadur Yar Jang Road, near Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum, hosts Gur Mandar, famously known as Guru Mandir, which has hosted many occupants over the years...

    Overshadowed by a huge Sabeel Wali Masjid on the right, Guru Mandir can be easily missed by many...

  • Mandir main mehrab – a temple inside a mosque in Rawalpindi

    Rawalpindi, the abode of the army and the epicentre of the country’s power, is a city that has endured sectarianism and communal violence...

    Yet, it has maintained a symbol of peace in the shape of a temple that stands right at the heart of Jamia Taleem ul Quran Raja Bazaar, one of the oldest and central mosques of the city
  • Rs20m released to renovate Krishna Mandir

    RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has released Rs20 million to renovate Krishna Mandir in Rawalpindi city, which the local Hindu community has said should be expanded because it cannot currently accommodate worshippers on festivals and religious occasions...

    Krishna Mandir is the only functioning Hindu temple in the twin cities...

  • Under-reconstruction Jain Mandir in Lahore all set to reopen

    LAHORE: The city’s historic Jain Mandir located at a busy intersection, aptly named after the temple, is going through a well-deserved reconstruction and rehabilitation...

    Punjabi author Iqbal Qaiser, who researched the forgotten remains of Jain heritage in Pakistan and compiled more than 20 of the important temples in the country in his book, titled Ujray Daran De Darshan (A Peek into the Deserted Doors), told Dawn the Jain Mandir...

  • Shobhaa De vs Shiv Sena

    On April 9, Shiv Sena activists congregated outside writer Shobhaa De’s house protesting against her statement in which she had criticised the government’s decision to make the screening of one Marathi film in Mumbai’s cinema halls mandatory...

    The heartening thing that happened subsequently was that a lot of writers came out in her support, commending Shiv Sena’s action...

  • Students return from India following Shiv Sena threats

    LAHORE: A group of 50 Pakistani students and teachers visiting India at the invitation of an NGO were sent back on Wednesday after receiving threats from Hindu extremist organisation Shiv Sena...

    Their trip was, however, cut short after the host organisation received threats from Shiv Sena for inviting the students in the back­drop of the Indian government’s allegations that Pakistani soldiers had killed and mutilated the bodies of...

  • BJP leader asks Shiv Sena to change its perception of Pakistan

    MUMBAI: Mumbai chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ashish Shelar has adviced Shiv Sena to change its perception about Pakistan and to consider the local problems while discussing national issues, according to a report published on The Times of India website...

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had expressed doubts regarding the recently-held meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in...

  • Indian artists vs Shiv Sena goons

    After last week’s terrible events in which Hindu extremists forced Pakistani artists and cricketers to return to Pakistan, it is heartening to see a certain section of India’s artist community come out to condemn Shiv Sena’s act...

  • Pakistan urges world to take notice of Shiv Sena activities

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday requested the international community to take notice of the activities of India's hardliner political party Shiv Sena...

    Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah during the weekly briefing said that Pakistan has repeatedly expressed reservations over Shiv Sena's activities...

  • Aamir Khan should go to Pakistan, says Shiv Sena leader

    Senior Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Tuesday slammed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's "alarm" over extremism in India, saying he should "go to Pakistan" if "he does not want to stay here", The Hindu reported...

    "On October 13, 10 to 15 Shiv Sena activists in Mumbai attacked the organiser of former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri's book launch, Sudheendra Kulkarni, with ink just...

  • Shiv Sena demands cancellation of Ghulam Ali's concert in India

    MUMBAI: India's far right political party Shiv Sena has called for the cancellation of Pakistan's popular ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concert in Mumbai, according to a report on India's NDTV website...

    Read: Atif Aslam's concert in India cancelled after Shiv Sena threatBut later that month, pop artist Atif Aslam had to cancel his concert in Pune after having received threats by Shiv Sena at a time when more than a thousand tickets for...

  • Shiv Sena announces INR100,000 reward for 'slapping Aamir Khan'

    LUDHIANA: In a troubling development, the Punjab chapter of Indian far-right political group Shiv Sena announced a cash reward of INR 100,000 for "anyone who slaps" Bollywood actor Aamir Khan over his recent remarks on 'intolerance' in India, said a report published on the Hindustan Times...

    The bizarre announcement was made during a protest staged by Shiv Sena activists outside a hotel where Aamir Khan is staying for shooting his...

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