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  • Pakistan's fading Parsi community looks abroad

    KARACHI: For more than 1,000 years, Parsis have thrived in South Asia but an ageing population and emigration to the West driven by instability in Pakistan means the tiny community of "fire worshippers" could could soon be consigned to the country's history books...

    Legend has it Parsi leader Jadi Rana made a pledge to the then emperor of India that Zoroastrians, known in the region as Parsis, would not be a burden but would blend in...

  • India temple fire kills over 100 people watching fireworks

    NEW DELHI: A major explosion and fire swept through a temple in southern India on Sunday, killing more than 100 people and injuring scores more who had gathered to watch an unofficial fireworks display...

    Thousands had packed overnight into the Hindu temple in Kerala state where fireworks appear to have landed on an unexploded stash, triggering a blast, in a tragedy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said was "shocking beyond...

  • Over 100 die in Indian temple fire

    KOLLAM (India): A fire and explosions during a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year killed over 100 people and injured more than 380 others at a temple in southern India on Sunday...

    Thousands had packed overnight into the temple complex in Kerala state where the firework is thought to have landed on a stockpile of others, triggering a huge blast that tore through concrete buildings...

  • Police say 7 connected to India temple surrender after fire

    PARAVUR: Seven people who fled after a weekend fire killed at least 116 people at the southern Indian temple where they are board members have surrendered to police to face prosecution, police said Tuesday...

    Police are investigating temple board members and associates of firework contractors for possible charges of attempted murder and culpable homicide, both punishable by life imprisonment, and illegally storing a cache of...

  • Two warehouses in historical temple compound destroyed by fire

    KARACHI: Two warehouses in the historical Shri Swaminarayan Temple compound were destroyed by a fire on Friday evening, as residents sharing the wall with the compound fled to safety...

    A fireman, Saleem, suffered injuries while struggling to put out the fire that had erupted in the warehouses of plastic stuff at around 4pm...

  • 152nd festival at Sadhu Bela temple under way

    SUKKUR: Several hundred Hindu devotees from across Sindh and Balochistan, as well as some parts of India, thronged Sadhu Bela (or Sadhu Belo in Sindhi and Hindi) to participate in the 152nd annual festival of Baba Bankhandi Maharaj Yatra which began on Tuesday evening at the historical temple situated on an islet in the Indus River near Sukkur...

    The three-day festival started with the recitation from the Gita and the Guru Granth...

  • Sikhs remember Golden Temple attack

    LAHORE: The Sikh community on Saturday commemorated June 6, recalling sacrifices of a large number of Sikhs at Golden Temple in 1984 during a brutal attack of Indian army on the orders of the then prime minister...

    Carrying placards and banners, the Sikhs chanted slogans against the Indian army attack that left a number of Sikhs dead and injured at Sri Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) on June 6, 1984...

  • Taj Mahal Muslim tomb, not ancient Hindu temple says Indian court

    An Indian court officially rejected claims that the Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple while hearing an appeal to let Hindus pray in the historic monument's premises, The Guardian reported on Wednesday...

    According to The Guardian, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) gave its view in response to a petition filed by six lawyers stating that the 17th century monument in Agra had originally been a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity...

  • SC asks KP govt to get Hindu temple rebuilt

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court ordered on Thursday the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to get a Hindu temple in Karak restored and reconstructed...

    Dr Vankwani said he had met the provincial chief secretary, the inspector general of police and the local commissioner, but he had been informed that the Hindu notable in whose name the temple was built had converted to Islam...

  • Retired Muslim teacher helps construct temple in Indian school

    AHMEDABAD: The unique way by which a retired Muslim school teacher in a remote village of Indian state of Gujrat inspired his students was by constructing a temple in the village school, said a report published on The Times of India...

    Popular among the children of Marida village as Abdul Chacha, Abdul Vora decided to leave a legacy in the Hindu-dominated Mirada village by constructing a Saraswati temple in the village school...

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