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  • Living: The jogi artisans of Hyderabad

    We cannot afford three meals a day; our breakfast is simply tea and biscuits, we do not eat lunch and only cook a meal at night,” said an elderly Jogi woman...

    In Hyderabad, the Jogi, a Gujrati-speaking Hindu minority artisan community survives in miserable socio-economic conditions in a small, ghetto-like slum settlement near the central city area...

  • Feature: Rule of the jogi

    It was around midday when we entered the colony, just in time to catch Ustad Misri Jogi’s class in the courtyard outside his small temple...

    This kind of lesson is not organised on a daily basis; it is only sometimes that ustad asks the children for their time so that he can teach them some snake charming techniques that every jogi must know...

  • Jogi community celebrates ‘culture day’

    SUKKUR: Snake charmers from across Sukkur and its adjoining areas thronged the Mohammed Bin Qasim park in this city on Monday to celebrate their ‘culture day’ organised by the Jogi Jagao Ittehad (JJI)...

    Belonging to the Jogi community, snake charmers clad in their traditional yellow shirts and turbans, entertained a large number of keen audience attracted to the tune of their flute...

  • No one can dare divide Sindh, Kamal tells people of Larkana

    LARKANA: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal has strongly opposed a division of Sindh and pledged that his party will always resist every such move tooth and nail...

    Clearly referring to the demand and moves by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for creating more administrative units within Sindh, Mr Kamal said those talking about Sindh’s division were actually hushing up their corruption, crime and...

  • 20 ‘gangsters’ picked up in Rangers-police action in Larkana village

    LARKANA/HYDERABAD: A tense situation prevails at and around the residence of Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal here since Friday, when Rangers personnel made deployment in the neighbourhood and started snap-checking hours after the dramatic escape of Asad Kharal, said to be a close associate of the Siyal family, from the custody of law-enforcers late on Wednesday evening...

    All of them were picked up in Pathan Abro village, not far...

  • Man, woman facing honour killing rescued near Larkana

    LARKANA: Police on Thursday claimed to have saved the lives of a man and a woman from the wrath of their relatives who were allegedly planning to kill them in the name of honour in Naudero town, 19 kilometres from here...

    He said the woman had been taken into protective custody and kept at women’s police station in Larkana...

  • Sikh yatris stranded at Larkana station due to 10-hour delay in train’s arrival

    LARKANA: Hundreds of Sikh yatris (pilgrims) from Sindh and Balochistan were stranded at Larkana railway station on Thursday due to inordinate delay in the arrival of the train they had booked in advance for pilgrimage to Nankana Sahib to attend the 549th birth anniversary celebrations of Baba Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh faith...

    Frustrated over the long wait the pilgrims who had started arriving at the railway station early in the...

  • Eight dead, 19 injured in bus accident near Larkana

    Eight people including three children died while 19 others were injured in a road accident on Waghan road on Malghani turning point near Larkana on Tuesday night, police said...

    According to Larkana Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kashif Ali Teepu, the bus that was on its way to Larkana overturned in a ditch when the driver lost control while trying to save a motorcyclist who was coming from the opposite direction...

  • Mercury shoots up to 48oC in Larkana; two die in Dadu district

    KARACHI: At least two people died owing to the heatwave while many others fell unconscious in different parts of Dadu district as the mercury climbed on the scale and touched 48 degrees Celsius in Larkana making it the hottest place in the country on Sunday, said a meteorological department official adding, that the weather was expected to remain the same on Monday as well in these areas...

    According to the met official, the current...

  • SHC stays shifting of Larkana Sweet Homes

    LARKANA: The Sindh High Court’s Larkana circuit bench comprising Justice Nadeem Akhtar on Thursday stayed the shifting of Sweet Homes from Larkana to a place near Karachi and issu­ed notices to the respondents including the Baitul Maal managing director and the official in charge of Sweet Home for May 21...

    Advocate Zulfikar Hyder Abro, the counsel for the petitioners, submitted in court that the Larkana Sweet Homes was established in...

  • Rs8.7 million of BISP ‘snatched’ in Larkana

    LARKANA: Three armed men intercepted a car driven by a cash supplier to the counters of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) near Rasool Abad locality within the jurisdiction of the Civil Lines police station and deprived him of Rs8...

    However, talking to Dawn, Larkana SSP Kamran Nawaz Panjotha expressed doubt over the robbery and said the amount snatched, according to the victim, was Rs6 million...

  • Prof Adib selects venue for SIUT Larkana

    LARKANA: Sindh Insti­tute of Urology and Trans­plantation (SIUT) founder Prof Dr Adibul Hasan Rizvi has selected a building to establish the SIUT Larkana...

    Accompanying his team members, Larkana commissioner, mayor and others, the renowned urologist visited the old building of the Peoples Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) that it had lately vacated and two new blocks constructed adjacent to it and agreed to start the health...

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