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Himachal Pradesh: Curtains on McLeodganj’s 160-year-old Parsi link

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SHIMLA: Closure of the 160-year-old shop ‘Nowrojee & Sons General Merchants’ at McLeodganj near Dharamshala has left many nostalgic and shocked. Housed in an old wooden structure, the shop was part of history that not only served to the Britishers during the Colonial rule and withstood the devastating earthquake of 1905, but also saw the […]

Eminent Surat doctor loses coronavirus battle, dies at 75

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Dr Laskari was fighting a battle against Covid-19 for the past six weeks at the Seventh Day Adventist hospital SURAT: A 75-year-old family physician and known personality in the Parsi community, Dr Khushroo Laskari, succumbed to the novel coronavirus late on Thursday night. Dr Laskari was fighting a battle against Covid-19 for the past six weeks at […]

Mumbai: Parsi body’s trustee in Bombay high court for prayer nod

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MUMBAI: A trustee of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) has moved the Bombay high court for permission to hold the annual Farvardiyan prayers at Doongerwadi to the departed souls on September 3. The petition filed on Thursday by the BPP trustee, Viraf Mehta, through advocate Prakash Shah seeks special exemption for the prayers only on […]

Takht-e Soleymān – The Throne of Solomon

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Takht-e Soleymān is an archaeological site located near the modern-day town of Takab in the West Azerbaijan Province of Iran. The earliest occupation dates from the 5th century BC during the Achaemenid period (also called the First Persian Empire). This was followed by later settlements constructed during the emergence of the Parthian Empire (also known […]