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Iraq policeman sacrifices himself to save pilgrims

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:41

An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself today as he tried to protect Shiite pilgrims, embracing a suicide bomber just moments before the man exploded, officials said.

Suicide bomber attacks Shiites as Iraq unrest kills 9

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:59

The bomber struck in the Khales area, killing five people and wounding 10, a police colonel and a doctor said.

Woman killed, 16 pilgrims injured as bus hits divider

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 13:10

A 50-year-old woman was killed and 16 others injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Delhi to Gorakhpur dashed into a divider on Basti-Faizabad national highway.

Pak makes elaborate arrangement for visiting Sikh pilgrims

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 13:08

A large number of Sikh devotees from India and various other countries have arrived in Pakistan to celebrate the 545th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Indian dupes some 500 Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 20:39

An Indian national in Saudi Arabia has allegedly duped some 500 pilgrims of nearly USD 400,000 through a fake Hajj campaign here, prompting authorities to launch a manhunt for him.

127 Haj pilgrims from Bihar stranded in Medina

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 20:38

About 127 Haj pilgrims from Bihar are stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than 36 hours after their flight was cancelled due to some technical reason.

Pilgrims perform ritual Devil stoning as Haj draws to a close

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 21:25

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims performed the ritual stoning of the Devil on Wednesday as the annual Haj season drew to a close with no significant tragedies reported by Saudi authorities who were determined to ensure a safe pilgrimage.

Nearly two million pilgrims perfom haj: Saudi

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:54

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that around 1.98 million pilgrims are performing this year`s annual Muslim pilgrimage, the hajj, sharply fewer than last year due to reduced quotas.

Air India flies 46,700 Haj pilgrims

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:55

Air India Wednesday completed its Haj operations, flying about 46,700 pilgrims to Madina and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia recording the highest ever on-time performance of over 97 percent.

Air India flies 46,700 Haj pilgrims

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:10

Air India on Wednesday completed its Haj operations, flying about 46,700 pilgrims to Madina and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia recording the highest ever on-time performance of over 97 per cent.

Kedarnath pilgrims get free food

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 21:51

A Haridwar-based spiritual group is providing food to devotees visiting the disaster-hit Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand.

Hemkund Sahib opens to pilgrims after Uttarakhand floods

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 19:25

About 200 pilgrims visited the Hemkund Sahib in Garhwal Himalayas today after pilgrimage to the famous Sikh shrine resumed last Saturday.