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Qureshi calls for facilities for Char Dham pilgrims

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 19:02

Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi called for devising an effective formula or passing of a legislation in Parliament offering the same facilities to Char Dham pilgrims as given to Haj pilgrims.

Blaze kills 12 pilgrims in Saudi holy city hotel

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 01:50

A fire killed 12 people and injured 130 others in a pilgrim hotel in the Saudi holy city of Medina on Saturday, the state-run SPA news agency reported.

J&K govt announces Rs 1L insurance cover to Amarnath pilgrims

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 22:15

Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday announced that all Amarnath pilgrims possessing valid `Yatra permits` will be provided an insurance cover of Rs one lakh against accidental death within the state during the entire period of this year`s pilgrimage.

10 Hindu pilgrims killed in bus accident in Nepal

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 12:43

A bus carrying Hindu pilgrims skidded off a mountain road and fell down more than 300-metre in eastern Nepal, killing at least 10 people, police said.

Rains force Magh Mela pilgrims to desert tent city

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 14:11

Unusually heavy winter rains have forced thousands of pilgrims here to abandon the make-shift city of tents that had come up in view of the annual religious congregation of Magh Mela.

Several injured as blast targets Shia pilgrims in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 20:10

The blast occurred at Akhtarabad area in provincial capital Quetta. According to initial reports, several people were injured in the incident and the bus burst into flames.

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.