80 Indians died during Haj pilgrimage this year

Nearly 80 Indians have died during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year with most of the deaths due to illness or age-related ailments, a senior official said on Saturday.

Pilgrims renounce evil, sacrifice animals as Haj nears end

Tens of thousands of Muslims, including Indians, ritually stoned the devil in Mina Valley for the second day on Sunday and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrims arrive in Arafat as Haj pilgrimage reaches climax

Over 2 million Muslims, including about 1.5 lakh Indians, thronged Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain in Saudi Arabia today for the high point of the Haj pilgrimage, with a sea of people from different countries standing together, united by faith.

33 Indians die during Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Thirty-three Indians have died of illness or old-age ailments during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said Saturday.

7 from J&K die during Haj pilgrimage

Seven people from Jammu and Kashmir died during the annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia this year, an official spokesman said here on Saturday.

Saudi deports Indian Haj pilgrims alleging `forged` passports

Saudi Arabian immigration authorities have deported two Indian pilgrims, without allowing them to perform Haj, due to overwriting on their passports, which were considered "forged".

Indian Haj pilgrim presumed dead found alive

An Indian man who was believed to have died while on Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has been found alive in Makkah.

Nearly two million pilgrims perfom haj: Saudi

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.

Haj culminates with ritual sacrifice of animals

Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia and sacrificed animals to mark the culmination of the annual Haj pilgrimage.

Haj enters final stage with stoning ritual

Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of Saudi Arabia, the final stage of the annual Haj pilgrimage.

9 people conned of Rs 8 lakh on pretext of Haj pilgrimage

Four travel agents have been booked for allegedly conning nine persons from Jamitpura village in the district of Rs 8 lakh on the pretext of getting them visas and tickets for Haj pilgrimage, police said Friday.

Three centenarian Indians in Saudi to perform Haj

A 107-year-old Indian is among three centenarians from the country in Saudi Arabia, who will perform Haj this year.

MP govt completes work to assist Haj pilgrims

Madhya Pradesh government has made all necessary arrangements at Haj Transit Point to cater to the Haj pilgrims.

MEA gets interactive through smartphone app

Now you can get help with your passport, visa, and if abroad, get consular assistance, or even ask questions to the external affairs minister - all on your smartphone with the `MEAIndia` app.

SC lays down directions on Haj pilgrimage

Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to frame a five-year policy for regulating the Haj pilgrimage to replace the current annual plan which it termed as "ad-hoc and unsatisfactory".

Syria ‘planned to bomb Haj’ in 2012

Syria had planned to explode a bomb during the Haj (pilgrimage) season in 2012, a former military officer has said.

Haj: Travel agency charged with fraud

A teacher at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here has charged a Ahmedabad based travel agency of indulging in fraud and gross irregularities while arranging for his Haj pilgrimage last month.

Aamir Khan leaves for Haj pilgrimage with his mother

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan left for Haj pilgrimage with his mother Zeenat Hussain to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

WHO issues guidance on SARS-like virus ahead of Haj

Following the discovery of a rare and deadly virus belonging to the same family as SARS virus in a 49-year-old Qatari man, WHO, urged health workers to immediately report acute respiratory infection cases.

Haj pilgrimage: Direct Air India flights from Kashmir

Air India will operate direct flights from Srinagar to Jeddah to ferry this year`s Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia, Jammu and Kashmir.