First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs

The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia.

‘Dead’ Indian Haj pilgrim found alive

Barkatullah from Chennai had come with his wife Badarunnisa to Mecca for Haj, but were separated on the first day of the pilgrimage.

Actor Salim Kumar to sponsor Haj pilgrim

Malayalam cine actor Salim Kumar, who bagged the national award for his touching portrayal of an elderly Muslim yearning to travel to Meccah in the movie `Aadaminte Makan Abu` (Abu, son of Adam), will be sponsoring a Haj pilgrim this year.