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.

Saudi SIM cards for Indian Haj pilgrims

For the first time, Indian Haj pilgrims will get SIM cards of Saudi Telecom company at a nominal cost before commencing for the pilgrimage, officials said.

Haj pilgrimage: FIRs registered against 170 people

FIRs have been lodged against 170 people who got their names included in the list of Haj pilgrims for Uttar Pradesh by committing forgery, a state minister said here on Monday.

377 debarred from Haj pilgrimage

At least 377 people have been debarred from undertaking Haj pilgrimage this year after Central Haj Committee found them flouting travel norms.

Kerala: 49429 applications for Haj pilgrimage

A total of 49429 applications had been received this year for Haj pilgrimage for 2012 in Kerala.