2016 Haj pilgrimage schedule released in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee has released the schedule for annual Haj pilgrimage for 2016, an official said on Wednesday.

Thousands march to Mina as Haj pilgrimage begins tomorrow

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world, including from India, made their way in droves to the valley of Mina to perform the Hajj which begins tomorrow and will culminate with the symbolic stoning of Satan on Friday.

Crane collapse kills at least 107 at Mecca`s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia

Crane collapse kills at least 107 at Mecca`s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia

A massive construction crane crashed into Mecca`s Grand Mosque in stormy weather on Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Over 136,000 Indian pilgrims to perform Haj this year

A total number of 136,020 pilgrims are expected to take part in the Haj pilgrimage this year, of whom 100,020 will be participating through the Haj Committee of India and the remaining 36,000 through private tour operators, an official statement said.

MP should get Haj quota as per 2011 census: Qureshi

Terming the present Haj quota for 3,000 pilgrims as insufficient, the Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee on Sunday demanded that the Centre should give this quota as per the 2011 census to the state.

Iran suspends Haj pilgrimage protesting sexual assault

Iran has decided to suspend the Umrah Haj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia until the perpetrators behind the sexual assault on two teenaged Iranian pilgrims are punished.

Nearly 1 lakh Indians performed Haj through Haj Committee: Govt

Around one lakh Indians performed Haj this year through the Haj Committee of India, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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.