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7 from J&K die during Haj pilgrimage

Last Updated: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 18:29

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 22:07

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 14:40

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 23:54

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 19:01

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:05

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013, 16:42

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

Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 13:07

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

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 15:39

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

MEA gets interactive through smartphone app

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 15:53

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 21:30

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

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 16:41

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