With 1,36,000 Indian pilgrims set to perform Haj this year, India on Monday said all preparations have been completed to ensure that the faithfuls perform a hassle-free pilgrimage.
A free smartphone application launched this year by the Indian mission here that guides Indian Haj pilgrims to their accommodations has become a huge hit with even the Saudi government looking at ways to adopt the novel app.
Haj pilgrims arriving at Jeddah`s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) are being screened, tested and given preventive medication against the Ebola virus, media reported Monday.
Haj pilgrims arriving at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) are being screened, tested and given preventive medication against the Ebola virus, media reported Monday.
The first Haj flight from India carrying 235 pilgrims has arrived in Madinah in Saudi Arabia.
The first flight carrying Haj pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia Aug 27 from an airport in Lucknow, officials said Saturday.
The first flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims will take off from here on September 17.
The Jammu and Kashmir government will provide special identification jackets to Haj pilgrims from the state to enable them recognise each other and maintain link with the guides accompanying them.
Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi called for devising an effective formula or passing of a legislation in Parliament offering the same facilities to Char Dham pilgrims as given to Haj pilgrims.
About 127 Haj pilgrims from Bihar are stranded in Saudi Arabia for more than 36 hours after their flight was cancelled due to some technical reason.
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.
Madhya Pradesh government has made all necessary arrangements at Haj Transit Point to cater to the Haj pilgrims.
The World Health Organisation has issued travel advice on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus for pilgrims going for Umra and Hajj to Saudi Arabia in the coming months.
Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare minister Azam Khan on Sunday said curtailment of Haj pilgrims` quota of Uttar Pradesh could lead to "law and order problem" in the state.
Centre has granted 1,699 seats from Haj Committee of India (HCI) to Jammu and Kashmir, raising the total seats to 8,819 for Haj-2013.
Around 23,000 Haj pilgrims are likely to fly to Jeddah later this year from the special terminus at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Every year, India sends 170,000 pilgrims for the Haj. This year, Haj falls in October.
An Air-India plane with 400 Haj pilgrims onboard made an emergency landing at the NSC Bose International Airport here tonight after its fire alarm suddenly went off due to a technical glitch.
The last Haj flight with 65 pilgrims from the city left late last night for the holy city of Mecca via Bangalore from the Raja Bhoj International Airport here.
An AIMPLB member has alleged misbehaviour on the part of the Raja Bhoi International Airport authority with the Haj pilgrims.
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