Indian consulate launches app to guide Haj pilgrims

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.

1.7 lakh Indians to perform Haj this year

About 1.7 lakh Indian Haj pilgrims will arrive in Saudi Arabia this year and elaborate arrangements have been put in place to receive them.

Nineteen Indian Haj pilgrims dead in Saudi Arabia

Nineteen Indians, who came to Saudi
Arabia to perform Haj, have died in the country while
undertaking the annual pilgrimage, officials have said.