Hajj stampede: 14 Indians killed in Mecca; Sushma Swaraj assures full assistance
Hajj stampede: 14 Indians killed in Mecca; Sushma Swaraj assures full assistance

At least 717 people, including 14 Indians, have been killed in the stampede during Haj at Mina near holy city of Mecca on Thursday. It is the worst tragedy that has hit the world's holiest Muslim pilgrimage in 25 years.

Saudi criticised after hajj stampede kills more than 700
Saudi criticised after hajj stampede kills more than 700

Blame shifted towards Saudi authorities on Friday after a stampede at the hajj killed at least 717 people, in the worst tragedy to strike the annual Muslim pilgrimage in a quarter of a century.

Haj pilgrim from Kerala dies in Makkah

 A Haj pilgrim from Kerala died in Makkah on Thursday but not in the stampede, said a Congress leader who is also on pilgrimage.

Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia for Bengal woman killed in Makkah

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced Rs.10 lakh as compensation to the family of Muniza Ahamed of the state who was among the 107 killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia`s Makkah city.

President, VP, PM condole loss of lives in Mecca accident

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in which some Indians were also injured.

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.

Five Indians killed in Saudi road accident

Five Indian workers were killed on the spot when their vehicle was hit by a speeding trailer in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, days after four members of an Indian family returning from Makkah died in a similar accident.

Saudi Arabia to allow runaway expats to return without trial

 Saudi Arabia has announced that the hundreds of expatriate workers, who were declared absconders by their Saudi employers, can avoid jail and return home provided they have no criminal cases pending against them.

Saudi government to ensure infection free Hajj

In the wake of the Ebola and Coronavirus outbreak, the Saudi government has said it will screen Hajj pilgrims this year.

Saudi bans brides from 4 countries: newspaper

Saudi men have been banned from marrying women from three Asian and one African country as the Gulf state toughens the rules restricting marriage with foreigners, a local daily said.

Indian boy dies in Saudi after being run over by vehicle

A three-year-old Indian boy died after being run over by a vehicle in Saudi Arabia`s Makkah province, according to a media report today.

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.

Saudi Arabia arrests 18 for spying

A total of 18 people -- 16 Saudis, an Iranian and one Lebanese -- have been arrested in Saudi Arabia on charges of spying for a foreign country.