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Death toll of Indians in Hajj stampede rises to 51

Death toll of Indians in Hajj stampede rises to 51

The number of Indians killed in the Haj stampede rose to 51 on Thursday as authorities identified six more bodies with 38 Indian pilgrims being treated for injuries in the worst tragedy in 25 years to hit the pilgrimage.

Oct 01, 2015, 22:47 PM IST

Hajj stampede: Death toll of Indians killed in Saudi Arabia rises to 45

The number of Indians killed in a stampede at the Haj rose to 45 Monday as authorities identified 10 more bodies among the victims of the worst tragedy in 25 years to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 28, 2015, 13:48 PM IST
Security boosted as death-marred Hajj ends

Security boosted as death-marred Hajj ends

Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of special forces on Saturday as pilgrims performed the final rituals of a hajj marred by double tragedies that killed more than 800 people.

Sep 26, 2015, 16:52 PM IST

`We can`t find him` - lament of pilgrims after Hajj disaster in Saudi Arabia

"We can`t find him" was the lament of anxious relatives and friends on Saturday as they scoured hospital wards and the morgue, two days after the disaster at the Hajj.

Sep 26, 2015, 16:24 PM IST
Hajj stampede beyond human control, says top Saudi cleric

Hajj stampede beyond human control, says top Saudi cleric

Saudi Arabia`s top religious leader says a stampede which killed 717 pilgrims was beyond human control, official media reported on Saturday, the final day of this year`s hajj.

Sep 26, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

Two Hyderabad women among those killed in Hajj stampede

Another woman from Hyderabad is among those killed in the stampede during Hajj at Mina near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, officials said.

Sep 25, 2015, 16:50 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's authorities under fire after Hajj stampede kills more than 700

Saudi Arabia's authorities under fire 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-century.

Sep 25, 2015, 14:19 PM IST
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.

Sep 25, 2015, 10:01 AM IST
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.

Sep 25, 2015, 07:54 AM IST
Saudi Arabia stampede: More than 700 die in worst Hajj disaster in 25 years

Saudi Arabia stampede: More than 700 die in worst Hajj disaster in 25 years

At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years. 

Sep 24, 2015, 23:39 PM IST
'Four Indians killed in Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia'

'Four Indians killed in Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia'

At least 717 people, including four Indians, were killed and over 860 injured in a stampede on Thursday during Haj here, in the second worst ever tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 24, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Stampede at Mecca: MEA issues helpline numbers for Indian nationals

In an effort to reach out to Indians in Haj at Mina where stampede claimed over 300 lives, Ministry of External Affairs has released a few emergency numbers.

Sep 24, 2015, 16:51 PM IST
Hajj stampede in Mecca: As it happened on Thursday

Hajj stampede in Mecca: As it happened on Thursday

At least 717 pilgrims were killed and 719 others were injured today in a stampede at Mina, outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. 

Sep 24, 2015, 13:50 PM IST
Muslim pilgrims mass in Mecca for hajj

Muslim pilgrims mass in Mecca for hajj

 Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world began moving on Tuesday from the holy city of Mecca to nearby Mina for the start of the hajj.

Sep 22, 2015, 12:46 PM IST
Hajj pilgrims to begin journey of faith from today

Hajj pilgrims to begin journey of faith from today

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world, including over 1.5 lakh Indians, will begin Hajj from Tuesday when they assemble in the valley of Mina as Saudi authorities said preparations have been completed for the world's largest annual gathering.

Sep 22, 2015, 08:56 AM IST

Snap! Hajj selfies gain popularity, spark controversy

Raising his arm, Yousef Ali hugs his elderly father in front of one of Islam's holiest sites as they grin for a selfie -- a craze that has hit this year's hajj.

Oct 05, 2014, 20:17 PM IST

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.

Oct 05, 2014, 15:45 PM IST

Two million Muslims stone 'devil' at Haj, feast begins

Two million Muslims, including Indians, ritually stoned the devil on Saturday in the last major ritual of this year's Haj in Saudi Arabia, while fellow believers around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha.

Oct 04, 2014, 14:01 PM IST

Pilgrims head out of Saudi after Haj `success`

Some 1.4 million Muslim pilgrims from 188 countries started to leave Saudi Arabia on Thursday at the end of what authorities hailed as a successful and incident-free Haj.

Oct 18, 2013, 00:30 AM IST