Mecca stampede: We will provide all help to Indian nationals, says Sushma Swaraj

After the stampede tragedy in Saudi Arabia, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that the government would provide all help to Indian nationals.

Sonia Gandhi expresses shock over stampede deaths in Mecca

 Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed deep shock and distress over the deaths and injuries in a stampede in Mecca.

No political propaganda during Haj: Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia will not allow any political propaganda during this year's Haj and those trying to violate the pilgrimage's sanctity will be arrested, the crown prince has said apparently referring to attempts to use Islam's holiest site to highlight the situation in strife-torn Syria and Yemen.

Traumatised by Mecca crane crash tragedy, pilgrims ask for accountability

Traumatised by Mecca crane crash tragedy, pilgrims ask for accountability

Jumaa Ibrahim and his wife Hasnaa Karam, a Syrian couple in their early 60s, arrived in Mecca on Friday, and headed straight to Islam's holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba.

Mecca crane collapse `act of God`: Engineer

Mecca crane collapse `act of God`: Engineer

 The collapse of a construction crane that killed 107 people at Mecca`s Grand Mosque was "an act of God" and not due to a technical fault, an engineer for the developer said Saturday.

Haj flights in MP from Aug 31, 3,000 pilgrims to fly

Nearly 3,000 Haj pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh will start leaving for their journey from August 31.

First batch of J&K Haj pilgrims to leave for Medina today

 The first batch of Haj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will leave from here directly to the holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia from August 17, officials said on Wednesday.

MERS-CoV infection: Action plan drawn up for Haj pilgrims

Health Ministry has drawn up an action plan for minimising MERS-CoV infection to Haj pilgrims who are likely to take the pilgrimage from August with Saudi Arabia still looming under the threat of the disease which has reported 455 deaths from 26 countries till June 18.

Indian launches Urdu mobile app for Haj pilgrims

 An Indian scholar has launched an Urdu mobile application for smartphone users which provides information related to Haj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia.

Centre assures of better facilities of Haj pilgrims this year

The Centre on Tuesday assured Haj pilgrims of better facilities this year by taking corrective measures to deal with problems faced by them last year when the state-run Air India was accused of mishandling their travel, causing long delay.

Haj pilgrims stranded at Ahmedabad airport for over 18 hours

Around 215 Haj pilgrims were stranded for more than 18 hours at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport here on Thursday, after two Bhopal- and Indore-bound Air India flights got delayed, the passengers said.

Indian volunteers form largest group to serve Haj pilgrims

Over 2,000 Indian volunteers this year provided selfless service to Haj pilgrims, forming the largest expatriate group that lent great support in organising a successful and incident-free pilgrimage.

All arrangements in place for 1.36 lakh Indian Haj pilgrims

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.

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.

Haj pilgrims tested for Ebola at Jeddah airport

 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 tested for Ebola at Jeddah airport

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.

First Haj flight from India arrives in Saudi Arabia

The first Haj flight from India carrying 235 pilgrims has arrived in Madinah in Saudi Arabia.

Flight carrying Haj pilgrims to leave Aug 27

The first flight carrying Haj pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia Aug 27 from an airport in Lucknow, officials said Saturday.

First flight from Bhopal carrying Haj pilgrims on Sept 17

The first flight from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrims will take off from here on September 17.

J&K to provide special identification jackets to Haj pilgrims

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.