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.

Qureshi calls for facilities for Char Dham pilgrims

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.

127 Haj pilgrims from Bihar stranded in Medina

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.

Nearly two million pilgrims perfom haj: Saudi

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.

MP govt completes work to assist Haj pilgrims

Madhya Pradesh government has made all necessary arrangements at Haj Transit Point to cater to the Haj pilgrims.

WHO issues travel advice on MERS-CoV for 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.

Azam Khan warns of law and order problem if UP Haj quota reduced

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 grants 1,699 additional seats for Haj-2013: Peerzada

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.

23,000 Haj pilgrims to fly from IGI`s special terminal

Around 23,000 Haj pilgrims are likely to fly to Jeddah later this year from the special terminus at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

India seeks higher Haj quota

Every year, India sends 170,000 pilgrims for the Haj. This year, Haj falls in October.

AI flight with Haj pilgrims make emergency landing

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.