A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Wednesday of a former minister who was dismissed last week after Islamists staged nationwide protests calling for his prosecution over remarks criticising the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage.
Thirty-three Indians were among the 80 Hajj pilgrims from South Asia who died of illness or due to old-age ailments during the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said on Saturday.
All arrangements for over one lakh Indian Hajj pilgrims this year have been completed by Indian authorities in Saudi Arabia.
The World Health Organisation Wednesday held off from calling for travel restrictions related to the MERS virus striking hardest in Saudi Arabia, after emergency talks on the mystery illness.
Pilgrims flooded the streets as they headed towards Mina, around five kilometres east of the holy mosque.
Saudi authorities set November 16 for the Eid al-Adha holy day and festival.
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