Haj pilgrims stone the Satan, pray for forgiveness

Haj is one of the five pillars of Islam and every able bodied Muslim who can afford to travel to Mecca is expected to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime.

Over 70,000 illegal pilgrims denied entry to Mecca

More than 70,000 pilgrims have been denied entry to Mecca for not having pilgrimage licenses, while 73 vehicles carrying them have been confiscated.

13 pilgrims injured in Mecca building fire

Five firefighting teams and three rescue teams joined in the fight against the blaze and doused it hours later, the Saudi News Agency quoted a security official as saying.

Haj pilgrims from Bhopal leave for Mecca

The last Haj flight with 65 pilgrims from the city left late last night for the holy city of Mecca via Bangalore from the Raja Bhoj International Airport here.

Kerala regrets refusal of plea for more Haj quota

Kerala expressed disappointment over the Centre rejecting its request for raising the state`s Haj quota by determining the number of pilgrims.

2,080 lashes for Saudi man who raped daughter

The court in the holy city of Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter for seven years while under the influence of drugs.

Over 2 million pilgrims to conclude Hajj; Eid tomorrow

A sea of pilgrims converged on
the vast plains of Arafat in Saudi Arabia for the final day of
the annual Hajj.

Haj special flight departure deferred by 2 hours

The flight, scheduled to depart at 3.20 pm will leave for Mecca at 5.20 pm.

SRK’s latest film on Haj pilgrimage

Reportedly, KJo has bought the rights of a National Award winning Malayalam film `Adaminde Makan Abu` at a cost of Rs 25 lakhs. The original story is about an old Mulsim couple, their plans to go on a pilgrimage to Haj and their dilemma.

First batch of J-K Hajj pilgrims returns home

The first batch of over 250
Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday returned home after performing the 45-day annual pilgrimage in holy cities of
Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.

New Mecca Metro ready to shuttle Hajj pilgrims

The Mashair Railway, also known as Mecca Metro, rolls out to serve pilgrims beginning the annual Hajj rituals near the Muslim holy city.

Muslim pilgrims pour into camp as Hajj begins

The world`s largest annual pilgrimage, the Hajj, began with thousands of Muslims pouring into the camp of Mina from Mecca to prepare for solemn rituals.

World`s largest clock to tick in Mecca soon

The world`s largest clock will soon start ticking atop a soaring skyscraper in Islam`s holiest city of Mecca, according to a report on Tuesday.

CBI seeks Gupta`s custody in Mecca masjid blast case

After getting custody of Devender
Gupta, an accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, CBI
today filed a petition before a local court seeking custodial
interrogation of another accused Lokesh Sharma.

Transit warrant issued in Mecca Masjid blast case

A city court has issued Prisoners
Transit warrant against two Ajmer blast suspects after the CBI
filed a petition seeking to examine the duo.

Link between Ajmer, Hyderabad blasts: CBI

The blasts in Ajmer dargah in Rajasthan and Mecca Masjid
in Hyderabad in year 2007 were "linked".

Mecca to have world`s second tallest tower in June

World`s second tallest building, 11
metres shorter than Burj Khalifa, featuring a clock claimed to
be the largest in the globe will be open to the public from
June this year in the holy city of Mecca.

First batch of Hajis leave for Mecca

The first batch of Hajis on Tuesday
left for Mecca with the government saying it had taken adequate measures for the pilgrimage.