haj pilgrimage

2 lakh Indian pilgrims to perform Haj this year, 48% women: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Jun A record 2 lakh Indian pilgrims will perform Haj this year with more than 48 per cent of them being women, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Tuesday.

Jun 25, 2019, 14:51 PM IST

Would have sent people on Haj for free had Pakistan not had debts: Imran Khan

Imran Khan has been at the receiving end of severe backlash - most of it from opposition parties - after his government withdrew the subsidy given on Haj for this year, on January 31.

Feb 12, 2019, 22:04 PM IST

8 Muslim women from UP who wanted to go for Haj without Mehram withdraw application

At least 32 Muslim women had in past applied to go on Haj without a ‘mehram’.

Apr 23, 2018, 21:02 PM IST

Was surprised when told Muslim women needed a male guardian for Haj: PM Modi

Terming the policy of allowing Muslim women to perform Haj only in the company of a male guardian as "injustice", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government has removed the restriction following which hundreds of women have applied to travel alone for the pilgrimage.

Dec 31, 2017, 15:46 PM IST

Centre's draft Haj policy proposes abolishing subsidy, allowing elderly women to travel in group

The draft Haj policy was submitted to Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday.

Oct 07, 2017, 22:09 PM IST

35 Egyptian pilgrims die during Haj pilgrimage

The pilgrimage started on August 31, with more than two million pilgrims, including 1.8 million foreigners, expected to participate.

Sep 03, 2017, 10:41 AM IST

President Pranab Mukherjee lays foundation stone of Haj House in Ranchi

Haj pilgrimage is a lifetime dream of every Muslim and Haj House at Ranchi would facilitate the journey for people of the state, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday.

Apr 02, 2017, 13:11 PM IST

UP Minister urges rich Muslims to spare Haj subsidy for poor

Uttar Pradesh's Muslim Waqf and Haj Minister Mohsin Raza Khan on Saturday urged rich Muslims to leave Haj subsidy for the deserving poor.

Mar 25, 2017, 20:51 PM IST

Annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins today

The annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins on Saturday.

Sep 10, 2016, 10:22 AM IST

2016 Haj pilgrimage schedule released in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee has released the schedule for annual Haj pilgrimage for 2016, an official said on Wednesday.

Dec 30, 2015, 15:19 PM IST

Thousands march to Mina as Haj pilgrimage begins tomorrow

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world, including from India, made their way in droves to the valley of Mina to perform the Hajj which begins tomorrow and will culminate with the symbolic stoning of Satan on Friday.

Sep 21, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

Crane collapse kills at least 107 at Mecca`s Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia

A massive construction crane crashed into Mecca`s Grand Mosque in stormy weather on Friday, killing at least 107 people and injuring 238, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Sep 12, 2015, 07:44 AM IST

Over 136,000 Indian pilgrims to perform Haj this year

A total number of 136,020 pilgrims are expected to take part in the Haj pilgrimage this year, of whom 100,020 will be participating through the Haj Committee of India and the remaining 36,000 through private tour operators, an official statement said.

Sep 04, 2015, 21:34 PM IST

MP should get Haj quota as per 2011 census: Qureshi

Terming the present Haj quota for 3,000 pilgrims as insufficient, the Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee on Sunday demanded that the Centre should give this quota as per the 2011 census to the state.

Aug 30, 2015, 21:05 PM IST

Iran suspends Haj pilgrimage protesting sexual assault

Iran has decided to suspend the Umrah Haj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia until the perpetrators behind the sexual assault on two teenaged Iranian pilgrims are punished.

Apr 13, 2015, 19:02 PM IST

Nearly 1 lakh Indians performed Haj through Haj Committee: Govt

Around one lakh Indians performed Haj this year through the Haj Committee of India, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Nov 26, 2014, 18:49 PM IST

80 Indians died during Haj pilgrimage this year

Nearly 80 Indians have died during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year with most of the deaths due to illness or age-related ailments, a senior official said on Saturday.

Oct 11, 2014, 19:33 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

Pilgrims arrive in Arafat as Haj pilgrimage reaches climax

Over 2 million Muslims, including about 1.5 lakh Indians, thronged Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain in Saudi Arabia today for the high point of the Haj pilgrimage, with a sea of people from different countries standing together, united by faith.

Oct 03, 2014, 14:29 PM IST

33 Indians die during Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

Thirty-three Indians have died of illness or old-age ailments during the Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year, a media report said Saturday.

Sep 27, 2014, 19:40 PM IST