Monday, Dec 05, 2022

Haj pilgrims


Muslim pilgrims flock to Mecca for first post-pandemic haj

July 03, 2022 7:11 pm

In 2019, the last year before the pandemic struck, some 2.6 million people performed the haj, while around 19 million took part in the umrah, another form of pilgrimage to Mecca which - unlike the haj - can be carried out at any time of the year

Re-designate Chennai as embarkation point for Haj pilgrims: Tamil Nadu CM to Centre

March 18, 2022 8:30 am

During Haj 2019, more than 4,500 pilgrims from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands undertook the Haj from Chennai.

Tamil Nadu seeks restoration of Chennai airport as embarkation point for Haj pilgrims

November 12, 2021 6:39 am

Stalin said Chennai had served as embarkation point for over 4,500 Haj pilgrims from the State as well as those from Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands during 2019.

Haj 2022 process in India to be 100% digital: Union minister Naqvi

October 10, 2021 8:41 pm

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday inaugurated an online booking facility at the Haj House in Mumbai and later in a statement said India sends the second largest number of Haj pilgrims after Indonesia.

Haj pilgrims are not consumers, can't claim refund, says NCDRC

June 06, 2018 6:27 pm

The apex consumer commission was hearing an appeal filed by the Haj Committee of India asking it to compensate Abbas Ali and his son Faiyaz Hussain, who had applied for the pilgrimage in 2008 and chose Green Category which was a higher bracket for pilgrims.

SC seeks details of Haj aspirants who have applied five times without success

January 30, 2018 5:09 pm

Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chadrachud sought the details of such applicants in a tabular form by the next date of hearing on February 19.

Govt accepts panel's recommendation to hike quota of pvt Haj tour operators

November 19, 2017 12:33 pm

Out of this, according to the allocation for 2017, 1.25 lakh pilgrims could travel to Saudi Arabia through the Haj Committee of India (HCoI). The private tour operators (PTOs) could transport 45,000 devotees. The revision of the quota allocation now will mean that 51,000 devotees can travel through the PTOs.

Centre announces multiple embarkation points for Haj pilgrims

November 12, 2017 7:20 pm

The new Haj policy includes maintaining reservation for people above 70 years of age, who wish to go for Haj, and allowing women over 45 years of age in a group of four or more for Haj without a male relative or "Mahram".

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims

July 24, 2017 6:21 pm

Union minister of state for minority affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government was mulling revival of the option of taking pilgrims via sea route from Mumbai to Jeddah, contending this mode would help cut down travel expenses "by nearly half".

Calicut not to be an embarkation point for Haj pilgrims from Kerala

June 09, 2017 5:46 pm

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said this in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran.


First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs

August 27, 2014 4:01 pm

The first batch of pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir for Haj 2014 left the summer capital of Srinagar on Wednesday on a direct flight to Madina in Saudi Arabia.