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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Mumbai: Disaster management training for Haj pilgrims

The trainers were provided information on the probable types of disasters.

Sadhvi again: ‘If Amarnath yatris are harmed, Haj pilgrims will face consequences’

BJP firebrand leader Sadhvi Prachi warned that if Hindu pilgrims were harmed, Haj pilgrims would face harsh consequences.

Returning Haj pilgrims to be screened for Ebola at airport

Since the outbreak of the virus, three counters have been set up at Terminal 3 to screen passengers showing Ebola-like symptoms

Government promises to improve facilities for Haj pilgrims

The External Affairs Minister also said there were Indian properties in Mecca before independence and government will enquire what happened to them.

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First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir departs

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.