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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
June 09, 2017 5:46 pm
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said this in a letter to Congress MP Mullappally Ramachandran.
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.