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Explained Snippets | NDRF funds, meaning of Haj

Kerala, currently in the grip of devastating floods, will come under consideration for NDRF funds with the disaster having been declared as being of severe nature.

Delhi Haj committee delegation meets Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi; discusses facilities for pilgrims

Delhi Haj Committee delegation led by its Chairman Haji Mohammad Ishraq Khan met Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to discuss issues concerned to Haj and various facilities for the pilgrims.


Rs 57 cr less to be paid to airlines this year as air fare for Haj pilgrims: Naqvi

The government had in January announced that there would be no subsidy for Haj from this year and the funds saved will be used for providing education to people belonging to minority communities.

Month after scrapping Haj subsidy, govt slashes airfare for pilgrims

The round fare from Ahmedabad this year will be around Rs 65,015 as against Rs 98,750 in 2013-2014. Likewise, the fare from Mumbai has been brought down to around Rs 57,857 from Rs 98,750 in 2013-14.

Yogi govt removes Haj Committee secretary after saffron paint row

“When a saffron coat was already given, then under which circumstances there was a need to change the colour, and on whose orders was the colour changed?” the notice said.

Muslims were cheated in name of Haj subsidy: AIMPLB

"The subsidy was not given to those going on Haj but it was for Air India that is running in losses. It was an eyewash. Muslims were cheated in the name of the subsidy," AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani said.


No subsidy for Haj, funds to be used for minority empowerment: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said a record number of 1.75 lakh Muslims will undertake the pilgrimage this year from India despite the subsidy withdrawal.

Govt lifts Haj ban on people with disabilities

The ministry has directed the Haj Committee of India, which facilitates and subsidises the pilgrimage, to align its 2018-2022 guidelines in keeping with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s reply on Kerala Haj panel’s lottery plea

The petitioners claimed that the current scheme under which a state-wise draw of lots is held is discriminatory as it leaves out many of those who want to go for Haj but do not get the chance as the quota is limited.

SC seeks Centre's reply on Kerala body's plea on discrimination in Haj quota

Saudi Arabia had on January 11 increased India’s Haj quota by 34,005, taking it to 1,70,025.

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Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.