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Wednesday, July 06, 2022



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

Haj applications from Gujarat drop from 33k in 2019 to over 7k this year

June 03, 2022 4:46 pm

In April, Saudi Arabia had announced that it would permit 10 lakh Muslims to participate in the pilgrimage this year, down from the nearly 25 lakh permitted in 2019.

Haj 2021 will depend on national, international Covid-19 protocols: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

October 20, 2020 1:55 am

Naqvi said the final decision regarding Haj 2021 will be taken in due course, keeping in view the necessary guidelines to be issued by the governments of Saudi Arabia and India in view of the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the health and well-being of people.

No Haj for Indians this year due to corona, announces govt

June 24, 2020 1:57 am

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced that only "very limited number" of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage this year.

No clarity on Haj from Saudi, committee to refund 100% on cancellations

June 06, 2020 6:30 am

In a circular issued on Friday, signed by its CEO Maqsood Ahmed Khan, the Haj Committee said that Saudi Arabia had informed on March 13 that preparations for the Haj for this year should be “temporarily halt(ed)”.

Explained Snippets | NDRF funds, meaning of Haj

August 21, 2018 11:39 am

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

July 06, 2018 4:08 pm

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

June 30, 2018 3:12 pm

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

February 27, 2018 3:58 pm

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

January 17, 2018 1:55 am

“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.


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

September 27, 2015 12:59 pm

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.