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Haj 2021 to depend on Saudi Arabia's decision, national and international COVID-19 protocols, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
India

Haj 2021 to depend on Saudi Arabia's decision, national and international COVID-19 protocols, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The minority affairs minister said the pilgrimage is scheduled for June-July 2021 and the application process will be announced after the Saudi Arabian government takes a final call

Centre says Indian pilgrims will not go for Haj this year due to COVID-19; full refunds to be processed soon
India

Centre says Indian pilgrims will not go for Haj this year due to COVID-19; full refunds to be processed soon

The money will be refunded through online Direct Benefit Transfer mode into bank accounts of applicants, the Minority Affairs Minister said, adding this will be the first time since Independence that pilgrims from India will not be going for Haj

Seven of family headed to Mumbai to see off Haj pilgrims killed as SUV crashes into tree near Satara
Sports

Seven of family headed to Mumbai to see off Haj pilgrims killed as SUV crashes into tree near Satara

Seven members of a family, including three children, were killed and another one was injured early on Wednesday when the SUV they were travelling in crashed into a roadside tree near Satara on Mumbai-Bengaluru highway in Maharashtra

Delhi State Haj Committee meets Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi over facilities arranged by Centre for pilgrims
India

Delhi State Haj Committee meets Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi over facilities arranged by Centre for pilgrims

Flights for Haj will start from 14 July, when pilgrims from Delhi, Gaya, Guwahati, Lucknow and Srinagar will embark on the pilgrimage. Flights from other embarkation points would start later.

Supreme Court asks Centre to accommodate 1,965 applicants for Haj pilgrimage in age group of 65 to 69
India

Supreme Court asks Centre to accommodate 1,965 applicants for Haj pilgrimage in age group of 65 to 69

Muslims aged between 65 and 69 years, who are fifth-time unsuccessful applicants for Haj pilgrimage, have a reason to rejoice as the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to accommodate 1,965 such people for travel to Mecca this year.

Pakistan to send transgenders for the first time as volunteers during Haj pilgrimage this year
World

Pakistan to send transgenders for the first time as volunteers during Haj pilgrimage this year

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, transgenders will be part of a team of boy scouts being sent to Saudi Arabia to serve as volunteers during 2018 Haj pilgrimage

Centre withdraws Haj subsidy; Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says funds will be used to empower Muslims
India

Centre withdraws Haj subsidy; Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says funds will be used to empower Muslims

The Centre has withdrawn the subsidy for Haj pilgrimage, Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has announced on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia approves India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
India

Saudi Arabia approves India's plan to ferry Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Saudi Arabia has given its nod to India's plan to revive the option of ferrying Haj pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah

Kerala: First flight carrying 300 Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia
India

Kerala: First flight carrying 300 Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

A total of 11,800 pilgrims will be going on the Haj pilgrimage through the Nedumbassery airport this season

NIA crackdown on terror in Kashmir: Separatists receive funds from Dubai, London, says top aide
India

NIA crackdown on terror in Kashmir: Separatists receive funds from Dubai, London, says top aide

NIA investigation on terror funding in Kashmir has revealed that besides receiving funds from Pakistan, separatist leaders of Hurriyat also received funds from its outfits in London and Dubai

Gulf crisis: Iran to be allowed to set up temporary consulates in Saudi Arabia during Haj
World

Gulf crisis: Iran to be allowed to set up temporary consulates in Saudi Arabia during Haj

Iran will be allowed to set up temporary consulates in Saudi Arabia during the Haj pilgrimage despite the absence of diplomatic ties between the two rivals, the foreign ministry in Tehran said on Tuesday.

Money involved in terror financing minuscule, but impact substantial: Home ministry official
India

Money involved in terror financing minuscule, but impact substantial: Home ministry official

While the quantum of money involved in terror financing incidents in the country is "very, very minuscule", the damage done by such activities is significant, a top security official said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia rolls out 'biggest increase' in India's Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500
India

Saudi Arabia rolls out 'biggest increase' in India's Haj quota, hikes it by 34,500

Saudi Arabia had five years ago slashed Haj quotas for foreign pilgrims coming from each country by 20 per cent in view of safety of the devotees as they undertook expansion of Grand Mosque there

Haj pilgrimage to now be managed by Minority affairs ministry
India

Haj pilgrimage to now be managed by Minority affairs ministry

The management of Haj pilgrimage will now be done by the Minority Affairs Ministry instead of the External Affairs Ministry. President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to new rules in this regard.

Centre assures better facilities for Haj pilgrims in 2015
India

Centre assures better facilities for Haj pilgrims in 2015

The Centre on Tuesday assured Haj pilgrims of better facilities in 2015 by taking corrective measures to deal with problems faced by them in 2014 when the state-run Air India was accused of mishandling their travel, causing long delay.

No service tax: Kailash Mansarovar, Haj pilgrimage to become cheaper
Economy

No service tax: Kailash Mansarovar, Haj pilgrimage to become cheaper

Pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar and Haj will become cheaper with the government exempting such tours from the service tax.

Now, Indian Haj pilgrims to get Saudi SIM cards
India

Now, Indian Haj pilgrims to get Saudi SIM cards

For the first time, Indian Haj pilgrims will get SIM cards of Saudi Telecom company at a nominal cost before commencing for the pilgrimage.

SC slashes govt quota seats for Haj pilgrims
India

SC slashes govt quota seats for Haj pilgrims

The Supreme Court today reduced the government's discretionary quota seats for Haj pilgrims to 300 from the 5,050 seats, proposed by it.