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One Indian among 717 hajj pilgrims killed in Mecca stampede, 863 injured
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One Indian among 717 hajj pilgrims killed in Mecca stampede, 863 injured

A horrific stampede killed at least 717 pilgrims and injured hundreds more Thursday on the outskirts of the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades.

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of safety errors after deadly stampede at Mecca
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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of safety errors after deadly stampede at Mecca

Iran accused Saudi Arabia of safety errors after at least 43 of its citizens died Thursday in a stampede that killed several hundred pilgrims during the annual hajj ceremonies.

Stampede at Mecca claims 717 lives, over 800 hajj pilgrims injured
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Stampede at Mecca claims 717 lives, over 800 hajj pilgrims injured

Hundreds were killed and injured in a stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia during the annual hajj pilgrimage on Thursday.

Live updates: Stampede at Mecca kills 717, including 1 Indian; at least 21 Indians among 719 injured
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Live updates: Stampede at Mecca kills 717, including 1 Indian; at least 21 Indians among 719 injured

At least 100 people were killed and 390 hurt in a stampede of pilgrims Thursday during the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, the civil defence service said.

Over 150 dead after stampede outside Mecca Mosque: A history of the worst tragedies during hajj
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Over 150 dead after stampede outside Mecca Mosque: A history of the worst tragedies during hajj

The massive ceremonies during hajj represent a major security and logistical challenge for Saudi Arabia's authorities.

310 pilgrims dead in hajj stampede, say Saudi authorities
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310 pilgrims dead in hajj stampede, say Saudi authorities

At least 310 people were killed and hundreds were injured in a stampede Thursday at the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi authorities said.

Over 150 people dead and 390 injured in stampede during Hajj pilgrimage
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Over 150 people dead and 390 injured in stampede during Hajj pilgrimage

At least 100 people were killed and 390 hurt in a stampede of pilgrims Thursday during the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia

Infographic: Here's a look at the startling numbers associated with Hajj pilgrimage
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Infographic: Here's a look at the startling numbers associated with Hajj pilgrimage

Here is an infographic which highlights some figures illustrating the scale of Hajj.

One million Riyals compensation for Mecca crane crash victims
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One million Riyals compensation for Mecca crane crash victims

Saudi Arabia's King Salman sanctioned the powerful Saudi Binladin Group on Tuesday over the collapse of a construction crane at Makkah's Grand Mosque, which killed more than 100 people days before the Haj pilgrimage.

Probe report filed on the crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque
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Probe report filed on the crane collapse at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Two days after a crane collapse killed 107 people at Mecca's Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia, the region's governor filed an investigative report

Crane collapse at Grand Mosque kills 107 a fortnight before hajj begins
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Crane collapse at Grand Mosque kills 107 a fortnight before hajj begins

A massive construction crane crashed into the Grand Mosque in stormy weather, killing at least 87 people and injuring 184.

Two Indians killed, 15 injured in crane crash at Mecca's Grand Mosque
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Two Indians killed, 15 injured in crane crash at Mecca's Grand Mosque

Two Indians have been killed and 15 others injured in the crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in which more than 100 people have died, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.

Two Indians among 107 killed in crane accident at Mecca's Grand Mosque
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Two Indians among 107 killed in crane accident at Mecca's Grand Mosque

At least 107 people died when a massive construction crane crashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, with scores more injured, Saudi authorities said, days before the annual hajj pilgrimage.

PM Modi, President Mukherjee condole loss of lives in Mecca crane accident
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PM Modi, President Mukherjee condole loss of lives in Mecca crane accident

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the crane collapse at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in which two Indians were also killed.

At least 62 dead after crane crashes into Mecca's Grand Mosque
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At least 62 dead after crane crashes into Mecca's Grand Mosque

At least 62 people were killed and 30 injured when a crane crashed into the Grand Mosque of Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca on Friday.

Haj pilgrims advised against carrying pornography, viagra, sexual oils and creams
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Haj pilgrims advised against carrying pornography, viagra, sexual oils and creams

The HCOI has issued an advisory asking pilgrims to refrain from carrying Viagra, sexual oil and creams, and items such as pornography material, among other list of things.

Centre assures better facilities for Haj pilgrims in 2015
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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.

All arrangements in place for 1.36 lakh Indian Haj pilgrims
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All arrangements in place for 1.36 lakh Indian Haj pilgrims

With 1,36,000 Indian pilgrims set to perform Haj this year, India today said all preparations have been completed to ensure a hassle-free pilgrimage.

Tata Steel wins rail contract to link Saudi Arabia's two holy cities
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Tata Steel wins rail contract to link Saudi Arabia's two holy cities

The new railway will allow millions of pilgrims to cross the 444 kilometres between the two cities at speeds of 320 kmh.