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  • haj stampede death toll of indians killed rises to 18

    Haj stampede: Death toll of Indians killed rises to 18

    World | September 26, 2015 9:49 IST

    Mina: The death toll of Indian pilgrims has risen to 18 in the grisly stampede at the Haj which has so far claimed the lives of 717 people, the worst tragedy to hit the annual

  • tamil nadu governor cm condole haj deaths

    Tamil Nadu governor, CM condole Haj deaths

    Politics | September 25, 2015 16:41 IST

    Chennai :  Political leaders in Tamil Nadu condoled the death of over 700 Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia including three from the state.In a statement issued here Governor K. Rosaiah expressed his deep shock and

  • video watch how saudi hajj stampede happened that killed

    Video: Watch how Saudi Hajj stampede happened that killed more than 700 people

    World | September 25, 2015 18:31 IST

    New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, at least 717 pilgrims died while another 863 were wounded in a stampede during the stoning of Satan at Mina.As per the latest update from Indian Consulate officials in

  • mufti mohammad sayeed expresses grief over loss of lives in

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed expresses grief over loss of lives in Mecca stampede

    Politics | September 24, 2015 18:41 IST

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today expressed profound grief over the tragedy in Mecca which left over 450 pilgrims dead and several hundred others injured.In his condolence message, the Chief Minister

  • four indians injured in haj stampede

    Four Indians injured in Haj stampede

    India | September 25, 2015 0:02 IST

    New Delhi: There is no report of any Indian fatality though four nationals have been injured in the stampede during Haj at Mina near holy city of Mecca today in which over 450 people were

  • why non muslims are not allowed in mecca 5 possible reasons

    Why non-Muslims are not allowed in Mecca: 5 possible reasons

    World | September 24, 2015 17:48 IST

    Mecca city has a great importance in Islam. It's a centre of pilgrimage and prayer where Muslims are free from the distractions of daily life.But do you know non-Muslims are strictly prohibited from entering the

  • 14 indians among 717 killed in haj stampede

    14 Indians among 717 killed in Haj stampede

    World | September 25, 2015 9:35 IST

    Makkah:  At least 717 pilgrims including 14 indians died while another 863 were wounded in a stampede during the stoning of Satan at Mina, the Saudi civil defence said on Thursday.Indian consulate officials in Jeddah have

  • mecca grand mufti seeks unity against islamic state as haj

    Mecca: Grand Mufti seeks unity against Islamic State as Haj reaches climax

    World | September 24, 2015 0:04 IST

    Mount Arafat: Over two million white-clad pilgrims, including more than 1.5 lakh Indians, today thronged Mount Arafat for the high point of Haj with Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti appealing to Muslims to unite against extremist

  • saudi arabia partly blames binladin group in mecca crane

    Saudi Arabia partly blames Binladin Group in Mecca crane deaths

    World | September 16, 2015 20:36 IST

    Jiddah (Saudi Arabia): Saudi Arabia's King Salman has sanctioned construction giant Saudi Binladin Group over the collapse of a construction crane at Mecca's Grand Mosque which killed at least 111 people and injured over 390

  • nine indians injured in grand mosque accident in makkah

    Nine Indians injured in Grand Mosque accident in Makkah

    India | September 12, 2015 7:17 IST

    New Delhi/Riyadh: Nine Indians have been injured in the accident at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah.External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted: "We have received reports that 9 Indian pilgrims

  • 2 indians among 107 dead in mecca mosque mishap

    2 Indians among 107 dead in Mecca mosque mishap

    World | September 13, 2015 0:06 IST

    Riyadh: A towering construction crane toppled over on Friday during a violent rainstorm in the Saudi city of Mecca, Islam's holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of

  • delhi haj panel meets cm kejriwal seeks increase in quota

    Delhi Haj panel meets CM Kejriwal, seeks increase in quota for pilgrimage

    Politics | April 10, 2015 7:25 IST

    New Delhi: A delegation of Delhi State Haj Committee (DSHC) yesterday met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with a demand for an increase in the national capital's quota for the pilgrimage to Mecca.Led by DSHC chairman

  • 136 020 indians to perform haj this year quota remains same

    136,020 Indians to perform Haj this year, quota remains same

    World | February 04, 2015 16:50 IST

    Jeddah: Over 136,000 Indians will perform Haj in 2015 with the quota for the country remaining unchanged since last year due to the ongoing expansion work at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.The agreement in this

  • haj pilgrims march to mina as journey of faith begins

    Haj pilgrims march to Mina as journey of faith begins

    World | October 02, 2014 14:56 IST

    Mina: Chanting “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik”, hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims, including Indians, streamed into Mina in Saudi Arabia as the first leg of the annual Haj pilgrimage began today.  Many pilgrims out of the

  • isolation ward in mecca to check ebola virus

    Isolation ward in Mecca to check Ebola virus

    World | September 09, 2014 13:40 IST

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will establish a 50-bed exclusive isolation ward at Arafat Hospital in Mecca during the Haj pilgrimage as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus and other communicable diseases, Arab News reported on

  • government promises to improve facilities for haj pilgrims

    Government promises to improve facilities for Haj pilgrims

    Politics | June 23, 2014 14:10 IST

    New Delhi: Government today promised to bring in significant improvement in facilities for Haj pilgrims and request Saudi Arabia to withdraw 20 per cent cut in India's quota for the annual pilgrimage.  Acknowledging that there

  • watch rare pictures of the holy cities of mecca and madina

    Watch rare pictures of the holy cities of Mecca and Madina

    World | October 16, 2013 6:21 IST

    New Delhi: Islam was founded around 1400 years ago. The last prophet of Islam was born in 570 A.D. in the Arabian city of Mecca. Soon after the birth of the holy prophet, his mother passed

  • virus fears hit haj pilgrim flow in mecca

    Virus fears hit Haj pilgrim flow in Mecca

    World | October 14, 2013 17:07 IST

    Mecca: Fears of an outbreak of the deadly MERS, a respiratory virus centered in the Arabian peninsula, in Saudi Arabia and construction in the holy city of Makkah have forced cuts in the numbers of

  • pakistani man walks 6 387 km to reach mecca for hajj

    Pakistani man walks 6,387 km to reach Mecca for Hajj

    World | October 14, 2013 9:27 IST

    Jeddah: A Pakistani Muslim, hoping to deliver the message of peace, has walked 6,387 kilometres to reach the holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj.Kharlzada Kasrat Rai, 37, began his trip from Karachi on June

  • all roads lead to mina

    All roads lead to Mina

    World | October 24, 2012 16:43 IST

    Jeddah, Oct 24: Over two million Muslims from across the world including about 1.27 lakh Indians today began their main rituals of the annual Haj pilgrimage, heading from Mecca to Mina where they will rest