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After 4 years, fly Srinagar-Jeddah this Haj


September 12th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) After a gap of four years, Haj pilgrims will be able to take direct Air India flights from here to Jeddah this year.Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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UP to wrap up arrangements for Haj pilgrims by Sep 11


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday asked officials to complete all arrangements by Sep 11 for the departure of Haj pilgrims from the state.In separate letters written ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrims caught in fight over Nizam’s Makkah buildings


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Over 350 Haj pilgrims selected for free accommodation in the 'rubath' (buildings) of the former Nizam of Hyderabad in Makkah are caught in a fight between ... Read more...

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Haj is not for making profits, says apex court (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said private tour operators (PTOs) engaged in travel and stay arrangements of Haj pilgrims going to Makkah and Madina could not ... Read more...

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SC declines government’s plea on VIP Haj quota


July 27th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to entertain the central government's plea to defer, till next year, its July 23 order slashing the dignitaries quota of ... Read more...

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Haj is not for making profits, says apex court


July 27th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said that the private tour operators (PTOs), engaged in the travel of Haj pilgrims, could not undertake their enterprise with an ... Read more...

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125,000 pilgrims to be covered under Haj subsidy


July 20th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Some 125,000 Indian Muslims going for the annual Haj pilgrimage would be covered by the government subsidy this year, it was announced Friday. This ... Read more...

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UP lodges cases against 176 fraudulent Haj applicants


July 9th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday lodged cases against 176 people whose names were included in the list of those approved for the Haj pilgrimage through ... Read more...

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Raise UP’s quota of Haj pilgrims: Akhilesh


June 21st, 2012 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday requested the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state.In a letter written to ... Read more...

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Yemen’s consulate to boost historic ties with Hyderabad


June 7th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 7 (IANS) Yemen's historic ties with Hyderabad are set to get a boost with the Arab nation planning to set up an honorary consulate in the city.Ausaf Sayeed, ... Read more...

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UP wants centre to increase Haj quota


May 15th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is going to ask the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Apex court observations on Haj subsidy (Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 9th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Key elements of the Supreme Court order Tuesday on removing the Haj subsidy in the next 10 years:* Economics of the pilgrimage - "This court has no claim to speak on ... Read more...

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Apex court observations on Haj subsidy


May 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Key elements of the Supreme Court order Tuesday on removing the Haj subsidy in the next 10 years:* Economics of the pilgrimage - "This court has no claim to speak on ... Read more...

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Haj subsidy to end in 10 years, rules Supreme Court (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian government's Haj subsidy for pilgrims should be phased out of over the next 10 years, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, spelling the beginning ... Read more...

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India pays Rs.600 crore as Haj subsidy annually


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India provides subsidy to over a lakh pilgrims who go to Makkah and Madina annually and spends over Rs.600 crore ($120 million) every year on ... Read more...

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Remove Haj subsidy in 10 years, SC tells government (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Minority leaders cautious to apex court ruling on Haj


May 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) Muslim community leaders and prominent clerics in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday reacted cautiously to the Supreme Court ruling directing the government to eliminate in the next 10 ... Read more...

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No Haj subsidy after 10 years, SC tells government (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Apex court disapproves Haj subsidy


May 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday came out against the government policy of providing subsidy to the pilgrims going for Haj to the holy city of Mecca.An ... Read more...

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Apex court backs women tour operators on Haj quota (Lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reserved its verdict, the Supreme Court Monday asked the government to consider women private operators in the process for the allocation of ... Read more...

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Apex court backs women tour operators on Haj quota


April 30th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reserved its verdict, the Supreme Court Monday asked the government to consider women private operators in the process for the allocation of ... Read more...

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Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said the "goodwill" delegation that the government sends every year during Haj to Saudi Arabia has become some kind of VIP ... Read more...

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Expedite passports for Haj pilgrims, UP urges centre


April 11th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has asked the central government to expedite the process of issuing passports to Muslims seeking to go for Haj pilgrimage to Mecca.In a letter ... Read more...

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Saif shown black flags on Bhopal visit


March 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 10 (IANS) Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan was shown black flags here by locals, protesting the decision to appoint a Saudi national as the caretaker of the guest ... Read more...

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Probe into duping of aspiring Haj pilgrims


December 19th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 19 (IANS) The owner of a travel agency in Srinagar who duped aspiring pilgrims for this year's Haj to Saudi Arabia has been arrested.Fabiyan Wahid Gilkar, the owner ... Read more...

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44 Nigerian Haj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 2 (IANS) As many as 44 Nigerian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual Haj pilgrimage, the National Haj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Thursday confirmed.National Commissioner in-charge ... Read more...

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First flight of Haj pilgrims arrives in Srinagar


November 30th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) The first flight of pilgrims who performed the holiest Muslim pilgrimage of Haj this year reached here Wednesday.Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah received the ... Read more...

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Seize Srinagar Haj travel operator’s property: Probe team


November 26th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) A team probing the duping of over 500 people by a local Haj tour operator Saturday recommended confiscation of his property to compensate the duped pilgrims, ... Read more...

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Five Haj pilgrims injured in accident


November 25th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Five Haj pilgrims, including three women, suffered minor injuries after the bus they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck in central Delhi ... Read more...

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Kashmir Haj pilgrims duped by travel agency


October 31st, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite paying all expenses, more than 500 Kashmiris cannot perform the Haj pilgrimage this year thanks to a local travel agency that backed out at the ... Read more...

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101,072 Indian Hajis reach Saudi Arabia


October 25th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A total of 101,072 Indian Haj pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia. And 46 have died.According to the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, 97,405 of ... Read more...

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Haj VIP quota is bad: Supreme Court


October 18th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Terming the VIP quota for Haj pilgrims as a "bad religious practice", the Supreme Court Tuesday said it would oversee the Haj policy for 2012. "We ... Read more...

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19 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 15th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 15 (IANS) Ninteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Saturday.A total of 61,847 pilgrims have arrived from ... Read more...

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16 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 14th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 14 (IANS) Sixteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Friday.Also, the first child birth for an Indian ... Read more...

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13 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 12th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 12 (IANS) Thirteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Wednesday. "As of today, 13 pilgrims have expired, out ... Read more...

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