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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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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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Saudi Arabia seeks Bangalore hospital’s help for telemedicine centre


March 26th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Monday sought the help of Narayana Hrudayalaya (cardiac hospital) in setting up a telemedicine centre in the kingdom for providing remote healthcare to its ... Read more...

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Saudi King Abdullah names Prince Naif crown prince


October 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (BNO NEWS) -- Saudi Arabian King Abdullah on Thursday appointed Prince Naif as the crown prince and deputy premier following the death of Crown Prince Sultan Abdul Aziz al ... Read more...

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Haj tour operators demand release of quota


September 12th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) With the Haj 2011 season fast approaching, over 600 private tour operators and 50,000 prospective pilgrims are in a quandary as the central government has not ... Read more...

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Osama’s son-in-law on Interpol’s wanted list


January 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabian authorities have handed over a fresh list of 47 wanted terrorists, including Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, to international police agency Interpol.Osama's son-in-law ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda may pose security threat to annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca: Saudi Arabia


November 11th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Mecca (Saudi Arabia), Nov 11(ANI): Al-Qaeda may attempt to disturb security during the annual hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabian Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz has said."We cannot trust them (Al-Qaeda). We ... Read more...

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Arrangements in place for Haj pilgrims: Civil aviation ministry


September 16th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Ministry Thursday said that it has made all arrangements for the air transport of 125,000 Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year. "This year approximately ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia ready to clear skies for Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, June 12(ANI): The Saudi Arabian Government has reportedly conducted several tests to create a clear path for Israeli bombers to carry out any possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.According to ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh touched by Saudi gestures


March 2nd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 2 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, is deeply "touched and humbled" by the gestures extended to him during his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, which concluded ... Read more...

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Flu vaccination mandatory for Haj pilgrims: Tharoor


October 3rd, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Only those with valid flu vaccination certificates will be permitted to go on the Haj, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said Saturday. He also ... Read more...

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No restrictions on Haj pilgrims despite swine flu


August 22nd, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) No restrictions have been placed on Haj pilgrims from India by the Saudi Arabian government despite nearly 48 deaths being reported in the country from influenza A (H1N1) ... Read more...

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Amnesty slams Saudi Arabia for arresting innocents in name of terrorism


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, July 22 (ANI): Human rights watch group Amnesty International (AI) has criticized Saudi Arabian Government for detaining thousands of innocent people in the name of countering terrorism, which is a clear ... Read more...

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Musharraf contacts Saudi Arabia official regarding release of Pakistani family


July 5th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 5 (ANI): Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has reportedly contacted the concerned authorities in the Saudi Arabia regarding the release of a Pakistani family, which has been detained ... Read more...

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‘Influential’ Musharraf gives assurance to detained Pak family


July 4th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 4 (ANI): Former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf assured Pakistani family recently that he would use his influence with the Saudi Arabian government to get them released.According to ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrims make a beeline for passports in Kashmir


March 18th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
By Pervez Butt Srinagar, Mar 18 (ANI): After this year''s directive of the Saudi Arabia Government allowing only those to undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina who have valid international ... Read more...

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Qaeda field commander in Saudi custody still a threat from prison


February 19th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Feb.19 (ANI): The Saudi Arabian Government and the countrys investigators continue to see a jailed Muhammad al-Awfi, a one-time Guantanamo Bay detainee, as a major threat to world ... Read more...

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Saudis launch hunt for 85 most wanted, list includes Osamas son-in-law


February 8th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Feb. 8 (ANI): Al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Ladens son-in-law is among 85 men listed as most wanted by the Saudi Arabian Government. According to a Washington Times report, ... Read more...

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Saudi intelligence operation foiled Qaeda plot against Haj pilgrims


December 17th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.17 (ANI): The Saudi Arabian Government last week launched a huge counter-terrorism operation to neutralize al Qaeda from carrying out a terror strike on Muslim pilgrims taking part in the ... Read more...

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Saudi beheaded for murder of an Indian man


October 16th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Oct.16 (ANI): A Saudi was beheaded by the sword on Thursday for murdering an Indian man Fatin bin Fallaj al-Shibani al-Otaybi was found guilty of stabbing the victim to death and ... Read more...

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Many in Pakistan opposed to safe passage for Musharraf


August 18th, 2008 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 18 (IANS) A large number of politicians, lawyers and civil rights leaders are opposed to the idea of Pervez Musharraf being given safe passage out of the country after his ... Read more...

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British Muslim group to sue Conservative Partys favourite think tank


August 15th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): Right-wing think-tank Policy Exchange which has close links to Conservative Party leader David Camerons inner circle, is facing legal action for accusing British mosques of distributing extremist ... Read more...

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Rights groups denounce treatment of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia


July 8th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Jakarta, July 8 (DPA) Saudi Arabia should implement labour, immigration and criminal justice reforms to protect domestic workers from serious human rights abuses that in some cases amount to slavery, Human Rights ... Read more...

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India calls for oil price band as mechanism to check surge (Lead)


June 22nd, 2008 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Battling a 13-year high inflation rate, India has called for a price band mechanism to bring spiralling global oil prices under control. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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India to meet Iranian, Venezuelan delegations during Jeddah meet


June 22nd, 2008 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, June 22 (IANS) The Indian delegation, which is in Jeddah attending a meeting of oil producers and consumers, will also hold discussions with their counterparts from Iran and Venezuela ... Read more...

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Chidambaram, Deora to attend Jeddah oil meet Sunday


June 20th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Two senior Indian ministers will attend Sunday's meeting of oil consumers and producers in Jeddah, called to discuss, among other issues, the spiralling price of crude oil ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia wants India to reduce Haj quota(Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has managed to increase its Haj quota by 4,000 despite a request by Saudi Arabian authorities to reduce the number of pilgrims because of an accommodation ... Read more...

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India, S Arabia to give multi entry visa to businessmen


April 20th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen KapoorRiyadh, Apr 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Sunday agreed to grant multi entry visa to businessmen travelling ... Read more...

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Zamzam water to be distributed among Haj pilgrims


March 15th, 2008 - 12:25 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The government of Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow India to transport holy zamzam water in bulk in the wake of troubles the Haj pilgrims faced in ... Read more...

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Nawaz refuses to join Benazir’s long march


November 14th, 2007 - 10:18 am ICT by admin
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Books advocating oppression of women, gays’ execution found in British mosques


November 14th, 2007 - 3:03 am ICT by admin
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