Haj

  • Madhya Pradesh allotted Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims 10-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Madhya Pradesh has been allotted a Haj quota of 2,957 pilgrims from the Central pool for 2014. This was stated by Madhya Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Sanawwar Patel in Bhopal on Thursday. He said the Central Haj Committee had earlier alloted a quota of 2,613 to the State but later...
  • Azam Khan urges Centre to restore Haj quota of Uttar Pradesh 27-03-2014 09:13 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesdayrequested the Centre to reconsider its decision to decreasethe Haj quota of the Uttar Pradesh. "I have written a letter to External Affairs MinisterSalman Khurshid asking him to reconsider the Centre's decisionto decrease Haj quota of the state," state Minority Welfare ~~amp;amp;Haj Minister, Azam Khan said...
  • Eid al-Adha celebrations across UAE today 15-10-2013 09:36 AM

    Dubai: Eid al-Adha, a Islamic festival of over 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, is being celebrated across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday. The UAE's close proximity to the Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, makes the Eid all the more exciting in the country. It is during the Eid that the...
  • UP legislator's wife murdered in Delhi 09-10-2013 12:19 PM

    An Uttar Pradesh legislator's wife was murdered at her home in Delhi on Wednesday morning, police said. Rehana, 40, wife of Haji Aleem, a legislator from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, was at her New Jafrabad home in east Delhi, while her husband was away for Haj pilgrimage, police said. The...
  • Haj flight from Bhopal with 237 pilgrims departs for Mecca 27-09-2013 03:19 PM

    Bhopal: The first Haj flight this year with 237 pilgrims on board from Bhopal left for the holy city of Mecca from Raja Bhoj International Airport in Bhopal. A total of total 237 Haj pilgrims including 120 males and 117 females left for Mecca last night but the main attraction...
  • Omar Abdullah reviews arrangements for Haj pilgrimage 23-08-2013 07:50 PM

    With the first batch of Haj pilgrims scheduled to leave for Saudi Arabia next month, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday directed officials to ensure all facilities to the faithfuls to make their stay and travel hassle-free and comfortable. "All facilities should be ensured to the 'Aazmeen-e-Hajj'...
  • First Haj flight to take off from Varanasi's Babatpur Airport on September 7 09-08-2013 10:44 AM

    The first flight carrying Haj pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh to Saudi Arabia will fly from the Babatpur Airport in Varanasi on September 7, officials said on Friday. Subsequent flights will take off from Lucknow and New Delhi on September 9. The chairman of the Uttar Pradesh state Haj committee and...
  • Court verdict awaited on quota for Muslims: Khurshid 24-06-2013 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday expressed hope that the Supreme Court would grant relief to the centre on its decision to provide 4.5 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to minorities and backward classes. "The matter is pending before a constitution bench of the Supreme...
  • Centre should get Haj pilgrims' quota restored: Azam Khan 15-06-2013 01:12 AM

    Lucknow: Terming as "unfortunate" Saudi Arabia's decision to reduce Haj pilgrims' quota, Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Friday said the Centre should make all out efforts to restore the quota. Khan said the quota reduction would dishearten those who have completed all formalities and are waiting to undertake the...
  • Pakistan's Supreme Court issues notice to ex-PM Gilani 10-04-2013 12:38 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani and other officials to respond to allegations that the previous Pakistan Peoples Party-led government closed a probe into corruption in organising the Haj pilgrimage. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, which is investigating...
  • I am a guest of Allah

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    I am a guest of Allah - one of three million people who have gathered in the Baitullah, or the Home of Allah in Mecca....

  • Barack Obama greets Muslims on Eid-ul-Zuha 27-10-2012 10:08 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama have extended their best wishes for a joyful Eid-ul-Zuha to Muslims in America and around the world. "We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Haj, including thousands of American Muslims," Obama said in a...
  • Khurshid cancels Haj pilgrimage amid speculation of cabinet reshuffle 21-10-2012 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid, who is embroiled in a controversy over allegations of misappropriation of funds by his trust, has put off his Haj pilgrimage, according to sources close to him. His decision to put off the week-long visit for Haj also comes amid speculation of an impending...
  • Watch the Haj live on YouTube 04-11-2011 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: YouTube will broadcast the live coverage of the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Haj from November 5 for the first time. Around 2.5 million Muslims will officially begin the annual Islamic ritual of the Haj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, this Saturday. The Haj represents one of the five pillars...
  • Pilgrims flock to Mecca to perform annual haj 01-11-2011 02:02 AM

    Mecca: Adalet Gigek sat impatiently in a crowded hotel lobby, waiting for the minibus to take her to Mecca's Grand Mosque for noon prayers as millions of Muslims started arriving in Saudi Arabia before the annual haj pilgrimage which starts on Friday. She has spent five years hoping for the...
  • Impact: Haj allocation system to be rehauled 29-08-2009 02:02 AM

    CNN-IBN exposed a scam in the quota allocation system. ...
  • Watch: Tharoor vows action on Haj quota scam 27-08-2009 01:19 AM

    Tharoor talks about the on Haj quota allocation scam. ...
  • Watch: E Ahamed rejects all allegations 26-08-2009 10:13 PM

    CNN-IBN spoke to the at the centre of the Haj controversy. ...
  • Swine flu alert for Haj pilgrims 01-08-2009 04:16 PM

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