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Government ends Haj subsidy as part of a new policy

The government had drafted the policy after the Supreme Court asked it in 2012 to withdraw it gradually by 2022 The government would utilise the...

Muslim women can now travel for Haj without Mahram

In India, earlier it was mandatory for Muslim women to travel with mahram if they wanted to go for Haj. However, now Muslim women...

Will India See an end to Haj Subsidy? A Government Panel Recommends Phasing it out in the new Haj Policy

Mumbai, October 8, 2017 : A government-appointed panel for revising India's Haj policy has recommended abolishing subsidy for the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mekkah and...

Ongoing Saudi-Iranian Proxy Conflict likely to worsen amid Hajj Row after last year’s stampede

CAIRO, Sept 07,2016:  The ongoing proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia appears to be worsening after Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, scolded...

Security tactics being updated by Saudi after 2015 attacks at the world’s largest annual Muslim gathering ‘Haj’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 6,2016: After the terrible crush at Haj which killed hundreds and damaged its already strained ties with Iran a year ago,...

Seven more Indian Haj pilgrims dead, toll 29

New Delhi: Seven more Indian Haj pilgrims died in the stampede at Makkah in Saudi Arabia, taking the toll to 29, the Indian mission in...

Haj as a defiance: Parvez Sharma

By Arundhati Roy For a gay filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia poses two challenges: filming is prohibited in the country, and especially at the most...

87 killed, 154 injured including 9 Indians by falling crane in Mecca Grand Mosque

By Newsgram staff writer Riyadh: At least 87 people were killed after a crane collapsed on to the Grand Mosque in the Saudi Arabia's holy...

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