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To selfie or not to selfie? Controversy at Haj

Thousands of Muslims posing in front of holy sites for a selfie during the Haj, has angered some conservative clerics and sparking a debate over legitimacy of such actions during the annual......

2 mn Muslims, including 1.3 lakh Indians, begin Haj on Thursday

Over 2 million Muslims, including 136,000 Indians, will begin Haj when they assemble in the valley of Mina as Saudi authorities said preparations have been completed for the world's largest annual......

Saudi Arabia to host over 1.4 million Hajis from abroad

Over 1.4 million foreign pilgrims, about one-fourth of whom are from the Indian sub-continent, will perform Haj this year, Saudi Arabia's Haj Minister said on Tuesday ahead of the world's......

Indians help out fellow Muslims at Mecca

Over 2,000 Indians are providing selfless services to millions of Haj pilgrims from all over the world who have gathered in the holy city of Mecca, forming the largest expatriate volunteer group.......

PHOTOS: Haj, the pilgrimage of a lifetime

Tens of thousands of white-clad pilgrims, including Indians, thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia just outside Mecca, for the climax of the Hajj. Chanting “Labaik Allahum Labaik” (I am......

Kailash Mansarovar, Haj pilgrimage exempt from service tax

Pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar and Haj will become cheaper with the government exempting such tours from the Service Tax. According to a notification, service tax exemption has been provided to......

No increase in Haj fare

Sparing the Haj pilgrims from the burden of increased aviation fuel cost, the government today said there would be no change in the airfare and they would be charged as before."The fare to be......

Venkaiah demands UP minister's arrest

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded the arrest and dismissal of Uttar Pradesh Haj Minister Mohammed Yaqoob Qureshi who announced a reward of Rs 51 crore and gold for the head of the......

Ministry to review AI turnaround plan

Seeks SBI Capital Markets’ help as net loss for FY15 estimated at Rs 5,400 crore (Rs 54 billion) The Union civil aviation ministry has asked SBI Capital Markets to review the turnaround plan......

Wishlist of an Indian traveller

If you thought only tax payers, businessmen and various chambers of commerce had a budget wish list, you are missing the wood for the trees. Travelers are a key segment of the tax paying population......

PIX: Aamir Khan returns from Haj pilgrimage

Aamir Khan returned from his Haj pilgrimage with mother Zeenat Hussain on November 1, and was immediately surrounded by the waiting media at the Mumbai airport. Aamir seemed to be overwhelmed by......

Photo: Aamir Khan meets Shahid Afridi in Mecca

Aamir Khan, who is on a14-day Haj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia,met up with Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi during a prayer meet. The 47-year-old actor, who finished shooting for the......

Remembering Rafi: 'There Cannot Be Another'

Image: Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi passed away at the age of 55 in 1980.Yet, thanks to his extraordinary repertoire of soulful Hindi film songs from his equally illustrious career, his memory is......

Sai Paranjpye: Farooque Sheikh was an angel

The news of Farooque Sheikh's sudden demise came a rude shock on the morning of December 28. Like the rest of the country, Sai Paranjpye, who directed the late veteran in her 1981 cult comedy......
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Jayalalithaa writes to PM Narendra Modi to increase Hajj pilgrims quota

Tamil Nadu government on Sunday requested the Centre to increase its quota of Hajj pilgrims for this year and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jayalalithaa-writes-to-pm-narendra-modi-to-increase-hajj-pilgrims-quota-2101913
Umrah aspirants left in the lurch

HYDERABAD: In a month when spiritual fervour is at its peak where thousands wish to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage, haj being the greater... ...

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343 beggars arrested in two-day swoop

RIYADH: In a two-day operation, police arrested 343 beggars including women and children during the holy month of Ramadan. A police officer said... ...

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Sayed Mehboob Shah Qadri

The senior activist associated with rationalist and social reformer Hamid Dalwai's Muslim Satyashodhak Samaj, points out that madrasa-educated... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/interview-instead-of-terming-madrasa-students-out-of-school-the-state-should-make-science-and-maths-compulsory-in-madrasas-sayed-mehboob-shah-qadri-2101560
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

The Maharashtra government has planned a survey on July 4 to assess the number of children between the ages of 6 and 14 not attending formal... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/it-was-congress-that-excluded-madrasas-from-category-of-formal-schools-mukhtar-abbas-naqvi/

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