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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......

'Saudi Arabia still offers lot of opportunities for Indians'

"Saudi Arabia continues to be a land of opportunity for Indians. Indians have benefited the most from the amnesty scheme as 1.4 million people got their residency and work status legalised,"......

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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harish chandra
Q. IS IT Time to stop all religious festival celebration using govt money ?
Harish Chandra:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/is-it-time-to-stop-all-religious-festival-celebration-using-/27916584/answers/

Francisco
Q. Any saying/proverb in Hindi or English ho jaye e.g. Jitnee lambi chadar ho, utna hee pair failana chahiye?
Francisco:  A. Yes including Haj subsidy and grants to mosquito breeders. more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/any-sayingproverb-in-hindi-or-english-ho-jaye-e.g.-jitnee-la/27834052/answers/27916595

Sulekha khuntdar
Q. Which Mughal ruler had four ship stationed at Surat for carrying Haj pilgrims to Mecca ?
Sulekha Khuntdar:  A. Nau sau chuhe khake billi haj ko chaliceChhora ghar me dhandora shahar me more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-mughal-ruler-had-four-ship-stationed-at-surat-for-carr/27574345/answers/27834090

  Web results for Haj
Is action against JuD and Hafiz Saeed a cosmetic one?

LAHORE: Pakistan's move to freeze JuD's bank accounts and impose a travel ban on its chief Hafiz Saeed appears to be 'cosmetic' with an Interior... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/is-action-against-jud-and-hafiz-saeed-a-cosmetic-one/articleshow/46012371.cms
Saudi founder's grandson in succession line

Saudi Arabia's new King Salman appointed a grandson of the founding monarch into the line of succession for the first time on Friday, moving fast... ...

http://www.24dunia.com/english/national/showgroup/20302579.html
APMFDC seeks Rs 200 cr for protecting Wakf properties

Andhra Pradesh State Minorities Development Corporation (APMFDC) has sought a grant of Rs 200 crore to protect properties of Wakf Board in the... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/apmfdc-seeks-rs-200-cr-for-protecting-wakf-properties-115012400622_1.html
Why Saudis will remain frenemies to the world

The death yesterday (23 January) of Saudi King Abdullah - widely acclaimed as a reformer, albeit one only in the context of the glacial pace of... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/world/reformer-king-abdullahs-death-why-saudis-will-remain-frenemies-to-the-world-2062315.html
Congress manifesto for the Delhi Assembly election

ongress leaders Rajkumar Chauhan, Arvinder Singh, Ajay Maken, A.K. Walia and Delhi Congress in-charge P.C. Chacko releasing the party manifesto on... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/elections/delhi2015/congress-manifesto-for-the-delhi-assembly-election/article6818483.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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