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Death toll in Hajj stampede rises to 717

At least 717 people, including four Indians, were killed and over 860 injured in a stampede on Thursday during Haj in Mecca, in the second worst ever tragedy to hit the annual pilgrimage in Saudi......

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.......

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......

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......
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A week-long film festival aiming to promote creative Kannada films and encourage the audience to watch Kannada films, would begin here on Friday.... ...

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