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Saudi Arabia to resume religious tourism in bid to revive economy

Kingdom is set to reopen the main mosques in Mecca and Medina, the holiest sites in Islam

3 min read24 Sep 2020
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Eye on 2019 general election, Narendra Modi woos ‘New India voters’ in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address

Narendra Modi used ’Mann Ki Baat’ to champion the cause of Muslim women following the Lok Sabha’s signing off on a law which criminalizes the practice of triple talaq

2 min read31 Dec 2017
Politics

Air India privatisation to affect Haj flights: Govt panel

The panel for Haj Policy 2018-22 suggests India engage with Saudi Arabia and try to get the option of undertaking global tenders for Haj flights

2 min read8 Oct 2017
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Hajj pilgrimage entangled in web of Saudi Arabia politics

It’s just one of the many ways that Saudi Arabia uses its oversight of the hajj to bolster its standing in the Muslim worldand to spite its foes, from Iran and Syria to Qatar

4 min read29 Aug 2017
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Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman orders reopening of border with Qatar to facilitate the annual hajj pilgrimage, in the first signs of a thaw after the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years

2 min read17 Aug 2017
Politics

Haj pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

Haj pilgrimage by sea route is now being weighed in the light of a 2012 Supreme Court order to the govt to abolish the Haj subsidy offered to pilgrims who travel by air by 2022

2 min read5 Apr 2017
Politics

Haj application process in UP likely to be linked with Aadhaar

Minister of state for minority affairs in UP government Mohsin Raza says linking the Haj application process with the Aadhaar would ensure greater transparency

1 min read26 Mar 2017
Politics

News in numbers | Delhi Metro is the cheapest in the world

A compilation by the World Metro Database of metro fares of 55 cities shows Delhi to be the cheapest: 0.12 for a journey of 10km or 10 stops

3 min read12 Sep 2016
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India raises death toll for citizens in haj stampede to 18

Foreign ministry says govt ’working with Saudi authorities and family members’ to confirm the identities of the deceased

1 min read27 Sep 2015
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Saudi suggests pilgrims at fault over haj deaths, Iran angry

Politicians in Tehran suggest Riyadh incapable of managing the event

3 min read26 Sep 2015
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