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Haj pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

5 April 2017 12:18 PM GMT
A high-level committee, formed by the government to frame the Haj Policy, 2018, is exploring reviving the option of sending pilgrims via sea route to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia next year onwards.

Parliamentary panel questions service tax exemption for Haj PTOs

3 April 2017 5:53 PM GMT
The standing committee on social justice and empowerment has in its 39th report suggested the government to consider imposition of the tax on the PTOs and also make the operators share details of their annual turnover.

President lays foundation stone of Haj House in Ranchi

2 April 2017 6:13 AM GMT
Laying the foundation stone of the Haj House here, the President said, "Mecca is the sacred place for our Muslim brethren.

Supreme Court lowers VIP Haj quota

24 July 2012 1:22 AM GMT
The Supreme Court reduced the VIP quota for Haj pilgrimage on Monday after questioning the  rationale behind the recommendation-based allocation of...

UP wants Centre to increase Haj quota

16 May 2012 6:43 AM GMT
The Uttar Pradesh government is going to ask the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh...

Haj draw draws ire again

11 May 2012 1:41 AM GMT
Utter chaos prevailed during the draw of lots for the Haj pilgrims for 2012 in Talkatora Stadium on Thursday, when the server failed. Thousands of...
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