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Haj Applications Online Made Open, Haj Review Committee Formed

The government has launched a trilingual website www.haj.gov.in for Haj Matters on January 2, 2017 in Hindi, Urdu and English for Haj online applications, which has received wide attention. Besides giving giving information about the Haj Department of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, it provides information on Haj Pilgrimage, rules and regulations. The Haj affairs are being looked after by ...

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When Modi Visited TCS All-Women Centre in Riyadh…

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Indian Prime Minister visited the first all-women technology services centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and he was welcomed by Tata group chairman, Cyrus Mistry and the TCS CEO & MD N Chandrasekaran amid cheering from the assembled more than 1,000 women professionals at the Centre. The result is that Bangalore will also have an exclusive IT park for women now, ...

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Why Stampede of Hajj 2015 Worst in 25 Years?

The Mina tragedy at Hajj has seen 719 pilgrims killed including 18 Indians, while the more than 1000 were injured but stampedes are unlikely to subside despite best efforts anywhere in the world. In 2006 stampede, 364 pilgrims were killed and more than 1000 people were injured on the final day of a symbolic stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage ...

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Second Tragedy Hits Hajj on Eid, 220 Killed in Stampede

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash that killed 109 people early this month at Mecca, another tragedy struck today at Mina, just outside Mecca, when a stampede occurred and more than 210 people were killed. Also the incident coincided with Eid, that is being celebrated all over the world by Muslims. At least 400 people were injured last time and this ...

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Osama bin Laden Sister Sana killed in Plane Crash in Hampshire

After considerable delay, the names of Osama bin-Laden’s relatives who were killed in a Hampshire plane accident have come to the fore. They are Osama’s sister Sana, his stepmother Rajaa Hashim and Sana husband Zuhair Hashim, besides the Jordanian pilot. The family members of Osama bin-Laden, who were never in the news when Osama was alive or later, however, raised ...

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Watch Live Mecca Ramadan Prayers 2015

Ramzan or Eid Ul Fitr, the major Muslim festival is likely to fall on Friday or Saturday this weekend, marking the  completion of the holy Ramzan month (Islamic month of Shawwal) when Muslims observe day-time fasting. One of the most important day for Muslims around the world as it is believed that God had sent his angel Gabriel to reveal his ...

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Ramzan 2017: Why, How, and When Eid Uul-Fitr Celebrated?

Ramzan, the major Muslim festival begins on Friday, May 26, 2017 and Eid-ul-fitr will fall on June 24, 2017, marking the  completion of the holy Ramzan month (Islamic month of Shawwal) throughout which Muslims observe fasting. The date for Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the month that follows Ramadan, is determined based upon the sighting of the new moon, ...

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South Korea Treats MERS with Experimental Plasma Treatment, WHO in Emergency Session

Amid four more new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), South Korea is experimenting yet-to-be approved blood plasma transfusion from recovered patients to new victims. It was carried out on two patients on consent, said head of public health policy, Kwon Jun-wook, in a media briefing. "There is insufficient clinical basis about the result of plasma treatment among experts ...

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One in 4 Saudis Face Heart Attack in 10 years: Study

One in four adults in Saudi Arabia may face heart attack within the next 10 years, said research presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA), opened today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The conference features sessions from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on hot topics in cardiovascular disease including prevention.1 Dr Muhammad Adil Soofi, first ...

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India’s Haj quota fixed at 136,020 this year too

The Haj quota for India for 2015 has been fixed at 136,020 pilgrims following the conclusion of the annual Haj agreement between India and Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed by Minister of State for External Affairs V.K Singh and Saudi Minister for Haj Bandar Hajjar in Jeddah. During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Singh met Bandar Hajjar and discussed ...

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Saudi King Abdullah dies, brother Salman succeeds throne

King Abdullah died early Friday of complications from pneumonia and has been succeeded by his brother Salman, the Saudi Arabian royal household said in a statement. “His Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and all members of the family and the nation mourn the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away at exactly 1 ...

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Air Pollution Poses High Risk on Health of Makkah Pilgrims

The high level air pollutants released in Mecca during the holy pilgrimage of Muslims for hajj, where millions of people visit the city on foot as well as in vehicles, lead to an increase in the risk of heart attack in pilgrims, a study reveals. The Hajj is annual holy pilgrimage in which hundreds of thousands of Muslims converge on ...

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Google streams live Hajj event from Mecca

With 2.5 million Muslims expected to offer their annual Islamic ritual of the Hajj on November 5 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Google has hit upon the idea of covering the event live. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, “requires all Muslims around the world who are able-bodied and can afford it to perform the pilgrimage once in ...

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