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Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Saudi Arabia issues 2.6 mn Umrah visas

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has granted 2.664 million visas for pilgrims to perform Umrah this year, a 2.79 per cent up over the corresponding period last year, according to official statistics released on Friday. Up till now, 2.250 million pilgrims ...

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Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Haj

Saudi Arabia introduces free nap pods to Haj

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia will introduce free sleeping pods during this year’s Haj starting on Sunday. Between 18 and 24 modern hotel capsules will be offered to pilgrims to nap in for free in the coming six days, said the ...

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1st Haj batch from J&K to leave for Saudi Arabia

1st Haj batch from J&K to leave for Saudi Arabia

Srinagar : The first batch of 820 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir will be leaving for Saudi Arabia on Saturday to perform this year’s Haj pilgrimage. Special buses from the Srinagar Haj House in Bemina area took the pilgrims to ...

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Saudi ups India’s Haj quota by 5,000

Saudi ups India’s Haj quota by 5,000

New Delhi : More pilgrims can now proceed for Haj this year as Indias quota of pilgrims has been hiked by 5,000 by Saudi Arabia, the government announced on Tuesday. The decision by Riyadh came days after Union Minority Affairs ...

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