News Topic:Saudi Arabia

First batch of 644 Hajj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

Amidst the emotions and joys, the first batch of Hajj pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir left for Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform the pilgrimage this year.

India, Saudi Arabia sign bilateral Hajj Agreement 2024

India and Saudi Arabia on Sunday formally signed Hajj Agreement 2024. The pact was signed during Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani's visit.

Haj-2023: Almost 10,000 pilgrims from J-K to perform Haj this year

Close to 10,000 people from Jammu and Kashmir will perform the sacred pilgrimage of Haj as the draw of lots was held on Friday, officials said.

Pulwama woman among two Kashmiri pilgrims die after performing Umrah

Two pilgrims from Kashmir Valley who had gone to Saudi Arabia for Umrah passed away after performing their religious obligation.

Elderly woman pilgrim from Shopian dies in Mecca

A 70-year-old woman from south Kashmir’s Shopian district passed away in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia lifts restriction on Haj pilgrim numbers

Saudi Arabia will remove COVID-19 restrictions for the 2023 Haj season and host pre-pandemic numbers of pilgrims, the kingdom’s Ministry of Haj and Umrah said.

India signs bilateral agreement with Saudi Govt on Haj 2023

The Government of India signed a bilateral agreement with the Saudi Arabia kingdom for Haj 2023.

Did Saudi Arabia ban carrying ‘Aab-e-Zamzam’ on flights?

Many news outlets reported on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had barred travellers from bringing Zamzam water on aeroplanes.

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