India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 23, 2012
The Supreme Court on Monday reduced the government's discretionary quota seats for Haj pilgrims to 300 from the 5,050 seats, proposed by it.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 14, 2012
Complaining about "woefully inadequate," allotment of Haj quota to the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to enhance the number.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday June 21, 2012
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has requested the central government to increase the quota of Haj pilgrims from the state. In a letter written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, Mr Yadav requested that the state be allowed to send at least 32,532 people on Haj, maintaining the quota of 2011.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday May 22, 2012
The government has brought about changes in the Haj pilgrimage programme and a key one is that all pilgrims must have a valid passport, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Aurangabad News | Press Trust of India | Monday May 14, 2012
Maharashtra government's Minority Development department on Monday demanded that Centre set up a study group to facilitate a smooth journey for Haj pilgrims.
South | Press Trust of India | Monday May 14, 2012
A total of 49429 applications have been received this year for Haj pilgrimage 2012 in Kerala.The draw of lots for the pilgrimage was inaugurated by Kerala Haj and industries minister, PK Kunhalikutty at the Haj house in the nearby Karippur in Malappuram district.The quota for this year's Haj pilgrimage from Kerala is 6487.