Thursday, Feb 22 2018 | Time 06:22 Hrs(IST)
image
image image
  • Russian curlers to hand back bronze medals after positive doping test - TASS
  • Australia’s Charter Hall H1 profit slips 30 pct
  • Ivanka Trump to meet South Korea's Moon on Olympics trip -official
  • Colombia boosts security after looting at stores official ties to FARC
  • 2nd T20I: South Africa beat India by six wickets
  • CSKA beat Red Star 1-0 to reach Europa League last 16
  • US raps ally Albania for "careless" words on Kosovo
  • Cuba tells U S delegation monetary unification on cards this year
Other Share

Amanullah Committee to submit its recommendations on new Haj Policy tom: Naqvi

Mumbai, Oct 6 (UNI) Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said a four-member committee, headed by retired IAS officer Afzal Amanullah, which was formed to prepare new Haj Policy for 2018-22, will submit its recommendations tomorrow.
Haj from next year will be organised according to this new Haj policy, which is aimed at making the Haj process transparent and smooth, he informed while chairing a review meeting on completion of Haj 2017 at Haj House here.
Talking about the successful and smooth conclusion of the Haj 2017, Mr Naqvi said that it was possible because the central government had completed all the necessary preparations well before time in cooperation and coordination with concerned agencies.
He said that ensuring safety and world-class facilities to the pilgrims was the priority of the government.
"We completed all the preparations keeping this in mind to ensure smooth Haj pilgrimage," he pointed.
Mr Naqvi congratulated the Haj Committee of India, Air India and other concerned agencies for their support, cooperation ensuring smooth and hassle-free Haj 2017.
The Union Minister thanked the Saudi Arabia Government for their cooperation in significantly increasing India’s Haj quota for 2017 to 1,70,025 and said it played a key role in ensuring smooth Haj this year.
Haj Committee of India chairman Chaudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser, Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed, CJI Jeddah Mohd Noor Rahman Sheikh, Haj Committee of India chief executive officer M A Khan,Members of Haj Committee of India and senior officials from Minority Affairs Ministry also attended the review meeting.
A total of 1,24,940 Haj pilgrims performed Haj this year by 454 flights from July 24 to August 28 through Haj Committee of India. Of them, about 45,000 pilgrims went through private tour operators.
Haj pilgrims from India went to Saudi Arabia from 21 embarkation points -- Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Guwahati, Lucknow, Mangalore, Varanasi, Srinagar, Kolkata, Gaya, Ranchi, Bhopal, Bangalore, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Chennai, Cochin, Jaipur, Indore, Hyderabad.\\\\\\\From Ahmedabad, total 11,073 Haj pilgrims went to Haj this year.
Besides Ahmedabad, pilgrims also went through Aurangabad (2,764);Bangalore (4,734); Bhopal (1,758); Chennai (3,440); Cochin (11,805); Delhi (16,627); Gaya (6,484); Goa (656); Guwahati (4,472); Hyderabad (6,347); Indore (1,794); Jaipur (4,767); Kolkata (10,263); Lucknow (12,314); Mangalore (768); Mumbai (6,297); Nagpur (2,181); Ranchi (3,133); Srinagar (8,103) and Varanasi (5,072).
UNI RT PY SHK 2126
More News
Muslim voters show neo-confidence, sitting MLA targets Modi

Muslim voters show neo-confidence, sitting MLA targets Modi

04 Dec 2017 | 11:55 AM

Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (UNI) If Gujarat could 'create' Narendra Modi as larger than life politician, the destiny seems to have decided that his native state - considered a political laboratory - would also bring him down
now, says Congress sitting legislator and candidate from Dariapur Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shaikh.

 Sharesee more..
Bengal Govt to digitise Assembly records

Bengal Govt to digitise Assembly records

04 Dec 2017 | 11:50 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has recently
announced that the State Government has decided to digitise the
books and records that are there in the library located inside the
Assembly building.

 Sharesee more..
Three new universities to be set up in Bengal

Three new universities to be set up in Bengal

04 Dec 2017 | 11:45 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) Three Bills have been passed in the West Bengal
Assembly for the creation of three universities – The West Bengal Green
University Bill, The Purba Medinipur University Bill and The Jhargram
University Bill.

 Sharesee more..
KMC to set up its first day-care school for girls

KMC to set up its first day-care school for girls

04 Dec 2017 | 11:41 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) For the first time, Kolkata Municipal Corporation
(KMC) is going to open a day-care school for girls.

 Sharesee more..
BJP fields RSS man, plays caste card to wrest key Congress seat

BJP fields RSS man, plays caste card to wrest key Congress seat

04 Dec 2017 | 11:13 AM

Deesa, Gujarat, Dec 4 (UNI) The Banaskantha district in North Gujarat is hardly a BJP forte. Braving strong 'Narendra Modi' wave the district had returned six Congress MLAs out of 9 in state assembly elections in 2012.

 Sharesee more..
image