Mecca: News

23 Jun 2020

Saudi Arabia

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

17 Dec 2019


Top B2B tech events and conferences to attend in 2020

Major tech events and conferences are nothing less than a Mecca for technology enthusiasts and manufacturers of the world to meet and showcase the future of the industry.

30 Mar 2019


Google I/O 2019 schedule released: Details here

Google has released a preview of the schedule for this year's Google I/O event - the Mecca for coders and tech enthusiasts.

24 Feb 2019


MWC 2019: All the new phones expected to be launched

Mobile World Congress is surely the Mecca for smartphone aficionados and mobile technology enthusiasts.

08 Nov 2018


Change in Saudi's policy may forbid Israeli-Muslims from Mecca pilgrimage

A new rule of Saudi Arabia may stop over one million Israeli Muslims from offering prayers at Mecca, Haaretz reported.

20 Aug 2018


Here's all you need to know about the Hajj pilgrimage

More than 2 million Muslims from around the world, including India, yesterday began the annual Hajj pilgrimage at first light in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.

19 Aug 2018

Saudi Arabia

Over 1.28 lakh Indian pilgrims reach Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Over 1.28L Indian pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, officials said yesterday.

19 Jun 2018


Irrfan reveals what went through his mind while battling cancer

For an actor, who was in his prime, to be diagnosed with a type of cancer as rare as Neuroendocrine Tumour would have stirred a lot of emotions.

18 May 2018


Ramzan 2018: Five apps to make your spiritual journey easier

Ramzan is here, and millions of Muslims are observing month-long fast worldwide from dawn-till-dusk.

06 May 2018


Here's what to expect at Google I/O 2018 conference

If Mobile World Congress is a Mecca for mobile technology pundits, Google's I/O is the holy pilgrim for software developers, Android lovers and Google enthusiasts.

11 Feb 2018


#MosqueMeToo: Even sacred places like Mecca aren't safe for women

For millions of Muslims, Mecca is the holiest place. An estimated 2mn head there annually for Hajj.

10 Oct 2017


Women, men should share pregnancy for gender equality: Muslim cleric

In an outrageous statement, Muslim clerics body Jamiat Ulama's Secretary, Gulzar Azmi, mocked gender equality saying, "If you want equality, why don't men and women carry pregnancy for 4.5 months each?"

Muslim leaders want to do away with Haj subsidy

The Quran dictates that the Haj is obligatory, solely for those who can afford it.