Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Haj

‘Don’t want another Tablighi’: Delhi residents push back on building Haj House in Dwarka Sec 22

Residents in and around Dwarka Sector 22 staged a protest Friday against the construction of a Haj House in the area. Muslims there say they see no particular benefit from the project.

Govt draws up new Haj 2021 guidelines, limits age of pilgrims allowed to travel to 65 years

A final call on whether Haj 2021 will take place is yet to be made. However, India has already held talks with relevant bodies to ensure a smooth process during Covid.

Saudi Arabia limits Hajj pilgrims, virus hits US bars and strip clubs & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Everything in Mecca gets 5 stars — online reviews of most holy sites are wildly inflated

Whether for Mecca, Haridwar, Jerusalem, Lumbini, the super high ratings mostly reflect past visitors’ spiritual experiences – not real-world practicalities.

Once atheist, Russia now books people for religious jokes, and crises aplenty for Trump

Warming hits Arctic's 'last bastion', and a 'green' Haj. 

Modi govt makes U-turn on Haj policy for disabled, is accused of being discriminatory

Govt cites ‘instances of many such people indulging in begging’ in affidavit filed in HC, activists say even Pakistan and Saudi Arabia don’t have such bans.

Women reveal the sexual harassment they face even on Haj

Are those who go on the Haj better than other men? Do they respect women more than other men do? There is no evidence of this.

Disabled Indians have climbed the Mount Everest, but still struggle to enter temples and mosques

It is sad that barriers are built on the basis of a person’s disability- especially in India where the Ashtavakra Gita is based on a person with 8 physical disabilities

Haj reform: Minister Naqvi says Muslim women may soon be allowed to travel alone

A govt-appointed committee allowed women over 45 to travel for Haj without a male relative, but for now, only in groups of four or more.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.