Hajj pilgrims

Hajj Pilgrims: No more wait times at Saudi airports

Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims this year will not have to wait for completing the immigration process at Saudi Arabia airports as the Saudi government is going to do it in Dhaka.

August 14, 2017
August 14, 2017

Biman goes for drastic measures

Biman yesterday took a number of emergency measures including suspending operations on Dhaka-Doha and Dhaka-Kuwait City routes until August 26 to ferry the hajj pilgrims who could not fly due to...

August 10, 2017
August 10, 2017

Hajj mess yet to be over

Twelve hajj agencies are yet to complete visa procedures of around 2,400 pilgrims, creating uncertainty over their pilgrimage this

August 4, 2017
August 4, 2017

Airlines move to ease hajj flight mess

Biman Bangladesh and Saudi Arabian Airlines yesterday used their full capacity, for the first time in around a week, to carry pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

40,000 hajj pilgrims' fate uncertain

Hassles for hajj pilgrims are a regular phenomenon. Previously, it was botched flight schedules. And now it has come to light that additional fees on repeat pilgrims have been imposed! This has...

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Uncertainty over hajj of 40,000

Around 40,000 pilgrims are facing uncertainty over performing hajj this year due to frequent cancellation of Biman flights, and

September 21, 2016
September 21, 2016

More suffering for hajj pilgrims

It is very inopportune that pilgrims, who perform hajj with so much hope, not to say spending so much money, have to suffer at every step during the journey due to mismanagement and irresponsibility.

January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016

Cabinet okays Hajj policy

Hajj pilgrims will have to pay Tk 360,000 each for performing holy Hajj under the government management this year while the amount is around Tk 305,000 for performing hajj without any sacrificial...

December 22, 2015
December 22, 2015

‘Licence-scrapped agencies can’t send Umrah pilgrims’

Hajj agencies which were found guilty of trafficking people cannot send pilgrims for performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia, Religious Affairs Minister Motiur Rahman says.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Umrah visas open for Bangladeshis

The government of Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on issuing Umrah visas to Bangladeshi pilgrims.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Pakistanis, Indians seek govt help to find missing pilgrims

Prominent Pakistanis and Indians, who performed hajj as representatives of their countries, urge the Saudi authorities to speed up the process of locating and identifying missing and dead pilgrims....