Hajj pilgrims

August 16, 2017
August 16, 2017

The Hajj debacle!

Time is running out for some 15,000 hajj pilgrims who are yet to receive their visas. Although the religious ministry has given a 48-hour ultimatum (that runs out today) to 16 agencies to complete the visa related procedures to send 3,000 pilgrims by August 26, we need to ask some hard questions regarding bungling of this year's hajj.

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 flight cancellations.

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 left around 40,000 pilgrims in the lurch.

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 animal.

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.