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Jammu and Kashmir to restore Buddhist sites to attract more pilgrims

BARAMULLA, Jammu and Kashmir - In a bid to attract more Buddhist pilgrims, the tourism department in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to restore Buddhist sites in the state.

The story of Thanksgiving

Too often we sit down with our loved ones for our Thanksgiving feast without considering or appreciating its history and true meaning.

Fraudsters target Hajj pilgrims

Up to percent of UK Muslims planning to take part in the annual Hajj pilgrimage this week will have fallen foul of unscrupulous operators selling package tours to Mecca, it has been claimed.

147 die in Indian festival stampede

IDUKKI, India – A stampede of pilgrims returning from one of India's most popular Hindu festivals killed 147 people and injured 55 others in southern India Friday night, police said.

More pilgrims stranded at Lagos airport

Lagos — Hundreds of pilgrims for this year's Hajj in Saudi Arabia were at the weekend stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, as their agents could not be found.

Muslim Hajj season threatened by swine flu

Two Hajj pilgrims from Iran have contracted the H1N1 virus, according to reports from the country's official news agency.

Israel preps for pilgrims, pope’s visit

In preparation for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Israel this May, the picturesque 40-mile 'Pilgrim's Route' has been revamped, complete with brand-new trails and signs to help guide travelers along the

Rise in gay tourism stirs unease in Israel

Tel Aviv - There is something incongruous about the stretch of beach just under the Hilton Hotel's high perch. For there, below the bluff, are two so-called "specialty beaches."

All pilgrims’ luggages have been transported back home – Medview Airline

Medview Airlines has called on pilgrims who travelled to Saudi Arabia for the 2007 hajj with the ailine and are yet to claim their luggages to do so, as the luggages have since been transported back to Nigeria and are awaiting collection.The airlines' Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, made the call on Monday in Abuja while speaking with journalists.