KASHMIR: The first batch of 166 Haj pilgrims including 75 women from Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday left for holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia by a special Air India flight, officials said. The pilgrims were seen off by Governor N.N. Vohra and other senior officers of the state government. Mr. Vohra also interacted with pilgrims and inquired about the facilities being provided to them, the officials said.

— PTI