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  • Why a public holiday on Holi isn’t enough

    The adoption of a resolution in the National Assembly proposing public holidays on Diwali, Easter, and Holi in Pakistan has been met with much enthusiasm among our progressive citizens...

    One hopes not to dampen our spirits too much, but among a list of concerns about the well-being of minorities in Pakistan, how significant is the need for public holidays on Holi and Easter?2016 has been a good year for Pakistan:Sharmeen Obaid...

  • Easter declared national holiday for Christians

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in the country’s history, the government has announced a nationwide optional holiday for Christians on the occasion of Easter Monday, on April 17...

    The interior ministry on Friday announced: “On special instructions of the Prime Minister, Monday will be an optional holiday across the country for the Christian community on account of Easter...

  • Government announces three-day holiday for Eidul Fitr

    The interior ministry on Wednesday announced a three-day holiday on the occasion of Eidul Fitr for government organisations, semi-government organisations, banks and educational institutions...

    Federal government employees, who have both Saturday and Sunday off on weekends, will enjoy a five-day holiday on Eid...

  • Air strikes kill 23 at holiday spot in Syria

    BEIRUT: Air strikes killed 23 people at a holiday spot in northwestern Syria on Friday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the last day of a 72-hour ceasefire announced by the Syrian army...

    The dead and injured had come from towns around the province to enjoy the Eid holiday weekend, witnesses and the Observatory said...

  • Drones and phones to tackle Indonesian holiday road chaos

    JAKARTA: From drones to smartphone apps, Indonesia is harnessing technology to tackle traffic chaos during the annual mass exodus before the Eid holiday, when the potholed roads of overpopulated Java become clogged with millions of slow-moving cars and crashes are frequent...

    It will face stiff competition from a series of specialised “mudik” apps launched in time for the annual holiday, with technology companies seeking to capitalise...

  • Vientiane temple offers not holiday but lessons in life

    YOUNG boys spend their school holidays as novice monks in a Lao temple to learn about Buddhism...

    The chanting of more than 200 voices could be heard at Dongmakkhai forest temple as a group of young novices came together to pray as part of the annual Khoumhou Khou Khounnatha project recently
  • Volcano shuts major Indonesian airport during holiday rush

    SURABAYA: Ash spewing from an erupting volcano closed the airport serving Indonesia's second-biggest city Thursday, as millions of people were travelling across the archipelago ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid...

    The shutdown of the international airport serving Surabaya, on the main island of Java, days after the airport on the nearby holiday island of Bali was closed by ash from the same volcano, stranding thousands of...

  • Holiday in Sindh today

    KARACHI: The Sindh government on Tuesday announced a holiday across the province for Wednesday amid the punishing heatwave and power crisis that have so far claimed more than 780 lives as the chief minister and his cabinet announced a plan to hold a sit-in against K-Electric and the federal government, an official said...

  • Crisis-hit Greece imposes capital controls, bank holiday

    In a statement, Tsipras on Sunday said the Bank of Greece had recommended a “bank holiday and restriction of bank withdrawals” after international creditors refused to extend the nation's bailout beyond its June 30 expiry date, sparking default fears over an IMF loan repayment due the same day...

  • In Russia, recession takes a bite out of the holiday feast

    ”Skomorokhov, who is visiting his daughter and grandchildren in Moscow for the holidays from his hometown of Valdai in the north-west, says the usual items he would buy for the holiday became 30 to 40pc more expensive over the year, causing him cut down on spending...

    Groceries for a typical holiday dinner for two including vegetables, sausage, cheese, pickles and chicken would cost 5,790 roubles ($80) this year, 28pc higher than a...

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