National Holidays

  • No orders for Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 holidays? May 24, 2012

    Lucknow: Even as India has observed January 26, August 15 and October 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders for the same. The disclosure from the central Home Ministry came in response to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005...
  • Don't pay us to be patriotic: Muslims to UPA January 4, 2008

    New Delhi: A seemingly innocuous proposal from the Centre to offer incentives to madrassas so that they can celebrate National Holidays has the Muslim community up in arms. The Centre has proposed to offer additional grants to nearly all the 12,000 madrassas, which get Government funds, to celebrate national festivals namely...