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Flight cancellations, due to Covid-19 staffing issues, snarl holiday plans

Delta, United and JetBlue had all said that the Omicron variant was causing staffing problems leading to flight cancellations. United spokesperson Maddie King said staffing shortages were still causing cancellations and it was unclear when normal operations would return.
An information panel showing flight cancellations in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. Airlines face a return to the uncertainty of shifting rules and public-health developments that threw customer plans into chaos and undermined demand earlier in the pandemic. (Photographer: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg)
An information panel showing flight cancellations in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, China. Airlines face a return to the uncertainty of shifting rules and public-health developments that threw customer plans into chaos and undermined demand earlier in the pandemic. (Photographer: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 05:20 PM IST
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New Year 2022: Full list of public holidays in the upcoming year

  • According to the list released by the government, there are 17 gazetted holidays and 30 restricted holidays in the upcoming year.
According to the list released by the government, there are 17 gazetted holidays and 30 restricted holidays in the upcoming year. (Representational image)
According to the list released by the government, there are 17 gazetted holidays and 30 restricted holidays in the upcoming year. (Representational image)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:35 AM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Holiday season lights a bright spot amid pandemic resurgence

  • More light shows have launched during the pandemic, and they’re elaborate than ever, with sparkly spectacles. 
Holiday season lights a bright spot amid pandemic resurgence(AP)
Holiday season lights a bright spot amid pandemic resurgence(AP)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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Six reasons why you should go on a wellness retreat this holiday season

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on a lot of people mentally. A wellness retreat can heal you both mentally and physically. It will feed your soul with joy and peace. From yoga and meditation to indulging in some wholesome meals, you can engage in a lot of activities and attract positive energy. Here are six reasons why you should go on a wellness retreat this holiday season.(Unsplash) 7
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on a lot of people mentally. A wellness retreat can heal you both mentally and physically. It will feed your soul with joy and peace. From yoga and meditation to indulging in some wholesome meals, you can engage in a lot of activities and attract positive energy. Here are six reasons why you should go on a wellness retreat this holiday season.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 10:02 AM IST
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Singapore: Happy ‘glampers’ pick airport stays for year-end holidays

Staying overnight at an airport isn’t unheard of, especially if you miss a flight. But choosing to spend your holidays there in a tent is something entirely different.
Staying overnight at an airport isn’t unheard of, especially if you miss a flight. But choosing to spend your holidays there in a tent is something entirely different.(Yahoo)
Staying overnight at an airport isn’t unheard of, especially if you miss a flight. But choosing to spend your holidays there in a tent is something entirely different.(Yahoo)
Published on Dec 22, 2020 03:53 PM IST
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Singapore | ByReuters | Posted by Shivani Kale

Declare Netaji’s birthday as national holiday, Mamata Banerjee tells PM

Mamata Banerjee also requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the findings about what really happened to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said a national holiday on January 23 to mark the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose would be an appropriate recognition to the iconic freedom fighter.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said a national holiday on January 23 to mark the birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose would be an appropriate recognition to the iconic freedom fighter.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 08:40 PM IST
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Vehicle movement restricted in Morni on weekends, holidays

Step taken to prevent ‘obstruction, injury and annoyance’ to local residents due to regular traffic congestion there of late
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.
Tourist Rush at Tikkar taal in Morni.
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 11:03 PM IST
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Coronavirus: Puducherry govt declares holiday for primary schools

Education Minister R Kamalakannan told reporters here that the pre-KG and primary schools would remain closed from tomorrow until further orders.
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 15, 2020 05:23 PM IST
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Puducherry | ByPress Trust of India

Alia Bhatt wants a holiday with ‘extra sunshine and extra trees’. See pic

Alia Bhatt shared a new picture of herself on Instagram, saying that she is keen on a holiday with more sunshine and trees. See the picture here.
Alia Bhatt, who has been shooting for Sadak 2 and Gangubai Kathiawadi, will be seen next in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra.(Instagram)
Alia Bhatt, who has been shooting for Sadak 2 and Gangubai Kathiawadi, will be seen next in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra.(Instagram)
Updated on Mar 07, 2020 11:05 AM IST
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Fuel your wanderlust: How to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle even on a holiday

Here is how to ensure you maintain an active lifestyle even when on-the-go, whether you are trekking on mountain slopes or enjoying the sunny beaches.
How to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle even on a holiday.(Unsplash)
How to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle even on a holiday.(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 01:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Solar eclipse: Odisha government announces holiday in school and colleges

All schools and colleges in the state will remain closed on December 26, said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.
The solar eclipse will begin at 8:20:08 am and end at 11:29:10 am on December 26.(AP file)
The solar eclipse will begin at 8:20:08 am and end at 11:29:10 am on December 26.(AP file)
Published on Dec 24, 2019 05:54 PM IST
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Bhubaneswar | ByPress Trust of India

2020 will bring 9 long weekends, here’s the full list and how you can plan your holidays

Here’s a month-wise list of holidays and long weekends to look forward to in 2020.
2020 will bring 9 long weekends, here’s the full list and how you can plan your holidays.(Unsplash)
2020 will bring 9 long weekends, here’s the full list and how you can plan your holidays.(Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 10:41 AM IST
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An offbeat New Year’s holiday at Eilat

Eilat offers a winning combination of sea and desert. The locals refer to it as the most cosmopolitan city in Israel, and see it as the prefect city for shopping.
The southern tax free city is located on the Red Sea offers ideal weather all year long.(Unsplash)
The southern tax free city is located on the Red Sea offers ideal weather all year long.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 03:47 AM IST
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Here’s an essential pre-vacation financial checklist for a hassle-free holiday

Tip number 1: Have a thorough look at all the bills that remain overdue. Clear them one by one before your vacation. You can automate your bill payment procedure to stay relieved while you are away.
Tip number 1: Have a thorough look at all the bills that remain overdue. Clear them one by one before your vacation.(Unsplash)
Tip number 1: Have a thorough look at all the bills that remain overdue. Clear them one by one before your vacation.(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 10:56 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

The race is on to be this holiday’s hottest doll—and billions are at stake

Mattel’s Barbie is the reigning champ in the massive U.S. doll market. But now Barbie faces its two biggest threats in recent years: the return of Olaf and Elsa dolls for Frozen 2.
Barbie is promoting role models from around the world to empower girls.(www.barbie.mattel.com)
Barbie is promoting role models from around the world to empower girls.(www.barbie.mattel.com)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 01:30 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByJoe Deaux

Prince Harry can’t make your holiday green

Britain’s Prince Harry is urging tourists to be more eco-friendly – while at the same time flitting across Europe by private jet.
Prince Harry with Meghan Markle((REUTERS/Eddie Mulholland))
Prince Harry with Meghan Markle((REUTERS/Eddie Mulholland))
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 05:10 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByChris Bryant

Opposition wants Goa CM to declare a holiday and hold higher traffic penalties till the pothole-ridden roads are fixed

Congress party has opposed implementing the new Motors Vehicles Act in Goa till the time the condition of the alleged potholes-peppered roads is improved.
The Opposition in Goa, the Congress alleges potholes and bad roads make it difficult for motorists to follow traffic rules.(HT Photo, Representative)
The Opposition in Goa, the Congress alleges potholes and bad roads make it difficult for motorists to follow traffic rules.(HT Photo, Representative)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 04:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

The Taste with Vir: Rules I follow when going on a holiday

In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi shares the general rules to know and follow when going on a holiday.
No one is particularly fond of airports.(Unsplash)
No one is particularly fond of airports.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 08:03 AM IST
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Rakul Preet Singh is off to Ibiza for a holiday, shares beachside pics of life with ‘sky above, sand below, peace within!’

Rakul Preet Singh is away in Ibiza, Spain on a holiday and has been sharing enviable photos and videos from the beach town. See her pictures here.
Rakul Preet Singh is on a holiday in Spain.(Instagram)
Rakul Preet Singh is on a holiday in Spain.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 01:56 PM IST
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19 dead in Mumbai after highest rain in 24 hours since 2005 flood

School education minister Ashish Shelar confirmed late on Monday night that all schools in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Palghar will remain shut on Tuesday.
Water logging near Natraj cinema in Mumbai’s Chembur.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Water logging near Natraj cinema in Mumbai’s Chembur.(Aalok Soni/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2020 01:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondents

Heat, holiday keep voters away as turnout drops across Delhi

The highest turnout, 63.45%, was registered in the North East Delhi LS seat, which largely has unauthorised colonies and slums and small pockets of middle-class neighbourhoods.
The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (Delhi CEO) and political analysts said the weekend affected the turnout. “This year, elections are being held in peak summer.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (Delhi CEO) and political analysts said the weekend affected the turnout. “This year, elections are being held in peak summer.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2019 07:41 AM IST
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Markets closed on Wednesday for public holiday

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed down 0.09 percent at 39,031.55 on Tuesday. The broader NSE Nifty ended 0.06 percent lower at 11,748.15.
(Reuters/ Representative Image)
(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on May 01, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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Lok Sabha election: Maharashtra announces holiday on all four polling days

Private establishments have been asked to either announce a holiday or a concession of three hours to the employees to facilitate them to vote
Maharashtra will vote on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.(FOR REPRESENTATION/ HT FILE)
Maharashtra will vote on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.(FOR REPRESENTATION/ HT FILE)
Published on Apr 09, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: IT staffers throw a FITE over ‘no holiday’ on April 23

Forum of IT Employees (FITE) has approached Nikhil Walke, labour commissioner Pune, to intervene in the matter
(From left) Harpreet Saluja, FITE general secretary Maharashtra; Pavanjit Mane, FITE president Maharashtra and Nikhil Walke, assistant labour commissioner.(HT PHOTO)
(From left) Harpreet Saluja, FITE general secretary Maharashtra; Pavanjit Mane, FITE president Maharashtra and Nikhil Walke, assistant labour commissioner.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 09:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByShrinivas Deshpande

Man kills wife for working on holiday

The accused, Dilip Pagare, did not like the fact that his wife worked as a domestic help. On Sunday, he got into an argument with her while she was leaving for work after Gudi Padwa celebrations.
A 38-year-old man has been booked after he allegedly strangled his wife, identified as Rekha Pagare, 35, at their home in Ulhasnagar on Sunday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A 38-year-old man has been booked after he allegedly strangled his wife, identified as Rekha Pagare, 35, at their home in Ulhasnagar on Sunday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 08, 2019 07:45 AM IST
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Pilots’ strike leaves passengers stranded after holiday in Asia

A shortage of pilots has caused chaos for thousands of passengers during peak travel season in the region, as cockpit crew complaining of overwork extended a strike at Taiwan’s biggest carrier to a fourth day.
Citing fatigue, the union is demanding more pilots be assigned to long-haul flights.(@BloombergAsia / Twitter)
Citing fatigue, the union is demanding more pilots be assigned to long-haul flights.(@BloombergAsia / Twitter)
Updated on Feb 11, 2019 02:01 PM IST
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by Kyunghee Park and Yu-Huay Sun | ByBloomberg

UK government may scrap MPs’ holiday to pass Brexit laws

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is looking at making the House of Commons sit on more Fridays -- which it does not normally do -- and extend debating time well into the evening on some days.
British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union Brexit divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union Brexit divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
Published on Jan 27, 2019 05:12 PM IST
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London | ByAgence-France-Presse

Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Taimur are having a sunny vacation in South Africa. See new pics

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in Cape Town with husband Saif Ali Khan and their son Taimur, is enjoying her holiday to the fullest.
Kareena Kapoor soaks up the South African sun with husband Saif and son Taimur in new pictures from Cape Town.(Instagram)
Kareena Kapoor soaks up the South African sun with husband Saif and son Taimur in new pictures from Cape Town.(Instagram)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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After major win in state polls, Rahul Gandhi on holiday in Shimla

The visit of Gandhi comes days after the Congress emerged victorious in assembly elections Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Rahul accompanied by Priyanka Vadra arrived in Shimla on Tuesday by road to see the latter’s under-construction house at Chharabra, a local Congress leader said.(PTI)
Rahul accompanied by Priyanka Vadra arrived in Shimla on Tuesday by road to see the latter’s under-construction house at Chharabra, a local Congress leader said.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 19, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Who sits next to fax on holiday? J&K governor’s comeback on Mufti’s charge

Satyapal Malik ordered to dissolve the state assembly minutes after Mufti staked claim to form the government with the support of arch-rival National Conference (NC) and Congress for a shot at government formation with the support of 56 legislators in the 87-member assembly.
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)
Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti addressing a press conference in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 02:44 PM IST
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