Obama family takes a holiday!

US President Barack Obama is on a two-week holiday with his family.

Sweltering Iraq declares four-day weekend from Thursday

A searing heat wave forecast to sweep through Iraq prompted the government to declare a four-day holiday starting on Thursday and order regular power cuts at state institutions.

Telangana declares holiday over APJ Abdul Kalam's demise

The Telangana government declared a holiday across the state today as a mark of respect to former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away yesterday following a massive cardiac arrest.

Feeling the heat, Iraq declares Thursday a holiday

 Iraq`s government has declared Thursday an official holiday because of a heatwave.

US on alert for terror threat on July 4 holiday

The United States is ramping up security across the country and urging people to stay alert over the Independence Day holiday weekend over fears of a terrorist threat.

Rock Garden creator Nek Chand is no more, UT declares holiday
Rock Garden creator Nek Chand is no more, UT declares holiday

Nek Chand, creator of the iconic Rock Garden who has amazed people for decades with his unique sculptures made from waste, died today at a hospital here following cardiac arrest.

Survey says 63% Indians polled have dedicate fund for vacation
Survey says 63% Indians polled have dedicate fund for vacation

About 63 per cent Indians polled have a dedicated vacation fund to fulfill their holiday dreams, while others depend on sources like credit card and loan among others, said a survey.

Make your hair holiday-ready
Make your hair holiday-ready

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Before you take off on a summer vacation to a destination of your choice, spare a little time to think of haircare.

Hairstylist Asgar Saboo gives essential tips to ensure your hair is holiday-ready and looks its best during your vacation, said a statement.

Prabhu Deva's 'Singh is Bling' team shoot in Goa
Prabhu Deva's 'Singh is Bling' team shoot in Goa

Akshay Kumar's next tryst with action comedy, 'Singh is Bling' team is in the lovely Goa for shoot. 

UP's holiday politics: This time it's Maharana Pratap's anniversary

In an apparent move to woo "Thakur" (Rajput) community, Uttar Pradesh government is contemplating announcing a holiday on Maharana Pratap's birth anniversary on May 9.

Antigua declares half holiday for West Indies-England match on Monday
Antigua declares half holiday for West Indies-England match on Monday

An official half holiday has been declared in Antigua and Barbuda for Monday, the first day of the first test match between the West Indies and England.

Declare Ambedkar Jayanti permanent holiday: AAP MLAs

Aam Aadmi Party MLAs of twelve reserved constituencies today met Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, demanding a "permanent holdiay" on April 14, a day of Dr B R Ambedkar's birth anniversary, in the national capital.

Burning Judas: Mexico Easter tradition gets political

During Holy Week in Mexico there are always processions and prayers, traditionally observed by worshipers across the country. But lesser-known traditions also persist, such as burning Judas figures as a means of overcoming evil.

Banks may remain closed between March 28 and April 5

Banks in many parts of the country will remain closed from March 28 and April 5 on account of various holidays and annual closing of bank accounts.

Sonakshi Sinha starts shooting for Murugadoss' next
Sonakshi Sinha starts shooting for Murugadoss' next

After working with AR Murugadoss in `Holiday..`, Sonakshi Sinha is ready to be starred in his next untitled Hindi film,has teamed up with the successful director for an untitled Hindi film.

DNA: Speculations rife about Rahul Gandhi's sudden leave

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s sudden decision to take leave of absence has set off speculations all across the country.

Tourism Ministry calls for education impetus to hospitality industry
Tourism Ministry calls for education impetus to hospitality industry

Hospitality is the strength of the Indian tourism industry and it needs to be further strengthened by providing quality education, according to Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.

Where did you spend the long Republic Day weekend?

By Avril-Ann Braganza

HolidayIQ.com highlights some insightful trends with regards to the most popular destinations amongst Mumbaikars 

Zee Media Exclusive: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher talk about their upcoming film 'Baby'

Watch an exclusive interview with Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher with Rohit Sardana about their upcoming movie 'Baby' only on Zee News.

Lindsay Lohan down with Chikungunya
Lindsay Lohan down with Chikungunya

Actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted Chikungunya, a mosquito-transmitted viral disease, during her holiday in French Polynesia. The 28-year-old star took to Twitter to share the news about her illness with her fans on December 27, reported Ace Showbiz.