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TN declares January 17 as holiday for educational institutions, govt staff

Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has announced January 17 as a holiday for government offices and educational institutions.

The offices and educational institutions will have to work on January 29, Saturday as a compensatory working day.

Based on representations and petitions from employee unions seeking a holiday on Monday, the government issued the order on Tuesday evening.

January 18 is already a government holiday in state due to the Thaipoosam festival and with a total lockdown on January 16, the state will not function till coming Wednesday.