Joint Commissioner of Labour, Hyderabad Zone, M.N. Varahala Reddy, has notified national and festival holidays with wages to persons employed in factories and shops & establishments for 2013. According to a press release, those employed in factories would have national holidays on January 26, May 1, August 15 and October 2 and festival holidays on January 14, March 11, August 9 and October 14. -Special Correspondent