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Multifarious health benefits of dates and boosting male vitality

Dates offer wide-ranging health benefits, from boosting digestion and preventing anemia to also maintaining the vitality of men. "Dates have myriad properties as a source of nutrition. During the fasting month, its ...

22 million Eid holidaymakers to travel by public transportation

The government has predicted that more than 22.83 million Eid al-Fitr holidaymakers will travel by public transportation this year, up 4 percent compared to last year. "Based on the results of our survey, 4.4 million ...

Tapping Ramadhan's cultural, traditional potential to spur tourism

The cultural and traditional opulence in the run-up to Ramadhan that has far from dimmed in this era of progress and development should be tapped as an attractive potential to boost tourism. As is followed in the city of ...

Government sets beginning of fasting on May 6

The government has decided in an Isbat (confirmation) meeting that the beginning of the fasting month or 1 Ramadan year 1440 Hegira/2019 AD, falls on on May 6. "We received nine reports on sightings of the crescent moon ...

Ulemas ask nightspots to close during Ramadhan

The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) has asked nightlife venues to close during the fasting month of Ramadhan. "MUI has asked operators of such nightlife venues as singing halls, karaoke sites , spa houses , sauna rooms, ...

Government confirms state apparatus' Eid bonus disbursed on May 24

Indonesian Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform Syafruddin gave a confirmation of the Eid bonus for state apparatus being handed out on May 24. "A decision has been reached to hand out the Eid ...

Imported Chinese garlic lands at Surabaya, Jakarta ports

Nearly 60 thousand tons of garlic imported from China landed at Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya, East Java, and Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, to ensure the commodity's supply suffices during Ramadan fasting month and Eid ...

Minister decides on working hours during Ramadan for state apparatus

Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms Syafruddin (PAN-RB) has outlined the working hours for the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) during Ramadan. In the PAN-RB Minister's Circular in 2019, the working hours of ...

RI embassy in KL repatriates 79 Indonesian citizens ahead of Ramadan

The Republic of Indonesia Embassy in Kuala Lumpur repatriated 79 Indonesian citizens, including 19 children, ahead of the Ramadan fasting of 1440 hijri. "The repatriation of this phase II of the group to Indonesia has ...

Javanese in Bali follow pre-Ramadhan "Megengan" tradition

Non-indigenous Balinese Muslims in Denpasar followed the tradition of "megengan" prior to the fasting month of Ramadhan to offer prayers to their ancestors and hand out meals to others worshipping. "Since our ...