National Flag will fly half-mast today

Sasikala Natarajan, left standing, a close friend of India's Tamil Nadu state former Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa, wipes her tears next to Jayalalithaa's body wrapped in the national flag and kept for public viewing outside an auditorium in Chennai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Jayalalithaa, the hugely popular south Indian actress who later turned to politics and became the highest elected official in the state of Tamil Nadu, died Monday. She was 68. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
New Delhi, Dec 6: The Government of India today announced with profound sorrow the death of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, yesterday at Chennai.

As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Centre has decided that the National Flag will fly half-mast in the capitals of all States/UTs, including Delhi and throughout the State of Tamil Nadu.

The Government has also decided to accord state funeral to the departed leader which will take place at 4.30 p.m today in Chennai.


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