Centre to lower national flag to mourn Jayalalithaa’s death


The Centre declared one-day state mourning on Tuesday in view of the demise of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A Home Ministry spokesperson said the national flag on all government buildings across the country will be flown at half-mast throughout the day.

The central government will also accord a state funeral to Jayalalithaa.

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Jayalalithaa, a popular leader who showered the poor with populist programmes, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai after battling for life for 75 days.

The 67-year-old politics leader had suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday evening.


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