Jayalalithaa no more: Centre declares one-day mourning as mark of respect

| Updated: Dec 06, 2016 15:07 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 6(ANI): The Central Government on Tuesday declared one-day mourning after the demise of six-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa, who passed away last night at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Tamil Nadu government has declared a seven-day state mourning has been declared and a three-day holiday has also been announced for educational institutions, while the neighbouring union territory of Puducherry has also announced a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions today as a mark of respect to Jayalalithaa. Also, Kerala Government has declared a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the state and Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar have also declared a one-day state mourning as a mark of respect. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will pay floral tributes at Rajaji Hall in Chennai, where her body has been kept. Amma will be cremated with full state honours at Marina Beach here today at 4:30 pm, which will be attended by the nation's political top brass. (ANI)
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