Parliament adjourned after paying obituary to Amma

| Updated: Dec 06, 2016 16:43 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 6 (ANI): Both houses of the Parliament have been adjourned for the day after paying obituary to late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. Meanwhile, the Central Government has declared one-day mourning after the demise of Jayalalithaa, who passed away last night at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. The Tamil Nadu Government has announced a seven-day state mourning from today. During the period, the national flag on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast. No official entertainment will also be held during this period. The government has also declared a three-day holiday for all educational institutions in the state. 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. The Kerala Government has declared a holiday for all government offices and educational institutions in the state. Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Bihar have also declared a one-day state mourning as a mark of respect. Meanwhile, tributes are being paid to Jayalalithaa at Rajaji Hall in Chennai where her mortal remains have been kept. Preparations are currently underway at MGR Memorial at Marina beach, Chennai, for her last rites ceremony. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are travelling to Chennai to pay their last respects to the departed soul. Amma will be cremated with full state honours at Chennai's Marina Beach at 4:30 p.m. today. (ANI)
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