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  • Govt announces 7-day State mourning as a mark of respect to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Published on August 17, 2018

    The Government has announced seven-day state mourning throughout the country as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. During the period, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India till 22nd of this month.

    The Tri-colour will fly half mast on the day of funeral at all Indian Missions and High Commission of India abroad. The departed dignitary Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be accorded State funeral.

    Union Cabinet has announced a half-day holiday in the afternoon of day of funeral in all Central government offices and CPSUs across the country.

    Delhi government offices, schools and institutions will remain closed tomorrow as a mark of respect to Vajpayee. Several state governments have also announced holiday tomorrow


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