17 Aug, 2018 8:43a.m.

Demise of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee - Half day holiday on 17th August

The government have declared a half-day holiday in all central government offices, central public sector undertakings across the country and the Delhi government offices of NCT of Delhi for the state funeral of Vajpayee to be held at Delhiā€™s Smriti Sthal.

A seven-day state mourning was announced by the government as a mark of respect to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away today.

In a circular, the Home Ministry said the national flag would fly at half-mast from today for seven days across India and a state funeral would be accorded to Vajpayee.

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