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India to observe national mourning today for late Saudi King Abdullah

As a mark of respect to Saudi King Abdullah, who died on Friday, India has declared national mourning on Saturday.



New Delhi: As a mark of respect to Saudi King Abdullah, who died on Friday, India has declared national mourning on Saturday.

A Home Ministry spokesperson informed that the Government of India will observe one-day national mourning on Saturday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

As per the spokesperson, the national flag will fly at half mast throughout the country. Further, there will be no official entertainment during the day today.

Chief Secretaries of all states, administrators of Union territories and secretaries to the Union government have been given necessary instructions for the same.

King Abdullah died early on Friday. He was 90.

(With agency inputs)

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