State funeral for Turkey's former leader Demirel
State funeral for Turkey's former leader Demirel

Turkey paid homage today to former president and prime minister Suleyman Demirel, with a state funeral for a national political giant who died this week aged 90.

Turkey holds low-key state funeral for 1980 coup leader

Turkey`s army held a state funeral service Tuesday for former president Kenan Evren, but no government official attended the burial of the man who masterminded the bloodiest military coup in Turkish history. 

Family turns down offer of state funeral for Richie Benaud
Family turns down offer of state funeral for Richie Benaud

The family of cricket icon Richie Benaud has declined the offer of a state funeral, Australia`s Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday.

Rain-soaked farewell for Lee Kuan Yew as Singapore honours him with grand state funeral
Rain-soaked farewell for Lee Kuan Yew as Singapore honours him with grand state funeral

It was a sombre day for Singapore as the country on Sunday prepared to hold the state funeral for its founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Ex-MLA Chamaria dies, Nitish announces state funeral

Social worker and former Congress Legislator Sitaram Chamaria died on Monday after prolonged illness.

Germany bids farewell to reunification president Weizsaecker

Germany held a state funeral Wednesday for Richard von Weizsaecker, the president at the time of reunification who helped the country deal with its wartime past by saying it had been "liberated" by the Nazis` defeat.

RK Laxman accorded state funeral; Maharashtra govt to set up memorial
RK Laxman accorded state funeral; Maharashtra govt to set up memorial

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, whose work ruled the pages of newspapers and the hearts of countrymen, was today accorded a state funeral here, as a teary-eyed nation joined in paying tribute to the man whose brush strokes put smile on everyman's face.

R K Laxman to be accorded state funeral: Maha govt
R K Laxman to be accorded state funeral: Maha govt

A state funeral will be accorded to eminent cartoonist R K Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, officials said.

LoC martyrs cremated with full state honours

The five Indian Army soldiers, who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir two nights ago, were on Thursday given a Guard of Honour ahead of their cremation in their respective villages.

Sarabjit Singh cremated with full state honours

Sarabjit Singh was accorded a state funeral in his Punjab hometown of Bhikhiwind on Friday.

Delhi govt should accord state funeral to rape victim: Patel

Hailing her as a braveheart, Union Min Praful Patel Saturday said the Delhi government should accord the 23-year-old gangrape victim a state funeral.

Elaborate state funeral for Poland`s first couple

An elaborate state
funeral for Poland`s President Lech Kaczynski and his wife,
Maria, began Sunday bereft of many world leaders whose travel
plans were paralysed by the plume of volcanic ash that has
covered Europe.

Kaczynski family wants state funeral held Sunday

The family of late President Lech Kaczynski has urged that his state funeral be held Sunday in Krakow as planned despite fears that a volcanic ash cloud emanating from Iceland may keep some world leaders from attending.

Maoist gets state funeral in Bangladesh

A Maoist shot dead by Bangladeshi
police was cremated with state honours for his role as a
freedom fighter in the 1971 war for independence.

State funeral in Italy for troops killed in Kabul

Italy is holding a day of mourning as it lays to rest six soldiers who were killed in a bombing attack in Afghanistan last week.