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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.