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Major News and Events of 07 March 2016

What Happened on 07 March 2016

PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti says Mufti's decision final

Mehbooba Mufti, the president of People’s Democratic Party, has reiterated her decision to move ahead with the BJP on the formation of the government in Jammu and Kashmir. While deliberating on an alliance with the BJP during a function that was held in Kupwara, she said that the decision of Mufti sahib is final. However, she said that unless the Union Government steps in with Confidence Building Measures, as outlined in the Agenda of Alliance between the two parties, government formation with the BJP was not possible.  

Jat agitation casts shadow over Haryana investor's meet

The Jat agitation that had hit Haryana recently cast a shadow on the investor’s meet that was being held in the state. Media reports quoted industrialist Anand Mahindra as saying that the issue could possibly have an affect on those industrialists who were planning to invest in the state. The investor’s meet titled Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit-2016 began just a few days after the jat agitation.

World T20: Delegation from Islamabad arrives in India

A two-member delegation from Pakistan has arrived in India. As per media reports, the delegation from Islamabad is in India to review security arrangements made for the Pakistani cricket team for the T20 World Cup 2016, which starts on March 8. The team will be meeting Virbhadra Singh, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, and Dharamsala’s police chief.

Teenager challenges Kanhaiya Kumar for a public debate on freedom of expression

Jhanvi Behal, a 15-year-old girl from Ludhiana, has challenged Kanhaiya Kumar, JNUSU president, for a debate. As per reports, the challenge posed by Behal to Kanhaiya for a public debate on the freedom of expression has taken the social media by storm. Her remarks, which drew thousands of comments, trended on Twitter on Sunday. Defending Modi, the teenager said that Kanhaiya should focus on his work like Prime Minister Narendra Modi instead of giving speeches. Jhanvi Behal was honoured on Reoublic Day this year for her contribution to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Delhi on alert as terrorists may have sneaked in

Delhi and surrounding areas are on a high alert after suspicions were raised by the security forces that the 10 terrorists, who had entered India through the Gujarat border, might have sneaked into the capital. As per media reports, sources have revealed that the terrorists may strike at markets and malls. The police have stepped up security in crowded areas, malls and iconic buildings. The terrorists could be from Lashkar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammed, a latest warning from the intelligence agencies has said.  

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