QWrap: Modi in Brussels, Uttarakhand Crisis Update and WT20 Semis

Here’s a quick look at the day’s top stories.

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1. Modi Lands in Brussels, Pays His Respects to Victims of the Terror Attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid respects to victims of the Brussels terror attack at the Maalbeek Metro Station along with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel. Modi is on a three-day visit to the European Union. He is scheduled to visit three nations, and attend the Nuclear Security Summit on 31 March and 1 April.

2. Uttarakhand Crisis: HC Stays Floor Test, Congress to Wait till 6 April

The Uttarakhand political crisis has taken a fresh turn and not quite in the Congress’ favour. The High Court had earlier ordered a floor test to be held on 31 March but has now put a stay on its own order. The floor test was supposed to be a chance for Harish Rawat to prove the majority that he claims he has. But now, it will have to wait till the next hearing which is on 6 April.

3. Reel QuickE With Bollywood’s “Bad Man” Gulshan Grover

On Reel QuickE, Bollywood’s “Bad Man” Gulshan Grover gives us breaking news! He says he’s moving from being a “Bad Man” to being a good guy! He will be playing a positive role in his next film incidentally titled Bad Man, which will air online.

4. WT20 Semis: A Confident NZ Will Take on A Spirited English Side

A supremely confident New Zealand will rely on spinners Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi, who have wreaked havoc in the tournament so far, in their clash against England. Scheduled for Wednesday, the match promises to be a thrilling first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20.

5. Youth Allegedly Beaten up for Refusing to Chant ‘Jai Mata Di’

Three Madrassa students were beaten up in Delhi for refusing to chant ‘Jai Mata Di’. Five boys have been arrested in connection with this case. In the earlier reports, there was confusion about the slogan they were asked to chant – Bharat Mata ki Jai or Jai Mata Di. The victim who was most affected clarified on the actual slogan.

6. 100 Percent E-Commerce FDI in India: Everything You Need to Know

In what could boost foreign investment in the e-commerce sector in the country, the government has allowed 100 percent FDI in the marketplace model. What does that directive mean for home-grown e-commerce players and should you forget about the deep discounts that you were enjoying so far?

7. Delhi’s Ban on BS-III Compliant Two-Wheelers Lifted

The Delhi Transport Authority has been holding back registration approvals for recently launched two-wheelers with BS-III engines, like the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Bajaj V and the new Suzuki Access 125. There has been some confusion regarding the future of these products but the latest development is bound to bring relief to two-wheeler manufacturers.

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