New Delhi, Mar 1: The last rites of Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th Shankaracharya of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam who passed away on Wednesday in Kanchipuram following a cardiac arrest, was performed on Thursday. Earlier yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mourned the passing away of Shankaracharya. Also Read - 2 Dead, Over 100 Houses Damaged as Cyclone Tauktae Ravages Goa | LIVE Updates

On the other hand, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who is a 41st generation direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad and is known for his global initiative to fight radicalisation, will deliver a lecture on Islamic heritage and promoting understanding and moderation at a conference in Delhi today. PM Modi, diplomats, representatives from a wide range of Islamic institutions, academicians and think-tanks will attend the event to be held at Vigyan Bhavan. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae Likely to Hit Karnataka Coast Tonight; PM Modi Reviews Preparedness | 10 Points

In Mumbai, local train services were affected on Harbour line between Wadala and Sewri station due to technical problem in Over Head Electrification (OHE). Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport are running additional buses to avoid inconvenience to the people. Also Read - PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme Reaches 7.03 Lakh Farmers In Bengal, Mamata Accuses Centre Of Dilly-Dallying Funds

In Jammu and Kashmir, one terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Bandipora’s Hajin. More details are awaited on the same.

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    King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi’s Hyderabad House.

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