Sunday morning news brief, April 09 2017

Sunday morning brief Apr 9 2017
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Polling is underway for the byelection to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and 8 others are in the fray. The seat fell vacant after the resignation of PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra from Parliament and his party. All booths have been declared sensitive or hyper-sensitive. Bypolls are also being held for 10 Assembly seats across 8 states. Read
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Isro will allow private companies to obtain technology for manufacture of lithium ion batteries. Isro has developed indigenous technology to manufacture such batteries for automobiles and e-vehicles, and their feasibility tests have been successful. Companies including Hyundai, Nissan, Tata Motors, BHEL and Indian Oil have approached Isro for the technology.
A group of Jammu businessmen has threatened to act against Rohingya Muslims unless they are moved from the city. The right-wing group affiliated with Ficci suspects that Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslim refugees settled in the state are involved in crime and drug trafficking. J&K state laws don’t allow permanent settlement of non-state subjects from the rest of the country or abroad.
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Byelection to the RK Nagar Assembly seat in Chennai may be countermanded. This follows CBDT submitting a report to the Election Commission on raids by the I-T department on Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar, his relatives and partymen. EC is awaiting a report on the alleged bribing of voters to determine if the atmosphere in RK Nagar is conducive for a free and fair poll on April 12.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore held their nerves to beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in an IPL match last night. A brilliant 37-ball 69 from Rishabh Pant was not enough to put the Delhi side past RCB’s total of 157/8. In an earlier match, Glenn Maxwell and David Miller helped steer Kings XI Punjab to a comfortable six wickets win against Rising Pune Supergiant.
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