Tuesday Morning News Brief, April 4

Tuesday morning brief Apr 4 2017
Good morning!
Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
The Delhi government wants taxpayers to pay Rs 3.42 crore for Arvind Kejriwal’s legal battle. The Delhi chief minister is fighting a high-powered legal battle with finance minister Arun Jaitley, who has sued him for civil and criminal defamation, and wants the taxpayer to pay the Rs 3.42 crore bill raised by his counsel Ram Jethmalani. According to documents accessed by the Times Now, deputy CM Manish Sisodia has signed off on the legal bills and sent them for clearance, saying the matter is linked to CBI raids on the CM’s office.
The Trump administration has started enforcing tighter norms on the issuance of H-1B visas. Acknowledging that there are problems with the guest worker visa program, the Trump administration yesterday began its crackdown on the guest worker visa program. Meanwhile, the US Justice Department also issued a stern statement cautioning employers petitioning for H-1B visas not to discriminate against American workers.
Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai yesterday. Kishori Amonkar was born on April 10, 1932 and was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana. Amonkar passed away at her home in central Mumbai last night. She was 84.
Russia has opened a probe into a suspected “act of terror” after yesterday’s blasts on St Petersburg metro. Twin blasts had struck the metro network in Russia’s St Petersburg yesterday leaving 10 people dead and 39 injured. Russia’s Investigative Committee said it was probing an “act of terror” but added it would look into all other possible causes of the blast.
Indian and Malaysian companies signed investment deals worth Rs 2.45 lakh crore yesterday. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is on a visit to India with a 150-strong business delegation who are focusing on Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan. Andhra will allow Malaysia to build a 250-acre “fourth generation technology park” in the new capital Amravati. Najib also travelled to Jaipur where Malaysian companies are bidding for road projects worth $1.2 billion.
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