Five must-read stories—February 4

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Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

NH National Bureau

Strong dissent note on passed-over judge

Justice J Chelameswar of the Supreme Court collegium has recorded a strongly worded dissent note for not elevating Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph to the Supreme Court. Justice Joseph had last year delivered the momentous verdict that quashed the central rule imposed by the Narendra Modi government in the hill state last year, reports The Telegraph.

Gujarat tops Jan Dhan deposits, after demonetisation

Gujarat witnessed the sharpest spurt in deposits in Jan Dhan accounts after demonetisation, followed by Karnataka, while other states are far behind, according to government data. A Telegraph report.

Nagaland violence: Tribals allege quota rule hits tradition, state’s status

Nagaland's tribal traditional bodies, exclusively run by men, are opposed to 33% quota for women in elections to civic bodies that were to be held on February 1. They argue the quota would “infringe upon Naga traditions and customs”, reports The Indian Express.

After H-1B visa curbs, two more US Bills may stymie Indian tech

The Indian IT industry has more than just the H-1B visa bill to worry about. Two more legislations have been introduced in the United States Congress over the past two weeks that can hit the domestic tech sector's prospects, reports The Economic Times.

Trump's travel ban temporarily blocked nationwide by judge

A federal judge in Seattle ordered a temporary halt on Donald Trump’s travel ban for refugees and people from seven predominantly Muslim nations, opening the path for states to sue the White House over his order, reports The Guardian.

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