Five must-read stories—February 9

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Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

NH National Bureau

SC brings the curtains down on the 38-year-old Narmada legal battle

The Supreme Court on Wednesday used extraordinary powers vested under the Constitution's Article 142 to bring the curtains down on the 38-year-old legal battle. It ordered a compensation of Rs 60 lakh each for nearly 700 Madhya Pradesh families whose land would be submerged by the Sardar Sarovar Project and Rs 15 lakh each for another 4,000-odd households, reports The Telegraph.

Note ban splits BJP's trader vote bank in western UP

In the cities of western Uttar Pradesh, whose economies are sustained mostly by wholesale and retail trading, demonetisation has been a killer. For the traders, demonetisation was a “political betrayal” by the BJP, reports Business Standard.

Breaking history: Maharana Pratap won Battle of Haldighati

Three senior ministers of the Vasundhara Raje government have backed a proposal to rewrite history taught at the university level to say that Rajput warrior-king Maharana Pratap won the Battle of Haldighati against the Mughal army of Akbar led by his general Man Singh, reports The Indian Express.

Infosys: Trust between founders and management apparently breaking down

At Infosys, cracks seem to have emerged between the founders and the board, with the former believing that there has been a violation of “Infosys’ core values”. The alleged violations pertain to a recent appointment of an independent director; a seemingly high severance package for a former senior executive; and a revised compensation of $11 million for CEO Vishal Sikka, reports The Economic Times.

Green cards targeted in US senators’ bill to halve legal immigration

Two US senators have proposed a legislation to cut the number of legal immigrants to the US by half within a decade, a move that could adversely hit those aspiring to get a green card or permanent residency in the US, including a large number of Indians. An AFP report in Mint.

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