Five must-read stories—January 30
The stories you can’t miss
The Trump administration could make life more difficult for legal immigrants to the US who are on H-1B visas, a large chunk of which is used by the Indian information technology industry, reports The Economic Times.
In an angry reaction to the RBI shooting down its proposal to relax the weekly withdrawal limit from ₹24,000 to ₹2 lakh for those contesting the Assembly elections, the Election Commission reminded the central bank that it is “imperative” that its directions are “complied with” during poll season. An Indian Express report.
India did not significantly raise imports of paper used to print currency notes ahead of the shock announcement on 8 November to scrap 86% of currency in circulation, one of the reasons that may have contributed to the cash crunch and long queues before banks. A Mint report.
BJP has moved quickly to contain a possible adverse fallout of the Jat quota stir on its prospects in west UP with Haryana CM Manohar Lal speaking to leaders of the community and urging patience, reports The Times of India.
Roger Federer has an 18th grand slam! Playing his nemesis Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, Federer was fighting against history, against precedent, and against a five-year age-gap. It was a huge mental challenge but he sealed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. A Daily Telegraph report.