After 10-hour long debate, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 that will provide 10% reservation to the economically weaker section of the General category in jobs and education. Earlier, on Tuesday, the Bill was passed with an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha. In the Upper House, the Bill was passed with only 7 members from the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam and the Indian Union Muslim League voting against it. In other big news, the GST Council will meet today. This will be the 32nd meeting of the Goods and Services Tax Council. The meeting is likely to discuss the recommendations of the two ministerial panels among other issues. The ministerial panel under minister of state for finance Shiv Pratap Shukla has deliberated on the exemption threshold for MSME sector.
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Supreme Court to hear Sajjan Kumar' s appeal against his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, on January 14.
Supreme Court to hear Sajjan Kumar' s appeal against his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, on January 14. pic.twitter.com/tBpJXYe8ZY— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2019
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dr Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje appointed national vice presidents of BJP.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Dr Raman Singh and Vasundhara Raje appointed national vice presidents of BJP. pic.twitter.com/i3ERqtzFbg— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2019
Alok Verma removed as CBI chief after selection panel meet.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi appoints Kuldeep Singh Rathore as President of Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee.
I am honoured that the party has given me this opportunity, says Sheila Dikshit.
Spanish Police makes 83 arrests including 28 professional players in tennis fixing investigation: Reuters.
CBI chief Alok Verma appoints 2006 batch IPS officer Mohit Gupta as probe officer in Rakesh Asthana's corruption case: Officials.
GoAir Mumbai-Delhi G8 319 flight grounded at Mumbai airport
GoAir Mumbai-Delhi G8 319 flight grounded at Mumbai airport after high vibration in the engine of the Airbus Neo aircraft, all 160 passengers onboard safe.
Sheila Dikshit appointed Delhi Congress president. Devendra Yadav, Rajesh Lilothia, Haroon Yusuf appointed working presidents: PC Chacko.
Former DPCC chief Ajay Maken congratulates Sheila Dikshit
"I congratulate Shiela Dikshitji for being appointed the DPCC (Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee) President.," tweeted Ajay Maken.
Former DPCC Chief Ajay Maken: I congratulate Shiela Dikshit ji for being appointed the DPCC (Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee) President. I am confident that under her leadership, we will play the role of strong opposition to Modi&Kejriwal governments. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/fGbufGFfLn— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2019
Sheila Dikshit returns, becomes Delhi Congress chief
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has returned to Delhi politics. She will be heading the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC).
TCS reports net profit of Rs 8,105 crore
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) reports a net profit of Rs 8,105 crore for the October-December quarter.
CBI officers JD Ajay Bhatnagar, DIG MK Sinha, DIG Tarun Gauba, JD Murugesan and AD AK Sharma transferred. (Source: ANI).
Five people injured in Tamil Nadu's Thirukovilur
Five people injured in Tamil Nadu's Thirukovilur after a cut-out of actor Ajith collapsed during 'paal abhishekam' (pouring of milk on the cut-out).
Actor Prakash Raj meets Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Sachin Tendulkar, NCP chief Sharad Pawar pay tribute to Ramakant Achrekar at Shivaji Park Gymkhana.
Guard of Defence Security Corps (DSC) commits suicide in Mumbai
Mumbai:A 56-year-old guard of Defence Security Corps (DSC), deployed at Naval Armament Depot (NAD), committed suicide by shooting himself while on duty. A case of accidental death was registered at Trombay Police Station. His body has been shifted to JJ hospital for a post-mortem.
Prakash Raj backs Rahul Gandhi, says the Congress president is not against women.
Prakash Raj on Rahul Gandhi's statement: He is not against women, if he can appoint a transgender representative in important position. Why do you want to look at his statement in only that way? Isn’t it true that PM has not answered¬ been in Parl, we should look at that too. pic.twitter.com/f14IAVBpQJ— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2019
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti makes a veiled attack on Rahul Gandhi
Mehbooba Mufti makes a veiled attack on Rahul Gandhi, says "As a woman, feel deeply disappointed when misogynistic comments are normalised in our political discourse."
As a woman, feel deeply disappointed when misogynistic comments are normalised in our political discourse. Be a man/ man up/ stop behaving like a woman - such phrases reek of blatant sexism. Ironical since Indira ji was referred to “as the only man in the cabinet”.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) January 10, 2019
Supreme Court reserves verdict on Maharashtra's plea in Koregaon-Bhima case
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on the Maharashtra government's appeal challenging the refusal of the Bombay High Court to extend the 90-day limit for filing charge-sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.
From 1st April, composition scheme limit will be increased to 1.5 crores, says Jaitley after GST meet
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses media after GST meet in New Delhi. ‘From 1st April 2019, composition scheme limit will be increased to 1.5 crores. Those who come under the composition scheme will pay tax quarterly, but the return will be filed only once a year. Council approved composition scheme for Services,’ Jaitley said.
Day after passing Rajya Sabha test, Forward Quota Bill challenged in Supreme Court
A petition has been filed by the Youth for Equality in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Bill, 2019 that gives 10 % reservation in jobs and education for the economical weaker section of general category.
Trouble for Lalu Prasad in Fodder Scam
Jharkhand High Court rejects RJD chief Lalu Prasad's bail plea in Fodder Scam.
India-Aus series set to be played from Feb 24 to March 13
Paytm India-Australia series set to be played in India from February 24 to March 13. The series will comprise two T20Is and five ODIs, announces the BCCI.
Trouble for Hardik Pandya
The BCCI is likely to ban all-rounder Hardik Pandya for two matches over his sexist remarks on a TV show. According to TV reports, the BCCI is not satisfied with Pandya’s reply for the showcause notice.
Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat favours for talks with Taliban
During the annual press briefing, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that, “If a number of countries are talking to the Taliban, and if India has an interest in Afghanistan, then we should also join the bandwagon.”
Jind bypoll turns into battle of prestige
Jannayak Janata Party names Digvijay Chautala as the candidate for the by-poll to the legislative assembly of Jind in Haryana. Earlier on Wednesday, the Congress had announced that its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala will be the party's candidate for the by-election in Haryana's Jind Assembly constituency.
National Commission for Women issues notice to Rahul Gandhi over his ‘mahila’ remark
The National Commission for Women (NCW) issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his statement "PM ran away and asked a 'mahila' (Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman) to defend him," during Rafale debate.
Supreme Court to constitute new bench for Ayodhya case
The hearing in Ayodhya matter was adjourned after Justice UU Lalit recused himself from hearing the case. A new bench to be constituted. Advocate Rajeev Dhavan pointed out that Justice UU Lalit had appeared for Kalyan Singh in the matter.
Delhi reels under the cold wave, air quality 'poor'.
Rupee rises 14 paise against US dollar in early trade.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 hits Jammu and Kashmir at 8:22 am.
Another accused of Bulandshahr violence arrested from Hapur
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha member Shikhar Agarwal, who was one of the accused in Decemebr 3 Bulandshahr violence, was arrested by police today. The cops say that Agarwal was arrested from UP’s Hapur.
Ahead of Kumbha Mela, part of under-construction heliport collapses in Prayagraj
A portion of the building for heliport which was being built as a part of the arrangements for Kumbh Mela, collapsed last night, trapping two labourers under it; they were later rescued, reports news agency ANI.
Prayagraj: A portion of the building for heliport which was being built as a part of the arrangements for Kumbh Mela, collapsed last night, trapping two labourers under it; they were later rescued. pic.twitter.com/RAJ34ynlx5— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 10, 2019
Second Trump-Kim summit 'imminent', says South Korea's President
Conditions for key inter-Korean projects 'already met' and Seoul will seek to 'resolve' N. Korea sanctions issue 'as soon as possible', says Moon. He also said that North Korea needs to take 'bold' steps towards denuclearisation.