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Explained! Why Modi’ govt’s bill to extend quota for SC/STs by 10 years does not need ratification by states

The bill will amend the Constitution after receiving the Presidential assent once it is passed by the Rajya Sabha.

Lok Sabha approves Constitutional Amendment Bill to extend quota for SC/STs in legislatures

The bill extends the reservation of seats for SC/STs in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years.

Imran Khan’s remarks on CAB blatant interference in India’s affairs: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday hit back at Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan for his criticism of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, describing his remarks as a blatant interference in India's affairs.

Shiv Sena should not change its stance under pressure: Devendra Fadnavis

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday cautioned the Shiv Sena against coming under pressure from the Congress over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Citizenship Bill: Welcome Shiv Sena’s change of stand but cant’s ask it to give up ideological position, says Congress

Informing about its stand, Uddhav Thackeray today said that his party has raised some serious concerns and Sena will not support the bill in the Upper House unless the issues are addressed by the Centre.

Parliament passes bill to provide life term to those making, possessing illegal arms

A bill providing a maximum punishment of life imprisonment for manufacturing and carrying illegal arms was approved by Parliament on Tuesday.

Farmer’s suicides: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana worst affected; 14 states report no suicide in latest data

As per the latest official data, 14 states and union territories reported no case of farmer's suicide in 2016.

Delhi court reserves verdict for December 16 in Unnao rape case against Kuldeep Sengar

CBI had concluded its arguments in the case on Monday and recording of statements of defence witnesses was completed in in-camera proceedings on December 2.

‘India wins yet again’: PM Modi’s tweet on Lok Sabha polls victory crowned ‘Golden Tweet’ of 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet celebrating the Bharatiya Janata Party's re-election victory in 2019 was the most retweeted and liked tweet of the year, making it the "Golden Tweet" in India, the microblogging platform Twitter said on Tuesday.

‘Nitish Kumar afraid of BJP, RSS’: Tejashwi Yadav slams JDU for supporting Citizenship Bill

The attack came a day after the Lok Sabha cleared the Citizenship Amendment Bill. The JDU voted in favour of the amendment that has been brought in to grant citizenship to people coming from six communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians — in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

‘Did not pay attention during history class’: Shashi Tharoor hits back at Amit Shah’s partition jibe

Shashi Tharoor's sharp reaction came a day after Shah defended the introduction of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha, saying the bill would not have been needed had the Congress not allowed partition on basis of religion.

India’s tryst with bigotry’: Priyanka Gandhi sees threat to democracy after Lok Sabha clears Citizenship Bill

Priyanka's statement comes a day after the Lok Sabha passed the Citizenship Bill, paving the way for grant of citizenship for people coming from six minority communities — Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians — in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The Bill is yet to be passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Tribunals declared 1.29 lakh as foreigners in Assam, says Nityanand Rai

The minister of state for home affairs also said that among the foreigners deported this year, four were Bangladeshi nationals and two were Afghans.

China’s diplomatic push in Asia sees mixed results, says study

President Xi Jinping doubled China's foreign affairs budget in six years from 30 billion to 60 billion yuan ($8.5 billion) to bolster its global diplomacy, according to the AidData research lab at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

Ayodhya: Govt duty-bound to set up trust within 3 months to construct Ram temple

Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court, in a historic verdict on November 9, backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.

National Conference to boycott political process until Article 370 is restored

Mustafa Kamal, who is the brother of NC chief Farooq Abdullah, alleged that Article 370 was scrapped in order to end the "Muslim-majority character of Jammu and Kashmir" and to pave the way for "demographic change" in the erstwhile state.

‘Neither accurate nor warranted’: India counters US Commission on Citizenship Amendment Bill after call to sanction Amit Shah

A day after the Lok Sabha cleared the Citizenship Bill, the US Commission said that it was "deeply disturbed" by the legislation and the US should consider sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if the Bill passes through both houses of Parliament.

CAB bill protest: Agitators participating in bandh set market on fire in Tripura

However, no one was injured in the incident and the blaze at Manughat market was doused, a senior police officer said.

AIADMK demands inclusion of 4 tribes of Puducherry in scheduled tribe list

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, AIADMK member N Gokulakrishana said a committee constituted by the Puducherry government had recommended inclusion of five tribal communities under Article 342 of the Constitution in the ST list.

Govt should work with regulators to fix problems in Karvy, DHFL fraud cases: Congress

Karvy is under regulatory lens for allegedly misusing securities of over 95,000 clients which it was holding to raise over Rs 600 crore in loans.