BJP President Amit Shah also hailed the Bill as "historic" and said it was a strong step to bring about a positive change in the lives of a large section of the society.
Lok Sabha Tuesday passed a landmark bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor with most parties backing the proposed legislation, described by the government as "historic" and in the country's interest.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed as "unfortunate" the circumstances which led to the CVC order divesting CBI director Alok Kumar Verma+ of his powers following a graft complaint forwarded to the corruption watchdog by the Cabinet Secretary.
BJD leader and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said he wanted more time to decide on joining 'Mahagathbandhan', the grand alliance of opposition parties, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri, S Abdul Nazeer and M R Shah also asked Sonia and Rahul to file an affidavit and place on record in four weeks a CBDT circular which was issued on December 31, 2018 to clarify about taxes on valuations, but was recalled on January 4.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday met Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence here and is learnt to have discussed plans of uniting all opposition parties against the BJP.
In a veiled threat to SP and BSP, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has warned the two parties not to "underestimate us". Rahul's comment comes days after SP, BSP struck UP seat sharing deal without Congress. Rahul also hinted that Congress is ready to contest polls alone.
Denial of VIP privileges to Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan at the airport here a day ago raised some eyebrows though an official asserted on Tuesday that the situation arose since orders for extending the facilities were not issued by the competent authority.
The Congress on Tuesday appointed Apsara Reddy as the national general secretary of its women wing -- All India Mahila Congress (AIMC)-- making her the first transgender woman to be an office-bearer of the party.
The Supreme Court Tuesday set up a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute case.