The Modi government will not have to wait for ratification by state assemblies to implement the constitution amendment bill that provides for 10% reservation for economically weaker sections of the society. The bill will come into force after receiving presidential ascent as it does not amend those provisions of the Constitution that have a bearing on the federal nature of Indian state, unlike the GST law that required ratification by half the state assemblies.
A US delegation arrived in Beijing on January 7 for the first face-to-face dialogue with officials in Beijing since President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to a three-month tariff truce during a meeting held on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina on December 1.
On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that the Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages our culture”.
In November 2018, the Congress had sought the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) security cover for Mr Sidhu citing a “growing threat perception” to his life.