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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 08, 2019, 06.57 PM (IST)

5-judge Supreme Court bench to hear Ayodhya case on January 10

The Supreme Court has set up a five-judge constitution bench to hear the Ayodhya case. The bench will be headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and will include Justice SA Bobde, Justice NV Ramana, Justice UU Lalit, Justice DY Chandrachud. 

Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 passed in Lok Sabha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been passed in the Parliament on Tuesday after a discussion regarding various clauses of the Bill.

RBI appoints Nandan Nilekani as chairman of committee to assess digital payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of Infosys, as the chairman of the committee to assess digitisation of payments in India. 

Taliban call off peace talks with US officials

The Taliban on Tuesday cancelled the planned peace talks with the US officials in Qatar over an agenda disagreement.The meeting was cancelled even after the change in the venue of the meet on the demands of the Taliban. The Taliban had earlier demanded a shift in the venue of the talks to Qatar.

20-year-old suspect held over massive German politician data hack

German police said Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in the case of private data stolen from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and published online.