Quota bill passes in Lok Sabha.

Five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will hear the Ayodhya case. Other four judges are Justice SA Bobde, Justice NV Ramana, Justice UU Lalit and Justice DY Chandrachud.

Tamil Nadu: Fire breaks out at electric loco shed warehouse in Puliyamangalam, Arakkonam. Fire tenders are at spot.

Delhi: A Head Constable, Gulzari Lal, died after being hit by a speeding car in Dwarka Sector-23, last night. Investigation is underway.

Foreign Minister of Spain Josep Borrell meets External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi.

Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg & PM Narendra Modi hold delegation level talks in Delhi.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will meet Congress President Rahul Gandhi, later today.

Jammu and Kashmir: Army patrol party attacked by terrorists in Pulwama. Area cordoned off, internet services in the area temporarily suspended.

Supreme Court of India reinstates Alok Verma as CBI Director, however, he cannot take major policy decisions.

Kerala: Police has arrested 3 men and 3 women from Erumely on the charges of attempting to create communal violence. According to the police, they were planning to enter a mosque in Erumely. The incident took place last night.

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Mumbai, January 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday would deliver the verdict on CBI vs CBI case, which it reserved on December 6, 2018. The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph is likely to announce their verdict at 10:30 am on the controversial decision of Prime Minister-led Central government asking the CBI Director Alok Verma to proceed on leave. The decision was taken in October, 2018, after a bitter fallout between Verma and his No.2 Special Director Rakesh Asthana. CBI Joint Director M Nageswara Rao as interim in-charge of the agency on October 23, 2018.

In another development, central trade unions, backed by All India Kisan Sabha and Bhumi Adhikar Andolan, have called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday and Wednesday. The strike began from Tuesday midnight and most likely to have a massive impact in the Left-dominated states of Kerala and West Bengal. The ‘gramin hartal’, rail roko and road roko are also expected to be seen nationwide. Besides, banks have also announced that they would keep their shutter down for two consecutive days.

The BJP-led Union government is most likely to table the Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill in the Winter Session of the Parliament today, which states that 10 percent reservation to the economically backward class in jobs and education sector. The central cabinet approved the move on Monday, months before the Lok Sabha elections. The opposition has called this move to woo voters; however ruling party claims the demand was long pending.