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Justice Dipak Misra will be the next chief justice of India

New Delhi:8/8/17 :Justice Dipak Misra will be the next chief justice of India, after incumbent Jagdish Singh Khehar retires on August 27.

The Law Ministry accepted Khehar’s recommendation on Tuesday. Misra will serve as the CJI for 14 months.

The 63-year-old is the judge who headed the bench that had upheld the death sentence for the rapist-murderers of a 23-year-old student in Delhi on December 16, 2012.

Misra had also headed the Supreme Court bench that had rejected 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Menon’s plea for a stay on his execution.

He will take over the reins from Justice J S Khehar when he retires on 27th August 2017.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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