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Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India

Newdelhi:28/8/17:Justice Dipak Misra  today  sworn in as the 45th Chief Justice of India . Justice Misra was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.

He was succeeded by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar who demitted office earlier on Monday. Chief Justice Misra will preside over the top court for 13 months and six days, and will retire on October 2, 2018.

63-year-old Justice Misra is the senior-most judge of the apex court after Justice Khehar, and will be the third person from Odisha to be appointed the CJI, after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.

Considered one of the most eloquent judges in the Supreme Court, Justice Misra has given several key verdicts, which include sending Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon and four men who raped and killed a physiotherapy intern to the gallows. He also headed the bench that rejected Mumbai serial blasts verdict Yakub Memon’s plea for stay on his execution and that which upheld the death sentence awarded to Nirbhaya’s killers.

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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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