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Justice SA Bobde appointed as 47th Chief Justice of India



New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, today, signed a warrant appointing Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.

Justice Bobde is a former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. He is due to retire on 23 April 2021.

Born on 24 April 1956 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, Justice Bobde studied in the Nagpur University. He joined the Bombay High Court in 2000 as additional judge. In 2012, he became Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court.

He was elevated to the Supreme Court in April, 2013. He has been involved in top cases before the Supreme Court, including the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute, the BCCI case and petitions against firecrackers.

He was also a part of the nine-member bench that recognised privacy as a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution in August 2017.

Justice Gogoi, sworn in as Chief Justice on 3 October 2018, will retire on November 17.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi had recommended the appointment of Justice Bobde, the next senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, as his successor in a letter to the Central Government on October 18, 2019.  Following this, the CJI initiated the appointment process for appointing SA Bobde as the next Chief Justice of India.

Justice Bobde will be sworn in as the CJI on November 18, 2019, a day after the retirement of CJI Ranjan Gogoi on November 17, 2019. Justice Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th CJI on October 3, 2018. Justice Bobde will serve as the CJI for one year and five months till April 23, 2021.


Akshay Kumar postpones ‘Bachchan Pandey’ release for Aamir Khan




Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan’s “Lal Singh Chaddha” has secured a solo release this Christmas, and all credit goes to none other than Akshay Kumar.

Earlier, Aamir’s official Hindi adaptation of Hollywood film “Forrest Gump” was scheduled to hit the big screen along with Akshay’s “Bachchan Pandey” on December 25, but now producer Sajid Nadiadwala and Akshay have moved the release date of their movie on Aamir’s request.

“Sometimes all it takes is one conversation. Thank you to my friends @akshaykumar & Sajid Nadiadwala for their warm gesture of moving the release date of their film Bachchan Pandey at my request. I wish them the very best for their film. Looking forward to it,” Aamir tweeted on Monday.

Responding to Aamir’s post, Akshay wrote: “Anytime Aamir, we’re all friends here.”

Not only this, Akshay, while announcing the new release date of “Bachchan Pandey”, shared his new look from the movie too.

In the new poster, Akshay is seen wearing a chunk of gold chains.

Farhad Samji directorial “Bachchan Pandey” will now release on January 22,2021. In the movie, Akshay will be seen romancing Kriti Sanon.

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