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Justice Ranjan Gogoi appointed as next Chief Justice of India

Born on 18th November, 1954, Justice Gogoi was enrolled as an advocate in 1978. He practised in the Gauhati High Court on constitutional, taxation and company matters. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of the Gauhati High Court on 28th February, 2001. On 9th September, 2010, he was transferred ... Read More »

Ofcom names former BT convergence chief as new CTO

BT and EE alumnus Mansoor Hanif is Ofcom’s new Chief Technology Officer (CTO), replacing the long-serving Steve Unger who left the regulator in June. Hanif’s new remit will be to ensure Ofcom’s work is informed by the latest developments in network technology, a position for which he is well-qualified for. ... Read More »

Justice Om Prakash Mishra sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal

Earlier in the day, Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) unanimously endorsed his name for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Constitutional Council had recommended Justice Misha’s name for top juducal post of the country last month. He is the senior-most judge of Supreme Court after Justice Deepak Raj Joshee, whose ... Read More »

General Purna Thapa appointed new chief of Nepal Army

President Vidya Devi Bhandari conferred insignia and administered oath of office and secrecy to General Thapa in Kathmandu today. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. General Thapa has succeeded ... Read More »

Nirav Modi, bank’s ex-chief among 22 named in CBI charge sheet

These fraudulent guarantees enabled Nirav Modi to secure loans from overseas banks which he siphoned off, the CBI alleged. The scam pertains to the alleged issuance of fraudulent Letters of Undertakings of more than USD 2 billion to companies of Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi by the Punjab National ... Read More »

Army Chief Bipin Rawat meets Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremsinghe

He also met state defence minister Ruwan Wijewardena and defence secretary Kapila Waidyaratne on the first day of his engagements. Earlier, General Rawat was greeted with a formal military Guard on his arrival at Sri Lankan army headquarters. He met his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahesh Senanayake and shared views on bilateral and ... Read More »

Army Chief to begin 4-day crucial visit to Sri Lanka today

The Army said Gen Rawat will hold talks with top political and military leadership of Sri Lanka and explore new areas of military-to-military cooperation between the ground forces of the two countries. The visit assumes significance in light of India’s persistent efforts to strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and ... Read More »

UN chief pledges support to further talks between the Koreas

UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said South Korean President Moon Jae-in asked during a conversation with Guterres for UN support “to verify the imminent closure” of North Korea’s nuclear test site. Dujarric said that Moon also asked the secretary-general for UN support in implementing an agreement between North Korea and South Korea “to ... Read More »

Pakistan removes 26/11 case chief prosecutor for `not taking govt line`

Lahore: Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has abruptly removed the chief prosecutor from the Mumbai terror attack case for “not taking the government line”, an official said on Sunday, in a major setback to India’s efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi ... Read More »

Intel Snags AMD’s Chief Architect To Head New Computing Group

Intel hired a leading executive from rival AMD on Wednesday and established a new group to develop “integrated graphics for the PC market with high-end discrete graphics solutions for a broad range of computing segments.” While Intel’s microprocessors have long dominated the PC and server markets, computer companies are increasingly ... Read More »