• Saturday, August 20, 2022

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Justice Ranjan Gogoi Sworn in as 46th Chief Justice of India

In-coming Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi signs the oath. (Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India got new chief justice on Wednesday (3) after justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as the 46th chief justice of the country succeeding Justice Deepak Misra, who retired on Tuesday (2) after attaining the age of 65. Indian president Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Justice Gogoi in a small ceremony arranged at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace. Justice Gogoi is scheduled to retire on November 17, 2019. Soon after the oath-taking ceremony, justice Gogoi said “parameters” would be worked out for quick mentioning and hearing of cases and that “no urgent mentioning of cases will be allowed” till certain parameters…

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