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Decorated war veteran Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri dead

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Decorated war veteran Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri died in a private hospital in Mohali near here on Saturday, family sources said. He was 78.
 
Chandpuri, who was an Army Major during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, had held his post through the night in the famous battle of Longewala in Rajasthan with just 120 men against a full-fledged attack by advancing Pakistani Patton tanks. 
 
He was decorated with the Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) for the heroic stand-off against the tanks and forcing the enemy to retreat. 
 
The feat of Brig Chandpuri and his men was later featured in Bollywood blockbuster movie "Border" which was released in 1997.
 
His role was played by actor Sunny Deol.
 
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Anju Seth takes over as Director of IIM Calcutta

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Prof. Anju Seth took over as the new Director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta here this morning -- the first woman to hold the coveted position.
 
An announcement to this effect was made by the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta, Mr. Shrikrishna Kulkarni.
 
“We are indeed delighted that Anju will be the first woman Director of IIMC. She was the unanimous choice of the Search Cum Selection Committee and the BOG. On behalf of the IIMC fraternity, it is my privilege to welcome her to the IIMC team," Mr. Kulkarni added.
 
Prof. Seth is an alumnus of IIMC and has most recently held the position of Pamplin Professor of Management at Virginia Tech in the United States.
 
She completed her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and has a distinguished academic career spanning over 25 years.
 
Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Prof. Seth was Professor of Business Administration at University of Illinois. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research.
 
She is on the editorial board of many scholarly journals. During the past several years she has maintained strong connections with academic and professional organizations in India such as Vedica Scholars Program and many others.
 
Speaking on her new responsibility, Prof. Seth said, “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed to serve IIM Calcutta in the position of Director. I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students, Governors and all other stakeholders to build on the Institute’s strong foundations and accomplish new heights of eminence.”
 
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Infosys appoints Jayesh Sanghrajka as interim CFO

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IT services major Infosys today said its Board of Directors had appointed  Jayesh Sanghrajka as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Key Managerial Personnel of the company with effect from November 17.
 
The Board is in the process of selecting the next CFO. The current CFO, M. D. Ranganath will step down on November 16, a press release from the company said.
 
Sanghrajka has spent 13 years in Infosys over two stints and has performed various leadership roles in the finance function. He is currently Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Infosys.  He Sanghrajka has over 20 years of experience and is a Chartered Accountant.
 
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Binny Bansal resigns as CEO of Flipkart Group after probe into "serious personal misconduct"

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Binny Bansal
Binny Bansal today resigned as CEO of Flipkart Group with immediate effect following an independent investigation done on behalf of Flipkart and Walmart into an allegation of "serious personal misconduct".
 
"Earlier today, Binny Bansal announced his resignation as CEO of Flipkart Group, effective immediately. Binny has been an important part of Flipkart since co-founding the company, but recent events risked becoming a distraction and Binny has made a decision to step down," a statement from Flipkart said.
 
"His decision follows an independent investigation done on behalf of the Flipkart and Walmart into an allegation of serious personal misconduct. He strongly denies the allegation. Nevertheless, we had a responsibility to ensure the investigation was deliberate and thorough. 
 
"While the investigation did not find evidence to corroborate the complainant’s assertions against Binny, it did reveal other lapses in judgement, particularly a lack of transparency, related to how Binny responded to the situation. Because of this, we have accepted his decision to resign," the statement said.
 
"Binny has been contemplating a transition for some time and we have been working together on a succession plan, which has now been accelerated.
 
"Going forward, Kalyan Krishnamurthy will continue to be CEO of Flipkart, which will now include Myntra and Jabong, continuing to operate as separate platforms within the Flipkart business. Ananth Narayanan will continue providing great leadership as CEO of Myntra and Jabong, and will report into Kalyan. Sameer Nigam will continue leading PhonePe as CEO. Both Kalyan and Sameer will report directly into the board.
 
"As we look ahead, we have full confidence in the strength and depth of leadership across the company. We remain committed to investing for the long-term and are supportive of the leadership team’s desire to evolve into a publicly-traded company in the future," the statement added.
 
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, had in May this  year taken a 77 percent stake in Flipkart for $ 16 billion.
 
The remainder of the business is held by some of Flipkart’s then-existing shareholders, including Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal, Tencent Holdings Limited, Tiger Global Management LLC and Microsoft Corp. 
 
Founded in 2007, Flipkart has led India’s e-commerce revolution. The company has grown rapidly and earned customer trust, leveraging a powerful technology foundation, including artificial intelligence, and emerging as a leader in electronics, large appliances, mobile and fashion and apparel. The group also includes platforms such as Myntra, Jabong and PhonePe.
 
Flipkart was co-founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, who are not related though they share a surname. They both hail from Chandigarh and were both students of computer engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
 
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Malayalam actress Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy passes away at 90

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Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy
Well-known Malayalam actress and dubbing artiste Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy, who appeared in several films as an elderly mother or grandmother, passed away at a private hospital here on Saturday,
 
She was 90. She is survived by  a daughter, Sandhya, and a son, Arun.
 
Among the movies in which she appeared are Kamal's Ee Puzhayum Kadannu (1996), Sathyan Anthikad's Thooval Kottaram (1996), G Aravindan's Vasthuhara (1991), Shaji N Karun's Piravi (1988) and Hariharan's Panchagni (1986).
 
Born at Chalappuram in Kozhikode, Kerala to Chengalathu Devaki Amma and Mullassery Govinda Menon, Lakshmi wanted to become a nurse but became an artiste-cum-announcer for All India Radio while studying at the Presidency College here. She later began worked for All India Radio in Kozhikode in 1950.
 
In between, she got married to Krishnamoorthy, who belonged to Mysore and was working in the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) at Hyderabad.
 
Lakshmi went on to act in plays and began working as a dubbing artiste. She soon bagged the role of a former freedom fighter in Panchagni to set out on a new career in films.
 
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IIM-Lucknow Director Ajit Prasad passes away

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Professor Ajit Prasad, Director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Lucknow passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness, T.R. Girijavallabhan, administrative officer of the institute said. He was 61.
 
Prasad was admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) two weeks back and had been on life support since then.
 
Prasad joined IIM-Lucknow as its Director on November 2, 2015.
 
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Isha Ambani, Anand Piramal to wed on December 12 in Mumbai

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Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal -- scions of the Ambani and Piramal business families -- will get married in Mumbai on December 12, their parents announced on Tuesday.
 
"We are delighted to share that the marriage of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal will take place in the residence of Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani in Mumbai with family members and close friends on 12th December, 2018. The ceremonies will be performed in accordance with Indian traditions, customs and culture," said a statement late this evening.
 
During the weekend prior to the wedding, the Ambani and Piramal families will host their friends and family in Udaipur, where they are partnering with artisans and craftsmen to integrate local culture and traditions into the festivities.
 
Both families sought the blessings and good wishes of everyone for Isha and Anand as they start their journey of togetherness, said the parents Mukesh and Nita Ambani and Ajay and Swati Piramal.
 
The twin sister of Akash Ambani and sister of Anant, Isha is on the Boards of Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail.
 
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and South Asian Studies from Yale University and is a master in Business Administration programme from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford.
 
Anand and Isha have been long-time friends and both the families have known each other for over four decades.
 
Anand, who had proposed to Isha at a temple in Mahabaleshwar last May, is the founder of Piramal Realty, one of India's leading real estate companies.
 
The son of corporate magnates Ajay and Swati Piramal with varied business interests, Anand had also launched Piramal Swasthya, a rural healthcare initiative that treats 40,000 patients a day.
 
Anand holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
 
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Navin Chandra Pandey takes charge as Director (T&FS), ONGC

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Navin Chandra Pandey
Mr. Navin Chandra Pandey has assumed the charge of Director – Technical and Field Services (T&FS) of the public sector Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) here today. 
 
Mr. Pandey is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad (NIT, Allahabad).
 
He joined ONGC in 1982 and has vast experience of over 36 years in the oil and gas industry. He held various key positions in both offshore & onshore portfolio, handling challenging assignments in oil & gas asset management, operations and services. He has a strong track record in project delivery with his excellent project execution skills. 
 
He has a rich experience in offshore deep-water/ shallow water as well as onshore drilling. As Operations Manager of deep-water areas, he brought about significant performance improvements in deep-water drilling operations. He is credited with successful management of floater drilling rigs Sagar Bhushan and Sagar Vijay. He was conferred CMD’s ‘Manager of the Year’ award in 2007.
 
As Asset Manager, CBM Asset Bokaro, he made a turnaround in the asset operations by fast-tracking development activities in major CBM blocks including land acquisition and synergizing resource mobilization, a press release from the company added.
 
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Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away at 83

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Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana passed away on Saturday at his residence here. He was 83.
 
Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor told IANS, "Khuranaji passed away today (Saturday) around 11 p.m. at his residence."
 
Khurana, who served as Delhi Chief Minister from 1993 to 1996. resigned amid controversy in relation to the hawala scandal.
 
He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. "He breathed his last at around 11 pm at Kirti Nagar residence here," his son Harish Khurana said.
 
He said that his father was suffering from a chest infection and fever from the last few days.
 
"He was feeling breathless since Saturday morning," Harish Khurana said
 
Born on October 15, 1936, Khurana also served as Union Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
 
He was appointed Rajasthan Governor in January 2004. However, he resigned from the post and joined active politics in October 2004.
 
The four-time MP also served as the Delhi chief of BJP unit and was also former national vice-president of the party.
 
BJP President Amit Shah condoled the death and said: "The news of passing away of former Delhi CM and senior BJP leader is very saddening. Khuranaji was an ideal swayamsewak, a dedicated student wing worker and he shall be always remembered as a strong pillar of the Jana Sangh and the BJP."
 
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan also condoled the passing away of Khurana.
 
"My heartfelt condolences to the BJP parivar and the family of our beloved former Chief Minister of Delhi and veteran BJP leader Madan Lal Khuranaji who passed away after prolonged illness," Vardhan tweeted.
 
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also condoled the death said: "Saddened by the demise of Madan Lal Khuranaji. As an elder he was a guide with an ever supportive outlook and kind words to spare. My condolences to his loved ones."
 
Cremation will take place on October 28.
 
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Sanjay Mishra to hold additional charge of post of Director, ED

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The Government has entrusted the additional charge of the post of Director, Enforcement Directorate, to Mr. Sanjay Kumar Mishra, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the 1984 batch.
 
He will succeed Mr Karnal Singh, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1984 batch (AGMUT cadre), whose tenure will end on Sunday.
 
A notification from the Department of Personnel said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) had approved the appointment of Mr. Mishra to the post of Principal Special Director, Enforcement Directorate in the pay level 16.
 
The notification also said that the ACC had approved "entrustment of additional charge of the post of Director, Enforcement Directorate to Mr. Sanjay Kumar Mishra for a period of 03 months, or till the appointment of a regular incumbent, whichever is earlier".
 
Mr. Karnal Singh had been appointed as Director, Enforcement Directorate on February 8, 2017. He was earlier given additional charge as Director on August 20, 2015.
 
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Suresh Nambath appointed as next Editor of The Hindu

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The Hindu Publishing Group today said that its Board of Directors had unanimously appointed Suresh Nambath as the new Editor of The Hindu with effect from March 1, 2019.
 
He will succeed Mukund Padmanabhan, who has been Editor of the newspaper from March, 2016.
 
A statement from the newspaper said that, over the past 22 years, Nambath had himself in "various aspects of bringing out an iconic newspaper, which is now 140 years old".
 
"He has played a coordinating and leadership role on the news as well as editorial and opinion sides," it said.
 
Nambath joined The Hindu as Principal Correspondent covering Tamil Nadu politics in October, 1996; served as Tamil Nadu Bureau Chief between July, 2006 and February, 2012; and was promoted to Senior Associate Editor and Coordinating Editor in March, 2014. He has been the National Editor of The Hindu since October, 2015, and deputising for the Editor in his absence.
 
The Board of Directors commended Nambath’s leadership capabilities, particularly his integrity, sharp political perspective, and many-sided journalistic experience and said it recognised that "he is best placed to steer The Hindu editorially to a bright future". 
 
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IUML Kerala legislator Abdul Razack dead

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P. B. Abdul Razack, a senior IUML legislator from Kerala, died at a private hospital here Saturday, party sources said. He was 63.
 
Razack, a two time legislator representing the state's northern most constituency of Manjeswaram that borders Karnataka, was in the hospital for the past few days.
 
In the 2016 Assembly polls, he won with a margin of 89 votes when he defeated senior BJP leader K. Surendran.
 
His death comes at a time when an election petition filed by Surendran is being heard in the Kerala High Court.
 
Malappuram Lok Sabha member and veteran IUML leader P. K. Kunhalikutty said Razack, a successful businessman, rose from the ranks of the party, and was liked by all.
 
The last rites would be held on Saturday evening.
 
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Mysuru's titular queen's mother passes away

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Putta Chinnammanni, mother of Mysuru's titular queen, Pramoda Devi Wodiyar, passed away early on Friday, an official said. She was 98.
 
"Pramoda Devi's mother died in her sleep at a private hospital from age-related ailments," a palace official told IANS.
 
Following her death, religious and cultural activities in the Amba Villas Palace have been cancelled on Vijayadashmi.
 
"As the royal family members, they are not performing rituals or participating in the Dusshera festival within the palace or outside," the official said.
 
The royal family's adopted scion, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodiyar, who was to be the chief guest at the world famous Mysuru Dusshera victory parade from the Palace gates, also stayed away from the event along with his wife Trishikha Devi and other family members.
 
"The victory procession from the palace and other functions on the 10th-day of the festival, including the Torch Light Parade in the city will go on as they are sponsored and organised by the state government," added the official.
 
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said he was saddened to learn about Chinnammani's death and prayed for her soul.
 
"May goddess Chamundeshwari give all strength to Pramoda Devi and her family to bear the loss of the beloved," said Kumaraswamy in a condolence message to the royal family.
 
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Former Uttarakhand, UP CM N.D.Tiwari passes away on his 93rd birthday

File photo of Narayan Dutt Tiwari.
File photo of Narayan Dutt Tiwari.
Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari died on Thursday -- his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, doctors said.
 
Suffering from renal and old-age problems, the former Union Minister passed away at 3 p.m. at Max Hospital in Saket. He is survived by his wife Ujjwala and son Rohit Shekhar. 
 
He was in hospital since September last year and was in and out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since July this year. 
 
Tiwari is the  only politician to have served as Chief Minister of two States.
 
Born on October 18, 1925 in Nainital, he was thrice Chief Minister of undivided Uttar Pradesh -- 1976-77, 1984-85, and from 1988-89. He served as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand from 2002-2007.
 
He also served as Union Minister in the Chaudhary Charan Singh government and later in then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet, holding key portfolios including finance and external affairs.
 
Appointed as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh in 2007, Tiwari subsequently stepped down from the post in 2009 over his involvement in a sex scandal.
 
He became an MLA from Nainital constituency in the first election after independence in 1952. He joined Congress in 1963 and later quit the party in 1994 to form his own All India Indira Congress (Tiwari). He rejoined the grand old party in 1996.
 
In January 2017 he had met BJP President Amit Shah and extended support to the BJP, but did not formally join it. 
 
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among a host of political leaders condoling Tiwari's death. 
 
Kovind in his message hailed Tiwari's contribution to development and public welfare of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. 
 
"A towering leader, he was known for his administrative skills. He will be remembered for his efforts towards industrial growth and working for the progress of UP & Uttarakhand, a state he steered in its initial days," tweeted Modi. 
 
Shah in his message said Tiwari's death was an irreparable loss to Indian politics. 
 
"Today we mourn the loss of one of our strongest leaders," the Congress tweeted. 
 
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Classical music doyenne Annapurna Devi no more

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Hindustani classical musician Annapurna Devi died at Breach Candy Hospital here on Saturday morning, a hospital source said. She was 89.
 
"She died on Saturday morning," a Breach Candy Hospital staff member told IANS.
 
The Indian 'surbahar' player was the daughter and disciple of sarod exponent Allauddin Khan.
 
Singer-composer A.R. Rahman tweeted: "RIP...respect. Annapurna Devi."
 
Music producer Durga Jasraj also mourned the death of the former wife of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar. She posted on Twitter: "The most enigmatic musician Annapurna Deviji passed away leaving a rich legacy, her disciples include the great Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasiaji. Hope her soul will fly high to its destination."
 
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Environmentalist G D Agarwal passes away

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G. D. Agarwal
Environmentalist G. D. Agarwal, who was on a fast for the last 111 days demanding a clean Ganga, died after a heart attack in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on Thursday.
 
The 86-year old former IIT-Kanpur professor had been on hunger strike since June 22 for a pollution-free and uninterrupted flow in the Ganga. 
 
He had demanded that steps be taken to make the river free-flowing for natural cleansing, and also a ban on construction of all hydroelectric projects along the tributaries of the Ganga besides enactment of the Ganga Protection Management Act. 
 
Agarwal had sent several letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had in 2014 pledged on the banks of the Ganga in Varanasi that immediate steps would be taken to ensure cleaning of the holy river. 
 
However, the government paid no heed to his demands, said 'IITians for Holy Ganga', a forum formed to preserve the heritage and ecology of the river.
 
Agarwal, who is also know as Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, had given up water a couple of days ago after government failed to respond to his satyagraha. 
 
He was moved to the AIIMS, Rishikesh, on October 9 from the protest site.
 
Activists and politicians criticised the government for not listening to Agarwal.
 
Calling the BJP government "insensitive", Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh said the BJP, which garnered votes in the name of the Ganga, could not save the son of the Ganga (Agarwal).
 
In a tweet, he said he had raised the issue in Parliament to save Agarwal.
 
Senior Supreme Court lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan criticised the government saying Agarwal was forcibly picked up by the Uttarakhand police and hospitalised.
 
"He passed away today after his pleas to save the Ganga fell on Modi's deaf ears. RIP Dear Sir. This world is not for pure souls," Bhushan tweeted.
 
Union River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari had in August this year said nearly 70-80 per cent of the cleaning work of the Ganga would be completed by March 2019 and the holy river would become completely clean by 2020.
 
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Sanjay Verma appointed as Ambassador to Spain

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Mr. Sanjay Verma (IFS:1990), presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) here, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India Spain.
 
A press release from MEA last week also said that Dr. Pankaj Sharma (IFS:1991), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva.
 
Both officers are expected to take up their new assignments shortly, the release added.
 
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi sworn in as Chief Justice of India

Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here this morning.
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Justice Ranjan Gogoi was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India at a simple ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here this morning.
 
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Justice Gogoi in the presence of a large number of dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several of his Cabinet colleagues and senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, among others.
 
Justice Gogoi, who is the first Chief Justice of India from the North-Eastern region, will have a tenure of a little over one year. He is due to retire on November 17, 2019.
 
He has succeeded Justice Dipak Misra, whose term as Chief Justice of India ended yesterday.
 
Born on November 18, 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 February 28, 2001. On September 9, 2010, he was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab & Haryana High Court on February 12 2011. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on April 23, 2012.
 
Justice Gogoi was one of the four Supreme Court judges who had held the unprecedented press conference in January this year, raising concerns about the administration in the apex court, saying it was "not in order". The other three judges were -- Justice J. Chelameswar (now retired), Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph.
 
Justice Gogoi is from Assam, and he headed the special bench that is monitoring the updation of National Register of Citizens to identify citizens in the northeastern state.
 
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Air Marshal V R Chaudhari takes over as Deputy Chief of Air Staff

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Air Marshal V R Chaudhari has taken over as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
 
Air Marshal Chaudhari was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on December 29, 1982, an official press release said.  He is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA).  The Air Officer has flown various aircraft and is experienced on MiG-21, MiG-23MF, MiG-29 and SU-30MKI with a flying experience over 3800 hours.
 
He is a Cat A Qualified Flying Instructor, a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner.  
 
The Air Marshal has rich experience of operational flying, having undertaken numerous Air Defence missions during Op-Meghdoot and Op-Safed Sagar.
 
He has been an Air Force Examiner on several types of fighter and trainer aircraft.  He commanded a MiG-29 Squadron and served as the Chief Operations Officer of Air Force Station Srinagar.  He commanded a forward base before taking over as Air I at HQ CAC IAF.
 
He has been an Instructor at DSSC Wellington as well as DSCSC in Zambia.  He served as the AA to the CAS and later commanded Air Force Station Pune. On promotion to AVM, he tenanted the appointment of Deputy Commandant Air Force Academy and as ACAS Ops (Air Defence).  
 
Before taking over as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff he was the Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Personnel Officers).
 
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Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar takes over as AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command

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Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Monday.
 
Air Marshal Nambiar is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and was commissioned in the IAF as Fighter Pilot in June 1981. He is an Experimental Test Pilot and has flown 42 types of aircraft as Pilot in Command.
 
He has the distinction of having the highest number of flying hours on the Mirage-2000 in the IAF, with over 2300 flying hrs on the aircraft to his credit, and a total of 5100 hrs of flying experience. He is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and was the Project Test Pilot for the Light Combat Aircraft “Tejas”.
 
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar has been a Flight commander of a Mirage-2000 Squadron, the Senior Test Pilot and Commanding Officer of the Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft System Testing Establishment (ASTE). 
 
He has commanded the oldest Squadron of the IAF, the prestigious No. 1 Squadron. He flew the Mirage-2000 in combat during the Kargil conflict and has flown 25 operational missions. He was the Director of Space Applications at Air HQ and the Chief Operations Officer of Air Force Stn Gwalior.
 
He was posted to Embassy of India in Israel as the Defence Attaché. He was the Principal Director of Offensive Operations at Air HQ.  The Air Officer has also held the appointments of Air Officer Commanding Air Force Station Jamnagar, Commandant ASTE, Air Defence Commander Western Air Commander, Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) of Southern Air Command, Training Command and EAC. 
 
Before taking over as the AOC-in-C of EAC, he was the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff.
 
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for Gallantry by the President of India for the Kargil Operations.  He was awarded a Bar to the Vayu Sena Medal for flight testing the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in 2002, during its first phase of flight testing. 
 
He was commended by the Chief of Air Staff in 1991 and by the C-in-C of Strategic Force Command in 2005. He was awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2015.
 
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Air Marshal Anil Khosla takes over as Vice-Chief of Air Staff

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Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as the Vice-Chief of Air Staff here today.
 
Born on April 9, 1959, the Air Marshal, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA), was commissioned in Indian Air Force in December, 1979. 
 
He has over 4000 hours of accident free flying mainly on different variants of Jaguar, Mig-21 and Kiran aircraft.
 
The Air Officer has been Directing Staff at prestigious institutions like Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and Flying Instructor School (FIS). He has commanded a Jaguar squadron with maritime role and two frontline bases of the IAF at Jaisalmer and Ambala. 
 
As an Air Marshal he has held appointment of Senior Air Staff Officer, Central Air Command, Director General Air (Operations) at Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan) and Director General (Inspection & Safety) at Air HQ (RK Puram).  His last appointment was as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command (EAC).
 
For his distinguished service, Air Marshal Anil Khosla has been awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vayu Sena Medal and has been commended by the Chief of Air Staff. He was also commended by AOC-in-C, during flying training period as a cadet.
 
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Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of iconic actor Raj Kapoor, passes away

A photo of Krishna Raj Kapoor shared by her granddaughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni on Instagram on October 1, 2018.
A photo of Krishna Raj Kapoor shared by her granddaughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni on Instagram on October 1, 2018.
Krishna Raj Kapoor, the wife of the late iconic filmmaker and actor Raj Kapoor, died here this morning after a brief illness.
 
She was 87.
 
She is survived by her three sons -- Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor, all actors -- and two daughters -- Ritu Nanda and Rima Kapoor-Jain.
 
She was also grandmother to young and popular actors Ranbir Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan.
 
"My mother passed away at about 5 am today due to cardiac arrest...old age was another factor. We are deeply saddened by her demise," Randhir Kapoor said.
 
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, daughter of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, shared pictures of her grandmother on Instagram. "I love you- I will always love you - RIP dadi," she wrote.
 
Krishna Malhotra got married to Raj Kapoor in May, 1946. Her father was a maternal cousin of Raj Kapoor's father, Prithviraj Kapoor, a well-known actor. Krishna's brothers Prem Nath, Rajendra Nath and Narendra Nath were also actors. Her sister Uma is married to actor Prem Chopra.
 
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Renowned harmonium exponent Tulsidas Borkar passes away

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Legendary harmonium exponent Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passed away in a private hospital on Saturday after a brief illness, an official said. He was 83.
 
Borkar had been admitted to Nanavati Super-speciality Hospital where he breathed his last around 10.44 a.m., said an official spokesperson.
 
"He was suffering from chest infection and had difficulties in breathing," said an attending medico.
 
Born in Borim, Goa, on November 18, 1934, Borkar was conferred the Padma Shri in 2016 for his contributions to Indian music.
 
Pandit Borkar, who first learned music from his mother, Jaishree Borkar, is renowned for designing a new model of the harmonium which involved raising the level of the keyboard that was crafted and manufactured by Dashrath Bengude.
 
He also conducted extensive research to improve the tonal quality, tuning and other technical aspects of the instrument, which gave different visual and sound dimensions to the harmonium.
 
He was honoured with the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademic Award, 2005, among many other national and international honours, besides taking part in music concerts all over India, US, Europe, Africa, Middle-East, South Asia and recording solo for top music companies in the world.
 
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Vikram Misri appointed as next Ambassador to China

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Mr. Vikram Misri, presently Ambassador of India to Myanmar, has been appointed as the country's next Ambassador to China.
 
A press release from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Mr. Misri, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1989 batch, was expected to take up the assignment shortly.
 
Mr. Misri has been Ambassador in Yangon from August 31, 2016.
 
He has served in various capacities at the MEA headquarters and in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) here as well as in various Indian missions in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.
 
Among other assignments, he has served as Private Secretary to then Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral (April 1997-March 1998); Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (March 2012-October 2012); Private Secretary to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (October 2012-May 2014); and Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (May 2014-July 2014).
 
He has also served as Deputy High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka (September 2008 - September 2011); Consul General of India in Munich (September 2011-February 2012); and Ambassador of India to Spain (August 2014 to August 2016).
 
Mr. Mistri has a BA (Honours) in History from Hindu College, University of Delhi and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Before joining the government, he worked for three years in the private sector in the fields of advertising (Lintas India - Bombay and Contract Advertising - Delhi) and advertising film-making. Ambassador Misri is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute, USA´s India Leadership Initiative. 
 
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NDRF chief Sanjay Kumar gets additional charge of Fire Service, Civil Defence & Home Guards

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Mr. Sanjay Kumar, IPS (HP:85), Director General of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), has been given the additional charge of the post of Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence & Home Guards (FS, CD & HG).
 
Mr. Kumar replaces Mr. Prakash Mishra, who retired from service yesterday, an official press release said.
 
The arrangement will continue till the appointment and joining of successor or till further orders whichever is earlier, the release added.
 
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