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News 18 Afternoon Digest: CJI SA Bobde Recommends Justice NV Ramana as Successor; Mumbai’s Andheri (W) Emerges as New Covid Hotspot and Other Stories

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Here are the top stories today: CJI SA Bobde Recommends Justice NV Ramana as Successor; SC to Hear Mumbai Ex-Top Cop Param Bir Singh's Plea for CBI Probe Against Deshmukh | All You Must Know; Mumbai’s Andheri (W) Emerges as New Covid Hotspot with Maximum Cases, Juhu Beach May be Closed Soon; Banking Services to be Affected from March 27 to April 4; I Thought My Casting Would Be a Big Disaster for Thalaivi, Says Kangana Ranaut; Collective Effort In Bowling Leads India's Fightback in Series Opener Against England

CJI SA Bobde Recommends Justice NV Ramana as Successor

Chief Justice of India SA Bobde has recommended Justice NV Ramana as his successor after he retires on April 23, news agency ANI reported. The government had last week asked CJI Bobde to recommend his successor. Justice NV Ramana is the most senior judge in the Supreme Court after CJI Bobde. Born on August 27, 1957, Justice Ramana has tenure till August 26, 2022. READ MORE

SC to Hear Mumbai Ex-Top Cop Param Bir Singh’s Plea for CBI Probe Against Deshmukh | All You Must Know

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a petition filed by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh seeking a CBI investigation into the corruption allegations he leveled against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh last week. Here’s all you need to know about the controversy. READ MORE

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I Thought My Casting Would Be a Big Disaster for Thalaivi, Says Kangana Ranaut

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Collective Effort In Bowling Leads India’s Fightback in Series Opener Against England

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