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Boris Johnson Would Make 'Excellent' British Prime Minister, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said British former foreign minister Boris Johnson would make an "excellent" prime minister to replace Theresa May.

At least 130 dead after several explosions at Sri Lankan churches

At least 130 people have been killed and hundreds injured after explosions at three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. The series of explosions in Sri Lanka happened on Easter Sunday. The nation’s defence minister has imposed a night curfew.A seventh blast killed at least two people in Dehiwela. An eighth blast in the capital followed shortly after.Sri Lanka’s police chief Pujuth Jayasundara has issued intel alert to top officers 10 days ago, warning that Islamist group NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) will carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches of #Colombo and the Indian high commission.

Israel Election 2019: Benjamin Netanyahu won for the fifth time



Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his supporters for an "amazing" result in Israel's closely fought election.

He was speaking to members of his Likud party in Tel Aviv.He was previously holding the position from 1996 to 1999.

Japan F-35 fighter disappears over Pacific

A Japanese F-35 stealth fighter jet with one pilot on board disappeared from radar while on a training mission... Read More

TOKYO: A Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet with one pilot on board disappeared off the radar while on a training mission over the Pacific late Tuesday, the defence ministry said.

The fighter jet went missing around 7:30 pm (1030 GMT) as it was flying some 135 kilometres (84 miles) east of Misawa, northeastern Japan, a ministry spokeswoman said.

Ethiopian Airlines Jet Bound For Nairobi Crashes; All 157 On Board Killed

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: A brand-new Ethiopian airlines plane bound for Nairobi crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, according to state media.

The recently acquired aircraft was the same Boeing 737 Max model involved in the crash of an Indonesian aircraft in October.

Forbes names world's richest people

The combined wealth of the world’s billionaires slipped $400 billion to $8.7 trillion, according to Forbes' annual ranking. The family of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos remains on top, with a net worth of $131 billion, followed by Bill Gates, with $96.5 billion and Warren Buffett with $82.5 billion. Business mogul Kylie Jenner is the list’s youngest member, with $1 billion. The magazine said the number of billionaires also shrank by 55 from 2018, to 2,153.

LIVE! Govt: Several killed in preemptive strike on Jaish camp

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale confirms target was chosen to avoid civilian casualties; JeM camp was run by Maulana Yusuf Azhar, brother-in-law of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar.India has confirmed a non-military preemptive strike on a major Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the target was chosen to avoid civilian casualties. He said the camp was run by Maulana Yusuf Azhar, brother-in-law of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

"In an intelligence lead operation in the early hours today, India struck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. This non-military pre-emptive action was specifically targetted at the biggest JeM camp in Balakot and a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander and Jihadis were eliminated. The camp was controlled by Maulana Yusuf Azhar, the brother-in-law of Jaish-E-Mohammed head, Masood Azhar.


The camp is located at a hilltop in deep forests far away from civilian settlements. The selection of the target was done to avoid civilian casualties."

Since the strike has just taken place, the FS said more information is expected.

Starting April 1, Indians without an advanced US degree will find it tougher to get an H-1B visa.



Starting April 1, Indians without an advanced US degree will find it tougher to get an H-1B visa. That’s because the Trump administration has reversed the order of the H-1B lottery, which will result in up to 5,340 master’s degree holders fill the first wave of available slots at the expense of less qualified candidates. Experts feel the new selection methodology, which diminishes the chances of even IIT engineers securing a work visa, is at odds with the H-1B law. Wall Street Journal says the new rules are likely to be challenged in court by outsourcing firms.

Also: 600 Indian students – many from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh – have been entrapped in a US immigration racket. Times of India reports that the students had enrolled in a bogus US university just so they could stay in the country longer. Unknown to them, the fake university had been set up by the US Department of Homeland Security as an undercover operation.

Proud to be 1st Hindu-American to run for President: Tulsi Gabbard

US Democratic Presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard has said that she's "proud to be the first Hindu-American to run for President". Gabbard was born in American Samoa to a Samoan-European father and a mother who is of European descent but practises Hinduism. The 37-year-old lawmaker from Hawaii adopted Hinduism when she was a teenager.


United States Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard said she and her supporters are victims of “fear, suspicion and religious bigotry”. Gabbard, the first Hindu member of the Congress, announced on January 11 that she will run for president in 2020.

“I am proud to be the first Hindu American to have been elected to Congress and now the first Hindu American to run for president,” Gabbard wrote in an editorial in Religious News Service on Saturday. “While the headlines covering my announcement could have celebrated this historic first, and maybe even informed Americans about the world’s third largest religion, some have instead fomented suspicion, fear and religious bigotry about not only me but also my supporters.”

Gabbard’s links with the Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been a topic of debate in the United States. When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the US in September 2014, he made it a point to meet the legislator. When Gabbard got married the next year, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav flew in from India with a special message from Modi.

“I too have been accused of being a ‘Hindu nationalist’,” the Hawaiian democrat wrote. “My meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s democratically elected leader, have been highlighted as ‘proof’ of this and portrayed as somehow being out of the ordinary or somehow suspect, even though President Obama, Secretary Clinton, President Trump and many of my colleagues in Congress have met with and worked with him.”




An article in The Intercept earlier this month had described Gabbard as “a polarising figure” whose “progressive domestic politics are at odds with her support for authoritarians abroad, including Modi, [Egyptian President Abdel Fattah] Sisi, and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad”.

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi has given up his Indian citizenship, official sources said. Choksi, among the prime accused in the ₹13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, surrendered his Indian passport to the authorities in Antigua, where he has been holed upsince July 2018. An unidentified government official told India Today that the extradition process had nothing to do with citizenship and “any accused of any nationality can be extradited,” citing the recent example of Christian Michel, who was extradited in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam.

Former first lady Michelle Obama was voted the woman most admired by Americans this year, knocking Hillary Clinton from the top spot


Michelle Obama has bested Hillary Clinton as America's most admired woman in Gallup's most recent poll.

This is the first time in 17 years that Clinton has not been voted most admired woman. This year she came in third with four per cent of the vote after Oprah Winfrey in second with five per cent and Obama with 15 per cent.

Obama recently finished touring her bestselling memoir, Becoming, whereas Clinton has withdrawn more into a private life after running for president and her time as secretary of state and first lady.

The Gallup poll surveyed a random selection of 1,025 adults from Dec. 3 to 12 for its results. The annual poll began in 1946.Barack Obama came in first for most admired man at 19 per cent, beating U.S. President Donald Trump, who came in second at 13 per cent. It is the 13th time that an incumbent president didn't win most admired man, with former U.S. president Gerald Ford the only other president who fell short.

Obama has held the title for 11 consecutive years and is now just one first-place finish short of being voted most admired man the most times. Dwight Eisenhower currently holds that honour.

Others that made the top 10 include Melania Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, Angela Merkel, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Ellen DeGeneres and Nikki Haley for women, and George W. Bush, Pope Francis, Bill Gates, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Joe Biden for men

G-20: FACTS AT A GLANCE

The G20's yearly agenda includes over 50 meetings of ministers, foreign ministry emissaries (known as sherpas), central bank governors and world leaders. Each year's agenda culminates at the Leaders' Summit, attended by heads of State or Government. At the summit, they issue a joint declaration based on the policy recommendations prepared at the G20 meetings held throughout the year.


Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

What do the G20 members collectively represent? Collectively, the G20 members make up 85% of the world's economic output, two-thirds of its population, 75% of international trade and 80% of global investments in research and development.

What does the G20 do?

The G20 convenes its members, guests countries, international organizations and engagement groups for dialogue on global affairs. Over many specialized meetings, which focus on a variety of issues, it builds consensus to develop global policies that address the challenges faced by humanity.

Where are the G20's headquarters?

The G20 has neither headquarters nor permanent staff. All organizational and logistical arrangements for meetings are handled by the country which is currently presiding over the group.

What are the advantages of the G20 as a forum?

With only 20 official members, the G20 is agile enough to make prompt decisions and to adapt to new challenges. Its membership features both developed and emerging markets from all continents, making it big enough to be globally representative and the world's most impactful global forum. The inclusion every year of invited countries, international organizations and civil society organizations through engagement groups allows for a broader and more comprehensive perspective when assessing global challenges and building consensus to address them.

What impact does the G20 have?
The G20 is one of the most important international forums for collaboration on the global economy. Its meetings address the world's most pressing challenges and coordinate appropriate global policy responses. In today's evolving geopolitical context, international collaboration is crucial, making the G20 all the more relevant. The G20 also ensures that developing countries have a greater impact on global affairs. The prime achievements of the G20 to date include: the quick deployment of emergency funding during the 2008 global financial crisis, reforms for international financial institutions, improving oversight of national financial institutions, bolstering the quality of financial regulatory bodies in markets whose fiscal and monetary policies have led to crisis, and creating a global security network to fight the spread of such crises in the future.

Why was the G20 established?

The G20 was conceived at the Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in 1999. They were convening in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis and saw the need for a broader and more representative body to craft policies that would address the challenges affecting an ever more integrated world economy. They decided to invite key emerging markets in a new forum of finance ministers and central bank governors to discuss global monetary and financial issues in what would later become the G20. With the onset of the global financial crisis of 2008, the G20 became the method to navigate through the global financial uncertainty, and thus a need arose for it to be a forum at the highest political level. Henceforth, the G20 has also been attended by heads of State or Government.

Which issues does the G20 address?
The G20 focuses on a broad agenda of issues of global importance. Although issues pertaining to the global economy dominate the agenda, additional items have become more important in recent years. Traditional topics of debate centre around the global economy, financial markets, tax and fiscal policy, trade, agriculture, employment, energy and the fight against corruption. Other elements of recent agendas include the advancement of women in the job market, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, climate change, global health, anti-terrorism and inclusive entrepreneurship, among others.

Besides the G20 members, who else attends the G20 meetings?

Spain is a permanent invited country and has attended every G20 summit since 2008. Every year, the host country invites a number of additional countries at its discretion. For the 2018 G20, President Mauricio Macri has invited Chile and the Netherlands. Key regional organizations are typically invited to participate and are represented by the country which holds the presidency. Examples of regular invitees include the African Union, the Association for Southeast Asian Nations and the New Partnership for Africa's Development. For the 2018 G20, President Mauricio Macri has also invited the Caribbean Community, represented by Jamaica. International organizations also attend G20 meetings. Examples of regular attendees include the Financial Stability Board, the International Labour Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development, the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization. For the 2018 G20, President Mauricio Macri has also invited the Inter-American Development Bank and the Development Bank of Latin America.

What is the G20 presidency?

One country is chosen by the G20 members to hold the presidency over the group for one year. The presiding country organizes and hosts the meetings, sets the agenda priorities to discuss and invites additional attendees at its discretion. As the G20 has no permanent secretariat, the role of the presiding country is critical to the forum's effectiveness.


How is the G20 presidency chosen?

The annual G20 presidency rotates between its member countries. The nineteen countries are divided into five groups, each containing no more than four countries. The country groups are predominantly organized on a regional basis. The presidency rotates between each group. Every year, the G20 selects a country from another group to be president. The groups of G20 countries are the following: Group 1: Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, United States Group 2: India, Russia, South Africa, Turkey Group 3: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico Group 4: France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom Group 5: China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea As of the Argentine G20 presidency of 2018, 13 of the 19 G20 countries have hosted the G20 summit. Which guest countries and organizations are taking part in the 2018 G20? G20 guest countries are Spain (permanent invitee), Chile and the Netherlands, and on behalf of regional organizations, Singapore (ASEAN), Jamaica (CARICOM), Rwanda (African Union) and Senegal (NEPAD). The Argentine G20 presidency also invited the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).

What are the objectives of the Argentine G20 presidency?
The Argentine presidency aims to bring a Latin American perspective to the G20. It seeks to build a consensus amongst the world's major powers for fair and sustainable development that will generate equal opportunities for all people. This is closely in line with the concerns and aspirations of Latin Americans: to harness the region's great economic potential and advance towards eradicating poverty.

Which agenda priorities has Argentina proposed for its G20 presidency?
The future of work, infrastructure for development and a sustainable food future. Discover more here.

Where will Argentina host its G20 meetings?
Meetings will be held across the country: in the city of Buenos Aires and in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Jujuy, Mendoza, Misiones, Río Negro, Salta, Santa Fe and Tierra del Fuego.


After Argentina, who will host the G20?
Japan in 2019 and Saudi Arabia in 2020. Neither country has ever held the G20 presidency.

Strasbourg shooting: Gunman shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he attacked


The Strasbourg gunman yelled "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) as he opened fire on people enjoying an evening out at a Christmas market, the Paris public prosecutor told reporters. Rémy Heitz said two people had been killed and one left brain-dead after the attack in the eastern French city on Tuesday.

 Twelve were wounded, six seriously. The man, named by local media as Chérif Chekatt, was known to authorities as having been radicalised in prison. The 29-year-old was armed with a gun and a knife and escaped the area in a taxi, Mr Heitz said. The attacker boasted to the driver - who has spoken to police - that he had killed 10 people, and said he had been injured in a firefight with soldiers. Four people connected to the suspect had been detained overnight in Strasbourg, Mr Heitz added.

 Strasbourg’s Christmas market, which started in 1570, is one of France’s most popular seasonal events. The Grande Île where the market is held is surrounded by water, with the River Ill on one side and the Canal du Faux-Rempart on the other, and is accessible only by bridges. Since the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015, the event has been held under high security. Access to the area is controlled and visitors’ bags are searched.

Vehicles have been banned from the area. In 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 56 others. The perpetrator, Anis Amri, a Tunisian who had failed to gain asylum in Germany, was killed four days later in a shootout with police near Milan in Italy. The attack comes during a period of intense tension across France after four weeks of civil unrest by anti-government protesters from the gilets jaunesmovement.

All you need to know about the Aasia Bibi case


Who is Aasia Bibi?

Aasia Bibi, whose full name is Aasia Noreen, was the second Christian sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws after Ayub Masih who was released in 2002.This was a high-profile case from the onset, widely covered by international media, as two officials, former Punjab governor Salman Taseer and former Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti (a Christian) who spoke in favour of Bibi were both assassinated. Taseer’s killer Mumtaz Qadri was tried and executed for murder in 2016.


What is the law she was convicted under?
Aasia Bibi, 47, was convicted for blasphemy under section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code for allegedly defaming Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The offence carries mandatory death penalty under the law


What was Aasia Bibi accused of and when was she convicted?

Aasia Bibi was alleged for “defamatory and sarcastic” statements about the Prophet (PBUH) on June 14, 2009, during an argument with Muslim women. The prosecution presented seven witnesses to support the blasphemy allegations. Two eyewitnesses, Mafia and Asma, claimed they heard Aasia make the allegedly blasphemous remarks, and later “admit” to making the statements during a “public gathering”. Another witness, a local cleric, Qari Mohammad Salaam, later registered criminal complaint with the police. She was arrested after a police investigation.
When did the court convict her?

A trial court convicted Aasia Bibi for blasphemy in November 2010 and sentenced her to death. In 2015, Supreme Court suspended death sentence for appeal processes.


What was Aasia Bibi’s defence?

Aasia Bibi stated she had a “quarrel” with Mafia and Asma on June 14, 2009, over their refusal to drink water brought by Aasia Bibi because she was Christian. She claimed “some hot words were exchanged” during the argument, after which both women, alongside Qari Mohammad Salaam and his wife fabricated the blasphemy case against her. Aasia Bibi also stated that she had “great respect and honour for the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the Holy Quran” and never made the alleged blasphemous remarks.


What did the Court 2018 verdict say?

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel overturned the death sentence of Bibi.

“The prosecution has categorically failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt,” concluded the chief justice and said she could immediately walk free from jail if not wanted in connection with any other case. “It is ironical that in the Arabic language the appellant’s name Aasia means ‘sinful’,” reads the judgment written by Justice Asif Khosa, “but in the circumstances of the present case she appears to be a person, in the words of Shakespeare’s King Lear, ‘more sinned against than sinning’.”

The detailed verdict observed that “It is the duty of the State to ensure that no incident of blasphemy shall take place in the country,” adding that “… However, it is not for the individuals, or a gathering (mob), to decide as to whether any act” amounts to blasphemy. “It is the mandate of the Court to make such decision after conducting a fully qualified trial and on the basis of credible evidence brought before.”




How many people have been executed under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws?

No one has ever been executed for blasphemy in Pakistan, according to Amnesty International. However, some are imprisoned awaiting a verdict while people from different religious backgrounds, including Muslims, have been attacked and killed by felons following blasphemy accusations.


One of the most noticeable incidents is the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer in 2011 by one of his security guards after campaigning for Bibi while Minorities Minister Shahbaz Bhatti was killed in 2011 for being an outspoken critic of the blasphemy laws.


What happens now?

Aasia Bibi is expected to leave the country as she has been offered asylum by several countries. Her husband Ashiq Masih and their two daughters, eagerly await her in London. The ruling, which was welcomed by human rights advocates, was strongly condemned by radical Islamist parties who blocked roads in major cities of the country immediately after the acquittal.

Nehru Jacket Modified: South Korea's president thanks PM Modi for his 'Modi jacket'

Moon Jae-in graciously accepted a vest from India's prime minister, but some are already correcting South Korea's president on the name and history of the garment. The Korean leader's photos showed jackets in four colours and the label - "MODI jacket", the prime minister's name in all caps.

The Nehru jacket is a traditional, tailored short coat with a closed-neck collar that evolved from a version often worn by the Indian National Congress politician, who led the country from the time of Independence in 1947 until his death in 1964. Over the decades, it’s become a mainstay of the ethnic wardrobe for Indian men, routinely sighted in various colours at weddings and on festive occasions.

Yesterday (Oct. 31), however, South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in inadvertently revealed how even menswear hasn’t escaped politicisation in modern-day India.

On thanking the country’s current prime minister, Narendra Modi, for the gift of four “gorgeous garments,” Moon referred to them as “Modi vests.” This was likely because their labels featured the words “Modi jacket” in large and prominent font.



Trump wants to end birthright citizenship for children of non-citizens, unauthorised immigrants

US President Donald Trump plans to end the right to citizenship for the children of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on US soil in what is arguably the most far-reaching move to staunch the growth of immigrant population in the United States reports Times of India.


"We're the only country in the world where a person comes in, has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years with all of those benefits," Mr Trump said to ‘Axios on HBO’, a documentary series, clips of which have been released. "It's ridiculous. It's ridiculous. And it has to end,” he said.

It is factually incorrect that the U.S. is the only country in the world with birthright citizenship laws, although only a minority have such laws.

Mr. Trump said he has consulted his counsel on this and plans to proceed with the executive order, which is almost certain to face legal challenges – as have his executive orders banning the entry into the U.S. of citizens from certain Muslim majority countries. It is by no means clear that the president has the legal authority to effect such a broad legal change through an executive order.

Who will win Mr. Olympia 2018?



Phil Heath, the 2017 champion, is going to defend his crown this weekend, at the 2018 edition of Mr. Olympia at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The current champion has some strong competition from Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay and Dexter “The Blade” Jackson.

Events start on Friday at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. BST). The final takes place on Saturday, at 7 p.m.( 10 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. BST). The prize is worth $1.36 million.

The detailed schedule is available on the official site http://mrolympia.com/2018/weekend-schedule




Phil Heath will be looking to extend his run of seven successive Mr Olympia titles on Saturday, although he is expected to face stiff competition at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Heath has been the dominant force in men's bodybuilding for the last seven editions of this prestigious competition, and with his win 12 months ago, he tied Arnold Schwarzenegger's haul of titles.

Trump honors 9/11 victims in Pennsylvania in rare role as consoler-in-chief



WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump paid tribute Tuesday to the people lost on 9/11, giving special honor to passengers who charged the cockpit of their plane to stop hijackers from attacking Washington, D.C.

"They attacked the enemy," Trump said on the Pennsylvania field where United Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. "They fought until the very end. And they stopped the forces of terror and defeated this wicked, horrible, evil plan."

Also praising the U.S. military, Trump vowed to protect the nation against what he called "radical Islamic terrorism."

As bells tolled and Americans stood in silence across the country, the president and first lady Melania Trump visited the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The ceremony came two days after the dedication of a Tower of Voices. Built at 93 feet, the tower features 40 wind chimes, each representing a passenger or crew member on the doomed flight.


As at ceremonies at the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., mourners in Pennsylvania read off the names of the dead as bells tolled and visitors prayed.

As Trump flew aboard Air Force One to Pennsylvania, White House staff members gathered on the lawn at 8:46 a.m., the minute the first hijacked plane struck a tower of the World Trade Center.

Nawaz’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London


Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former and now jailed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in a hospital in London on Tuesday after months of battle with cancer


Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former and now jailed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in a hospital in London on Tuesday after months of battle with cancer, the family said.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.

Kulsoom was placed on life support earlier in the day as her health deteriorated, Geo News reported.

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

Justice Om Prakash Mishra has been sworn in as new Chief Justice of Nepal; The President Vidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office and secrecy to Justice Mishra in Kathmandu on Monday evening.



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 name was rejected by the PHC on August 3.

Justice Mishra holds a master’s degree in Comparative Law from Delhi University. He joined judicial service in 1981 as a section officer and became Additional District Judge in 1985. Justice Mishra was appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court in 2014.