The Prime Minister congratulated Nitish Kumar for his decision, saying it was a big step in the fight against corruption.
Marshall Bouton, a senior fellow with the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), said he hopes the two leaders have "the imagination" to see beyond the current differences and try and build a different kind of economic relationship.
The prime minister posted pictures of the meeting on his Twitter account, one of which showed him apparently presenting a copy of the Constitution to the president. "Called on Rashtrapati ji this morning," Modi tweeted. Kovind assumed office as 14th President yesterday.
According to the first provisional list of speakers for the General Debate of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, Swaraj will address the high-level session on the morning of September 23. She had addressed the General Debate last year as well.
July 26 is celebrated as the anniversary of India's victory in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan.
The ministry has taken actions like premature retirement and cut in remuneration against 381 civil services officers, including 24 from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, for being non-performers and allegedly being involved in illegal activities.
"Very inspiring address by President Kovind, which beautifully summed up the essence of India's strengths, democracy & diversity," Modi said in a tweet.
Torrential rains in north Gujarat have caused flood in Banaskantha and Patan districts.
The 125 crore people of the country knew that soft decisions in economic policies aimed at winning polls would not do the country any good, he said.
In spite of the loss, the Indian women's team managed to win hearts. Thousands of people took to social media to recognise the team's performance in the tournament.
Thackeray, whose party is a constituent of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said reforms are a must, "but one should pause" to review their impact.
Cash payments for cancelled demand drafts of below Rs 50,000 under watch; suspicious bank activity probe widened to 7 months before demonetisation
"Our women cricketers gave their best today. They have shown remarkable tenacity & skill through the World Cup. Proud of the team," the prime minister tweeted.
A proposal is being worked out to induct 50 such specialists from the private sector in government departments at the level of director and joint secretary.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi further said that there is a "systematic capture of India's democratic institutions. By the PM, bureaucrats and the RSS".
"The notes in circulation as on June 23, 2017 stood at Rs 15,074.43 billion as against Rs 17,540.22 billion as on October 28, 2016," Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Almost all foreign media outlets underlined his Dalit identity prominently in their reports
Kashmir has been facing unrest ever since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces last year.
In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, V K Singh, the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, said the prime minister visited eight countries in the first second half of 2014, starting with Bhutan.
"Unfortunately, in recent years, difficulties have been created in the movement of Indian IT professionals, particularly in the US where the temporary movement and location of (Indian) IT professionals is wrongly equated with that of the immigrants," he said.
Launched on October 3, 2014, Modi addresses the nation every month in 'Mann Ki Baat' programme.
Nearly a year after her ouster from Ministry of Human Resource and Development Smriti Irani is back in the news after she was given the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Pitching the GST as a measure beneficial for the country at a meeting of the BJP parliamentary party attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior leaders and party MPs, Jaitley said prices of goods has come down between four to eight per cent since its roll-out on July 1.
Before calling on the prime minister, the visiting dignitary signed the Framework Agreement to join the ISA, a common platform for cooperation among sun-rich countries.