The Bihar-based party is expected to endorse a proposal to join the NDA in its national executive meeting in Patna on August 19, after which it is likely to join the Narendra Modi cabinet.
In a BSE filing, Lupin said it has received 505 (b) (2) NDA approval for its Nikita Pitavastatin tablets 1mg, 2mg and 4mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).
The name of the next vice president of India will be known tomorrow evening after members of Parliament cast their ballot during the day in Parliament House.
Modi won the biggest mandate in 30 years in the 2014 general election, giving him control of the lower house. But his nationalist coalition still lacks a majority in the upper house that represents India's 29 states and has proven to be a stumbling block for its legislative agenda.
The senior RJD leader also challenged Kumar to address a meeting in an area dominated by people from Dalit, Mahadalit and other backward castes, saying "He (Kumar) will face of the wrath of the people."
A counting of the strength of different parties besides independent and nominated members suggest that the Modi dispensation can expect the support of at least 121 members in the 245-member House.
JD(U)'s national spokesperson K C Tyagi also hit out at the Congress saying it does not have any credibility and accused it of not being serious about fighting corruption.
In its appraisal of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Aayog said that when measured at factor cost, the real GDP growth under the old methodology turns out to be 4.5 per cent in 2012-13 and 4.7 per cent in 2013-14.
NDA's vice presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu today warned Pakistan against aiding and abetting terror, saying it should recall what happened in the 1971 Indo-Pak war when it faced a humiliating defeat and Bangladesh was born
Paswan, a prominent Dalit face of the ruling NDA, said maximum atrocities against Dalits had happened in Uttar Pradesh when she was chief minister
Kovind is expected to win the presidential race given that the BJP and its allies have a majority in electoral college comprising Members of Parliament and members of legislative assemblies and councils of all states.
The name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5.00 pm. The voting took place on Monday.
Two key ministries-- defence and environment--are without a full-time minister.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan are holding the additional charge of these two portfolios respectively.
The portfolio of urban development, which too was with Naidu, was given to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, the PMO said.
The prime minister spoke to Palaniswami, who leads the Amma faction of the ruling AIADMK, over the phone and thanked him for supporting the NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, an official release issued here late last night said.
"Kovind ji will win (the election) with a respectable and comfortable margin," Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters ahead of the polling.
There is speculation that the saffron party may pick a candidate from a region where it has been traditionally weak so as to send out a positive message.
The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals.
Kovind was welcomed at the airport by BJP leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Ramdas Athawale, and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
To many, his actions are coming across as political manoeuvres. In the past, like in 2014, such manoeuvring landed Nitish and his party in the dock. During other times, like in 2015, they worked well for him.
Kovind was speaking at a meeting organised by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with the legislators of his party, the TRS, which was also attended by a few key leaders of the BJP.
Neither the ruling NDA nor the opposition has so far announced their respective candidates for the post of vice president.
The state government will open 20 'Krishi Vigyan Kendras' (agricultural research centres) and train farmers in using newer technologies, Adityanath said.
While Naidu was the proposer, YSR Congress Party's Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy seconded Kovind's fourth set of nomination papers. Union minister Ananth Kumar was also present there.
Former deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani had recused himself from being the presidential candidate of the ruling NDA, since he has been named as an accused by the CBI in the ongoing Babri Masjid demolition case.