Addressing the India-Ethiopia Business Dialogue, organised to commemorate the 12th Anniversary of the India Business Forum here yesterday, the president said Ethiopia and India have been trading with each other for centuries.
Addressing the Indian community here yesterday, President Kovind, who is the first Indian leader to visit Djibouti, spoke about India's high growth trajectory and said it is opening new opportunities for collaboration.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted President Ram Nath Kovind on his birthday today
Referring to recent incidents on the Bangalore Metro, where a pro-Kannada group opposed Hindi signboards in the train service, and earlier agitations against Hindi in Tamil Nadu, President Kovind said there was a feeling among some people that Hindi was being imposed on them
The campaign, to highlight the Narendra Modi government's flagship cleanliness initiative Swachh Bharat Mission, will be launched from Ishwari Ganj village near here, an official spokesman said.
Highlights from PM Narendra Modi's address to the nation on India's 71st Independence Day.
From appointing Governors to judges, the President of India serves as Head of the State and is tasked with defending the Constitution
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.
Congress leader Anand Sharma criticised Kovind for equating Mahatma Gandhi with Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
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.
In his first address as president after taking oath at the Central Hall of Parliament, Kovind said there is need to sculpt an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society.
"Very inspiring address by President Kovind, which beautifully summed up the essence of India's strengths, democracy & diversity," Modi said in a tweet.
Updates from the swearing-in ceremony of Ram Nath Kovind.
After offering floral tributes at the Mahatma's memorial, the 71-year-old leader returned to his 10, Akbar Road residence.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Union Ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Ambassadors and other diplomats, MPs and senior civil and military officers will be among those present.
Kovind, the second Dalit leader to become the President, defeated Opposition's candidate Meira Kumar with a huge margin of 65.5 percent votes in the Electoral College.
As the 13th president of India leaves the Rashtrapati Bhavan On Monday, making way for his successor Ram Nath Kovind, old friends recalled with fondness the many anecdotes that marked his long career in politics.
Senior journalist Ashok Malik has been named as Press Secretary to Kovind.
Almost all foreign media outlets underlined his Dalit identity prominently in their reports
Kovind, a low-key lawyer-turned-politician, was yesterday elected as India's 14th President, the first BJP member and the second Dalit to occupy the country's highest office.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on becoming the President of India.
Recalling the past days, one of Kovind's classmate Vijay Pal, who studied with him till class fifth in Paraunkh village said that "since early childhood days, Kovind used to enjoy playing the role of governor in various games
NDA nominated Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the 14th President of India with a landslide victory over opposition’s pick Meira Kumar.
Kovind will assume the country's highest constitutional post on July 25 after current President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends.
Live updates and reactions after the NDA candidate and former Bihar Governor raced to a comfortable victory over Meira Kumar.