Kovind and PM Modi conveyed their birthday wishes to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Rouhani will come on a three-day visit to India starting Thursday at the invitation of Modi, the External Affairs Ministry announced.
Over 100 poor women from 27 states who received free cooking gas LPG connections, under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, met President Kovind and PM Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the president's address in the Lok Sabha tomorrow, BJP sources said today.
"Absolutely thrilled by the stupendous achievement of our young cricketers. Congratulations to them on winning the Under-19 World Cup.," tweeted PM.
Kovind and Modi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 70th death anniversary at Gandhi Smriti here.
The function began with Kovind arriving at the venue, his first appearance as the Head of State during Beating Retreat ceremony.
President Ram Nath Kovind said the Railways remained the main mode of transport in the country which was why investment in the sector was continuously being enhanced.
Kovind strongly pitched for simultaneous elections to Parliament and the state assemblies, saying frequent polls posed a "huge burden" on resources.
President Kovind said bamboo has been excluded from the category of tree, thus allowing it to be cut, transported and used, benefiting lakhs of people in the Northeast.
US dollar ends higher against rupee
Mumbai: The US dollar ended sharply higher against the rupee at 64.21/22 per dollar and the pound sterling also finished higher at Rs 90.34/36 per pound at the close of the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market here today.
Following are the Interbank forex and RBI rates: (In Rs per unit) Unit Interbank RBI Reference US Dollar 64.21/22 US Dollar Rs 63.9097 Pound Sterling 90.34/36 Euro Rs 80.1683 Euro 80.18/20 Japanese Yen (100) 60.50/52
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