Edited by Shuchi Shukla
| Monday June 19, 2017, New Delhi
Ram Nath Kovind, former Bihar governor, was sworn in today as the 14th President of India. Mr Kovind, 71, "will make an exceptional President", Prime Minister Narendra Modi had tweeted soon after his nomination for the country's top post. As an experienced lawyer, his "knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation," Mr Modi had emphasised.