Breaking News LIVE, July 25: The cavalcade escorting President-elect Droupadi Murmu and Ram Nath Kovind has reached the Parliament House, where they were welcomed by Vice President Venakaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and CJI NV Ramana.
President-elect Droupadi Murmu will take oath as the 15th President of India on Monday. The ceremony of the assumption of office will take place in the Central Hall of Parliament.
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana will administer the oath of office of the highest constitutional post of the country to Murmu.
The oath ceremony will be followed by a 21-gun salute. After the gun salute, she will address the gathering at the Central Hall as the 15th President of India.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, and other dignitaries will be present.
Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are likely to receive intense rainfall over the next two days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said, adding that downpours in north India are expected to resume after July 28.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter Scale hit 21 km NNE of Nagarkot, Nepal, at 5:52am today: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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