Kanagasabapathy Sripavan becomes the first member of the minority community to hold the post in more than two decades.
The Afghan armed group owns up Kabul airport shooting that killed three US contractors and an Afghan man.
At least 49 killed in explosion immediately before Friday prayers at a mosque in Shikarpur in Sindh province.
At least 11 policemen and seven Taliban fighters killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Ghazni province, officials say.
More than 24 people unaccounted for after boat carrying migrants capsizes and sinks in the Bay of Bengal, police say.
Deadly incident follows a suicide bombing early on Thursday in eastern Laghman province killing at least 16 people.
Major issues that the two leaders perhaps ought to have focused on seem to have been given only minor attention.
US president and first lady watch colourful parade in New Delhi marking adoption of constitution in 1950.
US president says that two nations have reached an understanding to allow US investment in India's nuclear industry.
New government says widely unpopular compulsory training for teachers and undergraduate students is "not necessary".
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