- Football icon Lionel Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Spanish court for tax fraud.
- South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius sentenced for six years for the murder of his girl friend.
- Prime Minister to leave for a 4 nation tour of African countries in a few hours; Mr. NarendraModi expresses confidence that his visit will lead to closer engagement between India and Africa in diverse fields.
- Newly appointed ministers in the Union cabinet assume charge; Information & Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu says his focus will be on empowerment of people through information.
- Government says appropriate action will be taken against controversial Islamic preacher ZakirNaik following reports that one of the alleged Dhaka terrorists was his follower.
- In Odisha, about 10 lakh devotees reach Puri to catch the glimpse of deities on chariots on the occasion of annual RathYatra.