Chief Minister Karnataka Siddaramaiah arrives to attend a Congress party leaders meeting in New Delhi. In the first major poll exercise after the party's drubbing in recent Assembly elections, Congress Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi held a strategy session with top leaders and Chief Ministers of 12 Congress-ruled states to make the party fighting fit for the up coming Parliament election.
National Investigation Agency (NIA) search through debris near the site of a bomb blast in the village of Bajrapara, Jalpaiguri District. A bicycle bomb that killed five people when it exploded prematurely in eastern India was the work of militants fighting for a separate state in the Darjeeling tea district, police said.
Lebanese firefighters extinguish blazing cars at the scene of a huge car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut, killing Mohamed Chatah (Shatah), former finance minister and adviser to Lebanese ex-premier Saad Hariri, along with at least four others, according to initial reports from the Lebanese capital.
India's Murali Vijay walks after losing his wicket for 97 runs during Day 2 of the second Cricket Test Match between India and South Africa at the SAHARA Stadium , Kingsmead in Durban