Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan was completely ignored by the Amarinder Singh government during his Punjab visit. Sajjan prayed at the Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar and visited other places in Punjab.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif survived the Panamagate scandal that had threatened to oust him. The Supreme Court, in a 3-2 judgement, ordered a fresh probe into allegations of financial irregularities and money laundering, while noting that there was "insufficient evidence" to remove Sharif.
The central government has decided that no dignitary will be allowed to flaunt red beacons on top of their vehicles from May 1, and that necessary changes in the laws for the purpose will be brought about. The Congress termed the decision "ridiculous" and as a mere "symbolic politics".
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has claimed that the ouster of the rival AIADMK faction's two leaders - V.K. Sasikala and her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran - was the first victory in the "dharma yudh" and that both factions would now hold unification talks.
The Supreme Court revived the conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case against BJP and VHP leaders including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, triggering calls for the resignation of Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti.