In his maiden Independence Day address to the nation, the Prime Minister declared one of his most ambitious projects- to provide access to banking and insurance to all-the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna.
Fearing backlash from anti-government protesters, roads leading to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Lahore residence, where he is currently residing, have been blocked and heavy contingent of police deployed.
According to official sources at the Imperial Guest House in Kyoto, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat down with his host and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at a traditional dining table for over one-and-a-half hours, "for an exceptionally warm and friendly conversation" over a traditional Japanese meal on Saturday evening.
Surprised by the amount of turn his spinners managed to extract from the pitch in the third ODI win against England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they will have to work on delivering similar performances on tracks which may not be as helpful.
Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza fought through a gruelling schedule to enter the last 16 of women's doubles and quarterfinals of mixed doubles by winning both her respective second-round matches on an all-win day for Indians in the US Open in New York.