Six of the nine addresses of gangster Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan, provided by India, have got an indirect confirmation from the UN. The world body has removed three from the list as those were found to be incorrect. India, in a dossier, had cited these nine addresses as those frequented by Dawood, mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
A Karnataka lawyer has approached a court demanding sedition charges be filed against actress-turned-politician Ramya for praising Pakistanis, triggering a controversy with many saying the colonial-era law is being used to curb free speech. Ramya, a Congress leader, visited Islamabad last week for a meeting of young parliamentarians from the Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) nations.
India was ranked seventh among top 10 wealthiest countries in the world, according to a report by New World Wealth. The United States topped the chart. With a total individual wealth of $5,600 billion, India stood at No. 7 in the list, ahead of Canada ($4,700 billion), Australia ($4,500 billion) and Italy ($4,400 billion), which came in at 8th, 9th and 10th slots, respectively.