* BSF DG K K Sharma meets Odisha DGP KB Singh; BSF to provide 2 bulletproof boats in 3-4 months for patrolling in cut-off areas, informs DG.
* At least 45 dead after bus falls into Tons River in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.
* Tej Bahadur Yadav, BSF constable who had released a video on quality of food served has been dismissed.
* PM Modi bans lal batti culture: Central govt ministers, officials can’t use red beacon cars. The red beacon ban also applies to Chief Ministers & Judges of High Court and Supreme Court. President, Vice President, CJI, PM, Lok Sabha Speaker exempted.
* Cabinet clears EC’s proposal of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
* Hindu youth from Pakistan selected for prestigious US award.
* Donald Trump signs ‘buy American, hire American’ order to end H-1B ‘misuse’.