>China says it agrees with India to maintain border peace. China and India have agreed to maintain peace and tranquility along their Himalayan border while they work on resolving a long-festering boundary dispute, China`s foreign ministry said after talks in New Delhi.
>Navy’s aircraft crashes into sea off Goa coast, 2 missing. Navy spokesman Rahul Sinha said that one officer on board has been rescued. A search operation is underway for one missing pilot and another officer on board.
>First world’s discarded medical devices flood Indian markets. Domestic manufacturers, too, have repeatedly petitioned government officials about the need to indigenize this sector quickly for similar reasons. Indian manufacturers blame poorly-controlled Chinese companies for exporting low-priced equipment of questionable quality to this country.
>J&K floods: Death toll at 17, Jhelum levels recede at Sangam. The water level of Jhelum river, which had touched the flood levels at Sangam and Ram Munshi Bagh, is showing a declining or static trend. Seventeen deaths have been reported so far with thousands forced to flee to safer places as rain-fed streams rushed down the mountains, flooding parts of the state capital.
>Delhi government decides to ban any sale, storage, manufacture or distribution of tobacco or any related product for one year. As per Delhi Govt officials, Satyendra Jain, The Health Minister took the initiative few weeks ago. Government’s plan was to ban the chewable products of tobacco but it decided to go a step further for controlling tobacco in the city and to spread the awareness of its harmful effects. At first, officials took step to ban ‘gutka’ but since then the retailers of tobacco started to sell the raw elements of gutkha in different pouches and Delhi Govt couldn’t do anything about it as the term ‘gutka’ used in the notification. People of the city are taking it as a great move by the Govt and hailing the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal for it. This is indeed a great step to reduce the tobacco consumption for one long year in the capital of India, which is expected to curb the dissipation of it in big measure. Delhi govt bans sale, manufacture, storage and distribution of tobacco & its products for one year.