* Two security personnel killed in an encounter in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir; exchange of fire with militants still on.
* Prime Minister asks RBI to prepare a 20-year roadmap for financial inclusion; asks banks to take a considerate view in lending to the poor.
* Sonia Gandhi meets rain-affected farmers in Madhya Pradesh; demands timely compensation for those who lost their crops.
* BJP National Executive has begun discussion in Bengaluru on strengthening the party’s base in southern and eastern states.
* India has agreed to help Colombo in evacuating its nationals from strife-torn Yemen.
* Houthi rebels are reported to be pulling back from Aden after bombing by Saudi-led coalition.