PASSED Bill to protect whistleblowers by Parliament. It was cleared two years after Lok Sabha had passed it.
BORN The country’s heaviest baby ever, in Imphal. The girl weighed 5.9 kg at birth.
JOINED BJP, by former Research and Analysis Wing chief Sanjeev Tripathi.
DIED Lalit Kala Akademi National Awardwinning painter Prokash Karmakar at 81.