Must Read News Articles – May 5

The Hindu

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U.S., Germany slam India for NGO funding norms: Rohatgi defends India’s record at UN Human Rights Council.

HC upholds life for 11 in Bilkis Bano case: The court convicted them under Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) and Section 218 (public servant framing incorrect record or writing with intent to save person from punishment) of the Indian Penal Code.

Rise & fall of Swachh cities: Their ranking is heavily influenced by public feedback.


Different clocks: Changes in the financial year need proper coordination between the Centre and States.

The long arc to Ankara: Recep Erdoğan’s visit came as a reminder of the heavy lifting needed to fix India-Turkey ties.

The scale of progress, so far: Is the process of a voluntary national review of Agenda 2030 helpful?


Higher coal tax may benefit economy: It will boost GDP, cut mortality.

Equity ETFs rise on investor interest: Equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) saw significant growth in the financial year 2016-17 (FY17) with the total assets under management (AUM) increasing three-fold on the back of higher demand from both retail and institutional investors.

Indian Express

Road to bankability: Six ways to strengthen the Indian banking sector even as the NPA crisis billows.

Live Mint

Advice and dissent on India’s fiscal path: The NK Singh committee’s report carries a dissent note by the chief economic adviser pointing to absence of consistency between debt and deficit targets prescribed.

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