Must Read News Articles – May 6

The Hindu

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SC upholds death in Nirbhaya case: ‘If at all there is a case warranting award of death sentence, it is the present case’.

Set up database of children in orphanages, SC tells govt.: Complete registration of child care institutions by year-end: Bench.

Space bonding hits a new high: India successfully launches South Asia Satellite; 7 leaders hail new cooperation.

Govt. arms RBI to crack down on NPAs: The Centre on Friday authorised the Reserve Bank of India to take tough actions to crack down on the rising bad loans on the books of public sector banks, after President Pranab Mukherjee signed off on an ordinance late on Thursday to amend the Banking Regulation Act of 1949, empowering the central bank to deal with the menace more effectively.
Is gender justice only on paper: Member of Nirbhaya case Bench Justice R. Banumathi rues how crimes against women go on despite legislation meant to deter them.
SC cautions against delay in enacting anti-torture law: The “tough” peer review India faced at the United Nations Human Rights Council became the point of discussion in the Supreme Court on Friday with the Chief Justice of India cautioning the government against delay in enacting human rights laws, especially the long-pending anti-torture statute, in national interest.



New terms for PSBs seeking capital: Public sector banks (PSBs) seeking fresh capital from the Centre would have to commit to reform their own operations and take immediate steps to improve their balance sheet position.

Banks to act within set time frame: Following the executive order by the government to empower the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the resolution of stressed assets, the central bank is expected to announce detailed guidelines for banks.

Many questions still remain: The ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 has been touted by the Union government as bringing serious changes to the status quo when it comes to the resolution of banks’ huge non-performing assets.

Indian Express

Supreme Test: Aadhaar-related cases could tell us whether our jurisprudence is fit for an age of technology.

Live Mint

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