Must Read News Articles – May 9

The Hindu

Front Page / NATIONAL

China offers to rename OBOR to allay India’s fears: China is prepared to consider renaming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) if it would end India’s reservations over its One Belt One Road (Or Belt and Road Initiative) passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Different offences cannot be boxed into one trial: Says joint trial is an exception, the norm is separate trials for distinct offences.

Push for private sector in defence production: The Government has accelerated efforts to finalise the ambitious Strategic Partnership (SP) model, which would give a major boost to private sector participation in defence manufacturing.


Towards a unique digital South Asian identity: Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.

Being humane: A law against torture should enable ratification of the Convention barring custodial excesses.


Centre to raise with U.S. non-tariff barriers: ‘Curbs affecting exports of goods made in India’.

‘Decision on NPAs still lies with banks’: Banks would still be responsible for taking commercial decisions on non-performing assets weighing down their balance-sheets, including possible haircuts, but scrutiny from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and advisories from oversight committees on the processes they adopt should comfort bankers.

Indian Express

Network is the key: India must ramp up its internal connectivity to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Live Mint

NPA resolution: Let’s try again: The government seems to be hoping that the Reserve Bank of India will solve what is essentially a collective action problem.

India’s solar mission can cause new debt problems: Indian solar project developers may find their projects unviable in the event of currency fluctuation or changes in China’s policy on solar cell and module export.

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