A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Ordinance on child rape shows government’s determination to act on the matter, says Narendra Modi: The prime minister, who was in Madhya Pradesh for the National Panchayati Raj Sammelan, said families should teach sons to be responsible.  
  2. Mamata Banerjee says she had advised Congress against CJI impeachment motion: Venkaiah Naidu said he rejected the CJI impeachment motion ‘in conformity with Constitution’, and Arun Jaitley said the motion was misconceived and meant to intimidate judiciary.
  3. Ahead of Asaram rape case verdict, section 144 in Jodhpur, security increased in Gujarat, Haryana: A Jodhpur court will deliver its verdict on Wednesday in a rape case that a teenager had filed against the religious leader in 2013.  
  4. ‘Congress has blood on its hands, but we’ll accept it so that you learn from it’, says Salman Khurshid: The former Union minister, who made these remarks at an event in Aligarh Muslim University, later said he spoke ‘as a human being’.  
  5. India to play 2019 Cricket World Cup opener against South Africa: The 2019 World Cup will be held in the UK from May 30 to July 14.  
  6. Accused in Surat rape-murder case also killed 11-year-old girl’s mother, say police: An investigation found that the main accused had bought the two from Rajasthan for Rs 35,000.  
  7. United Nations Security Council unable to respond to new challenges, says Sushma Swaraj: While addressing a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, she said it would be futile to bring in reforms in the UN without changes in the council.
  8. J&K passes ordinance to allow death penalty for those convicted of raping children below 12: Rapists of girls aged between 13 and 16 years will be sentenced to life imprisonment.
  9. Death by hanging is less barbaric than execution by lethal injection, firing squad, Centre tells SC: The government made this point in a counter-affidavit filed in response to a plea seeking alternative methods of executing death row convicts.  
  10. Supreme Court prohibits further unauthorised construction in illegal colonies in Delhi: The amicus curiae in the case argued that bye-laws on buildings in the city do not apply to constructions in unauthorised colonies.