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Amarinder Singh

All-party meeting in Punjab calls for setting up tribunal to check river water availability

The meeting to tackle Punjab’s growing water crisis was headed by CM Amarinder Singh. It was attended by the SAD, BJP, AAP, BSP and CPM.
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Water no longer a developing-world problem: It’s become an everyone, everywhere problem

There's no demand-supply gap, only poor allocation choices. The wealthy will have access to water, and the poor will pay more for water of questionable quality.
Cape Town

This is how Cape Town averted a water crisis, just days before running dry

Cape Town’s water crisis got so bad last year that there were competitions to see who could wash their shirts the least.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump in Washington | Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg

Mani Shankar Aiyar writes why Modi will visit US in Sept & Amitabh Kant on arbitration bills

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
People rush to fill their vessels from a water tanker in Chennai | File photo: PTI

Indian citizens care about water but do Indian voters? What data tells us

The gap between what voters say are key issues for them and whom they choose to vote for is wide and, at times, unfathomable.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Iran’s Ambassador feels US wrong on Iran, Valerian Rodrgiues on Karnataka politics & TCA Raghavan on ‘Indo-Pacific’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
H. D. Kumaraswamy interacting with ministers and MLAs in Vidhan Soudha | ANI

Governance has gone for a toss in Karnataka as its leaders are busy saving the government

As the Congress-JD(S) administration deals with a series of defections in Karnataka, people of the state are increasingly resentful with their absent govt.

JSW, Tata & Vedanta plan for crisis as water shortage turns into economic threat

Competition for the resource is set to grow in India, where nearly a third of the country is water-stressed, increasing costs and risks for companies.
'Nipah' virus outbreak

Indian doctors are buying water for surgery as drought worsens

Failed rains last year and delays in this year’s annual monsoon have left nearly half of India facing drought-like conditions.
Girls studying in a school

Chetan Bhagat likes the three-language formula, Swara Bhasker says Article 15 ‘gives her hope’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.