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CO2 levels rise despite lockdown, Asia’s water crisis and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
People rush to fill their vessels from a water tanker in Chennai | File photo: PTI

Pune to Bengaluru: Indians opt for pay-and-plug solutions when govt fails

In The Gated Republic, Shankkar Aiyar writes about why Indians don’t want to depend on the government and 'babudom' for the most basic of necessities.
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.

On Camera

Uyghur Muslim women in the Grand Bazaar in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China

TV anchors outrage over Uyghurs in China, but stay quiet about Indian Muslims

After cheering the ban on Chinese apps, the latest coping mechanism of Indian TV news seems to be focusing on the plight of the Uyghur Muslims in China.
Pedestrians pass in front of the Nasdaq MarketSite in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US (representational image) | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

The next 3 months will reveal how badly global economy has been hit by coronavirus

Next 3 months stand to reveal the underlying economic pain more vividly than past 3 months as massive fiscal assistance from govts is soon going to fade.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China corps commanders talks today to focus on Pangong, to be toughest round yet

India and China have serious differences at Pangong and Depsang Plains, even though they have moved ahead with disengagement at other points of conflict along LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.