The Morning Wrap: Centre Plans To Privatize Urban Water Supply; Indian Techies Worst Paid Among Global IT Firms

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An Indian boy drinks water collected from a government water supply tap at an impoverished settlement on a hot summer day in Bhubaneswar, India, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Heat-related conditions, including dehydration and heat stroke, have killed more than 1,000 people in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and hundreds in Telangana since mid-April, according to state officials. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

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It was a chance tea-break that helped journalist Ashutosh Tripathi capture the viral picture of a man gathering the pieces of his decades-old typewriter, after it had been callously destroyed by a truculent cop.

The Delhi High Court has asked the government, RK Pachauri and Teri to explain why it hasn't done more, sooner, to address the allegations levelled by a woman-employee who's accused Pachauri of sexual harrassment.

Rupande Mehta draws a link between the rape case involving the Saudi diplomat and the Baghpat rape incident. The connection is that in both cases, the accused women are likely to be denied justice.

Nine days after they got trapped in a partially collapsed under-construction tunnel near Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, two workers were today rescued and brought out even as search operations continued for the third worker who is still suspected stuck under the debris.

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Immediately after a controversy erupted over government's proposal to investigate every message that an individual will send via WhatsApp, SMS, or Google Hangouts, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology clarified in a draft that social media websites and applications will be exempted from the purview of the Encryption Policy.

The Union government has started laying the groundwork for the privatisation of water distribution in urban India, with the Ministry of Urban Development preparing a model concession agreement that would serve as the framework for public-private participation (PPP) in the water sector in all cities.

During campaign polls in Bihar, Rahul Gandhi said "he'd changed," and emphasized his visits to temples.

To counter Hardik Patel’s “anti-reservation movement”, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Dalit leader Udit Raj on Monday gave a call for a pro-reservation Maha Rally in Delhi on December 7.

Former Intelligence Bureau chief, TV Rajesvar, says in a memoir that the RSS backed the 1975 Emergency.

The German startup incubator, Rocket Internet, plans to exit several of its Indian investments such as Foodpanda, Jabong and FabFurnish.

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Meet the several post-grad, corporate-job-holding executives who've quit to become drivers on Uber and Ola in India.

Indian IT companies are among the 10 worst paymasters in the world, says a survey - a mid-level IT manager draws an average salary of USD 41,213 while his Swiss counterpart gets over four times more.

Prepare for fashion tips from a robot, whom online fashion retailer Myntra, plans to use as part of an enhanced customer experience.

Want to grab prime land in and around Hazaribagh? Issue forged royal writs of pre-Independence era to gift yourself plots. Dip the documents in tea liquor to make them look suitably vintage.

Opinion


Srinath Reddy says that the dengue crisis in Delhi is a manmade disaster and can be solved only through coordination, across civic bodies. "A key public health priority is the strengthening of both rural and urban primary health services. Whether it is the initial assessment and care of fevers, chronic care of high blood pressure and diabetes or ensuring adherence to tuberculosis treatment, frontline health services can provide most needed healthcare."

Maharashtra chief minister, Devendra Fadnavis rebutts Rajdeep Sardesai in a Hindustan Times op-ed and accuses him of pursuing a "left agenda."

G Sampath says that Jeremy Corbyn's rise in UK's Labour Party has lessons for India's Left. "Mr. Corbyn repeatedly stressed the importance of turning the Labour Party into a social movement — he mentioned it even in his victory speech..."

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