Here's a wrap of the top stories picked from morning newspapers
Patna, Chandigarh, Delhi, Pune, Indore, Nashik, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Agra, Ghaziabad, and Hyderabad are among the cities that face a severe water crisis, according to a study by the ministry of housing and urban affairs, Hindustan Times reported. The ministry plans to address this crisis, in part, by launching a people’s movement , and hopes to do this by the end of November in the most water stressed parts of the country.
Growth in the eight key core sectors slowed to 0.2% in June, the lowest since December 2015, the Times of India reported. The growth has been dragged down by a contraction in four segments and pointing to a slowdown for overall industrial growth. The core sector accounts for over 40% of the index of industrial production and the slowdown in June will impact the factory output data for June
Days before batsman Prithvi Shaw failed a dope test, the government had come down heavily on the BCCI and its anti-doping set-up, The Indian Express has reported. In a letter to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the Sports Ministry said that the board’s anti-doping programme lacked robustness. It also hinted at a conflict of interest since the BCCI itself tests and hands out punishment to its players.
Business paper Mint has reported that Two- and three-wheeler makers in India may be asked by the government to pay up for causing vehicular pollution if they do not meet a deadline to produce electric vehicles. The hardening of stance comes after the manufacturers missed the two-week government deadline to submit their plans to convert a part of their two-wheelers and all three-wheelers into electric