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Water protests in Bengaluru expose urban India’s growing pains

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BENGALURU: Oracle employees were at work on Monday when protesters entered their nine-storey building in India’s technology hub, Bengaluru, and asked them to leave in support of demonstrations that had erupted across the city over a water dispute.

A spokeswoman for Oracle in India said no one was available to comment on the incident.

Two days of violence, in which protesters torched buses and clashed with riot police after a court ordered Karnataka to share water from the Cauvery river with Tamil Nadu, have exposed the growing pains of the dynamic technology hub’s chaotic boom….

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