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Move over Gully Boy, this rap song on Modi is shock-and-awe attack on Khan Market wannabes

Narendra Modi has always been an early data crusader, and knows his target audience well.
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10 fastest-growing global cities in India: Economic boom or poor focus on quality of life?

A study by Oxford Economics reveals that the 10-fastest growing cities in the world in the next two decades will all be from India, with Gujarat's Surat topping the list. However, no Indian city will feature in the top 10 cities with the highest aggregate nominal GDP. ThePrint asks: 10 fastest-growing global cities in India: Economic boom or poor focus on quality of life? India has the largest number of people yet to be urbanised Partha Mukhopadhyay Senior research fellow, CPR Will many of our cities grow at 8 per cent-plus, when previous peak growth has been much slower? May be not, but that does not affect the broad narrative. That India is home to the fastest growing cities is unsurprising – after all, it has the largest number of people to be urbanised. But, Indian urbanisation is as much about morphing – a mass in-situ move from farm to non-farm work – as migration....
Rahul Gandhi

Congress to visit industrial towns to find businessmen hurt by GST & note ban

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will participate in some of the meetings, especially those with farmers and student groups.
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One of Gujarat’s biggest trade hubs doesn’t want to vote for BJP, but has no alternative

Surat's textile and diamond industry is still reeling from demonetisation and GST. Some are convinced this was necessary, others hope for change.
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After ‘communal’ videos, Election Commission sounds caution over Ram Katha plan in Surat

Schedule for Morari Bapu’s ‘Ram Katha’ falls in the middle of election season — from 2 to 10 December; organisers told to keep political leaders at bay.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.