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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....
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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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Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
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Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

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FATF condemns Pulwama terror attack but doesn’t officially black list Pakistan

Pakistan has failed to demonstrate a proper understanding on funding of terrorist groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, said the global terror finance watchdog.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.