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States with higher literacy levels report more protests, and nearly half of these protests were led by political parties, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of police data over six years.
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With the government decision to withdraw Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes as legal tender, an ongoing debate on cash, no-cash or less-cash society has gathered steam.
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New Delhi, 28th Nov (IANS): Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh has warned that the construction of the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal to provide water to neighbouring Haryana can trigger the return of Khalistani terrorism in this border state.
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New Delhi, 27th Nov (IANS): As Pakistan prepares for its army chief's exit, the three-year tenure of General Raheel Sharif would be remembered for being relatively uneventful -- by Pakistan's standards -- and the professional and politically correct relations he appeared to have maintained with the civilian government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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As a teenager, he once wrote to a US President congratulating him on his re-election and requesting a $10 bill because he "had never seen one and would like to have one of them", but within a few decades, turned to be the nearest but most long-lasting bugbear for a whole series of American Presidents, who tried their best to dislodge or eliminate him.
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