From demonetisation to Nagrota terror attack, November proved painful for Indians

November started on a "shocking note".

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New Delhi, Nov 30: As one look back, the last few weeks have been really "painful" for most Indians.

November started on a "shocking note".

Demonetisation

On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

The news was immediately followed by huge cash crunch, as people waited hours in queues in front of banks and ATMs to deposit their "illegal" old currency notes and withdraw valid money.

Even after three weeks, situation has not changed much.

Most of the banks are struggling to provide relief to the hassled customers, who are totally at sea as they have no cash in their hands to conduct their lives in a normal manner.

Before we could understand the impact of the "monumental" decision of Modi government, millions voiced their anger against the sudden and unplanned decision.

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The most affected are the small time traders, daily wage earners, farmers, mills and factories, to name a few, that are heavily dependent on cash.

In order to tide over the crisis, the government is asking people to switch over to e banking or mobile banking.

However, in a country where 50 percent of the population does not have bank accounts and 26 percent of the population is illiterate, time will only tell if India is ready to turn cashless.

As "cash" woes continued across the country, the border skirmishes also witnessed rapid rise.

Almost on a regular basis, Pakistani-trained terrorists attacked Indian soil in the border state of Jammu and Kashmir during November.

Post-surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on Pakistani terror camps in September, the country lost around 28 soldiers.

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On Tuesday, Pakistani terrorists stormed into an army camp in Nagrota, near Jammu.

The terror attack led to the death of seven army personnel, including two officers.

The heightened tension between India and Pakistan does not augur well for peace.

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