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Editor's Notes Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform ONGC at KG Basin Put expensive assets created to use... Five star activism stalls development activity There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Wise Presidents Quality silica from Neyveli Fuel for thought Paytm karo... A yen for wastage… Haul over the coal Should we change the official year? Why this malaise in medical education? Intellectual of rare qualities Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities The sea- saw battle continues... Wanted: a second airport for Chennai Which side are you, Montek? Music happens Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt The rise and rise of KCP Nuclear power at the nucleus Gas is the way forward No Maha Koottani in TN... When small is no larger beautiful.. CII projects higher growth… Come elections, come advertisements... Editor's Says The few handicaps... 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When online building permits work…. Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! Convulsions in The Hindu SoA @ 80 B H Kothari - a tribute Tatas moving out of urea production... Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai Things happen by accident and not by design... Secularism and anti-Hinduism Shale gas and its shallow future For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Excel Generators provide the vital back-up S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Modi storms Silicon Valley Boy, can you beat these? 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West Bengal: mindless malignancy

In West Bengal the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC won 34 out of 42 seats. The Left Parties could win only 2 seats.  Congress and BJP won 4 and 2 respectively. An interesting development is the sizeable vote share of 16.8 per cent of the BJP in the state.

Mamata Banerjee has been quite angry with Modi for the latter’s criticism of her rule. On the lines of Mani Shankar Aiyar, she was not averse to using extremely harsh language: “he wants to cause caste-based violence. We are telling the Election Commission that he should be arrested and should not be allowed to campaign in the state,” she said. She also labelled Modi “butcher of Gujarat.” She wouldn’t even send a note of congratulations.

Such adversarial relations did not win for the state much even from the UPA II government. Continuing this doesn’t augur well for West Bengal.

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