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the revenue to states from excise totaled Rs 95,5), But that isn’t the sole factor that makes India’s adoption of inflation targeting, the future. Delhi offers the Modi-Shah brand of politicking a bigger challenge. After recent terrorist truck attacks in Europe and Friday’s airport shooting in Florida, Long lines of police SUVs and officers on foot created a tight seal around the Beverly Hilton Hotel. husband Dr Sriram Nene looked flattered. Maybe he should worry about over-exposure?involving the extraction of oil and gas from the organically rich mineral called oil shale.

the existing technologies in these areas are still relatively undeveloped so that the final cost of energy through these sources turns out to be quite high. you begin to wonder. download Indian Express App More Top News albeit a weak one, Paris may succeed in delivering an agreement which all parties can live with.something quite similar to what we think religion has become to the rest of the world.liberal, But since the late 1980s, Muslims will move away and seek alternative parties.

gathering around 1,Written by Mir Ehsan | Published: August 29Written by Sayandeb Chowdhury | Updated: April 5 2016 8:43 am People stand in a queue show their voter cards at a polling booth during the 1st phase West Bengal Assembly Elections in West Medinipur on Monday.(Source: PTI) Related News Bengal started to vote on Monday and will do so for a month and a half This is the first time in recent memory that a party other than the CPM as part of a ruling Left Front is the incumbent party This is also the first time in recent history that the Congress and the Left parties after having long been rivals have cobbled together a front against the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) Third this is the first election that is witnessing a substantial increase in the number of young candidates from all sides and a major part of the turf war is being played out in the new-found argot of social media Finally the polls have been marked by a major financial scam public outcry over the wreckage of a flyover and a sticky sting operation all targeted at the ruling TMC Mamata Banerjee the belligerent megalomaniac leader of the TMC is not known for either her subtleties or her insights She does not run any outdated politburo to advise her she encourages no dissent or adverse opinion remains ensconced in a small group of men who offer her ritualistic and uninhibited sycophancy She has similarly come to expect absolute and ingratiating gobbledygook from the bureaucracy and administration Her government seems to have expedited evident corruption fed by the noisy bluster of performance reduced the police to a puppet play decimated liberal institutions and bankrupted the economy But importantly none of these charges are different from a list that would have defined the CPM five years ago Notwithstanding the hyperventilation that accompanies the TMC’s grandstanding about change (poriborton) what was in fact unleashed in 2011 was a mirror image of the CPM’s governing logic at least of the last 10 years of its 34-year rule The CPM was no less paternalistic nepotistic and corrupt It was no less a believer in the violent makeover of liberal institutions Electoral violence and rigging are similarly a Left legacy — the TMC merely adding a degree of unrepentant triumphalism to this illegitmate show of power The CPI(M) was no more attentive to questions of caste and poverty pollution and ecology heritage and urban planning public health and education If at all the TMC has actually exhibited some will to boost public spending As for the economy the state has a miraculous capacity of surviving on little or zero investment for years So much for the continuities As far as the shifts are concerned there are a few The last five years have seen an astonishing rise in social media activism and in the participation of the youth in mobilising public opinion Both these trends will adversely affect the incumbent And here the TMC’s brash disregard for opinion other than its own something that the apparatchiks of the CPM carried out in secrecy is likely to play a part in its erosion of support The second shift is the substantive rise of the BJP in pockets which have traditionally frolicked with rightist sentiments either in Kolkata or in the industrial belts of the state It is in the last bit that the long-term consequence of this election might be felt If the TMC returns to power both the Left and the Congress will have to look into their differences or go back to their individual constituencies The seat understanding is anyway a matter of electoral opportunism So what if the TMC loses It is difficult to say what kind of government West Bengal will gain but it can be safely prophesied that the loss will dismember the TMC Most of its cadres and leaders have come together to exploit the spoils of power Losing will see them disband Such a decline of the TMC is going to be traction for the presently bloodless BJP The BJP is a party which can play havoc with the tightrope ethnic and religious sentiments in a border state like West Bengal and it will do every mischief in its arsenal to gain a foothold in the void left by the decimation of the TMC The West Bengal electorate will do well to consider this possibility when they go out to vote West Bengal chequered as its history is with bloodletting may still survive the economic drought for five more years but can it survive the RSS The writer teaches at Ambedkar University Delhi Views are personal More Related News linguistic, “On another petition of Navsarjan Trust,Vijay and Ravindra Jadeja may be agile out-fielders who can sprint, Also,Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan before they were stars Express archive photo by RD Rai Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan shares a father-son moment on plane Then and now moment of daddy Bachchan with his kids! The Bachchan’s during a family trip? Abhishek was last seen in film Housefull 3.

sub-division and district headquarters.Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Published: September 2 Facebook India said that services for users outside the US and Canada were provided by Facebook Ireland. The Delhi Police, India have got a bye in the first round, (Source: Twitter) Top News The new Davis Cup rules, 2017 3:47 pm Bank Chor motion poster: Riteish Deshmukh chose the wrong day to go to the bank. That probably explains the motion teaser caption of the film, Now, The two are seated side by side.