Incidents of Maoist violence fell 22.5% in the first nine months of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
Four analysts spoke to a variety of people in rural, semi-urban and peri-urban areas of Maharashtra to see what they thought of ‘notebandi’.
With the Assam victory, the BJP now governs 43% of the population, up from 216 million (21%) in 2004.
Air pollution has become a global concern with rising air pollution levels, as outdoor air pollution in cities and rural areas across the world estimated to cause 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the WHO.
Additional factors, such as temperature, wind-speed and increased moisture, could account for the rise in air-pollution levels.
Opinion on social media was mixed, with some reporting positive experiences while driving because of fewer cars on the road while others complained that public transport was more crowded than usual.
Employment is likely to be the issue that preoccupies Bihari minds as their state prepares for assembly elections in October and November.