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Poll officials and security personnel making their way from Nimatighat to Majuli to take part in the first phase of Panchayat election on Monday. – UB Photos
India's central bank cuts key rates, eases liquidity
Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS): India's central bank on Tuesday cut key policy rates to infuse more money into the banking system and also trigger lower interest rates on loans taken by the commercial and household sectors. ...

New US citizenship plan could help 200,000 Indians
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS): Even as President Barack Obama is set to announce an immigration reform plan, a bipartisan group of US senators have unveiled their own scheme offering millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. ...

Trooper kills two colleagues in Tripura
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS): A trooper of the elite Tripura State Rifles (TSR) gunned down two colleagues and shot at three others before fleeing away with his service rifle, police here said on Tuesday. ...

Congress's poll promises in Tripura like chit funds: CPI-M
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS): The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Monday termed the Congress's poll promises to the people as "chit funds" which are "lucrative offers", ahead of the February 14 elections to the State Assembly. ...

Tripura Congress chief's brother held with arms
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS): Ahead of the February 14 Assembly polls in Tripura, State Congress president's elder brother Sandip Roy Barman was arrested on Monday night with arms, ammunition, Bangladeshi currency and incriminating documents of militants, ...

1st phase Panchayat poll campaign ends
GUWAHATI, Jan 28 – Campaigning for the first phase of panchayat elections in Assam, scheduled on January 30, ended today, reports PTI. ...

Debo Prasad Barooah passes away
GUWAHATI, Jan 28 – Eminent intellectual, academic and former Vice-Chancellor of Gauhati University, Debo Prasad Barooah, passed away today in a city hospital. He was 82. ...

6th gangrape accused a ‘juvenile’
NEW DELHI, Jan 28 – The sixth accused in the case of December 16 gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student here was today declared by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) as a “minor”, which would enable him to walk free by June 4, this ye ...

India, Bangla sign extradition treaty
DHAKA, Jan 28 – India and Bangladesh today signed a liberalised visa agreement and a landmark extradition treaty that would pave the way for the deportation of jailed ULFA ‘general secretary’ Anup Chetia and other wanted “criminals”, reports PTI. ...

AFSPA misuse boosting militants’ cause
GUWAHATI, Jan 28 – Misuse of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and loopholes in the criminal justice system are strengthening the hands of the militant groups active in Assam to some extent as there have been instances where innocents were killed ...

Treaty unlikely to affect political prisoners
NEW DELHI, Jan 28 – The Extradition Treaty signed in Dhaka by Union Home Ministers of India and Bangladesh, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir is unlikely to affect the political prisoners. ...

Army, IAF officials meet Arunachal CM
ITANAGAR, Jan 28 – Top officials of the Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) today called on Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to discuss core issues related to Army and IAF activities in the State, reports PTI. ...

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