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India's Controversial Bihar governor Buta Singh quits

[b]India's Controversial Bihar governor Buta Singh quits[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 27 January, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]India showcased its military might and cultural richness with a three-hour long display in the presence of visiting Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on what was once the Kings' way in imperial Delhi to mark the country's 58th Republic Day.

President APJ Abdul Kalam took the salute yesterday at the parade. Large contingents from the armed forces, police, paramilitary forces and ex-servicemen took part in the parade along with also cultural troops and tableaux depicting some new weapons and India's march towards a new dawn.

A dare-devil motorcycle display by the Border Security Force and an awe-inspiring fly-past by Air Force's fighter jets were the special attractions but this display of pomp and pageantry India stands for was overshadowed by two developments outside Delhi – resignation of controversial governor Buta Singh and violence let loose by Left wing extremists known locally as Naxalites in Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa.

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