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Indigenously built Agni-II missile on display at Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Sunday.

A contingent of Delhi Police marching past through Rajpath during he full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Sunday. — PTI photos
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Bomb found on parade route
NEW DELHI, Jan 23 — The police today detected and defused a bomb near the route of the Republic Day Parade on Rajpath here just before the start of its final rehearsal, averting a major tragedy. An improvised explosive device, concealed in a plastic jar and timed to go off within two hours, was recovered from near a wooden pole along the barricades near the India Gate at around 8.30 am, half-an-hour before the start of the rehearsal, a top police official said.

NDA reaches pact on Bihar poll
NEW DELHI, Jan 23 — After several days of negotiations and an official split between the Samata Party and the Janata Dal (United), the BJP today successfully concluded a seat-sharing agreement with its partners for the forthcoming elections for 324 Assembly seats in Bihar.
BJP weighing other options
Laloo to fight Danapur seat
Fresh round of talks fail
LUCKNOW, Jan 23 — Efforts to hold a fresh round of negotiations between leaders of the striking powermen in Uttar Pradesh and the state government failed to make any headway tonight with both sides sticking to their respective stands on the trifurcation of the state electricity board, official sources said.

17 top men in vigilance net
NEW DELHI, Jan 23 — Seventeen top IAS and IPS officers including some of secretary rank, an SDM and a DCP in Delhi are among the bureaucrats against whom the Central Vigilance Commission has recommended criminal or departmental proceedings on corruption charges.The officers include two former chairmen of port trusts, a former Health Secretary of Delhi, a DG, Home Guards, a former IGP in West Bengal and a couple of Chief Secretaries.

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11-member panel restrained
AMRITSAR, Jan 23 — The Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Puran Singh has debarred the 11-member committee on the Nanakshahi calendar from functioning. The committee was formed nine days back. Giani Puran Singh also resusciated the seven-member committee formed by him in December 1999. Sant Mangal Singh of Sat Satlani has been made a member. The sant was removed from the committee.
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