Thursday, August 16, 2001, Chandigarh, India
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Ultras kill 5 in Udhampur
2 die in explosion; 22 hurt in blast near school
Jammu, August 15
Despite unprecedented security measures taken across Jammu and Kashmir, militants struck at a number of places while people were celebrating the 55th Independence Day today.

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PM blames Musharraf for summit failure
New Delhi, August 15
The Agra summit hangover spilled over to the soaring ramparts of the Red Fort today with the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, shielded by unprecedented security, blaming Pakistan President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, for the failed talks.
Prime Minister A. B. Vajpayee returns after inspecting the guard of honour on the occasion of the 54th anniversary celebrations of Independence at Red Fort in Delhi on Wednesday. PTI photo
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Lathi charge mars candlelight vigil
Peaceniks refused entry to Zero Line
Wagah, August 15
The lathi charge by Punjab Police and Border Security Force personnel marred the candlelight vigil on the intervening night of August 14 and 15, which was held here after a gap of two years.
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Punjabi folk singer Hans Raj Hans dances with the audience near the Wagah joint checkpost on the intervening night of August 14 and 15. Photo Rajiv Sharma


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Central team to visit flood-hit HP areas
New Delhi, August 15
The Centre will send a high-powered team to visit the flood-affected areas of Himachal Pradesh for an assessment of the losses suffered by the state. The team is likely to visit the state in a week.

Korean trekker dead
Hamirpur ravaged by rain
Kulu, August 15
A Korean national was reportedly killed near the Beas kund, (13500-feet high) while he was returning from a trek along with six others. The seven-member team of Korean nationals, including four women, was on a trek to the Beas kund near the Rohtang Pass.

Special Shatabdi from Aug 25
Chandigarh, August 15
The Northern Railway will introduce a special Shatabdi Express train on the Chandigarh-New Delhi-Chandigarh sector from August 25. The new train will run six days a week. There will be no special Shatabdi-type train on Sundays.

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