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Tuesday, August 15, 2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

LTTE bid to kill Pak envoy
* Indian cricketers safe in Colombo
* Seven killed, eight wounded

Colombo, August 14
Pakistan’s top diplomat here today escaped unhurt in a powerful explosion triggered by the LTTE, believed to be angry over Islamabad’s arms support to Sri Lanka, killing seven persons and wounding eight others.

Sri Lankan police officers examine the three-wheeler taxi which was hit by a powerful claymore mine rigged on to it in Colombo on Monday.
Sri Lankan police officers examine the three-wheeler taxi which was hit by a powerful claymore mine rigged on to it in Colombo on Monday. — AFP photo

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43 orphans killed in Lankan aerial strike

Colombo, August 14
At least 43 schoolgirls were killed in Sri Lanka’s rebel-held Mullaitivu district today and dozens more hurt when air force jets bombed an orphanage. 

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New Delhi, August 14
Delhi was today brought under a thick blanket of security with sharpshooters deployed around key installations in the run-up to the Independence Day.

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Multi-crore ration scam rocks Doda
Jammu, August 14
While Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has prematurely retired 10 government officials against whom there were allegations of corruption, a food scam worth over Rs.3.50 crore has rocked his home district of Doda.


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New Delhi, August 14
An arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, Anas, alias Rizwan, has admitted that he had been in constant touch with officials of the ISI and the Pakistan Army.

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Kashmir appeared to be foremost in the minds of the alleged plotters of the unsuccessful bid to blow up the US-bound flights in Britain with liquid explosives, media reports said.

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Major James Thomas of 10 Sikh Light Infantry and Fireman Vijay Pal Singh of Uttar Pradesh have been awarded Kirti Chakra posthumously for “exceptional valour, commendable courage, devotion to duty and supreme sacrifice” in this year’s Independence Day Presidential Awards, announced here today on the eve of the 60th I-Day.                      Major James Thomas
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