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End of Eelam War IV as Tigers are eliminated as a military force
Rajapaksa calls up Pranab
NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called up External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee to confirm that the armed resistance by the LTTE had ended and its leader Velupillai Prabakaran was dead. An External ...
Red alert in Tamil Nadu
CHENNAI: High-level security was in place across Tamil Nadu soon after the news of the death of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leader V. Prabakaran spread on Monday. While intelligence agencies issued a red alert calling for ...
Congress in two minds on SP, RJD
NEW DELHI: The process of forming the next government has begun in right earnest with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh submitting his resignation along with that of the Council of Ministers on Monday. President Pratibha Patil accepted the ...
The making of a militant leader
‘Only Tamil Eelam can be a secure outcome for us and there can be no alternative to this.’
Taming of Tamil Tigers threatens to breed fiercer creatures
The victory for Sri Lankan forces has come at a high price both in terms of civilian life and damage to Colombo’s international reputation. According to U.N. figures, an estimated 7,000 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed between January 20, ...
A cavalcade of deadly blunders
If in the end the LTTE found itself reduced to a group on the run, it had none but itself to blame
End of a warlord & zealot
Velupillai Prabakaran, 1954-2009
Witness to one extended roller-coaster ride
It is difficult to believe now that Prabakaran had thought nothing could dislodge him from his position
Many milestones before the fall
There were many important moments in the history of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its supremo Velupillai Prabakaran. The pictures here provide glimpses from a time when the group enjoyed the comfort of a base in Tamil Nadu, the support of leaders such as M.G. Ramachandran, the historic signing of the India-Sri Lanka Agreement in 1987, and the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Some recently discovered pictures also show Prabakaran with family members.
Wearing death around their necks
CHENNAI: What made the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) stand out from other militant organisations was that its fighters wore a cyanide capsule strung around their necks. If they were in danger of being captured by the Sri Lankan armed ...
Most of LTTE top brass killed: Army
Military identifies 18 dead, including Charles Anthony
India presses for ‘effective devolution’
NEW DELHI: India on Monday told Colombo to tackle the grievances of the Tamil minority which gave rise to the ethnic conflict. It sought political steps towards “effective devolution” of power within the Sri Lankan ...
“I knew he could never be caught alive”
CHENNAI: The former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, D.R. Kaarthikeyan, who spearheaded the Special Investigation Team that probed the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said he always knew that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ...
Kolkata Knight Riders clinches a last-ball win
Brendon McCullum and Brad Hodge power the chase
Modi rules out national role
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday categorically ruled out any role for himself at the national level and said he would continue to “serve the people of Gujarat.” In a brief chat with journalists at the ...
Uphill task ahead of Royal Challengers
It has to play exceptionally well to stun Daredevils and stay in the fray
Sensex creates history, vaults 2111 points
‘The economy will be back on track much faster than what one could have thought of’
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