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Biggest security threats ahead: ASIS

The threats posed by the Cold War will be outdone by the multifaceted dangers of the 21st century, according to a landmark speech by the head of Australia’s spy service today.

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True to form, Karunanidhi did Eelam u-turn, say Tamil activists

The sudden volte face by DMK chief M Karunanidhi on his demand for Eelam in the context of the Tamil Eelam Supporters Organisation (TESO) meeting on August 12 — where no resolution would be passed in support of Eelam — has least angered or even surprised many Tamil rights groups. They feel the manner in which Karunanidhi made his view known has totally exposed his apathy for the sentiments of Tamils.

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A candid post-mortem of the LTTE

Book: The Prabhakaran Saga
 
Author: S. Murali
 
This is a cold-blooded yet comprehensive post-mortem of the rise and fall of the LTTE and its boss Velupillai Prabhakaran who thought, till nemesis caught up with him, that he could never be vanquished. Murali displays admirable writing and reporting skills to present an otherwise complicated story of Sri Lanka’s Tamil conflict, which lasted over a quarter century, into a chronologically detailed but easy to read work.