My son exposes me to music that works today: Shankar Mahadevan

Mumbai, Dec 25 : Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan says his son Siddharth exposes him to music that clicks with the new age listeners in the country. “I draw inspiration from my son Siddharth because he exposes me to music that works today and he plays it to me. The youth inspires you… They keep you young. […]

Money has lost its ‘anonymity’ after demonetisation: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 25 : Describing the currency being deposited in banks following last month’s demonetisation of high-value notes as money that has lost its earlier “anonymity”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said these funds now available with the banks have strengthened the Indian banking system. “The money that is being deposited in cash […]

Al Shabaab militants shoot prosecutor dead in Somalia’s Puntland

By Abdiqani Hassan and Feisal Omar BOSASSO, Somalia Dec 25 : Al Shabaab Islamist militants shot dead a military prosecutor in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region today, witnesses and officials said, the type of targetted killing that Al Qaeda-allied gunmen frequently commit throughout Somalia. Al Shabaab’s insurgency aims to drive out African Union peacekeepers, topple Somalia’s […]

Pakistan releases Indian fishermen in bid to ease tensions with Delhi

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Dec 25 : Pakistan released 220 Indian fishermen today as a goodwill gesture aimed at easing tensions with its neighbour, officials said. The men were arrested more than a year ago, accused of entering Pakistani waters in an area of the Arabian Sea where the border is unclear. India is […]

Pope Christmas message offers hope in world hit by terrorism, war

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Dec 25 : Pope Francis today offered a Christmas hope for peace in a world lacerated by war and terrorism, urging people to remember migrants, refugees and those hit by economic instability caused by “idolatry of money”. Francis, marking the fourth Christmas season since his election in 2013, also urged […]