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Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit

Burkina Faso's president in S'pore for private visit
SINGAPORE: The President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, is in Singapore for a private visit.On Wednesday morning, Mr Compaoré met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, after which he also called on President Tony Tan Keng Yam.Mr Compaoré i...

Brunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the Bay

Brunei’s Sultan, PM Lee plant sapling at Gardens by the Bay
SINGAPORE: Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah started the last day of his three-day state visit with a trip to Gardens by the Bay on Wednesday morning.He was accompanied by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.During the walk, the two leaders planted a "Kapu...

SAA athlete vents on Facebook over qualifying controversy

SAA athlete vents on Facebook over qualifying controversy
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) has been plagued by another controversy, with an athlete taking to Facebook to vent her frustrations.National pole vaulter Rachel Yang had agreed to participate in a competition in Busan, South Kore...

Telcos not charging existing customers with contracts for 4G services

Telcos not charging existing customers with contracts for 4G services
SINGAPORE: The three telcos - StarHub, M1 and SingTel - have decided not to charge for 4G services for existing customers with minimum term contracts.This is after industry regulator Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore conducted an investigat...

Overwhelming demand for Hello Kitty series causes patchy access to online store

Overwhelming demand for Hello Kitty series causes patchy access to online store
SINGAPORE: Scores of people hoping to be among the first in the world to get the new Hello Kitty Bubbly World Collector's Set, found the buying experience far from "purr-fect".McDonald's Singapore launched online sales for the set of six dolls at 11a...

Former PAP MP Dr Dixie Tan dies aged 78

Former PAP MP Dr Dixie Tan dies aged 78
SINGAPORE: Former People's Action Party Member of Parliament, Dr Dixie Tan, has died. The former cardiologist was 78.A relative told Channel NewsAsia she died at Singapore General Hospital on Wednesday morning, after battling brain cancer for about t...

Malaysian in latest attempted checkpoint breach charged

Malaysian in latest attempted checkpoint breach charged
SINGAPORE: A Malaysian allegedly at the centre of the latest attempted checkpoint breach was charged in court on Wednesday with trying to enter Singapore without a valid pass.The man, Mohd Sani Bin Mohamad Salleh, allegedly attempted to drive out of ...

Healthy for Life programme for Bukit Batok East residents

Healthy for Life programme for Bukit Batok East residents
SINGAPORE: A one-stop destination for healthy living, right in the vicinity of the neighbourhood, will be set up in Bukit Batok East as part of a new Healthy for Life programme.It aims to look after the physical, mental, and social well-being of resi...

Quan Yifeng fined for knocking down pedestrian

Quan Yifeng fined for knocking down pedestrian
SINGAPORE: Veteran television show host Quan Yifeng was on Wednesday fined S$800 and banned from driving for three months for knocking down a pedestrian at a crossing last year.Quan, 40, also known as Chuan Yi Fong, had pleaded guilty to one count of...

COE premiums end mostly down in latest bidding exercise

COE premiums end mostly down in latest bidding exercise
SINGAPORE: Premiums for Certificates of Entitlement (COE) ended mostly down in the second COE bidding exercise for April.The premium for small cars went down by S$6,065 to end at S$71,335.COE for big cars (above 1,600cc or 97kW) also fell, going down...

State Courts launch motor accident guide

State Courts launch motor accident guide
SINGAPORE: The State Courts have produced a motor accident guide so the public and parties involved can have easy reference on the relevant issues.The guide was launched in view of the increase in the total motor vehicle population and the number of ...

Girlfriend abuser gets 12 months’ jail

Girlfriend abuser gets 12 months’ jail
SINGAPORE: An overly-suspicious man was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 months' jail for abusing his two former girlfriends.Delivery driver Mohamad Affindi Mohd Ali, 37, had repeatedly slapped, punched and kicked his 26-year-old ex-girlfriend in Novembe...

1 in 2 S'poreans to have at least three healthy living options by 2020

1 in 2 S'poreans to have at least three healthy living options by 2020
SINGAPORE: By 2020, one in two Singaporeans will have access to at least three healthier options, which include facilities to encourage physical activities, healthier dining choices and health promotion services.About one million employees will work ...

Singapore’s March CPI up 1.2% on higher food, healthcare costs

Singapore’s March CPI up 1.2% on higher food, healthcare costs
SINGAPORE: Singapore's consumer price index (CPI) rose 1.2 per cent in March from a year ago as higher food and healthcare costs offset a drop in transport cost, the Department of Statistics said on Wednesday.The increase followed a 0.4 per cent rise...

Singapore to beef up nuclear technology expertise

Singapore to beef up nuclear technology expertise
SINGAPORE: Singapore is beefing up its nuclear technology expertise with a newly-announced programme.The 10-year Nuclear Safety Research and Education Programme was announced on Wednesday by the National Research Foundation (NRF).For a start, S$63 mi...

Mother of inmate who died in prison reaches settlement with govt

Mother of inmate who died in prison reaches settlement with govt
SINGAPORE: The mother of inmate Dinesh Raman who died in prison has reached a settlement with the government, and is withdrawing all allegations of assault and abuse of authority against Prison Service officers.A news statement issued jointly by Mdm ...

More taxpayers file tax returns earlier this year: IRAS

More taxpayers file tax returns earlier this year: IRAS
SINGAPORE: The Inland Authority of Singapore (IRAS) said more taxpayers have filed their tax returns earlier this year.Seventy-five per cent of taxpayers have filed their tax returns by April 1, which is 4 percentage points higher than that on April ...

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