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NTU emerges tops among universities below 50 years old

NTU emerges tops among universities below 50 years old
SINGAPORE: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has emerged as the World's Top Young University in 2014/15 in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 50 under 50 ranking, for schools established within the past 50 years.The ranking, released on We...

CHC had substantial control over Xtron payroll: Prosecution

CHC had substantial control over Xtron payroll: Prosecution
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church had a "substantial degree of control and influence" over the payroll and staff salaries of production company Xtron, said Chief Prosecutor Mavis Chionh on Tuesday (Sep 23), as she continued her cross-examination of the ...

Train fault causes 2-hour disruption on North-South Line

Train fault causes 2-hour disruption on North-South Line
SINGAPORE: A train fault near Somerset Station at 9.06pm on Tuesday (Sep 23) affected north and south-bound train services on the North-South Line between Marina Bay and Newton stations for almost two hours.SMRT first announced at 9.06pm on Twitter t...

Vietnam can tap on Singapore’s experience as regional hub: ESM Goh

Vietnam can tap on Singapore’s experience as regional hub: ESM Goh
BAC NINH, Vietnam: Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that Vietnam could tap on Singapore's experience as a regional hub to reform and transform its banking and tourism sectors.He was speaking to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen ...

Innovation, connectivity needed for SGX to hold its own: Tharman

Innovation, connectivity needed for SGX to hold its own: Tharman
SINGAPORE: Innovation and connectivity with other bourses are needed for the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to hold its own amidst competition, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, at the official unveiling of the refurbi...

S'pore has no confirmation of RTS terminus location in Johor Bahru: Transport Ministry

S'pore has no confirmation of RTS terminus location in Johor Bahru: Transport Ministry
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Transport announced in a statement on Tuesday (Sep 23) that it is awaiting official confirmation from Malaysia on the location of the Rapid Transport System (RTS) in Johor Bahru before the next phase of the study can commen...

Widow wants to revoke Lasting Power of Attorney she granted Yang Yin: Lawyers

Widow wants to revoke Lasting Power of Attorney she granted Yang Yin: Lawyers
SINGAPORE: Madam Chung Khin Chun, the elderly widow whose S$40 million assets are at the heart of an ongoing legal tussle, has applied to the Office of Public Guardian to revoke the Lasting Power of Attorney she granted to Chinese national Yang Yin i...

EDB announces enhancements in medical technology sector

EDB announces enhancements in medical technology sector
SINGAPORE: About 25 research and development (R&D) centres have already been set up in Singapore by leading medical technology companies, and the Economic Development Board (EDB) on Tuesday (Sep 23) announced plans for further enhancements in the sec...

Team S'pore bags two more bronzes at the Asian Games

Team S'pore bags two more bronzes at the Asian Games
SINGAPORE: Team Singapore's medal haul at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games stands at six, after two more bronzes were bagged in Wushu and Swimming on Tuesday (Sep 23).In Wushu, Tan Yan Ni kicked her way to the first bronze in the Women's Changquan. The f...

NLB launches mobile app to streamline borrowing process

NLB launches mobile app to streamline borrowing process
SINGAPORE: The National Library Board (NLB) officially launched a new mobile application on Tuesday (Sep 23) that will allow visitors to use smartphones to borrow books, instead of queuing at a book borrowing station or using a library card.Library u...

50 'change-makers' aim to raise funds and visibility for charities

50 'change-makers' aim to raise funds and visibility for charities
SINGAPORE: A charity drive launched by non-profit organisation The Social Co will see 50 youths teaming up to raise funds for charities they feel strongly about. The initiative is called "50 for 50", in celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary nex...

More non-casino gambling operators join centralised self-exclusion scheme

More non-casino gambling operators join centralised self-exclusion scheme
SINGAPORE: The centralised self-exclusion scheme, which allows Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) to exclude themselves from casino and non-casino gambling venues, saw 23 new members on Tuesday (Sep 23).The four-month old scheme, which ...

Three arrested for suspected armed robbery at Penjuru Walk

Three arrested for suspected armed robbery at Penjuru Walk
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Tuesday (Sep 23) that three male suspects, aged between 24 and 41, had been arrested for their alleged involvement in a case of robbery with hurt which occurred along Penjuru Walk.SPF said they rece...

Certified eco-products get a boost with new S'pore-China MOU

Certified eco-products get a boost with new S'pore-China MOU
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday (Sep 23), and the agreement is set to give products and services certified by the Singa...

More flights, seats between Singapore and New Zealand in 2015

More flights, seats between Singapore and New Zealand in 2015
SINGAPORE: There will be more seating capacity and flights between Singapore and New Zealand come 2015, after Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced its alliance with Air New Zealand will be launched on Jan 6 next year.In a press release on Tuesday (Sep ...

Usage of social media up, dating apps down during Singapore Grand Prix: Study

Usage of social media up, dating apps down during Singapore Grand Prix: Study
SINGAPORE: During the recently-concluded Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, social media usage climbed while dating apps saw less activity, according to a study by BlisMedia. The big data company said in a press release on Tuesda...

Bank CEOs must become ‘smart jugglers’: OCBC chief

Bank CEOs must become ‘smart jugglers’: OCBC chief
SINGAPORE: Bank CEOs can no longer operate like "sharp shooters" but must become "smart jugglers", said OCBC Bank Group CEO Samuel Tsien.Speaking at the HKIB Annual Hong Kong Banking Conference on Tuesday (Sep 23), Mr Tsien said the role of bank CEOs...

Xbox One launched in Singapore

Xbox One launched in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Microsoft on Tuesday (Sep 23) launched its Xbox One gaming console in the city-state, and more than 500 fans thronged Funan DigitaLife Mall to welcome the device and collect their pre-orders.In a media release, the company said the Xbox On...

East Asia needs 'workable architecture' to ensure stability for growth: Shanmugam

East Asia needs 'workable architecture' to ensure stability for growth: Shanmugam
NEW YORK: How East Asia develops a "workable architecture" to preserve the region's stability for growth will "significantly influence" international relations, said Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam.Mr Shanmugam, in New York for the 6...

Inflation eases further as COE premiums fall

Inflation eases further as COE premiums fall
SINGAPORE: Inflation in Singapore retreated further in August as Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums fell, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Tuesday (Sep 23). The consumer price index (CP...

Tennis: Sania Mirza, Cara Black qualify for WTA Finals Singapore

Tennis: Sania Mirza, Cara Black qualify for WTA Finals Singapore
SINGAPORE: The India-Zimbabwe pairing of Sania Mirza and Cara Black became the fourth women's doubles pair to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore in October, the Woman's Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Monday (Sep 22).In a statemen...

Asian Games: Wushu exponent Tan Yan Ni wins Singapore its 4th bronze medal

Asian Games: Wushu exponent Tan Yan Ni wins Singapore its 4th bronze medal
INCHEON, South Korea: Singapore has won its fourth bronze medal of the Asian Games.Tan Yan Ni finished third in a field of 13 competitors in Wushu, Women's Changquan, with a score of 9.63, on Tuesday (Sep 23).Singapore has also taken bronze through f...

1.4 million households to receive free stamps: SingPost

1.4 million households to receive free stamps: SingPost
SINGAPORE: Ahead of an increase in postage rates, about 10 million stamps will be given out to around 1.4 million households in Singapore, SingPost announced on Tuesday (Sep 23).The stamps in the booklet, now being delivered by SingPost’s 1,200 deliv...

Govt to work with private, education sectors to fight cyber threats

Govt to work with private, education sectors to fight cyber threats
SINGAPORE: The public, private and education sectors are key players in beefing up Singapore's cyber ecosystem – and the Government hopes to work more closely with them to set up effective early warning systems and prevent cyber attacks, according to...

More career opportunities, simplified processes for teachers: MOE

More career opportunities, simplified processes for teachers: MOE
SINGAPORE: Allowing more teachers to specialise, appointing more teacher leaders, and simplifying administrative processes - these were the key messages from the Education Ministry's annual workplan seminar on Tuesday (Sep 23).As the characteristics ...

Singapore clears key hurdle in joining nuclear materials pact

Singapore clears key hurdle in joining nuclear materials pact
SINGAPORE: The Republic took another step towards being party to an international pact looking at the physical protection of nuclear materials - the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material...

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