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Taxi crashes into restaurant after accident

Taxi crashes into restaurant after accident
SINGAPORE: A taxi crashed into a restaurant at East Coast Road on Thursday night, after being involved in an accident with another car.Police said they received a call at 8.59pm about the accident, which occurred at a building along East Coast Road i...

22 motorists nabbed for drink driving in islandwide sting

22 motorists nabbed for drink driving in islandwide sting
SINGAPORE: Traffic Police arrested 22 motorists for drink driving in an islandwide operation conducted in the early hours of Thursday.The men, aged between 22 and 60, failed the breathalyser test and will be disqualified from driving for at least one...

People with chronic conditions more likely to die from MERS, says expert

People with chronic conditions more likely to die from MERS, says expert
SINGAPORE: People with chronic conditions are 60 per cent more likely to die if they are infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus as compared to those without such conditions.That is according to one health expert, as Wor...

MOE officers recognised for providing holistic education experience

MOE officers recognised for providing holistic education experience
SINGAPORE: A total of 7,103 Ministry of Education (MOE) officers were promoted this year, with some recognised for their contributions at a promotion and appointment ceremony on Thursday.They comprise 6,650 education officers including teachers and p...

Train breakdowns have come down in overall numbers: Lui

Train breakdowns have come down in overall numbers: Lui
SINGAPORE: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said train breakdowns have come down in terms of overall numbers, signalling that the ministry is moving in the right direction.He said that government investments have brought improvements in bus services, ...

Arrival traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint heavy throughout Thursday

Arrival traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint heavy throughout Thursday
SINGAPORE: Arrival traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint was heavy for the whole of Thursday.Travellers coming into Singapore from Johor Bahru attributed the congestion to the increased security checks at the immigration and customs.Many travellers are als...

Number of high-risk dengue areas drops by 40%

Number of high-risk dengue areas drops by 40%
SINGAPORE: The number of high-risk dengue areas dropped by 40 per cent in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year.Any area with more than 10 dengue cases is considered high-risk.According to the National Environment...

Giant swing, elevated green deck among ideas to redesign public spaces

Giant swing, elevated green deck among ideas to redesign public spaces
SINGAPORE: A giant swing at the open lawn in Marina Bay and an elevated green deck at the Singapore River Promenade are just some of the 11 winning design ideas from a competition on how to redesign public spaces.PubliCity is an initiative to involve...

TNI chief clarifies apology

TNI chief clarifies apology
SINGAPORE: Some 48 hours after his interview with Channel NewsAsia aired on Tuesday, the head of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) has clarified an apology he made during the interview.General Moeldoko said on Thursday that he had not apologised to t...

Man jailed 18 months for misappropriating fuel

Man jailed 18 months for misappropriating fuel
SINGAPORE: A marine engineer who misappropriated 200 tonnes of fuel worth more than S$153,000 from his ship was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months' jail for criminal breach of trust as a servant.58-year-old Pittis Stavros was convicted on April 10 of...

Unmanned fire-fighting machines to lend SCDF officers a helping hand

Unmanned fire-fighting machines to lend SCDF officers a helping hand
SINGAPORE: Emergency responders face new operating challenges given the rapid development of extensive underground networks and complex mega structures in Singapore, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).One way the SCDF plans to help its off...

PM Lee sends condolences to S Korea president on ferry sinking

PM Lee sends condolences to S Korea president on ferry sinking
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has conveyed his condolences to South Korea's President Park Geun-hye on the sinking of the passenger ferry, the Sewol, off Byeongpung Island on April 16.In his letter to President Park, Mr Lee said he was ve...

New Zealand army chief calls on Ng Eng Hen

New Zealand army chief calls on Ng Eng Hen
SINGAPORE: The Chief of Army of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), Major-General (MG) Arthur David Gawn, called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Thursday morning.MG Gawn is on an introductory visit to Si...

Indonesia probes real age of maid accused of murdering employer

Indonesia probes real age of maid accused of murdering employer
SINGAPORE: Indonesian authorities have launched an investigation to determine if the Indonesian maid accused of murdering a socialite is younger than stated in documents.Dewi Sukowati is accused of causing the death of her employer, 69-year-old Nancy...

Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism supports 5 more projects

Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism supports 5 more projects
SINGAPORE: Five more projects aimed at promoting language learning will receive funds from the Lee Kuan Yew Fund for Bilingualism.The Ministry of Education (MOE) said the fund is sponsoring another five proposals in English language and mother tongue...

Tissue paper peddlers are unlicensed hawkers, says NEA

Tissue paper peddlers are unlicensed hawkers, says NEA
Mobile peddlers selling packets of tissue paper on the streets are unlicensed hawkers, said the NEA in response to a letter posted on a website that these peddlers are charged a S$120 licence fee.

Singapore's NODX fall 6.6% in March

Singapore's NODX fall 6.6% in March
SINGAPORE: Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore declined 6.6 per cent on-year in March.In a statement on Thursday, International Enterprise Singapore said the decline was due to a contraction in electronic and non-electronic NODX.The fall in ...

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