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Rise in Dengue Type 2 virus cases

Rise in Dengue Type 2 virus cases
SINGAPORE: Dengue Type 2 virus cases are getting more common in Singapore. The proportion of the second most common type of dengue virus rose to 25 per cent of all dengue cases in August, from 15 per cent for the first eight months of this year.Type ...

North West CDC raises S$2.9m for needy families

North West CDC raises S$2.9m for needy families
SINGAPORE: The North West Community Development Council has raised S$2.9 million through 500 philanthropists in its Club-100 @ North West. North West CDC said the money will be used to assist more than 8,000 needy families.The club began with just 10...

Call for more employer-sponsored retirement plans, on top of CPF

Call for more employer-sponsored retirement plans, on top of CPF
SINGAPORE: Amid the ongoing debate on retirement adequacy, some industry experts are calling for greater adoption of employer-sponsored retirement plans. These plans will allow employees and employer to make voluntary contributions on top of what is ...

National Medical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding healthcare professionals

National Medical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding healthcare professionals
SINGAPORE: Seven awards were given to outstanding recipients in six award categories at this year's National Medical Excellence Awards on Thursday evening (Aug 28). The awards, given out by the Health Ministry, recognise contributions from health pro...

PM Lee and PM Najib bond over a meal of nasi briyani

PM Lee and PM Najib bond over a meal of nasi briyani
SINGAPORE: State visits are traditionally filled with pomp, pageantry and lavish dinners. However, the leaders of Singapore and Malaysia broke away from the norm on Wednesday (Aug 27), when they opted for a local favourite, nasi briyani.Prime Ministe...

Suspected case of Ebola in Singapore tested negative: MOH

Suspected case of Ebola in Singapore tested negative: MOH
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health (MOH) says there has been one suspected Ebola case in Singapore as of Thursday (Aug 28), but the individual has tested negative.Responding to queries by Channel NewsAsia, MOH said the person who had high fever, had t...

Chartering of trains for ACS(I) students 'worthwhile': SMRT

Chartering of trains for ACS(I) students 'worthwhile': SMRT
SINGAPORE: SMRT has explained its decision to charter five trains for some 3,000 students and staff of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on Tuesday (Aug 26). It comes after the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it is looking into "appropriate acti...

PM Lee holds post-National Day Rally dialogue with union members

PM Lee holds post-National Day Rally dialogue with union members
SINGAPORE: Some 500 union members were present at the closed-door dialogue session with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and they described him as being "very candid" with his responses.The Central Provident Fund (CPF) system was a hot issue. At the N...

Thousands of civil servants get at least 5% increment

Thousands of civil servants get at least 5% increment
SINGAPORE: It was reported earlier that more than 18,000 Home Team officers will receive salary increments of eight to 12 per cent in August to ensure their salaries remain competitive.These adjustments have now been extended to other groups of civil...

HDB retracts notice asking residents to consider 'debarking' noisy dogs

HDB retracts notice asking residents to consider 'debarking' noisy dogs
SINGAPORE: The Housing and Development Board (HDB) said a notice put up in Ang Mo Kio, advising residents to possibly 'debark' their dogs if they make too much noise, does not accurately reflect its position. The notice had listed debarking as one op...

Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister meets PM Lee

Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister meets PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister, Erlan Idrissov, who is in Singapore on a working visit, met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Thursday (Aug 28).The leaders affirmed the warm bilateral relations between the two countrie...

SIA unveils trophy for 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix

SIA unveils trophy for 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix
SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines has unveiled the winner's trophy for the 2014 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. In April, SIA took over from SingTel as title sponsor of the Singapore night race, now into its seventh year.The 5kg, 52cm trophy was handcr...

Singapore welcomes open-ended ceasefire in Gaza

Singapore welcomes open-ended ceasefire in Gaza
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government welcomes the agreement for an open-ended ceasefire in Gaza, brokered by the Egypt. The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took hold on Tuesday (Aug 26), after a 50-day war.A statement from a Ministry of Foreign Aff...

Xtron was 'shell company' controlled by Kong: Prosecutors

Xtron was 'shell company' controlled by Kong: Prosecutors
SINGAPORE: In the ongoing City Harvest Church trial, the prosecution has alleged that founder Kong Hee and his deputies manipulated transactions between the church and Xtron Productions, to ensure Xtron was able to meet its financial obligations.It i...

Spotted: 'Brangelina' in Singapore

Spotted: 'Brangelina' in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were spotted at One Fullerton on Wednesday (Aug 27) - or at least their wax figures were.According to a press release on Thursday, the A-list Hollywood couple's waxworks were among the first to arri...

Law Society aims to dispense legal aid to 6,000 yearly

Law Society aims to dispense legal aid to 6,000 yearly
SINGAPORE: The Law Society on Thursday (Aug 28) announced it will enhance its Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS), which would increase the amount of assistance it could provide to those needing legal help.During a media briefing on Thursday, the Law So...

New psychiatric home for adults and youth

New psychiatric home for adults and youth
SINGAPORE: A new psychiatric shelter for adults and youth is expected to be completed by 2017. This is part of the Ministry of Health's (MOH) efforts to support people who have recovered from mental health treatment and are ready to return to the com...

Singapore Flyer bought by Straco Leisure for S$140m

Singapore Flyer bought by Straco Leisure for S$140m
SINGAPORE: Straco Leisure, a subsidiary of Straco Corporation, on Thursday (Aug 28) announced that it bought the Singapore Flyer for S$140 million. In an announcement on the Singapore Exchange website, Straco said the acquisition "represents an expan...

Resale prices of private homes slip in July: SRPI

Resale prices of private homes slip in July: SRPI
SINGAPORE: Resale prices of private homes slipped lower in July according to Singapore Residential Price Index (SRPI) estimates, which were released on Thursday (Aug 28).The SRPI, compiled by the National University of Singapore's Institute of Real E...

OCBC sweetens rights issue exercise

OCBC sweetens rights issue exercise
SINGAPORE: OCBC Bank has moved to sweeten its rights issue with product-specific incentives.In a statement on Thursday (Aug 28), the bank says shareholders who subscribe for their rights shares at OCBC ATMs will not have to pay the usual S$2 ATM tran...

Larger jackpot with more prizes for TOTO from Oct 7

Larger jackpot with more prizes for TOTO from Oct 7
The odds of winning the jackpot however, fall from 1 in 8.14 million to 1 in 13.98 million with the changes introduced.

26-year-old man arrested for Boon Lay snatch theft

26-year-old man arrested for Boon Lay snatch theft
SINGAPORE: A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday (Aug 27) by officers from the Jurong Police Division in connection with two cases of snatch theft at Boon Lay.The Police said the suspect allegedly snatched the purse of an elderly female victim ...

HDB to lead combined tender for solar panels

HDB to lead combined tender for solar panels
SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said an aggregated tender of solar panels across Government agencies in Singapore will be called next year.The Housing & Development Board (HDB) - as the largest user of solar panels in Singapore...

Focus on applied, technical education creates an advanced society: Tharman

Focus on applied, technical education creates an advanced society: Tharman
SINGAPORE: The Republic's focus on applied and technical education is not about lowering standards. Rather, doing so raises standards for the society and allows people to discover their skills and talent, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugara...

Dog disturbances: HDB suggests 'debarking'; animal rights group posts 'strong objections'

Dog disturbances: HDB suggests 'debarking'; animal rights group posts 'strong objections'
SINGAPORE: An animal rights group has voiced "strong objections" to a Housing and Development Board (HDB) suggestion that dog owners who are unable to keep their dogs from barking should consider surgically "debarking" their pets.The HDB notice, issu...

80-year-old murder suspect remanded for psychiatric assessment

80-year-old murder suspect remanded for psychiatric assessment
Char Chin Fah had turned himself in after police learnt of the death of his daughter-in-law.

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