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India is a 'land of opportunities': PM Modi

India is a 'land of opportunities': PM Modi
NEW DELHI: India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on both local and foreign investors to believe that India is a land of opportunities. He said this in a "Make in India" campaign speech on Thursday (Sep 25). A live telecast of the speech...

Number of skin cancer cases in Singapore on the rise

Number of skin cancer cases in Singapore on the rise
SINGAPORE: The number of skin cancer cases in the country has been on the rise. There were 2,819 cases of skin cancer in Singapore from 2008 to 2012, among which 83 per cent were Chinese, according to the National Skin Centre. Malays were next, makin...

Singapore and the Philippines to step up defence cooperation

Singapore and the Philippines to step up defence cooperation
MANILA: Singapore and the Philippines have agreed to an annual defence dialogue at a senior official level to strengthen bilateral defence cooperation. A statement from the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said this was agreed upon as Defence Minister Ng...

Singapore passport ranked fifth in the world: Report

Singapore passport ranked fifth in the world: Report
SINGAPORE: Singapore passport holders now possess the world's fifth best-rated passport - up from sixth last year - according to a report by residence and citizenship planning firm Henley Global, released on Thursday (Sep 25). Joining New Zealand and...

A*STAR's annual conference to be open to the public next year

A*STAR's annual conference to be open to the public next year
SINGAPORE: Since 2008, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has been holding an annual conference for scientists and researchers to showcase their innovations. However, this conference will be open to the public from next year, an...

SGX seeks to grow retail investor pool

SGX seeks to grow retail investor pool
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is looking to grow the number of active retail investors in Singapore, it announced at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday (Sep 25).Shareholders were briefed on efforts taken to boost market participat...

Flash flood in Woodlands caused traffic problems

Flash flood in Woodlands caused traffic problems
SINGAPORE: Flash floods in Woodlands on Wednesday night (Sep 24) caused some roads to become almost impassable to traffic.National water agency PUB said the flood in Woodlands Road at the junction of Mandai Road started at about 11.30pm,  and lasted ...

City Harvest Church leaders tried to "bamboozle" auditor: Prosecution

City Harvest Church leaders tried to "bamboozle" auditor: Prosecution
SINGAPORE: At the City Harvest Church trial on Thursday (Sep 25), the prosecution said finance manager Sharon Tan was not the "innocent follower" that she tried to paint herself as, when it came to plans to use church funds to redeem sham bonds. Tan ...

Tanjong Pagar, Bugis have highest proportion of elderly

Tanjong Pagar, Bugis have highest proportion of elderly
SINGAPORE: The proportion of Singapore's older residents is the highest in the Downtown area such as Tanjong Pagar and Bugis. Two out of every 10 residents there are aged 65 years and above, according to the latest Population Trends report released b...

SingTel teams up with Akamai to offer cyber security solutions

SingTel teams up with Akamai to offer cyber security solutions
SINGAPORE: SingTel and Akamai Technologies Inc on Thursday (Sep 25) announced a partnership to offer cloud-based cyber security solutions to enterprises in the Asia Pacific region.This partnership will help companies strengthen their ability to cope ...

Jones Lang LaSalle sees spike in mortgagee sales

Jones Lang LaSalle sees spike in mortgagee sales
SINGAPORE: The local property auction market rebounded in the third quarter of 2014 on stronger residential sales, according to a report by real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), released on Thursday (Sep 25).It said nine properties were s...

All aboard the Gracious Train

All aboard the Gracious Train
SINGAPORE: Two trains on the Circle Line will sport a new look for the next three months. Reminders for commuters to be gracious have been plastered all over the grab poles, windows and seats, in bid to make the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) messa...

Singapore-Vietnam ties no longer in “technical assistance” mode: ESM Goh

Singapore-Vietnam ties no longer in “technical assistance” mode: ESM Goh
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam: In line with Vietnam’s rising economic status, Singapore and Vietnam are in a new, strategic phase of cooperation, said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on Thursday (Sep 25).Mr Goh was speaking to the People’s Party C...

Thai navy helped evacuate Singapore Navy officer cadet

Thai navy helped evacuate Singapore Navy officer cadet
SINGAPORE: The Royal Thai Navy helped bring a Singapore Navy officer cadet ashore from the RSS Endeavour, after he was deemed in need of medical attention while sailing back from Myanmar.The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) on Thursday (Sep 25) confirmed...

Four Michelin-starred chefs to cook in Singapore

Four Michelin-starred chefs to cook in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Connoisseurs of good food can look forward to have their palates tickled as international Michelin-starred chefs congregate for a pop-up dining experience in Singapore. Organised by Savour Events, the second instalment of 4XFOUR will be he...

Asian Games: Joseph Schooling wins silver in 50m fly

Asian Games: Joseph Schooling wins silver in 50m fly
INCHEON: Swimmer Joseph Schooling won his first silver at the Asian Games in the 50m Butterfly finals with a time of 23.70 seconds, narrowly missing out on pole position to China's Shi Yang, who completed the race in 23.46 seconds."I was really confi...

GIC and The Carlyle Group to be co-shareholder in RAC

GIC and The Carlyle Group to be co-shareholder in RAC
SINGAPORE: Singapore's GIC has signed an agreement with global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group to become a co-shareholder in British roadside recovery company RAC.In a statement on Thursday (Sep 25), Carlyle said the two partners will joi...

CPF wants fund managers to lower fees

CPF wants fund managers to lower fees
SINGAPORE: Fund managers and insurance firms will have to lower their management fees if they wish to continue selling unit trusts and investment-linked insurance products under the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS), the CPF Board said...

Singapore tops Asia in proportion of women CEOs: Report

Singapore tops Asia in proportion of women CEOs: Report
SINGAPORE: Singapore tops Asia in terms of the proportion of women in CEO positions and places third globally. But female representation at the board level here remains low at 7.9 per cent, according to a new report by the Credit Suisse Research Inst...

Six men charged for corrupt, fraudulent GST tourist refund claims

Six men charged for corrupt, fraudulent GST tourist refund claims
SINGAPORE: Six men, including a former Singapore Customs officer, were charged on Thursday (Sep 25) for corrupt and fraudulent Goods and Services Tax (GST) tourist refund claims.The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) had identified several ...

SingPost to pilot personal POPStations next year

SingPost to pilot personal POPStations next year
SINGAPORE: SingPost on Thursday (Sep 25) announced it will introduce smaller versions of its POPStations on a trial run by early 2015. Called P-POPS (Personal POPStations), it said these parcel stations will address the growing trend in online shoppi...

Navy serviceman Jason Chee makes waves

Navy serviceman Jason Chee makes waves
SINGAPORE: Navy serviceman Military Expert (ME) 2 Jason Chee, who lost three limbs in a ship accident, is back on track with his life swimmingly well. Mr Chee on Wednesday (Sep 24) posted two videos on his Facebook page of him completing a lap across...

Singapore’s population growth slowest in 10 years

Singapore’s population growth slowest in 10 years
SINGAPORE: The Republic’s population grew 1.3 per cent between June 2013 and June 2014 - its slowest rate of growth in the last 10 years, according to figures released by the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) on Thursday (Sep 25).In actu...

Part of Orchard Road to be no-car zone at selected times

Part of Orchard Road to be no-car zone at selected times
A 660-metre stretch between the Marriott Hotel and Paragon shopping centre will be closed to cars from 6pm to 11pm on the first Saturday of every month.

Unions to get more funding for health programmes

Unions to get more funding for health programmes
SINGAPORE: To help mature workers stay healthy, unions can now apply for a grant to support their health promotion programmes.The Union Health Promotion Grant, which has a cap of S$300,000 a year, will support unions’ programmes in one of the key hea...

Specialist centres need constant upgrading to deliver high-quality care: PM Lee

Specialist centres need constant upgrading to deliver high-quality care: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: With bigger premises housing its facilities under one roof, and a beefed-up right siting programme that refers stable heart patients to GPs, the new National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) is able to attend to patients faster, and free up t...

Two land sites released for sale; expected to yield 1,000 homes

Two land sites released for sale; expected to yield 1,000 homes
SINGAPORE: Two land sites, with an estimated yield of 1,000 housing units once developed, will be released this month by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Housing and Development Board (HDB).In a joint press release on Thursday (Sep 25), th...

A*STAR scientific conference to be elevated to national level

A*STAR scientific conference to be elevated to national level
SINGAPORE: From next year, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)'s largely internal scientific conference will be rebranded as the Singapore Scientific Conference and elevated to the national level, the research agency announced on...

Asian Games: Shooters fire Singapore to another bronze

Asian Games: Shooters fire Singapore to another bronze
INCHEON: Singapore's shooters delivered another bronze for the country, after the men's shooting trio of Poh Lip Meng, Lim Swee Hon and Gai Bin shot their way to a podium finish in the 25m Standard Pistol Men's Team finals on Thursday (Sep 25).Accord...

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