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India, Singapore to work together against terror, transitional crime
India, Singapore to work together against terror, transitional crime

A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said: "As strategic partners, India and Singapore strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms including cross-border terrorism and stressed the need to enhance international cooperation to combat terrorism in a comprehensive manner."

The Kashmir Files
Singapore bans The Kashmir Files, says it's beyond country's film classification guidelines

The film will be refused classification for its provocative and one-sided portrayal of Muslims and the depictions of Hindus being persecuted in the on-going conflict in Kashmir, the authorities told Channel News Asia.

Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane Meets Singapore's Top Military Leadership
Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane Meets Singapore's Top Military Leadership

Gen Naravane also called on Singapore's Army chief Brigadier General David Neo after inspecting the Guard of Honour at the Ministry of Defence and discussed "the roadmap to further enhance defence cooperation between both nations," it said.

Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane Pays Tribute To World War II Martyrs At Kranji War Memorial In Singap
Indian Army Chief Gen Naravane Pays Tribute To World War II Martyrs At Kranji War Memorial In Singapore

Dedicated to the men and women from India, the UK, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who died defending Singapore and Malaya against the invading Japanese forces during the second World War, the memorial comprises the War Graves, the Memorial Walls, the State Cemetery and the Military Graves.

Gen Naravane Takes Charge As Chairman, Chiefs Of Staff Committee
Army Chief Visits Singapore To Enhance Military Ties

On April 4, General Naravane will lay a wreath at the Kranji War Memorial.

After India, Singapore Warns Crypto Players Not To Woo Public Via Ads
After India, Singapore Warns Crypto Players Not To Woo Public Via Ads

The authority warned that trading cryptocurrencies is "highly risky" and not suitable for the general public, as the prices of crypto are subject to sharp speculative swings.

Singapore Lifts Travel Ban Imposed On 10 African Countries
Singapore Lifts Travel Ban Imposed On 10 African Countries

Previously, long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history to these 10 African countries were not allowed to enter or transit following initial reports on Omicron cases there.

Singapore To Extend 'Vaccinated Travel Lanes' With India
Singapore To Extend 'Vaccinated Travel Lanes' With India

According to the Ministry, travellers under the VTL arrangement are not subject to Stay-Home Notice on arrival.

Indian-FlagRepublic Day: Indians Abroad Celebrate 72nd R-Day Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Republic Day: Indians Abroad Celebrate 72nd R-Day Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Beijing/Singapore: The Indian diaspora in China, Singapore, Australia and several other countries on Tuesday celebrated the 72nd Republic Day in a restricted manner and watched the cultural events virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Beijing, Ambassador Vikram Misri unfurled the national flag at the Indian embassy where the celebrations were restricted to officials of […]

COVID-19 Vaccines
Singapore To Contribute $5Mn To Help Other Countries Get COVID-19 Vaccines

Singapore: Singapore announced to contribute $5 million on Friday to support low- and lower-middle-income countries procure Covid-19 vaccines. The announcement was made in a joint statement by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Health, reports Xinhua news agency. The money would go through the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Advance Market Commitment (AMC) mechanism, which […]

Indian-origin Singaporean jailed for petrol station robbery

Singapore: An Indian-origin man in Singapore was jailed for 11.5 years after being convicted of robbery at a petrol station and admitting to drug consumption and possession, a media report said Friday. Visvanathan Vadivelu, 50, had pleaded guilty to committing armed robbery at a Shell petrol station in Upper Bukit Timah Road in 2017, reported […]

India business summit in Singapore from Monday

New Delhi: On completion of the Modi government’s 100 days in its second term and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make India a five-trillion-dollar economy by 2024, the High Commission of India in Singapore is organising a two-day business summit in Singapore from Monday. The objective of the business summit “India-Singapore: The Next Phase”, […]

Shahid poses with his wax statue in Singapore

Singapore: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor struck a pose with his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum here. Shahid on Thursday tweeted a photograph of himself along with his wax statue and captioned it: “Twinning.” He also shared some images on his Instagram stories. In a photograph, the “Udta Punjab” actor was seen fixing the […]

Singapore passes fake news bill after days of debate

Singapore: Singapore parliament has passed a comprehensive piece of legislation to combat fake news, after a marathon two-day debate, amid criticism from opponents and activists who consider it an attack on freedom of expression, the media reported on Thursday. The legislation titled, “Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill”, is not a political tool for the […]

Sindhu, Saina through to quarters in Singapore Open

Singapore: P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open on Thursday beating Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark 21-13, 21-19 in straight sets. Sindhu beat the world number 22 in just 39 minutes, after Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 21-16, 18-21, 21-19 to reach the quarters. Sindhu will now take on China’s Cai Yanyan […]

Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 from Bengaluru soon

Bengaluru: Leading international carrier Singapore Airlines on Monday said it would fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18. The 325-seater A350-900 of the French aerospace major (Airbus Industries) is a twin-engine wide body passenger jet for medium and long-haul cruise in three-class configuration, with fuselage and […]

Anushka unveils her interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds

Singapore: Actress-producer Anushka Sharma has unveiled her interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds here and says she is glad that her figurine is the first ever talking and interactive wax statue. “I am glad that my wax figure is the first ever talking and interactive wax figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore. I had a special […]

PM Modi felicitates winners of first India-Singapore Hackathon

Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday felicitated the winners of the first India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of the two countries to harness and showcase their innovations. The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) conducted the hackathon that included solving eight problem statements. […]

Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur's films chosen for South Asian Film Market

Singapore: Actors Abhay Deol and Pankaj Kapur’s films are among the 11 projects chosen for the first edition of the South Asian Film Market (SAFM). SAFM was launched at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival on Saturday. SAFM includes a selection of 11 filmmakers and their projects and gives them an opportunity to showcase […]

Suu Kyi to visit Singapore

Yangon: Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will go on a working visit to Singapore soon, it was announced here on Thursday. Suu Kyi will undertake the visit at the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. However, no date of her visit was specified, according to the announcement cited by Xinhua news […]

S. Korean President to visit India, Singapore next week

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in will embark on a two-nation Asia tour to India and Singapore next week aimed at enhancing his country’s relations with its Asian neighbours, the presidential office announced on Monday. Moon will head for India on Sunday for a four-day state visit that will include a bilateral summit with Indian […]

Kim Jong Un accepts Trump's invitation to visit Washington: North Korean Media

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has accepted US President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit Washington after their historic summit in Singapore, Pyongyang state media reported on Wednesday. Kim and Trump held the first ever bilateral summit between the leaders of their respective nations on Tuesday, reports Efe news. During the meeting in Singapore, “Kim […]

Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore to attend summit with Donald Trump

Singapore: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore today for an unprecedented summit with Donald Trump, an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with the US president calling it a “one time shot” at peace. Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal — which has seen it subjected to several sets of […]

Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12

  Washington: US President Donald Trump today announced that he will meet North Korea leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore for the historic meeting to discuss the denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula. “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both […]

India, Singapore discuss economic ties, connectivity

New Delhi: Economic and commercial ties and connectivity between India and Singapore were among the issues that came up for discussion when Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong here on Thursday. “Strategic partnership rooted in commercial, cultural and people-to-people contacts,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Kumar said the […]

Sushma Swaraj to visit Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore

New Delhi: As India marks 25 years of its partnership with Asean and in keeping with its Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore from January 4-8, it was announced on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Sushma Swaraj will visit Thailand on January […]

Indian-origin female officer jailed for maid abuse in Singapore

Singapore: An Indian-origin former army Warrant Officer was sentenced to four months and three weeks in jail on Monday for abusing and beating her Indian maid. K. Rajakumari, 57, repeatedly abused her maid in 2012, and once, even hit the latter with a plastic hanger until it broke. Rajakumari, who retired after 35 years of […]

State ITI teachers to undergo training in Singapore

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to take forward its skill development programme, the State government today entered into an agreement with a top technical institute of Singapore, ITE Education Services (ITEES), which will impart skill trainings to State ITI teachers for sustained employability of trained youths. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Skill Development […]

S.P. Jain business school in Forbes top 20

New Delhi: S.P. Jain Global School of Global Management, which has campuses in Sydney, Singapore and Dubai apart from Mumbai, has been ranked among the top 20 institutes in the ‘Best International MBAs One-year programmes’ category of Forbes biennial rankings of business schools. The business school was ranked 16th in the rankings published earlier this week. […]

Sudarsan's art on sea pollution at Singapore fest draws global attention

Bhubaneswar: Raising concerns about the hazards of ocean pollution, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik gave away a message through his art at the 2017 edition of Singapore International Sand Sculpting Championship that concluded on Thursday. His sculpture on the theme ‘Save Ocean, Save Earth’ and ‘Say No To plastic’ drew attention on how oceans are […]

US destroyer collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

Singapore: The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the east of Singapore and the Straits of Malacca on Monday morning. The ship was on its way to a routine port visit in Singapore while the accident happened, Xinhua reported citing the US Navy as saying. Initial reports […]

Overseas Job Fraud: Lured with job offers, 4000 youths duped

Berhampur: At a time when fake job offers are on the rise, more than 4000 youths have been duped here under the pretext of being offered jobs in Singapore. The prime accused, Subrat Palo, who had opened a fake agency ‘Royal India’ in Berhampur to trap the youths aspiring to work abroad has been arrested […]

Amazon launches Prime Now in Singapore

Singapore: E-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday launched its Prime Now service in Singapore, a move seen as the start of its expansion in Southeast Asia, the media reported. The Singapore service promises two-hour delivery on items including groceries and electronics, reports the BBC. Amazon Prime is a service available to Amazon customers who pay an […]

Rath Yatra 2017
Rath Yatra 2017: Devotees across World celebrate chariot festival

Bhubaneswar: Chants of ‘Jai Jagannath’ thronged the globe as the devotees celebrated the famous Rath Yatra festival across the world amidst religious fervour and gaiety proving that Lord Jagannath is indeed the ‘Lord of the Universe’. The deities were brought swaying (Pahandi) to the chariots from the temples by the priests and servitors amidst playing […]

India-Singapore naval drill in South China Sea shouldn't hurt us: China

Beijing: China on Friday said it does not oppose the joint naval exercise by India and Singapore in the disputed South China Sea as long as it does not “hurt” its interest. Beijing said it was not opposed to such exchanges as long as regional peace was not disturbed. “If such exercises and cooperation are […]

Singapore university staff hit by new cyber attacks

Singapore: Two employees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) were hit by a fresh round of cyber attacks on Thursday. It was reported that the latest attacks undermined the computers of the two employees, including a researcher who worked on a security project funded by the Ministry of Defence, Xinhua news agency reported. According […]

Aliza Knox
Twitter's head of Asia-Pacific Aliza Knox quits

San Francisco: In a yet another blow for the struggling micro-blogging website Twitter, its head of Asia-Pacific business Aliza Knox has decided to move on after a near-five year stint. Knox built out Twitter’s presence in Asia with an office in Singapore that currently spans nine locations with over 100 people on payroll, TechCrunch reported […]

Among 21 States, Odisha at 14 in ‘Ease of Doing Business’: Report

Bhubaneswar: Despite a host of measures taken up by the Odisha government in the recent past to create an investment friendly atmosphere, the State has been ranked 14th among 21 States across the country, chosen on the ground of competitiveness for ‘ease of doing business.’ According to a study by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) […]

Direct int'l flights from Bhubaneswar airport by April-end

Here is some good news for flyers who wish to take direct flights from the Bhubaneswar airport to destinations abroad. Biju Patnaik International Airport director Sharad Kumar on Tuesday said some international airlines will operate direct flights from the city airport to international locations, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to begin with, by April-end

Singapore to train Odisha officials on Smart City project

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to develop Bhubaneswar as a world class smart city, the state government is planning to tie up with Singapore-based agencies for technical support and provide training to the officials involved in the smart city project, Housing and Urban development minister Puspendra Singhdeo has said. After a meeting with Singapore Consul General […]