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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 […]