Tag: Singapore

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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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. […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
AirAsia plane with 162 aboard goes missing

Jakarta/Singapore: An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore today after pilots requested a change of flight plan due to bad weather, triggering a massive search in the third major incident this year involving a Malaysian carrier. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 155 people on board — including one […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
Indian-origin businessman honoured for public service in Singapore

Singapore: An Indian-origin businessman has been honoured for his commendable public service in Singapore, a media report said todayy. Gautam Banerjee, senior managing director at Blackstone and co-chairman of its Asia operating committee, as well as chairman of Blackstone Singapore, was awarded the prestigious Public Service Medal by President Tony Tan Keng Yam on yesterday, […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Singapore PM shares computer programme he wrote

Singapore: Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday shared the last computer programme he wrote on his Facebook account as he was asked for it when he attended the Founders Forum two weeks ago. Lee said that he wrote the programme, Sudoku solver, in C++ several years ago, and shared the source code, the exe […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
TCS expands its Singapore operations

Mumbai: Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said on Tuesday that it is expanding its operations in Singapore to deliver digital solutions to global banks “We have opened a 1,000-seat centre to provide banking and financial services in Singapore to leading global banks operating in the Asia-Pacific region,” it said in a statement. Its […]

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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”, […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021