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Singapore to use surveillance cameras to catch litterbugs


August 30th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 30 (IANS) Singapore will set up more surveillance cameras at 100 locations in the next three months to catch litterbugs, who throw items from high-rise housing blocks, said ... Read more...

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Singapore’s online advertisement spending surges


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 23 (IANS) The online advertisement spending in Singapore surged to 135.9 million Singapore dollars ($107.9 million) last year, crossing the 100 million Singapore dollars mark for the first ... Read more...

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Heineken announces $4.1 bn bid for Singapore brewer


July 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 21 (IANS) Dutch beer giant Heineken announced a 5.1 billion Singapore dollars ($4.1 billion) bid Friday for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), a Singapore-based brewer that owns the Tiger ... Read more...

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Singapore to invest $595 mn on drainage system


January 31st, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 31 (IANS) Singapore has decided to invest 750 million Singapore dollars (US $595 mn) over the next five years to improve its drainage system.Singapore's national water agency ... Read more...

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Singapore’s bank lending growth slows in October


December 1st, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 1 (IANS) Singapore's bank lending almost stalled in October, with the Singapore dollar lending growing by a modest 0.3 percent to 406.5 billion Singapore dollars ($312.7 billion), statistics ... Read more...

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Kidnappers fight with police in Nepal capital


August 30th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) As Nepal's new Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai assumed office Tuesday, a gunfight broke out between police and kidnappers in the capital, underscoring the fragile security ... Read more...

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GMR secures funding for its Singapore power project


July 15th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 15 (IANS) GMR Infrastructure Ltd's Singapore-based energy subsidiary Friday said it has secured funds for its 800 MW power project from a consortium of six banks."The financing structures ... Read more...

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Singapore fertility centre fined due to sperm mix-up


June 22nd, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 22 (IANS) A medical facility in Singapore offering fertility procedures has been fined after a different person's sperm was used in an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) process, Channel NewsAsia ... Read more...

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Tata Communications to base global headquarters in Singapore


May 11th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Tata Communications Wednesday said it would base its international headquarters in Singapore and invest 440 million Singapore dollars towards scaling up its presence in that ... Read more...

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A.R. Rehman Is All Set To Create Magic


January 22nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
The music maestro A.R. Rahman, after storming cities like US and Canada is all set to mesmerize his fans in Singapore. This concert will be a part of the famous ... Read more...

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Youth Olympics should limit cost to hosts, says IOC


August 20th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 20 (DPA) The vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday warned against making excessive financial demands on hosts of the Youth Olympic Games, after costs for the inaugural ... Read more...

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Life returns to normal for Singapore’s parakeet Mani


July 12th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 12 (DPA) Star treatment has ended for Singapore tipster Mani the parakeet with the final whistle blown at the World Cup and the parrot out-forecast by never-failing Paul, Germany's psychic ... Read more...

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Singapore football fans stage protest over World Cup TV fees


June 6th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 6 (DPA) Disgruntled Singapore football enthusiasts staged a protest against high TV fees for watching the upcoming World Cup, participants said, in a rare public demonstration in the tightly ... Read more...

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Singapore education firm to invest $24 million in India


April 19th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 19 (IANS) Singapore-based Raffles Education Corporation Ltd (REC) will invest $24 million (Rs.107 crore) to expand its operations in India to offer design skills in multiple sectors, a top company ... Read more...

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Singapore watchdog probes Hindu temple management


February 25th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 25 (DPA) Singapore's charity watchdog launched a probe into a popular Hindu temple's governance and administration, the Straits Times reported Thursday. Investigations into the affairs of the Sri Siva Krishna temple ... Read more...

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SingTel posts 24 percent rise in quarterly profit


February 9th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 9 (DPA) Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), South-East Asia's biggest phone company, said Tuesday that net profit for its third quarter rose 24 percent from a year ago on the back ... Read more...

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Singapore’s DBS bank posts 67 percent jump in quarterly profit


February 5th, 2010 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 5 (DPA) Singapore's DBS Group Holdings Ltd, South-East Asia's biggest bank, Friday said its net profit in the last quarter 2009 jumped 67 percent compared to a year ago, as ... Read more...

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Couple fined for naked parade in Singapore


April 30th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 30 (DPA) A couple who entertained open-air diners in Singapore with a naked stroll through an area known for its popular nightspots received Thursday the maximum fine of 2,000 Singapore ... Read more...

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Singapore monk shuns Middle Path for fast lane


April 19th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 19 (DPA) Singapore's top Buddhist monk has lived a lavish lifestyle with name branded goods and nine gold credit cards, according to a report in the Sunday Times. "We are living ... Read more...

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Singapore teen on probation for having sex with 10-year-old


April 10th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 10 (DPA) A teenager who had sex with a 10-year-old girl was placed on 18 months of probation after a guilty plea, a newspaper reported Friday. Xia Yun, 19, pleaded guilty ... Read more...

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Singapore busts illegal labour supply syndicate


April 9th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 9 (DPA) Singapore authorities have busted an illegal labour supply syndicate which used to recruit workers from India, Bangladesh and China, a news report said Thursday. Bangladeshi national Shamsul Hoque Abdur ... Read more...

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Singapore court fines Wall Street Journal editor


March 19th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 19 (DPA) A Singapore justice Thursday fined an editor of The Wall Street Journal 10,000 Singapore dollars ($6,600) for three articles that the city-state's government said showed contempt of its ... Read more...

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Singapore man fined for public pee


February 25th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 25 (DPA) Giving in to a natural urge in public proved costly for a Singapore taxi driver. The cabby was fined the maximum 1,000 Singapore dollars ($655) Wednesday for urinating ... Read more...

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Retail magnate gets kidney from executed murderer


January 10th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 10 (DPA) An ailing retail magnate who was jailed for one day last year for attempting to buy a kidney has received the organ legally from an executed murderer, according ... Read more...

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Singapore woos Indian tourists as desis turn globetrotters


October 3rd, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 3 (IANS) The Indian tourists are coming. It's a rallying cry that has hotel managers, restaurant and shop owners in Singapore sitting up and taking notice!Despite rising air travel costs, ... Read more...

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Singapore couples offered bigger perks for more babies


August 21st, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 21 (DPA) In a desperate attempt to convince couples to have more babies, Singapore's government is offering a bonanza of tax benefits, leaves and other perks starting January.The 1.6-billion-Singapore-dollar ($1.1 ... Read more...

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ABC South Asia correspondents arrest on drug charges shocks colleagues


July 19th, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): News of the arrest of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation''s (ABC) much respected South Asian correspondent Peter Lloyd has left his colleagues and the company management quite stunned ... Read more...

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New institute to address Asia’s water challenges


June 24th, 2008 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, June 24 (DPA) The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy launched Tuesday the Institute of Water Policy to meet some of Asia's most critical water challenges with respect to policy ... Read more...

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Two Indians killed in on-board accident at Singapore (Lead)


June 19th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, June 19 (DPA) Two Indian nationals working below a ship's deck died of suspected gas poisoning in a second shipyard accident here in less than a month, police said Thursday. Five ... Read more...

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Woman makes large donation for Myanmar cyclone victims


May 11th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore May 11 (DPA) A woman eager to show her son how donations are made turned over 100,000 Singapore dollars ($74,000) for victims of the cyclone in Myanmar, the Sunday Times said. ... Read more...

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Shark fin consumption boosted by robust economy, weddings: report


May 10th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, May 10 (DPA) Consumption of shark's fins soared in Singapore last year powered by a robust economy and an increase in weddings despite pleas from environmental groups noting one-third of the ... Read more...

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Six match-fixing footballers jailed, fined


April 23rd, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, April 23 (DPA) Six match-fixing football players with a former S-League club were jailed and fined after pleading guilty, news reports said Wednesday. The Chinese nationals each acknowledged accepting between 1,200 ... Read more...

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Con man swindled 50 elderly women out of jewellery


April 21st, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, April 21 (DPA) A sweet-talking swindler who conned 50 elderly women into giving him their jewellery has been arrested, news reports said. The 53-year-old was reported to have collected more than ... Read more...

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Pacific Healthcare ropes in Birla Group for India venture


April 16th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, April 16 (DPA) Pacific Healthcare Holdings has roped in Yash Birla Group to expand its presence in India in a joint venture. The venture will involve an investment of 10 million ... Read more...

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Match fixing: footballer’s jail term reduced


April 11th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
DPA Singapore, April 11 (DPA) The seven-month jail term of an S-League footballer who took money from his manager to throw a game was cut to five months, news reports said Friday. Chief ... Read more...

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