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Sony launches varsity campus in Singapore


January 19th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 19 (IANS) Japanese electronics giant Sony has launched a corporate university campus in Singapore, the first outside Japan, a media report said Thursday.The campus, in the International Business ... Read more...

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Volatility expected in global economy: Singapore PM


November 29th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 29 (IANS) A period of volatility and uncertainties is expected for the global economy, creating considerable challenges for the central bank to keep the financial system and economy ... Read more...

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Hawks to scare off birds from Singapore street


October 12th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 12 (IANS) Trained hawks will now be used to scare away birds from a shopping street in Singapore.Singapore's shopping street Orchard Road is thinking of using trained hawks ... Read more...

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Singapore to use CCTV to curb illegal parking


September 20th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 20 (IANS) In a novel approach to controlling illegal roadside parking in Singapore, authorities here are going to set up CCTV cameras along roads on a trial basis.The ... Read more...

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Two shipped to Singapore after dozing in container, one dead


April 15th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 15 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi port workers who slept off in a container at Chittagong port ended up in Singapore via Malaysia - having gone without food and water ... Read more...

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Two Bangladeshis found trapped in container for three weeks


April 14th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 14 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi port workers who accidentally got trapped in a container that was shipped to Singapore have been found after three weeks. One of them died ... Read more...

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Indian-origin officer named Singapore’s new army chief


March 5th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 5 (IANS) An Indian-origin officer has been named as the new chief of the Singapore Army, a media report said.Brigadier-General Ravinder Singh will take charge from Major-General Chan ... Read more...

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Scientists 1 step closer to developing treatment for chikungunya


February 16th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to developing a treatment for chikungunya, a disease spread by the Aedes mosquito.According to Straits Times, scientists from Singapore and France ... Read more...

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Number of teens going for plastic surgery in Singapore on the


January 30th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): There has been an increase in the number of teenagers going for plastic surgery in Singapore.According to the Straits Times, a check with nine plastic surgeons and ... Read more...

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A taxi with photos of the dead!


January 8th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 8 (IANS) If you ever visit Singapore and take a ride in a taxi full of photographs, be wary - because they might be pictures of dead people.Lovell Tan, a ... Read more...

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Singaporeans donate bras for poor, deprived women


January 6th, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 6 (IANS) A Singaporean website dealing with women's issues has collected over 10,000 bras donated by people to give to poor and underprivileged women in slums and orphanages.The website Cozycot ... Read more...

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Trial of Khaleda Zia’s younger son begins in absentia


January 5th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 5 (IANS) The trial has begun here in absentia of former Bangladesh prime minister Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Koko, who is charged with graft and money laundering. Koko ... Read more...

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Smokers ‘7 times more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers’


December 16th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Smokers are seven times more likely than non-smokers to get lung cancer, a recent study by National University of Singapore (NUS) has shown.After tracking 45,900 Chinese from ... Read more...

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97pc of Singaporeans work harder to keep spark in marriage in first 5 years


October 27th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): In the first five years of marriage, 97 percent of Singaporeans make small gestures to pacify their spouses when they are unhappy with them, suggests a new ... Read more...

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Kerala idol draws crowds in Singapore


September 5th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 5 (IANS) An idol from a 5,000-year-old temple in Kerala is drawing huge crowds in Singapore. Hundreds of Hindus are flocking to the Sri Vairavimada Kaliamman temple in Toa Payoh area ... Read more...

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Indian-origin student in Singapore called ‘dog’


June 11th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, June 11 (IANS) An Indian-origin student in Singapore was called a "dog" in comments posted on his college webpage in Wikipedia, a media report said. Srinivas Naidu and a South Korean were ... Read more...

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Singapore may impose death penalty for kidnapping


May 10th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, May 10 (IANS) Singapore may impose the death penalty for serious crimes like murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking, an Indian-origin minister has said. The penalty has a deterrent effect and will send ... Read more...

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Indian charged with murder of tourist in Singapore


March 19th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 19 (DPA) Singapore authorities Friday charged an Indian man with the murder this week of a 30-year-old Philippine tourist, a media report said. Gopinathan Nair Remadevi Bijukumar, 34, was suspected of ... 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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Singapore man gets jail, caning for raping sister


February 20th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 20 (DPA) A Singapore court has sentenced a man who raped his younger sister to 13 years in jail, a media report said Saturday. The now 21-year-old brother, who was not ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka says US and Norway helped Fonseka, they deny (Lead)


February 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka is to face early court martial for treason, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in remarks published Thursday, while accusing the ... Read more...

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US, Norway deny helping Fonseka


February 11th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The US and Norway Thursday denied Sri Lankan Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa's allegation that they helped former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka during the polls. "There ... Read more...

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Fonseka’s trial soon, can be jailed for five years: Gotabaya Rajapaksa


February 11th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka will face immediate court martial for treason and he can be jailed for up to five years, the country's Defence ... Read more...

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Singapore man gets 32 years in jail for child rape


January 16th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 16 (DPA) A Singapore court sentenced a man to 32 years in jail after he raped and abused a girl for more than seven years, a media report said ... Read more...

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Aerosmith set for Beijing’s Show of Peace gig?


January 15th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 15 (ANI): American hard rock band Aerosmith is reportedly set to play their first show without frontman Steven Tyler at the Show of Peace concert in Beijing, China in ... Read more...

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Indian gets 17 years in jail for killing Singapore prostitute


January 14th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 14 (DPA) A Singapore court Thursday sentenced an Indian national to 17 years in jail for killing a pregnant prostitute, a media report said. Madhuri Jaya Chandra Reddy, 21, who pleaded ... Read more...

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Singapore man gets 24-year jail for raping daughter


January 11th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 11 (DPA) A Singapore court Monday sentenced a man to 24 years in prison for raping his daughter over several years, a media report said. The 57-year-old security guard, who was ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi sentenced to death for killing girlfriend


January 9th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 9 (DPA) A Singapore court sentenced a Bangladeshi man to death for the murder of his Indonesian girlfriend, The Straits Times reported Saturday. The court handed down the decision to hang ... Read more...

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Singapore puts paedophile behind bars for 10 years


December 29th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 29 (DPA) A paedophile was put under a 10-year preventive detention for molesting six young girls, including a one-year-old toddler, the Straits Times reported Tuesday. But Salim Abdul Rahman escaped the ... Read more...

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Singapore extradites terror suspect to US


December 25th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 25 (DPA) Singapore has extradited a businessman to the US, where he had allegedly tried to buy weapons for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Straits Times reported ... Read more...

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Small countries call for deep emission cuts, financial support


December 4th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Dec 4 (DPA) Six small countries from different continents, including Costa Rica, Iceland and Singapore, Friday pledged to a work for a successful outcome of the crucial Copenhagen climate change talks ... Read more...

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No defence ties with China, says Sri Lanka


October 25th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka has "very close" and "very special" ties with China but there is unlikely to be a defence relationship between Beijing and Colombo, Foreign Minister ... Read more...

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Singapore man gets 18 years in jail for raping daughter


October 23rd, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 23 (DPA) A Singapore court Friday sentenced a man to 18 years in jail for raping his teenage daughter, a media report said. The 38-year-old hawker, who was not named to ... Read more...

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Singapore man gets jail for beating toddler to death


October 7th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 7 (DPA) A Singapore court sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for Viciously beating his girlfriend's three-year-old son to death, a media report said Wednesday. Firdaus Abdullah, 27, had ... Read more...

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Relocation of Hindu shrine in Malaysia put on hold


September 6th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 6 (IANS) Malaysian authorities have suspended the proposed relocation of a 150-year-old Hindu temple to a Muslim-Malay dominated area after a meeting to persuade the local residents turned ... Read more...

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