Singapore: News

30 Sep 2023


Co-founder of 3AC, collapsed crypto hedge fund, arrested in Singapore

Su Zhu, co-founder of the now-defunct crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC), has landed in hot water after being arrested at Singapore's Changi Airport on Friday.

15 Sep 2023

Travel And Tourism

What to eat in Singapore: Vegetarian foods you must try

Singapore boasts a tempting spread of local food that one just can't get enough of.

ISRO completes PSLV-C56-DS-SAR mission: Here's why it is important

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully accomplished the PSLV-C56-DS-SAR mission, which took off from Sriharikota.

27 Jul 2023

Amnesty International

Singapore to execute first woman in 20 years

Singapore is reportedly set to execute a woman on Friday for drug trafficking, the first female execution in nearly 20 years.

19 Jul 2023

Travel And Tourism

Singapore passport is the world's most powerful: Henley Passport Index 

According to the latest Henley Passport Index, Singapore now holds the title of the world's most powerful passport, granting visa-free access to 192 out of 227 travel destinations worldwide.

After France and UAE, Indonesia plans UPI deal with India

India's flagship instant payment system, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), will likely be used in Indonesia as the two countries are looking for a deal for bilateral trade in domestic currency, real-time card recognition, and digital payments, The Times of India reported.

This AI-powered wearable patch can monitor your wound recovery

In a groundbreaking achievement, researchers from Singapore have invented a paper-like sensor patch that operates without batteries and utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor wound recovery with utmost convenience and effectiveness.

25 Jun 2023

Travel And Tourism

Planning a solo trip abroad? Check these safe destinations

Going on a trip alone can be a refreshing experience. It gives you a sense of freedom and confidence like no other.

24 Jun 2023

Sexual Harassment

Singapore: Indian chef jailed for molesting 2 teenage girls

A chef from India has reportedly been sentenced to three months and four weeks in jail for allegedly molesting two teenage girls in Singapore.

20 Jun 2023


World's most expensive cities for luxurious living: Singapore tops list

After a few tumultuous pandemic years, the world is back to normal. The coronavirus is still there, but the world has learned to live with it without being affected.

Spy chiefs of rival countries secretly huddle in Singapore: Report

Top officials from over two dozen of the world's main intelligence agencies met this weekend on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit in Singapore, Reuters reported.

26 May 2023

Lloyd Austin

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit India next week

Lloyd J Austin, the Defense Secretary for the United States (US), is set to visit India next week, an official statement released by the US Defense Department said.

26 Apr 2023

United Nations (UN)

Singapore executes Indian-origin man for supplying cannabis 

Singapore hanged an Indian-origin man convicted of drug trafficking on Wednesday despite calls from the United Nations (UN) and other international organizations to reconsider the execution.

24 Apr 2023


Zilingo's ex-CEO Ankiti Bose files $100M defamation suit: Here's why

The tale of Singapore-based fashion start-up Zilingo and its India-born co-founder Ankiti Bose is one of caution. From being valued at $1 billion to liquidation, the start-up's fall was swift.

18 Apr 2023

Travel And Tourism

Avoid these tourist mistakes when traveling to Singapore

Singapore is a small but amazing country that hosts millions of visitors every year.

28 Mar 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 countries outside India where people can speak Hindi

If you thought that India is the only country where people speak Hindi, then you are wrong.

21 Mar 2023

Travel And Tourism

5 unique man-made bridges around the world

Bridges around the world not only serve as a means for connecting people and places but also add to the aesthetic of the region.

24 Feb 2023

Adani Group

Adani Group to conduct roadshow in Asia to appease investors

Investor confidence in Adani Group stocks and bonds is at an all-time low following a damning report by Hindenburg Research.

India's UPI makes global debut in partnership with Singapore's PayNow

Starting today, cross-border payments between India and Singapore are going to get easier. The Unified Payment Interface (UPI) of India and Singapore's PayNow will be linked to enable faster cross-border remittances.

02 Feb 2023


Singapore: Man sues woman for $3 million for getting friend-zoned

It hurts to be friend-zoned but to be sued for friend-zoning probably hurts much more.

Amritsar-Singapore flight takes off 5 hours early, leaves 35 passengers

A Singapore-bound flight reportedly departed hours ahead of schedule from Amritsar's Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, leaving 35 passengers behind.

19 Jan 2023


Singapore: Trial against accused for racially abusing, kicking Indian woman

The trial of the man, who allegedly racially abused and kicked an Indian-origin woman for not masking up properly nearly two years ago, began in a district court in Singapore on Wednesday.

18 Jan 2023


These are the 5 most futuristic cities in the world

Human civilization has come a long way since the hunting-gathering era.

13 Jan 2023


Twitter tells Singapore staff to clear desks and work remotely

Elon Musk is keeping up his cost-cutting measures at Twitter. The latest target is the social media company's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

12 Jan 2023


India's longest sea bridge to open in Mumbai this year

After a decades-long wait, the "longest sea bridge in India" is finally set to open for vehicular traffic in Mumbai later this year.

04 Dec 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Bihar ministers perform puja before Lalu's kidney transplant on Monday

Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav flew out to Singapore on Saturday night to be present with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and his father, Lalu Prasad Yadav, during his kidney transplant operation on Monday.

26 Nov 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Out on bail, Lalu leaves for Singapore for kidney transplant

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav has left for Singapore for a kidney transplant.

10 Nov 2022

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Yadav's daughter Rohini to donate kidney to her father

Former Union minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) patriarch Lalu Prasad Yadav (74), who has been suffering from multiple illnesses for quite some time, is set to receive a kidney from his daughter Rohini Acharya.

09 Oct 2022

Travel And Tourism

Explore nature with these 5 beautiful hiking trails in Singapore

Known as one of the cleanest countries in the world, Singapore is surrounded by century-old temples, lush green spaces, bustling hawker centers, fantastic food, and a multicultural atmosphere.

28 Aug 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 things to bring home from your Singapore trip

Singapore is one of the world's most-loved tourist destinations.

25 Aug 2022

Travel And Tourism

Stay at these 5 unique hotels in Singapore

Known for its lush green spaces, bustling hawker centers, and ancient temples, Singapore lures travelers from around the world.

08 Aug 2022


Five scholarships for Indians to study in Singapore

Singapore has emerged as one of the most modern countries in the world. With an increase in the intake of international students, Singapore is becoming one of the favorite destinations for students to pursue their higher education.

29 Jul 2022

Travel And Tourism

Traveling to Singapore? Check out these budget accommodation options

One of the safest travel destinations in the world, Singapore is an island nation surrounded by sea, adorned with century-old temples, lush greenery, and bustling hawker centers.

15 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday took oath as Acting President of Sri Lanka after Gotabaya Rajapaksa's resignation was officially accepted.

14 Jul 2022

Sri Lanka

Curfew imposed in Colombo; President Rajapaksa likely to reach Singapore

Acting President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday asked Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena to nominate a prime minister who is acceptable to both the government and the Opposition.

04 Jul 2022


Singapore: Beer made with recycled toilet water wins over netizens

There are lots of bizarre things on the planet and Singapore has come up with a beer that pretty much falls in the same category.

10 May 2022

Shashi Tharoor

'TKF': Following Singapore ban, Vivek Agnihotri spars with Shashi Tharoor

On Monday, Vivek Agnihotri's film The Kashmir Files (TKF) that portrays the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley was banned in Singapore.

14 Sep 2021


India, Singapore launch project to link UPI and PayNow

India and Singapore will link their respective fast payment systems - Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and PayNow - to enable users to make instant, low-cost fund transfers on a reciprocal basis, the Reserve Bank said on Tuesday.

Meet Kwek Yu Xuan, the world's tiniest baby at birth

A baby, believed to be the world's tiniest at birth, is now home after 13 months of intensive treatment at a hospital in Singapore.

01 Jul 2021


Complaint against Singapore doctor for posting anti-Islam comments

A police report has been filed against a doctor in Singapore for allegedly making comments against Islam and Muslims on social media.

25 Jun 2021

Sri Lanka

Singapore bound container ship catches fire in Indian Ocean

A fire broke out on a container ship sailing toward Singapore in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lankan Navy said on Friday, a week after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals sank near the country's main port in Colombo nearly a month after catching fire.

04 Jun 2021

Road Accidents

Man handed six-month driving ban for an accident in Singapore

An Indian permanent resident in Singapore was fined 3,000 Singapore dollars ($2,258) and banned from driving for six months on Friday for causing a road accident in which a woman sustained serious injuries including a spinal fracture and a sprained knee.

02 Jun 2021

Singapore Airlines

Ensure passengers carry negative COVID-19 report, Singapore tells airlines

Singapore authorities have told airlines to ensure that those coming to Singapore have a valid negative coronavirus test report before boarding a flight.

19 May 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal doesn't speak for India: Government as Singapore slams variant-remark

A tweet from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sparked a "strong objection" from the authorities in Singapore and triggered a scathing reaction form India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

28 Apr 2021


Singapore sends oxygen cylinders to support India's fight against COVID-19

The Singapore government has sent a consignment of oxygen cylinders to support India's COVID-19 pandemic response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

01 Apr 2021

Crime Against Women

Singapore court jails, fines Indian national for molesting Vietnamese woman

An Indian national was sentenced by a Singapore court to four weeks in prison and fined Singapore dollars 8,000 for molesting a Vietnamese woman who worked at his office.

27 Feb 2021


Singapore: Couple jailed for breaching COVID-19 safety measures

A 39-year-old Indian-origin woman and her British husband were jailed in Singapore on Friday for breaking the country's strict quarantine rules so that they could spend time together in a hotel room in Singapore last year, according to a media report.

Singapore: Indian-origin doctor known for establishing aviation medicine dies

Indian-origin doctor, Dr. Jarnail Singh, who became renowned as an expert on stopping communicable diseases spread via air travel and in establishing aviation medicine specialty, died on February 6 in Singapore, a media report said.

16 Feb 2021


Indian priest charged with breach of trust in Singapore

An Indian priest in Singapore, on Tuesday, was charged with committing a criminal breach of trust by pawning ceremonial jewelry worth more than two million Singapore dollars from the country's oldest Hindu temple.

10 Feb 2021


Singapore: Indian restaurant to be charged for breaching COVID-19 measures

Singapore's leading Indian restaurant chain "Banana Leaf Apolo" will be charged in a court next week with breaching safety management measures, including having a self-service buffet, at its outlet in the Little India precinct.

08 Feb 2021


Singapore: Indian-origin man sentenced for attempting to promote racial enmity

A 52-year-old Indian-origin man was sentenced to two weeks' jail on Monday for attempting to promote racial enmity in Singapore by claiming that the ruling People's Action Party wanted to marginalize Malays in the country.

03 Feb 2021

South Korea

South Korea leads in innovation, India ranks 50th

According to the latest Bloomberg Innovation Index, South Korea is the most innovative nation, marking the country's return to the top after losing out to Germany last year. The European nation has slipped to the fourth place.

26 Jan 2021


COVID-19 pandemic may take four to five years to end

It may take four to five years for the COVID-19 pandemic to end and the world to look to a post-COVID-19 normal, Singapore's Education Minister Lawrence Wong warned.

30 Dec 2020

Health & Wellness

Singapore starts COVID -19 vaccination for healthcare workers

Singapore became the first Asian country to start vaccinating healthcare workers against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday.

26 Oct 2020


Future Group, Reliance ignore ruling to hold $3.4bn deal

The Future Group on Monday said that it was examining an order to stall a Rs. 24,713 crore (approximately $3.4 billion) asset sale to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).

24 Jun 2020


Singapore chooses Nokia, Ericsson (not Chinese companies) for 5G upgradation

In a major development, Singapore's leading telcos have chosen Nokia and Ericsson to build the core of their next-generation 5G networks.

08 Jun 2020


COVID-19: Singapore is developing a wearable 'contact-tracing' device

As the world races to deploy contact-tracing apps to warn and isolate close contacts of COVID-19 positive individuals, Singapore is taking a completely different - and potentially concerning - route.

11 May 2020


Singapore deploys 'robo-dog' to make sure people observe social distancing

The spread of COVID-19 has made human-to-human interaction a risky affair.

27 Apr 2020


After China and India, Singapore becomes Asia's most infected nation

Singapore has now become the third-worst coronavirus-hit country in Asia after China and India—the world's two most populous nations.

Coronavirus: Singapore quarantines 20,000 migrant workers as COVID-19 cases rise

In Singapore, roughly 20,000 migrant workers have been quarantined as the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has troubled the city-state.

06 Apr 2020

General Motors

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Singapore's richest man has grown richer

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has left economies crumbling.

03 Apr 2020


Singapore PM announces one-month shutdown to tackle coronavirus outbreak

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday said that all schools and most workplaces will remain closed for a month in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

27 Mar 2020


Scientists develop test to detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc worldwide, scientists are working around the clock to prevent its spread and bring things back to normalcy.

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

In Italy, the rise in deaths due to coronavirus breached 30% in a single day on Wednesday and the national tally has surged to 1,016.

02 Dec 2019


5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

Given the way gadgets are priced these days, one can't buy a lot of high-tech devices in a Rs. 1 lakh budget.

18 Nov 2019


The most beautiful skyscrapers in the world

By definition, a skyscraper is a building that exceeds the height of at least 100 meters or 330 ft. But we're not talking of skyrocketing heights today. Being tall doesn't translate to looking stylish.

13 Nov 2019


Social gaming platform SuperGaming raises $1.3 million seed funding

SuperGaming, the social gaming platform for casual gamers, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding.

26 Oct 2019


Binny Bansal invests $12.3 million in customer engagement platform Mobikon

Mobikon, a marketing and data-exchange platform for restaurants, has raised $12.3 million in Series B round of funding.

22 Sep 2019


#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

12 Sep 2019


How to get admission in foreign universities through GATE?

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

03 Sep 2019


Sridevi's wax-figure in Madame Tussauds Singapore to be unveiled tomorrow

More than a year after Sridevi's unfortunate demise, Madame Tussauds, Singapore is all set to pay tribute to her.

27 Aug 2019


Singaporeans are getting free Fitbits, but there is a catch

People living in Singapore will soon be eligible to bag free Fitbit-made smart bands.

18 Aug 2019


Planning a family-vacation? Here are five best destinations to explore

If family vacation is on your mind, thumbs up for the idea!

17 Aug 2019


#CareerBytes: Five reasons why you should appear for GATE exam

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates in the country.

14 Aug 2019


Boney Kapoor breaks down remembering Sridevi, says "She's still around"

It's been over a year since Sridevi passed away, but her husband Boney Kapoor is still coping up with the loss.

01 Aug 2019


Top five zoos in the world

If a humble foreign trip with family is what you are planning, zoos should definitely be a part of the itinerary.

24 Jul 2019


Five offbeat places in Singapore you must visit

An all-time favorite among travelers heading to Southeast Asia, Singapore is a charming little amalgamation of wildly varied cultures, communities, and people.