Singapore: News

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.

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.

31 Jul 2019


#CareerBytes: 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.

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.

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