ndtv.com Archives - 31 August 2015, Monday

  • Indian-Origin Scholar Criticises Singapore Minister, Apologises: An Indian-origin independent scholar and acti...

    Indian-Origin Scholar Criticises Singapore Minister, Apologises

    ndtv.com 30 Aug '15, 7am

    An Indian-origin independent scholar and activist has called Singapore's Law and Foreign Minister an "Islamophobic bigot" who thinks Malay-Muslims are a threat, but apologised later after he mulled lodging a police complaint against her for "twisting" his remarks. Sangeetha Thanapal, ...

  • Singapore's Best Sweets with Celebrity Dessert Chef Janice Wong

    ndtv.com 29 Aug '15, 10am

    She's hailed as Asia's best pastry chef, and nobody who's seen or sampled her creations would question why. The Singapore based Janice Wong is a pastry power house, with her 2am: dessertbar & 2am: lab being the most sought after spots for sweet somethings. When we heard she was in Ind...

  • IIT Delhi student named most promising young entrepreneur in Singapore

    IIT Delhi Student Named Most Promising Young Entrepreneur in Singapore

    ndtv.com 21 Aug '15, 8am

    A 22-year-old IIT Delhi student has been named as the most Promising Young Entrepreneur at a business competition in Singapore. Chiraag Kapil, led a team of five from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in the 8th Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition and won the award priz...

  • Envoy to Singapore Receives Award on Behalf of PM Modi

    Envoy to Singapore Receives 'Asian of the Year 2014' Award on Behalf of PM Modi

    ndtv.com 21 Aug '15, 2am

    India's High Commissioner to Singapore, Vijay Singh Thakur, has received 'Asian of the Year 2014' award by leading Singapore daily The Straits Times, on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Modi was given the award in December last year for putting focus on India's development a...

  • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew Mulled Euthanasia in Final Years: Daughter: Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew,...

    Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew Mulled Euthanasia in Final Years: Daughter

    ndtv.com 10 Aug '15, 4am

    Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, shattered by the death of his wife, asked his doctors about the possibility of euthanasia in his final years, his daughter revealed today. Lee Wei Ling, herself a doctor, wrote in a column for the Straits Times newspaper a day after Singapore ...

  • Indian-Origin Acquitted Off Drug Charges in Singapore

    ndtv.com 05 Aug '15, 5am

    A Malaysian of Indian-origin has been acquitted in Singapore from drug smuggling charges for which he had been sentenced to over 20 years in jail and 20 strokes of canes in June, 2013. Bus driver Veeramani Manikam was arrested in December, 2011 when he drove a car through Singapore's ...

  • Indian Guilty of Murdering Wife Who Was Found Headless in Singapore River

    ndtv.com 29 Jul '15, 5am

    A 33-year-old Indian woman whose headless body was found floating in Singapore's Whampoa River in December 2013 was murdered by her husband, a coroner's court has found. Jasvinder Kaur died after being dealt a punch on the neck by her husband Harvinder Singh during a fight, the Strait...

  • 51-Year-Old Islamic State Aspirant Arrested in Singapore

    51-Year-Old Islamic State Aspirant Arrested in Singapore

    ndtv.com 29 Jul '15, 2am

    Singapore has arrested a 51-year-old "self-radicalised" man who tried to join Islamic State (IS) in Syria, under an internal security law that allows for detention without trial for two years, the Ministry of Home Affairs said today. Singaporean Mustafa bin Sultan Ali was arrested in ...

  • Negotiations on to Upgrade Economic Co-operation with India: Singapore

    Negotiations on to Upgrade Economic Co-operation with India: Singapore

    ndtv.com 25 Jul '15, 4pm

    Singapore is keen to upgrade its existing Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Agreement (CECA) as the East Asian country wants to be a 'partner' in economic development in Coimbatore. "We want to be a partner in India's economic growth. We want a strategic partnership to deepen bilate...

  • Singapore Temasek's CEO Extends Leave Till October: Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said on Saturday...

    Singapore Temasek's CEO Extends Leave Till October

    ndtv.com 25 Jul '15, 8am

    Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings said on Saturday Chief Executive Ho Ching, the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has decided to extend her three-month sabbatical until October. Temasek did not give a reason for the decision by Ho, which comes amid media speculation tha...

  • India, Singapore Sign Key Agreement to Boost Maritime Cooperation

    India, Singapore Sign Key Agreement to Boost Maritime Cooperation

    ndtv.com 21 Jul '15, 3pm

    India and Singapore today signed an agreement on sharing white-shipping information to enhance maritime cooperation between the two navies as visiting Navy chief Admiral RK Dhowan held talks with top defence officials in Singapore. Admiral Dhowan, who is on his maiden visit to Singapo...

  • Singapore Electoral Boundary Review Could Point to Early Polls

    ndtv.com 13 Jul '15, 8am

    Singapore has launched a review of electoral constituency boundaries, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told parliament today, in an announcement likely to raise speculation of an early election. The next general election must be held by January 2017, but there has been speculation in th...

  • Indian-Origin Man Jailed for Assaulting 2 in Singapore

    ndtv.com 10 Jul '15, 7pm

    An Indian-origin man, who was acknowledged last year for turning around his life of crime, was sent back to jail on Friday for assaulting a taxi driver and his own cousin a few years ago. Banquet waiter Sarbir Singh, 26, admitted last month to beating a taxi driver at the carpark of t...

  • Singapore Jails 4 Persons of Indian Origin for Staging Robbery

    ndtv.com 29 Jun '15, 3pm

    Four persons of Indian origin who staged a fake police raid to rob three Indian nationals of more than Singapore Dollar (SGD) 1.3 million in a major gang robbery incident in 2012, have been jailed for up to 10-and-a-half years. Music teacher Magesan Ramasamy, 36, Mohamed Faizal Ajmalh...

  • Myanmar Trio Charged Over Singapore Murder Plot: Three Myanmar men were charged today with conspiring to murde...

    Myanmar Trio Charged Over Singapore Murder Plot

    ndtv.com 24 Jun '15, 6am

    Three Myanmar men were charged today with conspiring to murder a fellow national in Singapore with a gruesome collection of instruments including a chainsaw, a meat mincer, a cleaver and a chopping board. Myanmar nationals Yae Wynnt Oaung, 32, Phyo Min Naing, 31, as well as Singapore ...

  • Singapore teen in anti-Lee Kuan Yew video to undergo mental tests

    Singapore Teen in Anti-Lee Kuan Yew Video to Undergo Mental Tests

    ndtv.com 23 Jun '15, 8am

    A Singapore court today ordered psychiatric tests for a teenager who made online attacks on late former leader Lee Kuan Yew as international rights advocates sought his release. Amos Yee, 16, will be remanded at the Institute of Mental Health for two weeks to undergo further examinati...

  • Singapore Airlines Flight From Mumbai Makes Emergency Landing in Malaysia

    ndtv.com 22 Jun '15, 2am

    A Singapore Airlines aircraft from Mumbai to Singapore was forced to make an emergency landing in Malaysia after it received a cargo fire warning message, a report said today. Flight SQ425 made the landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport yesterday when a cargo fire alarm warning...

  • Andhra Pradesh Collaborates With World Toilet Organisation for Sanitation Project: Singapore-based World Toile...

    Andhra Pradesh Collaborates With World Toilet Organisation for Sanitation Project

    ndtv.com 21 Jun '15, 6am

    Singapore-based World Toilet Organisation is partnering with Andhra Pradesh to embark on a project worth 1.8 billion Singaporean dollars, first of its kind in India to build toilets for six million homes in the state by 2018. World Toilet Organisation, a non-profit organisation, would...

  • Indian-Origin Man Jailed 10 Months for Stabbing Wife in Singapore: A 29-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapor...

    Indian-Origin Man Jailed 10 Months for Stabbing Wife in Singapore

    ndtv.com 12 Jun '15, 1am

    A 29-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore was jailed 10 months for stabbing his estranged wife in front of their two children in October last year. Suresh David Narasimmalu, had been on a Diwali shopping with his wife Vasentha Kumari, 30, and their boys aged five and seven when the...

  • 5 Singapore Students Among 16 Killed on Malaysia Peak

    5 Singapore Students Among 16 Killed on Malaysia Peak

    ndtv.com 07 Jun '15, 7am

    Five Singapore primary school students and one teacher were among 16 people so far confirmed killed by an earthquake that rocked Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, government authorities said today. Malaysian officials said the death toll from the earthquake that struck on Friday morning had ...

  • Singapore Suspends Sale of Maggi Noodles Imported From India

    Singapore Suspends Sale of Maggi Noodles Imported From India

    ndtv.com 05 Jun '15, 12pm

    Singapore authorities have ordered local importers to temporarily suspend the sale of Nestle's Maggi noodles imported from India amid reports that high lead content was found in the popular instant snack. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority's decision comes after India banned the s...

  • Singapore Police Shoots Man Near US Defense Secretary's Hotel: Singapore police shot and killed one person and...

    Singapore Police Shoots Man Near US Defense Secretary's Hotel

    ndtv.com 31 May '15, 4am

    Singapore police shot and killed one person and detained two others early in the morning after the car they were traveling in crashed past police barricades near a hotel where US Defense Secretary Ash Carter was staying. Police said the incident happened in the vicinity of the Shangri...

  • Singapore Launches App to Kindle Interest in Tamil: Singapore has launched a mobile app to kindle interest and...

    Singapore Launches App to Kindle Interest in Tamil

    ndtv.com 31 May '15, 2am

    Singapore has launched a mobile app to kindle interest and help young children understand the Tamil, one of the four official languages in the country. The "Arumbu" app was launched at the opening of the 14th Tamil Internet Conference yesterday which is being attended by 150 Tamil spe...

  • George Yeo, Former Minister of Singapore is New Chancellor of Nalanda University

    George Yeo, Former Minister of Singapore is New Chancellor of Nalanda University

    ndtv.com 30 May '15, 1pm

    George Yeo, a former foreign minister from Singapore will be the new chancellor of Nalanda University, announced Indian external affairs ministry today. The 60 year old is currently serving as a member in the governing board of the prestigious university, which was set up in 2010 to r...

  • Indian-Origin Man in Singapore Faces Match-Fixing Bribe Charge

    ndtv.com 30 May '15, 9am

    A 55-year-old Indian-origin Singaporean was among four men charged on Saturday in a court over his alleged role in conspiring to fix a football match at the South East Asia Games which begins in Singapore next week. Rajendran R Kurusamy was accused of corruptly agreeing to give 15,000...

  • Break the Vicious Cycle, Singapore Tells South China Sea Rivals

    ndtv.com 29 May '15, 1pm

    Singapore's prime minister called on countries on Friday to break the "vicious cycle" of the South China Sea row, as the United States and China exchanged increasingly angry barbs over reclaimed islands in the disputed waterway. Inaugurating Asia's biggest security forum, the Shangri-...

  • Singapore Airlines Investigates Rare Power-Loss Incident

    ndtv.com 27 May '15, 3am

    Singapore Airlines is investigating how one of its Airbus A330-300s temporarily lost power in both Rolls-Royce engines in mid-flight, the carrier said on Wednesday. The May 23 incident occurred when Flight SQ836 hit bad weather en route to Shanghai from Singapore with 194 passengers a...

  • Singapore Slams Iran for Firing Warning Shots at Commercial Ship: Singapore on Monday condemned Iranian forces...

    Singapore Slams Iran for Firing Warning Shots at Commercial Ship

    ndtv.com 18 May '15, 5am

    Singapore on Monday condemned Iranian forces for firing warning shots in the Gulf at a commercial ship registered in the Asian city-state, calling it a "serious violation of international law". The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) also urged Tehran to investigate Thursday's incident ...

  • India gifts Singapore Museum Busts of Nationalist Leaders

    India gifts Singapore Museum Busts of Nationalist Leaders

    ndtv.com 08 May '15, 2am

    The Government of India has presented busts of four nationalist leaders to Singapore's Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), the first museum dedicated to Indian history. "It is a fitting commemoration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore," Minister in t...

  • Singapore Prime Minister Praised After Sharing Sudoku-Solver Code

    ndtv.com 06 May '15, 10am

    Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has revealed his computer programming skills after sharing on Facebook a Sudoku puzzle-solver code he wrote. Lee, 63, a first-class mathematics graduate from the University of Cambridge in Britain, posted a screenshot of the code written in t...