ndtv.com Archives - 20 April 2014, Sunday

  • Two Indians arrested in Singapore for moonlighting as barbers

    Two Indians arrested in Singapore for moonlighting as barbers

    ndtv.com 24 Feb '14, 4am

    Two Indian nationals and a Bangladeshi have been arrested here for moonlighting as barbers while on permit to work in the construction sector, according to a media report today. The three accused had set up make-shift stalls on a pavement in the industrial estate of Tuas, earning four...

  • Singapore to increase sin taxes to help its growing number of elderlies

    Singapore to increase sin taxes to help its growing number of elderlies

    ndtv.com 21 Feb '14, 12pm

    Liquor taxes will be raised by 25 per cent with immediate effect while duties on tobacco products will jump by 10 per cent. Singapore: Singapore on Friday announced steep increases in alcohol, gambling and tobacco taxes as it pledged billions of dollars in healthcare subsidy for its g...

  • Virtual currency Bitcoin ATM arrives in Boston

    Virtual currency Bitcoin ATM arrives in Boston

    ndtv.com 21 Feb '14, 4am

    Photo: Reuters File photo: Bitcoin Boston: A Bitcoin ATM has landed at a Boston rail hub, allowing commuters to learn about the digital currency. On Wednesday, the ATM was placed by Liberty Teller at Boston's bustling South Station, which sees thousands of commuters a day. It and an A...

  • #ndtv Bitcoin used in illegal drug deals in Sweden: report: Bitcoin had become a common medium of exchange in

    Bitcoin used in illegal drug deals in Sweden: report

    ndtv.com 10 Feb '14, 1am

    Bitcoin had become a common medium of exchange in illegal drug deals in Sweden, local media reported. (File photo) Stokholm: Bitcoin had become a common medium of exchange in illegal drug deals in Sweden, local media reported on Sunday. Bitcoins were used by drug dealers in at least s...

  • The US government's bitcoin bonanza: How, where and when to sell?

    The US government's bitcoin bonanza: How, where and when to sell?

    ndtv.com 19 Jan '14, 4am

    Bitcoin is essentially software code that defines units of value. New York: US prosecutors in Manhattan are sitting on a multimillion-dollar bitcoin gold mine. And it could get much bigger. Federal authorities hauled in 29,655 units of the digital currency - worth $27 million at curre...

  • World's first insured Bitcoin vault opens in UK

    World's first insured Bitcoin vault opens in UK

    ndtv.com 12 Jan '14, 11am

    The world's first Bitcoin storage service that insures deposits of the digital currency against hackers and accidental loss has opened in London. Bitcoin is a virtual currency that can be generated through complex computer software systems with solutions shared on a network. Although ...

  • Three Indians allege police abuse in Singapore riot case

    ndtv.com 09 Jan '14, 6am

    File photo of burnt vehicles after a riot broke out in Little India in Singapore. Singapore: Three Indian, facing charges in Singapore court for their alleged roles in December 8 riots in Singapore, have filed a formal complaint of police assault with the Internal Affairs Office (IAO)...

  • Indian on Interpol list for wife's murder in

    ndtv.com 04 Jan '14, 12pm

    An Indian, the husband of a beautician whose decapitated body was found in a canal in Singapore, is now on Interpol's wanted list. Singapore police have been looking for 34-year-old Harvinder Singh to help in their investigations into the death of his wife Jasvinder Kaur, 33, who work...

  • Riots in Little India inexcusable: Singapore Prime Minister

    ndtv.com 01 Jan '14, 3am

    25 Indians are facing court charges for rioting and 56 Indians and one Bangladeshi were deported. Singapore: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has described the December 8 outbreak of violence by the South Asian foreign workers in Singapore as inexcusable, but he assured that Singapore w...

  • riot: Four Indians face fresh charges

    ndtv.com 27 Dec '13, 11am

    File photo of burnt vehicles after a riot broke out in Little India in Singapore Singapore: Fresh charges were today slapped on four Indians, part of 25 alleged rioters who participated in Singapore's worst outbreak of violence in over 40 years. Earlier, all 25 Indians faced one rioti...

  • Singapore group seeks clarification on Indian deportations

    group seeks clarification on Indian deportations

    ndtv.com 25 Dec '13, 6pm

    AFP photo This handout photograph taken and made available by The Straits Times on December 10, 2013 shows a group of Indian nationals arriving at court in a police van to be charged. Singapore: Civil society group Workfair Singapore, which works for the welfare of local and migrant w...

  • lawyer applies to quash deportation of Indians

    ndtv.com 25 Dec '13, 8am

    File photo of burnt vehicles after a riot broke out in Little India in Singapore. Singapore: Singapore's activist lawyer M Ravi has applied to the High Court to quash the deportation order of one of the 57 foreign workers sent home for their alleged involvement in the December 8 riot ...

  • starts deporting Indian nationals involved in December 8 riot

    ndtv.com 20 Dec '13, 4am

    File photo of Little India in Singapore after riots spread on December 8 Singapore: Singapore today started deporting 52 Indian nationals for their role in the December 8 riot, the city state's worst street violence in 40 years. Sixteen of the men were interviewed by the state-appoint...

  • Alcohol ban eased in Singapore's Little India

    Alcohol ban eased in Singapore's Little India

    ndtv.com 19 Dec '13, 5am

    28 Indian nationals have been charged over the riot on Tuesday, leaving 53 to be repatriated. Singapore: Singapore on Wednesday loosened alcohol ban imposed after the December 8 riot in Little India, but the ban will remain for six months until the committee of inquiry makes its recom...

  • Riots in Singapore were 'spontaneous': Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

    Riots in Singapore were 'spontaneous': Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

    ndtv.com 15 Dec '13, 4am

    Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that last Sunday's riot in the city state was spontaneous and there is no reason to believe that it was due to unhappiness among foreign workers. The incident was "spontaneous", and the migrant workers involved were employed by a var...

  • India assures support to its workers in Singapore post-riot

    ndtv.com 13 Dec '13, 10am

    Reuters Photo Two burnt cars remain in the street after a riot broke out in Singapore in the early hours of December 9, 2013 Singapore: India today assured support to its nationals that law-abiding people have nothing to fear after authorities arrested 31 Indians for alleged rioting i...

  • The Indian whose death triggered riots in Singapore's Little India

    The Indian whose death triggered riots in Singapore's Little India

    ndtv.com 12 Dec '13, 2am

    AFP photo A tribute board is pictured with messages for Sakthivel Kumaravelu. Singapore: Indian national, Sakthivel Kumaravelu, rarely went to Singapore's Little India during his days off but last Sunday's visit proved fatal for his first visit to the area in more than two months. Kum...

  • Rare outbreak of rioting in Singapore's 'little India', 27 arrested

    ndtv.com 09 Dec '13, 3am

    AFP Firemen douse a charred ambulance and a car after a riot broke out in Singapore. Singapore: A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in...

  • Moscow says Louis Vuitton doesn't go with Red Square

    Moscow says Louis Vuitton doesn't go with Red Square

    ndtv.com 28 Nov '13, 3am

    AFP A woman takes photo of a giant Louis Vuitton trunk (partly seenL) on Red Square in Moscow on November 27 Moscow: If Lenin were alive today, instead of spinning in his mausoleum nearby, he no doubt would be aghast at the two-story replica of a Louis Vuitton traveling trunk on Red S...

  • Malaysia summons Singapore envoy over spying report

    Malaysia summons Singapore envoy over spying report

    ndtv.com 26 Nov '13, 5am

    REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad/Files A security guard patrols outside the Singapore embassy in Kuala Lumpur April 28, 2004 Malaysia summoned the high commissioner from neighbouring Singapore on Tuesday over a media report that said the city-state helped facilitate US-Australian surveillance ...

  • Singapore Straits Times website down after hacker threat

    Straits Times website down after hacker threat

    ndtv.com 04 Nov '13, 10am

    A hacker, who calls himself "The Messiah", posted a lengthy message on the paper's online blog page to criticise its report about an internet video. Singapore: The website of Singapore's largest newspaper, the pro-government Straits Times, was inaccessible for part of Monday, three da...

  • Crowded Singapore looks below for room to grow

    Crowded Singapore looks below for room to grow

    ndtv.com 26 Sep '13, 8am

    Singapore, with a little less land mass than New York City, is running out of room for its 5.4 million people. The city-state has built upward - with apartment buildings reaching as high as 70 stories - reclaimed underused properties for housing and pushed out coastlines for more usab...

  • Singapore firm launches in-flight Muslim prayer app

    firm launches in-flight Muslim prayer app

    ndtv.com 13 Aug '13, 7am

    A Singapore-based company has launched an iPhone app alerting Muslims when to pray and in which direction they should face even when they're 35,000 feet in the air. Travellers input the flight details and are provided with prayer times during their journey, as well as the direction of...

  • A monk with Louis Vuitton luggage causes huge scandal

    A monk with Louis Vuitton luggage causes huge scandal

    ndtv.com 18 Jul '13, 1pm

    He's known as Thailand's jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promiscuity and alleged crimes ranging from statutory rape to manslaughter. Until a month ago, 33-year old Wirapol Sukphol was relatively unknown in Thailan...

  • Air India leaves Singapore flight passengers stranded at Mumbai terminal for 14 hours

    Air India leaves Singapore flight passengers stranded at Mumbai terminal for 14 hours

    ndtv.com 16 Jun '13, 4am

    On a normal day, it would have taken Shweta Chhabria Kriplani a little over five- and-a-half-hours to reach Changi airport in Singapore from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. The Singapore-based banker, however, spent most of Saturday at the Mumbai airport, sleeping,...

  • Twins from India jailed for managing brothel in

    ndtv.com 12 Jun '13, 5am

    Twin brothers from India have been sentenced for three and half months for managing a brothel and helping their accomplices live on the earnings of six prostitutes. Raman and Lakashmanan Selvaraj, aged 26, were shocked on being jailed yesterday for they had expected a fine after plead...

  • Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for selling drugs

    ndtv.com 07 Jun '13, 5pm

    An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to eight years in jail and ordered to be given five strokes of the cane for selling cannabis to foreign students at an international school in Singapore. 39-year-old Selvam V Katorain yesterday pleaded guilty in the district court to trafficking...

  • Indian jailed for molesting a boy

    ndtv.com 17 May '13, 5pm

    A Singaporean Indian was on Friday sentenced to 24 months jail for molesting a 13-year-old boy at his home. S Subramaniam, 45, was found guilty last week after a six-day trial for sexually molesting the boy at his flat on December 23, 2011 in the suburb Yishun housing estate. Subraman...

  • Indian-origin man gets 9 months' jail for abusing wife in

    ndtv.com 17 May '13, 10am

    An unemployed Singaporean man of Indian-origin has been jailed for nine months for attacking his wife with a knife and hitting her with a fan and a flask, a media report said today. SI George Raj, 42, was also fined Singaporean dollars 2,000 yesterday for criminal trespass and contrav...

  • Sri Lankan maid gets 10 years in jail for killing an Indian man in

    ndtv.com 06 May '13, 2pm

    A Sri Lankan maid working in Singapore was sentenced to 10 years in jail today for killing an Indian man in 2009. The High Court heard that 34-year old Tharmalingam Puwaneswary, a Sri Lankan national struck 32-year old Murugaiyan Selvam, a permanent resident of Singapore from India, o...