ndtv.com Archives - 29 March 2015, Sunday

  • Singapore Honours Founding Leader Lee Kuan Yew With Elaborate State Funeral

    Singapore Honours Founding Leader Lee Kuan Yew With Elaborate State Funeral

    ndtv.com 29 Mar '15, 12am

    Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago. Tens of thousands of people are expected to line a 15.4-kilometre (9.6-mile) route to bid farewell to th...

  • In Lee Kuan Yew's Death, Singapore Efficiency Shines Through: Singapore is internationally renowned for its ef...

    In Lee Kuan Yew's Death, Singapore Efficiency Shines Through

    ndtv.com 25 Mar '15, 8am

    Singapore is internationally renowned for its efficient organisation, and planning around the death of the city-state's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, is no exception. Within a few hours of his death at 3:18 am, local time, on Monday the government had confirmed the traffic arran...

  • Thousands line Singapore's streets to pay respect to Lee Kuan Yew

    Thousands Line Singapore's Streets to Pay Respect to Lee Kuan Yew

    ndtv.com 25 Mar '15, 4am

    Thousands of people lined Singapore's streets today as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament House for public viewing. Lee died on Monday, aged 91. Chants of "Lee Kuan Yew" rang out from the crowd as the carriage entered...

  • PM Narendra Modi to Attend Lee Kuan Yew's Funeral in Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the f...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Attend Singaporean Leader Lee Kuan Yew's Funeral

    ndtv.com 24 Mar '15, 9am

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the funeral of Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 29. Mr Lee, 91, died of severe pneumonia yesterday. The Prime Minister will be attending the funeral on March 29, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said. In h...

  • Former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's Condition Worsens: The condition of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's...

    Former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's Condition Worsens

    ndtv.com 17 Mar '15, 6am

    The condition of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister, has worsened and doctors are closely monitoring his condition, the government said today. "Lee Kuan Yew's condition has worsened due to an infection. He is on antibiotics. The doctors are closely monitoring his condition...

  • Indian-Origin Man Jailed for Stealing, Duping Compatriot in Singapore

    ndtv.com 16 Mar '15, 6pm

    An Indian-origin man in Singapore was today sentenced to 22 weeks imprisonment for duping a drunk compatriot of SGD 13,000 through his ATM card. Vickneswaran Sivan, 24, was jailed for taking undue advantage of Shakthikalu Manjappa Gopalakrishna by taking his ATM card and later withdra...

  • Indian Jailed for 16 Years in Singapore for Killing Compatriot

    ndtv.com 02 Mar '15, 3pm

    An Indian construction worker was today jailed for 16 years and ordered by a Singapore court to be caned 12 strokes for killing his fellow compatriot in 2012. Periyasamy Devarajan was 20 years old in 2012 when he bashed 31-year-old Raju Arivazhagen in the face and head with a rock, a ...

  • Indian Jailed in Singapore for Bashing Man to Death

    ndtv.com 02 Mar '15, 9am

    A Singapore court on Monday jailed an Indian for 16 years for bashing another Indian man to death. Periyasamy Devarajan was 20 years old in 2012 when he bashed 31-year-old Raju Arivazhagen in the face and head with a rock, a branch and three concrete slabs each weighing 10.5 kg to 13....

  • Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew Still in Intensive Care, Health Improves Slightly

    Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew Still in Intensive Care, Health Improves Slightly

    ndtv.com 28 Feb '15, 2pm

    The health condition of Singapore's first prime minister and the man widely credited with the city-state's economic success, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly though he remains on mechanical ventilation, the prime minister's office said today. "Lee Kuan Yew's condition has improved ...

  • Indians in Singapore Start Early Holi Festivities

    Indians in Singapore Start Early Holi Festivities

    ndtv.com 28 Feb '15, 10am

    Singapore Parliament's Deputy Speaker Charles Chong today joined over 800 Indians and other community members in celebrating Holi and the arrival of the spring festival as part of the city state's celebrations marking 50 years of independence. "Today's Holi and spring celebration is t...

  • Indian-Origin Counsel Appointed to Singapore Supreme Court

    Indian-Origin Counsel Appointed to Singapore Supreme Court

    ndtv.com 28 Feb '15, 4am

    A 49-year-old Indian-origin lawyer has been appointed as a Judicial Commissioner to Singapore's Supreme Court bench for two years. Senior Counsel Kannan Ramesh, who was appointed to the bench yesterday, will assume the position from May 22, according to a statement by the Prime Minist...

  • Indian-Origin Man Faces Jail in Singapore For Photographing Underage Boy

    ndtv.com 27 Feb '15, 7am

    A 41-year-old Indian-origin man in Singapore is facing 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to charges of arranging a minor's sexual tryst with a part-time model and photographing them in a hotel room. The IT specialist pleaded guilty in a district court on Thursday and would be sen...

  • Indian-Origin Man in Singapore Jailed for Molestation

    ndtv.com 13 Feb '15, 8pm

    An Indian-origin man in Singapore, who molested a girl inside a taxi, was Friday sentenced to jail for four weeks, media reported. Samir Singh Aulakh, 34, a hotel call operator, pleaded guilty to molesting the victim when they were inside the taxi travelling from Kampong Bahru Road to...

  • Angry Birds Fly into Singapore to Teach Preschoolers: A for Angry. B for Birds. The heroes of an addictive mob...

    Angry Birds Fly into Singapore to Teach Preschoolers

    ndtv.com 12 Feb '15, 10am

    A for Angry. B for Birds. The heroes of an addictive mobile game dishing out revenge on evil pigs have landed in a classroom in Singapore to prep kindergarten children the Angry Birds way. Finland's Rovio, the company behind the game franchise, has partnered with local preschool Dream...

  • Singapore Tourism Suffers First Annual Decline Since 2009: Singapore reported fewer international visitors las...

    Singapore Tourism Suffers First Annual Decline Since 2009

    ndtv.com 11 Feb '15, 7am

    Singapore reported fewer international visitors last year, the first annual fall since 2009, hurt by a stronger Singapore dollar and a drop in the number of Chinese tourists amid slower regional tourism growth. International visitor arrivals fell 3 per cent last year to 15.1 million, ...

  • Two More Indians Jailed For Involvement in Singapore's Little India Riots: Reports

    Two More Indians Jailed For Involvement in Singapore's Little India Riots: Reports

    ndtv.com 10 Feb '15, 1pm

    Two more Indian nationals in Singapore were sent behind bars Tuesday for their involvement in the December 2013 riots in the Little India area of this city state, media reported. Rajendran Mohan, 26, and Sathiyamoorthy Sivaraman, 27, were respectively awarded 27-month and 25-month jai...

  • Singapore President Tony Tan Meets PM Modi, Talks of Broadening Bilateral Relations

    ndtv.com 09 Feb '15, 6pm

    President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions on enhancing bilateral relations, as well as broadening cooperation in fighting terrorism, among other issues. In their talks, the two leaders deliberated...

  • Singapore President Tony Tan Arrives in India on 4-day Visit

    Singapore President Tony Tan Arrives in India on 4-day Visit

    ndtv.com 08 Feb '15, 7pm

    Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam has begun a four-day state visit to India starting Sunday, as the two countries mark 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations. "This is President Tan's first state visit to India, and will showcase our longstanding and strong relation...

  • 3 Indian-Origin Men Arrested in Singapore

    ndtv.com 07 Feb '15, 6am

    Three Indian-origin Singaporean men have been arrested for disorderly behaviour during the celebration of Thaipusama, a colourful annual Hindu festival in which many believers pierce their bodies with hooks to honour Lord Murugan's victory over demon hordes. Ramachandra Chandramohan, ...

  • Singapore Set to Host Annual Conference on Tamil Language: A three-day conference on Tamil language computing

    Singapore Set to Host Annual Conference on Tamil Language

    ndtv.com 06 Feb '15, 9am

    A three-day conference on Tamil language computing and Tamil internet will be held in Singapore by the end of May and international experts have started work on their papers to be presented at the event. More than 500 delegates are expected to attend the 14th International Conference ...

  • 31-Year-Old Indian Man, Indonesian Woman Found Dead in Singapore Hotel: Report

    ndtv.com 03 Feb '15, 3am

    A 31-year-old Indian national and an Indonesian domestic help were found dead in a hotel room in Geylang in Singapore, according to local media reports. The body of Chinasamy Baskar, who has worked in the construction sector in Singapore for five years, was reportedly found hanging in...

  • Singapore Says AirAsia's Surabaya Flight was Approved

    ndtv.com 03 Jan '15, 1pm

    Singapore today said that it had approved the Surabaya-Singapore route for AirAsia flights on Sundays after the low-cost carrier's permit was frozen by Indonesia for allegedly flying on an unauthorised schedule when it crashed last weekend over Java sea. Indonesia has suspended the Ai...

  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore Flight Suspended

    ndtv.com 03 Jan '15, 6am

    The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesd...

  • China to Build World's First Deep-Sea Mining Vessel: A Chinese shipyard has inked a deal with a Singapore firm...

    China to Build World's First Deep-Sea Mining Vessel

    ndtv.com 11 Dec '14, 4pm

    A Chinese shipyard has inked a deal with a Singapore firm to build the world's first deep-sea mining vessel. Beijing: A Chinese shipyard has inked a deal with a Singapore firm to build the world's first deep-sea mining vessel which can serve as a platform for seabed mining up to 2,500...

  • PM Modi Named 'Asian of the Year' by Singapore Newspaper: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today named "Asian

    PM Modi Named 'Asian of the Year' by Singapore Newspaper

    ndtv.com 05 Dec '14, 3pm

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today named "Asian of the Year" by a leading Singaporean press group for being focused on India's development and getting the world "excited" about the prospects of the country again. Singapore Press Holdings Limited, the publisher of The Straits Times...

  • Singapore to Plan, Japan to Build New Andhra Capital

    Singapore to Plan, Japan to Build New Andhra Capital

    ndtv.com 01 Dec '14, 9am

    Companies from Japan are ready to join hands in building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, which will be designed by Singapore, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said today. "It will be a deadly combination," said Mr Naidu. For the next 10 years, Andhra Pradesh is entitled to share ...

  • Tamil Song to Mark Singapore's 50 Years of Independence

    ndtv.com 30 Nov '14, 3pm

    A new National Day song in Tamil, Singapore's fourth official language, has been launched for celebrating the country's 50 years of independence next year. The song and music composition project leader, Logapreyan Renganathan, 42, said he came up with the song idea because he wanted t...

  • For the Filmy You - Universal Studios, Singapore

    ndtv.com 13 Nov '14, 5pm

    A movie buff? Ever wanted to have a conversation with Marilyn Monroe? Give yourself a chance to relive your favorite characters live in front of you by walking along the path of this very cinematic and dramatic theme park located in Singapore. They don't make movies, but the experienc...

  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Meets Urban Planning Experts During Singapore Visit

    ndtv.com 13 Nov '14, 12am

    File photo of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister(CM) N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a three-day visit to Singapore starting Wednesday, held meetings with the city-state's Second Minister (Trade and Industry) S Iswaran as well a...

  • New Massachusetts Institute of Technology algorithm can predict price of Bitcoin

    New Massachusetts Institute of Technology Algorithm Can Predict Price of Bitcoin

    ndtv.com 26 Oct '14, 1pm

    MIT scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict the price of the notoriously volatile cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory a...