Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: Singapore

Singapore to bolster coastal defences against rising sea levels

SINGAPORE: Singapore needs at least $72 billion to build defences against rising sea levels, its leader said Sunday as the low-lying city-state gears up against the impact of climate change. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described climate change as “one of the gravest challenges facing humankind” and said the Southeast ...

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Singapore seizes 8.8 tonnes elephant ivory, pangolin scales

SINGAPORE: Singapore authorities have seized 8.8 tonnes (8,800kg) of elephant ivory, its largest ever seizure to date. Authorities estimate that the tusks, valued at $12.9m (£10.4m), have come from nearly 300 African elephants. Some 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales valued at $35.7m were also seized. It is believed to have ...

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Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom of speech fears

SINGAPORE’s parliament passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticized by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech. The law will require online media platforms to carry corrections or remove content the government considers to be false, ...

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Indian extradited to US from Singapore in call center fraud

AHMEDABAD: Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, of Ahmedabad, India, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in a Houston, Texas federal court for his role in a case that was first announced in 2016, charging 60 people with wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy. Patel ran the HGlobal call center, one of ...

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Karan Johar unveils his first Madame Tussauds’s wax statue

BOLLYWOOD’s director Karan Johar unveiled on Thursday his first ever wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Singapore, where he was accompanied by his mother Hiroo Johar. KJo’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds has him clicking a selfie in his typical pose and selfie side, for which he is mostly known ...

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Singapore bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s aviation regulator banned the use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country’s airspace following a deadly Ethiopia plane crash at the weekend. The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, months after a ...

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Singapore hotel evacuated after blasts, fire

Hundreds of people were evacuated Thursday from a hotel in downtown Singapore after explosions and a fire erupted in a room containing electrical equipment, causing blackouts in nearby buildings. The Carlton Hotel said the incident – rare for hyper-safe and – efficient Singapore – was not terror-related and there were ...

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Indian-origin man jailed in Singapore for bomb hoax call

SINGAPORE: An Indian-origin man has been jailed for four months over 2004 hoax call about a bomb at the house of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Ganesan Singaravel, now 61, was sentenced on Monday after he pleaded guilty to an offence under the Telecommunications Act, The New newspaper ...

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Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

A gay Singaporean man Monday won the right to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the United States, in a landmark court ruling for the conservative city-state. While Singapore is affluent and modern in many ways, attitudes towards homosexuality are routinely criticised as outdated. Gay marriage is ...

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Singapore: Indian-origin man stabs pregnant wife, jailed

SINGAPORE: In a shocking incident, an Indian-origin man was convicted of stabbing his pregnant wife in the abdomen and assaulting her in Singapore. A court sentenced him to seven years in jail as well as six strokes of the cane for his crime. As per reports, the accused, identified as ...

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