Monday, 15 October 2018

Tag Archives: Singapore

Grab, Uber fined $13m for violating competition laws

SINGAPORE: The merger between ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber will not be unwound but they were fined a combined $13 million yesterday by Singapore’s competition watchdog, which said their union earlier this year had violated competition laws. Grab was fined about $6.4 million while Uber was fined about $6.58 million ...

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Singapore: Man jailed 6 weeks for illegally importing cats

Photo: AVA SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old man was sentenced to six weeks’ jail on Wednesday (Jul 25) for illegally importing two cats into Singapore. Mohamed Yazid Ahmad was caught at Woodlands checkpoint last November, said the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) in a joint news release. ...

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Singapore PM targeted in country’s biggest ever cyberattack

SINGAPORE: State-actors were likely behind Singapore´s biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who ...

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Anushka Sharma get ‘talking statue’ at Madame Tussauds

SINGAPORE: Madame Tussauds will soon unveil Anushka Sharma’s wax statue at its Singapore museum, which will be the first ‘talking’ statue of any Bollywood celebrity. Anushka’s talking wax statue will acknowledge the presence of the visitors with polite remarks. Hindustan Times quoted a source saying, “Yes, it’s true that the ...

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Singapore to launch world’s longest non-stop flight

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines Ltd said it would launch the world’s longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the New York area. The 8,277 nautical mile flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey with 161 business class and premium economy seats will eclipse the 7,843 ...

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Malaysia’s Mahathir wants to scrap rail link with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pledged on Monday to scrap a project to build a high-speed railway to Singapore, an ominous sign for the neighbours’ famously fractious relationship. Mahathir, who won a surprise election victory in May against Najib Razak’s long-ruling coalition, is seeking to improve the country’s ...

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Singapore-based BOC Aviation wins $90m claim against Vijay Mallya

LONDON: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has lost another legal battle linked to his now- defunct Kingfisher Airlines after the UK High Court awarded Singapore-based BOC Aviation an estimated USD 90 million in claims. The latest case involving the 62-year-old businessman, whose extradition case over alleged loan defaults amounting to ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Singapore now offers the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: When it comes to global travel, not all passports are created equal. But which one rules them all? According to the Passport Index, that honor now belongs solely to Singapore thanks to a recent decision by Paraguay to remove visa requirements for passport holders of the Asian city-state. Developed ...

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