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Mistake to consider China as threat, enemy: Chinese defence minister

Mistake to consider China as threat, enemy: Chinese defence minister

Rediff.com12 Jun 2022

It will be a historic and strategic mistake to insist on taking China as a threat and adversary, or even an enemy, Chinese Defence Minister General Wei Fengh said on Sunday as he underlined that the China-United States relationship is at a critical and crucial juncture.

China hardening its position along LAC: US Defence Secy

China hardening its position along LAC: US Defence Secy

Rediff.com11 Jun 2022

The Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a tense border standoff in eastern Ladakh since May 5, 2020, when a violent clash between the two sides erupted in the Pangong lake area.

Singapore to ban Kashmir Files, 'can cause enmity' among people

Singapore to ban Kashmir Files, 'can cause enmity' among people

Rediff.com9 May 2022

The Kashmir Files, a Bollywood movie on the exodus of Hindus from the Muslim-majority Kashmir Valley, will be banned in multi-racial Singapore as the film has been assessed to be 'beyond' the city-state's film classification guidelines, a media report said on Monday.

Singapore executes mentally disabled Indian-origin drug trafficker

Singapore executes mentally disabled Indian-origin drug trafficker

Rediff.com27 Apr 2022

The court dismissed the last-ditch appeal by his mother, saying Dharmalingam has been given "due process in accordance with the law".

Omicron to soon replace Delta as dominant global variant: Experts

Omicron to soon replace Delta as dominant global variant: Experts

Rediff.com30 Dec 2021

Experts in Singapore, which is seeing a surge in Omicron cases, have warned that the new and supposedly more contagious variant is likely to replace Delta over the coming weeks as the dominant global variant, with the virus being fitter and having a reproductive advantage.

Omicron may be dominant strain globally in 2022, claim Singapore experts

Omicron may be dominant strain globally in 2022, claim Singapore experts

Rediff.com24 Dec 2021

The new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the deadly coronavirus has increased immune escape compared with the Delta variant and appears likely to become the dominant SARS-CoV-2 strain globally in 2022, according to Singapore-based experts.

Omicron more infectious than Delta variant: Report

Omicron more infectious than Delta variant: Report

Rediff.com6 Dec 2021

'This means that there is a higher likelihood of individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to be reinfected with the Omicron variant'

India-China ties going through a 'bad patch' due to Beijing's acts: Jaishankar

India-China ties going through a 'bad patch' due to Beijing's acts: Jaishankar

Rediff.com19 Nov 2021

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday that India and China are going through a 'particularly bad patch' in their ties because Beijing has taken a set of actions in violation of agreements for which it still doesn't have a 'credible explanation' and it is for the Chinese leadership to answer where they want to take the bilateral relationship.

4 lions at Singapore zoo test positive for COVID-19

4 lions at Singapore zoo test positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com10 Nov 2021

The country also reported 3,397 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 169 from dormitories for migrant workers.

Kamala Harris accuses China of 'coercion, intimidation' in SCS

Kamala Harris accuses China of 'coercion, intimidation' in SCS

Rediff.com24 Aug 2021

Harris, in a major foreign policy speech as part of her three-day visit to Singapore, said America's vision includes the freedom of navigation which is vital to all.

Indian teen held for planning machete attacks on Singapore mosques

Indian teen held for planning machete attacks on Singapore mosques

Rediff.com27 Jan 2021

A 16-year-old Singaporean boy, a Protestant Christian of Indian ethnicity, was detained last month under the Internal Security Act (ISA) after planning to use a machete to attack Muslims at two mosques in March, on the anniversary of New Zealand's Christchurch attacks.

Singapore to extend partial lockdown by 4 weeks until June 1

Singapore to extend partial lockdown by 4 weeks until June 1

Rediff.com21 Apr 2020

In a televised address to the nation, Singapore Prime Minister Lee said the government was committed to do its "utmost" to keep the deadly virus at bay.

COVID-19: Singapore PM announces month-long lockdown

COVID-19: Singapore PM announces month-long lockdown

Rediff.com3 Apr 2020

Most workplaces, with the exception of essential services and key economic sectors, will be closed. Food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services will remain open.

COVID: India evacuates over 90 citizens stranded in Singapore

COVID: India evacuates over 90 citizens stranded in Singapore

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

The Singapore Airlines agreed to fly the stranded passengers to India, as there is no scheduled Air India flight for Thursday.

Crowdfunding for dead Indian worker raises Rs 3m

Crowdfunding for dead Indian worker raises Rs 3m

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

The body of a 28-year-old Indian construction worker, who died in a crane collapse accident in Singapore on Monday, is being flown back to Tamil Nadu where his wife, pregnant with their first child, and parents await.

IMF foresees India's GDP bouncing back to 7 pc next year

IMF foresees India's GDP bouncing back to 7 pc next year

Rediff.com23 Oct 2019

"We see the Indian economy rebounding from our projected 6.1 per cent growth this fiscal year to something like 7 per cent in the next fiscal year (2020). We see the factors that will support growth, including monetary policy stimulus, working their way through the pipeline," Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department at the IMF, told reporters.

Jaishankar: India open to talk terror with Pak in a 'civilised' manner

Jaishankar: India open to talk terror with Pak in a 'civilised' manner

Rediff.com7 Sep 2019

He said that if there are issues that need to be talked about, it is between India and Pakistan.

FPIs' shift from equities to debt hits Indian bonds

FPIs' shift from equities to debt hits Indian bonds

Rediff.com31 Jul 2019

Indian bonds remained volatile over the past week on uncertainties over the maiden offshore sovereign bonds issuance, according to a report by DBS Group Research.

India likely to raise funds from interest-soft overseas markets

India likely to raise funds from interest-soft overseas markets

Rediff.com9 Jul 2019

Some international markets offer interest rates as low as one per cent, which could reduce the government's interest cost significantly.

PM Modi has a jam-packed schedule in Singapore

PM Modi has a jam-packed schedule in Singapore

Rediff.com13 Nov 2018

Modi will have a number of high-profile multilateral and bilateral meetings with global leaders including United States Vice President Mike Pence and Singapore premier Lee Hsein Loong.

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