All stories by Gurdip Singh
Indian woman gets 16-week jail for assaulting domestic helper in SingaporeRediff.com11 May 2023
The victim, employed by Sharma's husband, started working in the family's condominium apartment near River Valley Road on January 20, 2021.
Air India leases six A320 neo aircraft from Chinese bankRediff.com9 Nov 2022
Air India has leased a fleet of six Airbus A320 neo aircraft from CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co Limited, to boost the Tata Group-owned company's transformation journey, a statement said on Wednesday. The leasing agreement was signed on the sidelines of the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Asia Pacific 2022 conference, said the CDB Asia statement. CDB Aviation is among the first aircraft leasing companies to secure the placement of Air India's additional A320 neo aircraft under the recently announced multi-stage transformation plan since the purchase of the airline by Tata group, which aims to increase the carrier's fleet and help it boost both domestic and international operations.
Singapore extends Rajapaksa's stay by 14 days: ReportRediff.com27 Jul 2022
Rajapaksa, 73, fled Sri Lanka after the July 9 uprising when people broke into the President's House after months of public protests against him for mishandling the country's worst economic crisis since 1948.
Rajapaksa given entry on private visit, no asylum request: SingaporeRediff.com14 Jul 2022
A Saudi airlines flight -- SV 788 -- carrying Rajapaksa landed at the Singapore Changi International Airport shortly after 7 pm (local time).
Mistake to consider China as threat, enemy: Chinese defence ministerRediff.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 SecyRediff.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 peopleRediff.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 traffickerRediff.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: ExpertsRediff.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 expertsRediff.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: ReportRediff.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: JaishankarRediff.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-19Rediff.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 SCSRediff.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 mosquesRediff.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 1Rediff.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 lockdownRediff.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 SingaporeRediff.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 3mRediff.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 yearRediff.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.