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3 Indian Naval ships in Singapore ahead of South China Sea deployment

3 Indian Naval ships in Singapore ahead of South China Sea deployment

Rediff.com7 May 2024

The visit is part of the "Op Deployment of #IndianNavy's @IN_EasternFleet to the #SouthChinaSea," it said, amidst China flexing its muscles in the South China Sea.

Air India set to receive new aircraft every six days in next 18 months: CEO Campbell Wilson

Air India set to receive new aircraft every six days in next 18 months: CEO Campbell Wilson

Rediff.com10 Nov 2023

Air India has ordered 470 aircraft to serve the Indian economy and is set to receive a new aircraft every six days over the next 18 months, CEO and MD Campbell Wilson said on Friday. He was speaking at the 67th Assembly of Presidents of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines here. "We have new aircraft, we are recruiting many, many new crew and staff, improving the training regime and there is more work to do and we are making good progress," he said.

Shanmugaratnam elected Singapore president in first contested polls in 12 years

Shanmugaratnam elected Singapore president in first contested polls in 12 years

Rediff.com1 Sep 2023

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, an Indian-origin Singapore-born economist, registered a landslide victory in Singapore's presidential election on Friday, winning over 70 per cent of votes in the country's first contested presidential polls since 2011.

Indian woman who fell from Singapore cruise ship dies

Indian woman who fell from Singapore cruise ship dies

Rediff.com2 Aug 2023

The Indian couple was on a four-day cruise on the Spectrum of the Seas which was on the way back to Singapore from Penang on Monday morning when the 70-year-old Jakesh woke up to find his wife missing from their room.

Indian woman gets 16-week jail for assaulting domestic helper in Singapore

Indian woman gets 16-week jail for assaulting domestic helper in Singapore

Rediff.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 bank

Air India leases six A320 neo aircraft from Chinese bank

Rediff.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: Report

Singapore extends Rajapaksa's stay by 14 days: Report

Rediff.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: Singapore

Rajapaksa given entry on private visit, no asylum request: Singapore

Rediff.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 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.

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