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Punjab govt to compensate NRI after forcing him to deboard UK-bound flight Punjab govt to compensate NRI after forcing him to deboard UK-bound flight

The Punjab government will have to pay INR5 lakh compensation to the NRI for wrongly identifying him as an accused in the INR1,000-crore irrigation scam and forcing him to disembark a flight to the UK.

In Pics: Koodiyattam - India’s Oldest Living Theatre Tradition in Singapore In Pics: Koodiyattam - India’s Oldest Living Theatre Tradition in Singapore

Koodiyattam is the oldest living theatre tradition of India. It is believed to be 2,000 years old and is the only surviving Sanskrit theatre tradition. Master exponent Kapila Venu brought this rich art form to Singapore during Kalaa Utsavam.

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India Pride Project: Getting Indian Idols where they belong Spotlight
India Pride Project: Getting Indian Idols where they belong

Indians across the world can take pride in what he does. People around the globe work support his efforts for free, and his achievements are applauded and endorsed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.

Kapila Venu- Her Art, Her Eyes and Their Compelling Stories Spotlight
Kapila Venu- Her Art, Her Eyes and Their Compelling Stories

Kapila Venu performs in the oldest living theatre tradition of India, Koodiyattam. It is believed to be 2,000 years old and is the only surviving Sanskrit theatre tradition. Conventionally performed in Hindu temples in the Indian state of Kerala it is recognised by UNESCO.

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Apple comes to Indian engineering institute for placements for first time Apple comes to Indian engineering institute for placements for first time

The biggest companies in the world recruit Indian engineers and IT professionals but not all of them come to India for placements; for instance American multinational technology company Apple.

Indian-origin Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains attends CII Tech Summit in Delhi Indian-origin Canadian Minister Navdeep Bains attends CII Tech Summit in Delhi

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada, attended the CII Tech Summit yesterday in Delhi. The strategic partnership between Canada-based RoboGarden and Ed-tech startup Eupheus Learning was announced at the event.

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Singapore employees to receive 2.7% wage increase next year: ECA International Singapore employees to receive 2.7% wage increase next year: ECA International

There is good news for Singaporeans as they will see their salaries increase by 4 per cent in 2018, according to the latest Salary Trends survey by ECA International (ECA).

NUS graduates are 16th most employable in the world: Times Higher Education survey NUS graduates are 16th most employable in the world: Times Higher Education survey

National University of Singapore (NUS) graduates are the 16th most employable in the world, according to the Global University Employability Ranking conducted by Times Higher Education (THE). It also placed fourth in Asia in the same survey.

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Navratri - Durga and Rama: The myths, history and rituals of the nine-day Hindu festival Navratri - Durga and Rama: The myths, history and rituals of the nine-day Hindu festival

The nine-day long festival of Navratri (literally meaning nine nights) is one of the most widely celebrated in the Hindu religion. Celebrated to honour Goddess Durga, who symbolises power and purity, Navratri is famous for the ritual of fasting.

Dussehra: Celebrating the victory of Good over Evil Dussehra: Celebrating the victory of Good over Evil

India is a land of festivals, and one of the most eagerly awaited is Dussehra in which people of different faiths participate. It is celebrated with zest and religious fervour.

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BCA announces roadmap to healthier and greener buildings for Singapore BCA announces roadmap to healthier and greener buildings for Singapore

To enhance the indoor environment quality of buildings and ensure healthier atmosphere, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore has announced several initiatives today with the review of its third Green Building Masterplan.

HDB to utilise modern tools to study residents’ preferences and build stronger communities HDB to utilise modern tools to study residents’ preferences and build stronger communities

To ensure quality living environment and in keeping with the changing needs of society, HDB has collaborated with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) on a social behavioural study christened ‘New Urban Kampung research programme’.

HDB inks SGD10.7 million agreements for ‘Smart Living’ in Singapore HDB inks SGD10.7 million agreements for ‘Smart Living’ in Singapore

HDB has inked two new research and development agreements with NTU and SUTD worth SGD 10.7 million to leverage the power of Big Data, data analytics and smart technology to boost construction productivity and safety, as well as to develop a new social framework to build stronger communities.

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2018 welcomes Tom Hanks’ thriller ‘The Post’ 2018 welcomes Tom Hanks’ thriller ‘The Post’

Steven Spielberg's latest film The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, is coming to theatres on January 12, 2018.

Director Vishal Mishra bags the ‘Best New Age Film Director’ Award at 10th Global Film Festival Director Vishal Mishra bags the ‘Best New Age Film Director’ Award at 10th Global Film Festival

Director Vishal Mishra, who made a remarkable debut this year with Sunil Grover starrer ‘Coffee With D’, has received an award at the prestigious 10th Global Film Festival by the Asian Academy of Film and TV (AAFT) which was held in Delhi over the weekend.

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Stop focusing on the girl child, it’s the boys who need attention Stop focusing on the girl child, it’s the boys who need attention

I heard celebrated writer Chetan Bhagat, an IIT and IIM alumnus and ergo a shining example of a gentlemanly achiever in modern India, say this on Saavn, the radio app: “Mainay Arjun Kapoor kay badhay mazay karay hain (I was instrumental in making Arjun Kapoor have a lot of fun). I write the kissin

Here’s how Ram Nath Kovind became President of India Here’s how Ram Nath Kovind became President of India

Former Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind is set to become India's 14th President and the first member of the right wing Hindu organisation Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) to hold the post.

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Indian diaspora gives PBD a thumbs up Indian diaspora gives PBD a thumbs up

As the countdown to the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) being organised by the Indian High Commission of Singapore begins we spoke to members of the Indian diaspora on their expectations from this big ticket event.

Kerala government to launch saving scheme for helping Indian expatriates in their twilight years Kerala government to launch saving scheme for helping Indian expatriates in their twilight years

To give a helping hand to Indian expatriates in their twilight years, the government of the Indian state of Kerala is launching a savings scheme which will entitle them to pension, insurance cover. It will also cover repatriation of dead body and tickets fare of a relative.

Indian expats resent transfer of ‘mass diplomat’ from Saudi Arabia Indian expats resent transfer of ‘mass diplomat’ from Saudi Arabia

The transfer of an Indian diplomat from Saudi Arabia to New Delhi has evoked strong reactions among the Indian expatriate community as he was very popular among them.