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China promises full support to Nepal to promote Ayurvedic medicine China promises full support to Nepal to promote Ayurvedic medicine

Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Yang yesterday pledged full support to Nepal for the development and promotion of Ayurvedic medical system in the Himalayan nation.

Singapore launches first human milk bank to feed premature or sick infants Singapore launches first human milk bank to feed premature or sick infants

Singapore today launched the first human milk bank in the country, which will help mothers who do not have enough breast milk to feed their premature or sick infants.

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Kriti Sanon lives life on her terms - just like her character in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ Spotlight
Kriti Sanon lives life on her terms - just like her character in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’

Getting the chance to work with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in her second movie and proving her mettle, Kriti Sanon is all set to charm her fans in upcoming Bareilly Ki Barfi.

Virat will mature to become a very good Captain: Muttiah Muralitharan Spotlight
Virat will mature to become a very good Captain: Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan spoke to Connected to India a day before the commencement of the SCC Twenty20 tournament. His chat started with him reminiscing about his first visit to Singapore, which was a couple of decades back to Sri Lankan cricket, Ravindra Jadeja and last but not the least Indian skipper

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Banks and telcos collaborate to help SMEs expand digital capabilities Banks and telcos collaborate to help SMEs expand digital capabilities

To help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access technologies to go digital, Info-communications and Media Development Authority (IMDA) has signed seven memoranda of intent (MOIs) with telcos and financial institutions.

SIA and Avianca to codeshare flights for greater connectivity between Singapore and Bogotá SIA and Avianca to codeshare flights for greater connectivity between Singapore and Bogotá

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Latin-American carrier Avianca have signed an agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights, with effect from September 2017.

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Shopmatic, SPC join forces to roll out package allowing SMEs to scale up their digital commerce operations Shopmatic, SPC join forces to roll out package allowing SMEs to scale up their digital commerce operations

Singapore-based web store creator Shopmatic announced the launch of its ‘Enabling Digital Commerce Package Solution’ curated by SPC.

Motorists can now file accident reports via new NTUC Income app Motorists can now file accident reports via new NTUC Income app

​Motor policyholders of NTUC Income can now file accident reports through a new mobile application called Accident Reporting by Income.

Know Your India
MEA to hold ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ Quiz for young diaspora in August MEA to hold ‘Bharat ko Janiye’ Quiz for young diaspora in August

Buoyed by the success of the Bharat ko Janiye (Know Your India) Quiz among the young NRIs and PIOs last year, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is all set to launch the second iteration this August in which candidates would answer questions after enjoying a government-sponsored tour of India.

Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet... in Singapore: Vaishali Trivedi Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet... in Singapore: Vaishali Trivedi

Vaishali Trivedi is a solo Kathak dancer, singer, choreographer and a teacher. Based in Ahmedabad, she has performed extensively in more than 50 countries worldwide.

New To Singapore
E-MBA programmes in Singapore: Give wings to your career E-MBA programmes in Singapore: Give wings to your career

Singapore is the place where students, entrepreneurs and working professionals from different parts of the world converge for top-quality education. An E-MBA programme has emerged as the latest craze among students and working people to give wings to their careers.

An ultimate guide to hair salons in Singapore An ultimate guide to hair salons in Singapore

Thinking of getting a new haircut or highlights? Or just want to indulge in some pampering at a hair spa? We’ve got you the one-stop solution of top hair salons in Singapore.

5 SG government apps that will make your life easier 5 SG government apps that will make your life easier

The Singapore government has been very aggressive in pushing the Smart Nation agenda - numerous mobile apps have been released by the different agencies in the past few months, and they are all aimed at making your life easier.

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Century Square closes for S$60m revamp, featuring new tenants and e-library Century Square closes for S$60m revamp, featuring new tenants and e-library

Century Square at Tampines will be closing its doors for a S$60 million facelift, and will boast a wider tenant mix when it reopens in 2018.

Photogenic places in Singapore that don\'t look like Singapore at all Photogenic places in Singapore that don't look like Singapore at all

Most people's impression of Singapore is a highly urbanised country with tall cold buildings and skyscrapers, but let us show you the photogenic nooks and crannies that look nothing like Singapore at all.

Analysis & Commentary
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.

Trump’s ‘America first’ policy, curbing H-1B visa has changed minds of aspirants from India Trump’s ‘America first’ policy, curbing H-1B visa has changed minds of aspirants from India

The first six months of the term of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, have been highly eventful. From a stunning culmination to his explosive and polarising campaign to the latest withdrawal from the Paris accord, it has been a populist tenure.

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Indian kid becomes instant sensation after appearance in UK quiz show Indian kid becomes instant sensation after appearance in UK quiz show

A 12-year-old Indian-origin contestant on a British television show has become an instant sensation after he impressed viewers by answering all questions posed to him correctly.

India should take advantage of Brexit to become Britain\'s natural partner: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul India should take advantage of Brexit to become Britain's natural partner: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul

British Indian-origin peer Lord Swraj Paul said the UK's decision to leave the European Union gives an opportunity to Britain and India to work together and gain from each other.

Indian-American author Amitava Kumar announces India launch of his new novel ‘The Lovers’ Indian-American author Amitava Kumar announces India launch of his new novel ‘The Lovers’

Indian-American author Amitava Kumar, who released his novel The Lovers recently, announced that the official India launch of the book will be held in Mumbai on August 3.