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96 per cent of Singaporeans file tax returns on time

In another example of serving the nation, a total of 96 per cent of taxpayers in Singapore filed their tax returns on time this year.

Indian singer, actor Diljit Dosanjh receives coin of honour from Canada’s Minister of National Defence

Diljit Dosanjh, Indian film actor, singer and television presenter, received the coin of honour from Canada’s Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan.

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Dr Tausif Malik: Entrepreneur, maverick, evangelist and artist

The new treasurer for Democrats Abroad India, Dr Tausif Malik is the founder of America’s largest community-based Spelling Bee competition (MuslimSpelling Bee.com). The Indian-American social entrepreneur brings a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to the job.

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‘Like Dubai, ITL Group has used imagination to grow’ - Dr Ram Buxani

Dr Ram Buxani, Chairman, ITL Cosmos Group one of the most respected member of the Indian diaspora in Dubai met with Himanshu Verma Founder and CEO of Connected to India. Dr Buxani has earned himself fame, love and respect in equal doses in his over six decades in Dubai.

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HSBC collaborates with Shift. to upgrade all its card designs

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) has launched an upgrade of its card portfolio after decades of unchanged designs, developed through a collaboration with Shift., an independent branding firm.

Singapore govt committed to help SMEs: Iswaran

“The government is committed to helping SMEs overcome barriers to innovation, R&D and technology adoption. We will ensure that SMEs are not left behind in the technological and digital revolution,” asserted S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry in Singapore while speaking at SME Day, 2017.

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Singapore International Indian EXPO to be held from March 27 to May 1

The Singapore International Indian EXPO (SIIExpo) will be held at the Singapore EXPO, 1 Expo Drive from April 27 to May 1, 2017. The event, which has now moved into its sixth year, is the largest shopping and entertainment extravaganza in Singapore.

5.11 million passengers pass through Changi Airport in March

Changi Airport of Singapore handled about 5.11 million passengers in March this year, which is a 4.3 per cent year-on-year increase. China and India were the leading gainers with double-digit growth among Changi’s top 10 country markets.

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Laxmi Bai: A woman before her time, she became a legend in her fight against the British

Laxmi Bai, the Rani (Queen) of Jhansi and a leader during the First War of Indian Independence of 1857–58, is remembered as one of the very first women freedom fighters in India. Her intrepid life is still etched in the memory of Indians and she is an inspiration for future generations.

Ten places in Udaipur you absolutely must see!

Ten places you must visit and see in Udaipur. Known as the Venice of India, Udaipur is an incredible tourist destination’ known for its formidable monuments, colourful culture, golden sand dunes and the desert.

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Five unique museums in Singapore you need to visit

While the National Museum and the Singapore Art Museum are pretty much national icons of the arts scene in Singapore, the island is also home to a few other smaller, but still immensely fascinating, museums.

Knowing your mobile plan options in Singapore

In a 2016 report from internet firm OpenSignal, Singapore was voted as having the fastest mobile data speeds in the world. The island’s telecommunications spans the entire city-state – which means that wherever you go you will definitely be able to enjoy your cat videos. The wide coverage, ease

Hawker centres: The fabric holding together the culinary culture of Singapore

If you ask around, most Singaporeans will tell you that their favourite hobby is eating. There are a variety of cuisines available in Singapore given its geographical location and multi-cultural population. Most of the classic dishes of the sunny island-state can be found in one of its national icon

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Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar to tickle funny bones in ‘Sabse Bada Kalakaar’ without Kapil Sharma

The recent feud between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover had gone viral on social media and there were rumours that Sunil doesn’t need Kapil. This looks like a real possibility as Sunil is getting back to the small screen without Kapil, and will be teaming up with Ali Asgar.

Sachin’s response to fan's handwritten lettergram goes viral

Indian-American Karan Gandhi got an unanticipated response to his letter to Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday. Bypassing the post office, Karan had snapped a picture of the handwritten letter to Sachin and posted it on his Instagram account.

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Top amendments proposed in budget 2017-18 which impact you as a NRI

The rate of income tax is proposed to be reduced to 5% (from 10%) for income between INR 2.5 to INR 5 lakhs. This is likely to bring tax saving of at least INR 12,875 for all taxpayers with an income exceeding INR 5 lakhs. Other tax slab and rates remain unchanged.

Is demonetisation PM Modi's Waterloo or Marengo?

Couple of years back, I was having a conversation with a Managing Director of a leading nationalised Bank in India. The conversation centred around the financial policies of the present government and specifically about Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana, whereby people can open Zero Balance Savings Acc

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US-based NRI Namit Deshpande makes his way to India U-17 World Cup

The Indian squad for the Under-17 football World Cup India will host in October, has been boosted with the inclusion of Namit Deshpande, a US-based NRI, who has been scouted by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) through its overseas scouting portal.

Sunil Tolani awarded Hind Rattan for outstanding NRI

Business magnate Sunil Tolani, the founder of Price Organisation, has been awarded the Hind Rattan for his outstanding contributions in the areas of business, entrepreneurship and hospitality.

Indian-American Sandeep Mathrani ranked fourth overpaid CEO in US

Sandeep Mathrani, the Indian-American chief executive of General Growth Properties, a Chicago-based property firm, has been ranked fourth on a list of top 25 overpaid bosses in the US, according to a non-profit ‘As You Sow’ report.