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UK kids break Guinness record as world celebrates ‘Harry Potter’ series turning 20

An incredible 676 children in the UK set a new Guinness record for the world’s largest gathering of people dressed as Harry Potter to mark...

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1.57 million Singaporeans to receive SGD1.2 billion in GST vouchers, Medisave top-ups

A total of 1.57 million eligible citizens will receive notifications on their GST voucher (GSTV) and Medisave top-ups in 2017, said a...

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Trump urges Modi to open up Indian markets for US goods

US President Donald Trump has urged the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lift barriers to Indian markets for the US goods so that the...

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Syed Salahuddin: India hails US declaration of Hizbul chief as global terrorist

The US State Department yesterday designated Syed Salahuddin, the head of Kashmiri militant group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, as a specially...

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MIT: Most prestigious University gets Indian-origin dean

Anantha P Chandrakasan, the Indian-origin head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts...

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India has a true friend in the White House: Trump

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump pledged their commitment to the India-US strategic partnership with Trump

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AVA probes cat-hoarding case; 94 cats rescued from two-room flat in Fernvale Link

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has launched investigations on a case in which 94 cats were kept in cramped conditions in a...

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PM Modi meets American business leaders in Washington

Right after India Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Lisbon, Portugal, he arrives in the United States in the second leg of his...

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Singapore Police issues advisory regarding rising cases of business email impersonation scams

People of Singapore should beware of the rising cases of scams involving spoofed business email addresses as victims are being deceived into...

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'China to benefit from Trump-Modi meet'

A leading expert in China has argued that Beijing could be an incidental beneficiary if the US succeeds in nudging India to liberalise its...

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Scheme of free MRT rides in pre-peak hours extended till end of year

The two famous schemes for incentivising off-peak travel on public transport - free pre-peak travel and off-peak pass trials - have been...

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US senator slams Chinese paper for ‘threatening’ Indian-origin chancellor for hosting Dalai Lama

A top US senator has slammed a Chinese newspaper for “threatening” a university in California and its Indian-origin chancellor for...

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VAJRA scheme kicks off; NRI scientists to work as faculty in Indian institutions

In a bid to reverse “brain-drain”, the Indian government launched the Visiting Advanced Joint Research (VAJRA) faculty scheme under...

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Former US Attorney Preet Bharara signs book deal, writing on integrity

Former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Donald Trump in March, has signed a book deal with publisher Alfred A...

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Arab countries issue list to Qatar for compliance to end crisis

The Arab countries that have severed ties with Qatar have issued a list of demands that the latter should adhere to in order to end the...

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Three held in connection with murder of Indian-origin man in US

Three persons have been arrested and charged in the US in connection with the murder case of a 43-year-old Indian-origin store owner, who...

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Singapore researchers develop technique for producing more durable Lithium-ion batteries

Singapore researchers have developed a technique for producing longer lasting Lithium-ion batteries. This will help in developing high...

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India population to rise to 1.51 billion by 2030, says UN population division in projection

The world's population will rise to 11.2 billion by 2100 from the current 7.6 billion, latest projections put out by the United Nations (UN)...

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Modi to meet Indian diaspora on Sunday at most exclusive location in Virginia

On June 25, Modi will address an invitation-only group of Indian-Americans and Indians in America at the 14,000 square-feet ballroom at The...

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Pramila Jayapal sues Trump for violating constitution by profiting from foreign governments

Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has joined more than 200 of her colleagues in filing a lawsuit against President Trump for...

USA

Istana opens up to public as part of Hari Raya Puasa celebrations

In celebration of Hari Raya Puasa, the Istana grounds will be open to the public on Sunday, 25 June 2017, from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

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Voice and video calls on WhatsApp enabled in UAE

On the eve of Eid Al Fitr, there is good news for the expat community in United Arab Emirates as they can now connect with their families...

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Investigative and enforcement powers boosted for checking errant travel agents

To protect the interests of the consumers from errant travel agents, proposals have been made by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI)...

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Veteran doctor born in Shimla appointed honorary VP of British Medical Association

Kailash Chand, a veteran Indian-origin doctor in the UK, has been appointed as honorary vice-president of the country's prominent medical...

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