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Singapore South Asian International Film Festival back with renewed gusto for its 3rd edition Singapore South Asian International Film Festival back with renewed gusto for its 3rd edition

The third installation of the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (Sg.SAIFF) is slated to be held from August 30 to September 7 at various venues across Singapore.

Indian Institute of Management Alumni explore LIFE 4.0 in Singapore with gala event Indian Institute of Management Alumni explore LIFE 4.0 in Singapore with gala event

IIMPACT 2019 saw about 750 ministers, business leaders, industrialists, Indian Institute of Management alumni and a Nobel Laureate gather in Singapore.

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Komala Vilas: One of the oldest Indian vegetarian restaurant in Singapore @work
Komala Vilas: One of the oldest Indian vegetarian restaurant in Singapore

Having first opened its doors in 1947 along Serangoon Road – in the cultural enclave of “Little India” – Komala Vilas is the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Singapore.

Karan Patel: The star baseball pitcher who loves cricket Spotlight
Karan Patel: The star baseball pitcher who loves cricket

He may not have a movie about him yet but Karan Patel has made history by becoming the first player of Indian descent to be drafted in Major League Baseball in the US - and he thinks his cricketing skills may have something to do with it.

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Visa launches new measures to combat payment fraud Visa launches new measures to combat payment fraud

Financial services provider Visa announced a suite of innovative security capabilities to help prevent payment fraud.

Microsoft partners Jio to accelerate digital transformation in India Microsoft partners Jio to accelerate digital transformation in India

Microsoft has partnered Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited to help accelerate the digital transformation of the Indian economy.

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Singapore to use world’s first trademark registration mobile app Singapore to use world’s first trademark registration mobile app

Singapore has introduced the world’s first mobile app for trademark registration.

Complex climate phenomenon causing extended dry spell in Singapore Complex climate phenomenon causing extended dry spell in Singapore

Singapore is experiencing a prolonged dry spell due to something known as the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) - a complex climate phenomenon which causes similar climate variations as El Nino.

Know Your India
India in Numbers: Rise in the super-rich, tiger population growing India in Numbers: Rise in the super-rich, tiger population growing

Below are statistics gathered from various sources, describing India in numbers. The number of super-rich Indians has gone up in the past three years, and the country has the world’s highest population of tigers.

Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9 Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9

Ahmedabad, the largest city in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, boasts 30-odd museums but the stunning Kite Museum in the 608-year-old world heritage city is in a class of its own.

New To Singapore
Car ownership in Singapore falls to its lowest in 10 years Car ownership in Singapore falls to its lowest in 10 years

The household expenditure survey released on July 31 shows a fall in car ownership among resident households in Singapore - at 35.3 per cent it is at its lowest in 10 years.

Peranakan Indians: A unique community in Singapore, Melaka that is struggling to survive Peranakan Indians: A unique community in Singapore, Melaka that is struggling to survive

The Chetti Melaka, or Peranakan Indians, they are the descendants of South Indian traders who settled in Melaka (formerly Malacca) in the 15th century and married local women of Malay and Chinese descent.

Hazy outlook for Singapore in August with wind-shifts and smoky hotspots detected in Indonesia Hazy outlook for Singapore in August with wind-shifts and smoky hotspots detected in Indonesia

Singapore may experience occasional haze in the first fortnight of August 2019 due to hotspots with smoke plumes observed in central Sumatra and southern Kalimantan, Indonesia in recent days.

LifeStyle
A National Award is on every actor’s bucket list: Ayushmann Khurrana A National Award is on every actor’s bucket list: Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana was recently given the National Award for Best Actor for his film Adhadhun.

Sikh band from Malaysia wins World Pipe Band Championship Sikh band from Malaysia wins World Pipe Band Championship

Malaysia’s Sri Dasmesh Sikh pipe band has emerged the winner of the World Pipe Band Championship on Saturday, August 17.

Analysis & Commentary
What ails the Housing Market? What ails the Housing Market?

The 'golden years' of Indian residential real estate are well and truly over, at least in the short to mid-term. The sentiment of end-users as well as investors who previously banked heavily on residential real estate for maximum returns is seriously curtailed.

Singapore government’s decisive steps help dampen “Brownface” controversy Singapore government’s decisive steps help dampen “Brownface” controversy

The Singapore government’s decisive action recently in a dispute triggered by a poorly scripted advertisement effectively calmed an evolving situation that could have hurt the balance between races which the city-state’s administrators had achieved remarkably over the years.

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India Tax: All you need to know as an NRI ahead of August 31 filing deadline India Tax: All you need to know as an NRI ahead of August 31 filing deadline

If you have not filed your India tax return for the financial year 2018-19, you still can file it without payment of any penal fees as the Indian Government extended the filing due date to August 31, 2019.

Controversy around NRI quota in Indian medical colleges Controversy around NRI quota in Indian medical colleges

What is a scandal in the US seems to be business as usual in India with terms like ‘management quota’ and ‘NRI seats’ being added to medical students’ lexicon in recent years.

Smugglers make hay as Indian govt hikes import duty on gold Smugglers make hay as Indian govt hikes import duty on gold

With the Indian government jacking up import duty on gold, smuggling of the yellow metal from Persian Gulf countries, Singapore and Malaysia is in full swing.