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Indian-origin appointed as first Sikh Minister in Malaysia Indian-origin appointed as first Sikh Minister in Malaysia

An Indian-origin person has created history in Malaysia by becoming the first Sikh to be inducted into the country’s Cabinet. The whole Punjabi community in the country is gung-ho over gaining a Sikh representative in the Cabinet.

New HDB exercise allows young couples still studying or serving NS to apply New HDB exercise allows young couples still studying or serving NS to apply

To help young couples who are still studying or serving NS buy their first homes sooner, HDB will allow them to defer their income assessment for housing grants and loan purposes.

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Script was my bible and Meghna Gulzar was my priest: Vicky Kaushal Spotlight
Script was my bible and Meghna Gulzar was my priest: Vicky Kaushal

Sawaal ek, jawaab do, (Ask one question, get two answers) says Vicky Kaushal about his director Meghna Gulzar who he thinks was already living the story of Raazi.

International audience ready for Indian movies: Hollywood movie financier AVT Shankardass Spotlight
International audience ready for Indian movies: Hollywood movie financier AVT Shankardass

Punam Sharrma of Connected to India spoke to the very affable movie financier AVT Shankardass on his recent visit to Singapore.

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Singapore SMEs should utilise trade links for overseas expansion: Minister Singapore SMEs should utilise trade links for overseas expansion: Minister

“Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) need to tap on all the trade links Singapore has established with partners, in order to expand into overseas markets," asserted new Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

MMA calls for entries for 2018 SMARTIES Awards in Asia Pacific MMA calls for entries for 2018 SMARTIES Awards in Asia Pacific

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) yesterday issued a call for entries for the 2018 SMARTIES Awards in the Asia Pacific, encouraging brands, agencies and marketers who have made outstanding achievements across the mobile marketing ecosystem to submit their best work.

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A child can succeed in Singapore despite challenging family circumstances: Shanmugam A child can succeed in Singapore despite challenging family circumstances: Shanmugam

Despite challenging family circumstances including single parenthood, it is possible to bring up a child to succeed in Singapore, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam while answering a question at a dialogue session with residents on women issues.

In Pics: Desi games in foreign land In Pics: Desi games in foreign land

Preserving the traditional Indian games such as Kabaddi, Kho-kho, Lagori, Langdi, Gilli Danda and more, Vivekanand Seva Sangh (VSS) hosted the Indian Traditional Games Festival (ITGF) on May 19 for the 9th consecutive year in Singapore.

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In pics: Tastes of India across 29 states In pics: Tastes of India across 29 states

India's cuisine has a rich history that goes back thousands of years. Indian food has been widely appreciated across the globe for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Indian cuisine is known for its large assortment of dishes with different cooking styles varying from region to region.

Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice locations to go for a summer trek in the Himalayas.

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Virtual classrooms are here to revolutionise learning Virtual classrooms are here to revolutionise learning

Here's a peek into the future of education at Singapore-based Global Indian International School (GIIS).

Renting properties in Singapore? Tips for freshly minted NRIs Renting properties in Singapore? Tips for freshly minted NRIs

Irrespective of whether you’re an NRI, new to Singapore, or just looking for a better place after the completion of your lease, here are some tips and common pointers to make your house hunt very productive.

6 essential transport apps that make getting around Singapore a breeze 6 essential transport apps that make getting around Singapore a breeze

Singapore's comprehensive transport system is convenient and comfortable, but what's uncomfortable is the scorching hot sun as you wait at the bus stops.

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Female Muslim superhero Ms Marvel in making Female Muslim superhero Ms Marvel in making

Marvel has said that a Ms Marvel movie is in the works. It would be the studio’s second female-led superhero film after Captain Marvel that will release next year.

Sridevi honoured at Cannes, Subhash Ghai accepts honour on her family’s behalf Sridevi honoured at Cannes, Subhash Ghai accepts honour on her family’s behalf

Late actress, Sridevi was honoured with a special salute for her contribution in Indian cinema at Titan Reginald F. Lewis Film Honours at Cannes Film Festival. Subhash Ghai received the award on behalf of the family.

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How Can India Overcome an Impending Mental Health Epidemic? How Can India Overcome an Impending Mental Health Epidemic?

Despite the recent attention and increasing prevalence of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, India continues to struggle. Certain cultural variables continue to make it challenging (and sometimes even taboo) to receive effective treatment.

Trump’s immigration policy puts careers of wives of H-1B visa holders in jeopardy Trump’s immigration policy puts careers of wives of H-1B visa holders in jeopardy

As part of a crackdown on H-1B visas issued for skilled workers to enter the United States, expected in June, would mean that thousands of mainly Indian women who joined their husbands in the US will have to give up their jobs, even being highly educated workers with sought-after skills.

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Dastak alum Tanuj Khosla\'s plays to feature in Toronto theatre show Dastak alum Tanuj Khosla's plays to feature in Toronto theatre show

Tanuj Khosla, hedge fund manager in Singapore by day; poet, playwright, lyricist, writer by night, is now set to have a dozen of his plays performed together in Toronto.

IndieStrings, DPS deliver a taste of India with Vande II music video IndieStrings, DPS deliver a taste of India with Vande II music video

Singapore-based production house IndieStrings have teamed up with DPS International School to produce a music video, titled Vande II.

Indian-American actress Sheetal Sheth authors children’s book Indian-American actress Sheetal Sheth authors children’s book

With the debut of Always Anjali, the veteran actress Sheetal Sheth has now turned her attention to creating something totally different - a children’s book.