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Indian origin teen organises Singapore\'s first all-female hackathon Indian origin teen organises Singapore's first all-female hackathon

"The response has been overwhelming so far, with over 140 sign-ups," said, Gaurika Sawhney the founder of Girls in Tech who is a Grade 11 student of UWCSEA's West campus commonly referred to as the Dover Campus.

Singapore hikes fines for violating traffic rules from April 1 Singapore hikes fines for violating traffic rules from April 1

To strengthen deterrence against irresponsible driving, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of Singapore will raise fines for road traffic offences for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists starting from April 1.

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Meet The Dude: Eugene Soh’s Art An Eye-Opener For Indian Audiences

How long does it take to get to Mars? Well, if you’re with with Eugene Soh, almost instantly. Recognised as one of the most talented photographic artists in Singapore, Eugene combines perceptions of the contemporary realities of Singapore with his knowledge of digital art and media technologies to

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Connected to India caught up with Joy on the sidelines of the quiz, who emphasised, "All quizzing needs is an open and curious mind." Here is what he had to say about Mind aMaze, quizzing in Singapore, his association with sports as well as his latest venture – the professional volleyball league.

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Western Union partners with Travelex to expand money transfer services in Singapore Western Union partners with Travelex to expand money transfer services in Singapore

Western Union is collaborating with Travelex for sending money to family and loved ones from Singapore to more than 200 countries including India.

Singapore-based Temasek makes SGD51 million investment in Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare Singapore-based Temasek makes SGD51 million investment in Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare

Singapore-based global investment major Temasek has picked a minority stake in Chennai-based eyecare hospital Dr Agarwal’s Healthcare for INR2.7 billion (SGD51 million).

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\'Lungi\' rocker Raghu Dixit set for another sensational Singapore show 'Lungi' rocker Raghu Dixit set for another sensational Singapore show

Raghu Dixit, who turned the words lungi and rock into an associated pair, will be performing along with his band The Raghu Dixit Project on February 16 at the Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, in Singapore.

Mega event a tribute to Mandolin Maestro U Shrinivas Mega event a tribute to Mandolin Maestro U Shrinivas

Get set for a scintillating evening of vocal and instrumental Classical, Contemporary and Fusion music performed by an ensemble of world class musicians who are coming together to pay tribute to one of their own.

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All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota All you need to know about Indian Railways foreign tourist ticket quota

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has offered the option of a foreign tourist quota while booking train tickets on its website/app, informed the Indian Railways' online ticketing arm on its official Twitter handle.

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.

New To Singapore
Starhub offers SIM-only plan with \ Starhub offers SIM-only plan with "extra large" data bundles

New to Singapore and not decided on a telco yet. You could go with StarHub's trio of unique SIM-only plans with extra-large data bundles, which will be available from today.

HDB tenancy period for non-Malaysian non-citizen residents expanded to two years in Singapore HDB tenancy period for non-Malaysian non-citizen residents expanded to two years in Singapore

Flat-owners in Singapore will be allowed to rent out their flats or bedrooms to non-Malaysian non-citizen residents for a maximum of two years up from the present 1.5 years, announced Housing and Development Board (HDB) today.

GIIS SMART Campus launch signals new wave of modern schooling GIIS SMART Campus launch signals new wave of modern schooling

Global Indian International School (GIIS) in Singapore launched its flagship SMART Campus last week, combining 21st-century pedagogy with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a holistic, innovative and disruptive education.

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Most romantic places in Athens Most romantic places in Athens

Athens is an ancient cultural centre of Greece and a very beautiful city. We will tell you about its most interesting places that will turn your Athenian holidays into an unforgettable fairy tale.

Haresh Sharma\'s Off Centre to return to the stage in Feb 2019 Haresh Sharma's Off Centre to return to the stage in Feb 2019

More than two decades since its premiere in 1993, The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) will be recreating its landmark play, Off Centre. Performances will run from February 7-17, 2019 at Victoria Theatre.

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Creating an Online Singaporean Business from the Ground Up: Tips and Tricks Creating an Online Singaporean Business from the Ground Up: Tips and Tricks

Singapore has quickly come to represent an economic powerhouse in recent years. Due in no small part to a burgeoning economy as well as massive investments from foreign firms, businesses have experienced a significant amount of growth and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Not only is this o

Singapore NRI\'s PBD yatra: great  hospitality steeped in Indian tradition Singapore NRI's PBD yatra: great hospitality steeped in Indian tradition

My plan to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention came by due to my love for travel and seeing new places. The programme of PBD, which included the city of temples Varanasi along with a visit to Kumbh followed by watching the Republic Day parade live sealed my decision to attend.

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USD 876K and increasing, Donations raised for Pulwama attack victims by NRI Patriot Viveik Patel USD 876K and increasing, Donations raised for Pulwama attack victims by NRI Patriot Viveik Patel

Viveik Patel, an NRI living in Virginia US, took matters in his own hands when he found out that NRIs are unable to contribute to the families of Pulwama attack on Bharat Ke Veer. The 26-year old, who hails from Vadodara in Gujarat, started his own fundraiser on Facebook with a target of raising US$

Three Indian-origin youth named in Time\'s list of 25 most influential teens Three Indian-origin youth named in Time's list of 25 most influential teens

Highlighting the achievements of Indian youth across the world, three Indian-origin students have been named among the 25 most influential teens of 2018 by Time magazine for making a mark across numerous fields.

Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in ‘Blood Buddhas’ documentary Anuraag Saxena, India Pride Project in the limelight in ‘Blood Buddhas’ documentary

Highlighting the sterling efforts of the volunteers and members of the India Pride Project, an initiative founded by Singaporean NRI Anuraag Saxena that tracks stolen Indian artefacts, documentary filmmaker Nikhil Singh Rajput’s ’Blood Buddhas’ offers us a unique and broad perspective of the s