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 2021-03-02 21:00 

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AirAsia launches food delivery platform with about 80 restaurants...

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has launched its food delivery service in Singapore, as it continues to seek alternative sources of income outside of the battered aviation sector.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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From The Backbench...

With the world becoming increasingly hyper-connected, Dr Shahira said, there is a need for people to be digitally literate and also aware of cyber security risks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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A good time to ramp up industry transformation - and measure its outcome...

The economic mantra goes like this: Innovation is crucial to productivity, and productivity leads to growth. Hence governments around the world are right to channel resources into innovative and growing industries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy gets 25-year jail term...

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy was sentenced in absentia to 25 years in jail over an alleged plot to overthrow strongman Hun Sen's government, a court official said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Lim to seek re-election at upcoming polls...

Football Association of Singapore (FAS) president Lim Kia Tong intends to lead the national body for another four years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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90% of NTU fresh grads found job within six months of graduation...

Nine in 10 fresh graduates from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) found a job within six months of graduation, NTU president Subra Suresh said on Monday at the convocation ceremony for the Class of 2020. This was despite the challenging economic envi...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Nasi padang business taps grant to streamline cooking process, reduce food waste...

Incorporating a combi oven in the cooking processes has allowed Istimewa Nasi Padang to increase its productivity and reduce food wastage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Small plot serves only small group of residents...

SHARE IT. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Blackpink's Rose to release solo album next week...

SEOUL The long wait is almost over for Blackpink fans.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Next 48 Hours...

TODAY. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Right balance of nature, development...

Aerial footage circulated on social media last month revealed that large swathes of vegetation flanking the Rail Corridor in Sungei Kadut had been cleared - and prompted a public outcry. There is no doubt that a regrettable and deeply concerning lapse had...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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100 days to go but doubts over Euro...

LONDON Today marks 100 days until the scheduled start of Euro 2020, but there remains much uncertainty about exactly how and where a competition that was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic will take place.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Volcano on Sumatra spews ash...

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupted yesterday morning, spewing a massive column of smoke and ash as high as 5km into the sky.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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1,700 flats surrendered to HDB over past five years...

About 1,700 flats were surrendered to the Housing Board over the past five years, including 700 that were given up due to reasons such as break-ups or divorces.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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One-third of Hin Leong founder's ships sold to repay debt, say sources...

About one-third of the roughly 150 ships owned by companies controlled by Singapore tycoon Lim Oon Kuin and his family have been sold as part of efforts to repay billions of dollars of debt owed to creditors, two sources told Reuters.. Read more at strait...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Firms restoring wages amid recovery: Experts...

Companies are restoring the wages of workers as the economy gradually recovers, experts said yesterday, after a report by DBS Bank found that the financial health of Singaporeans improved in the second half of last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Basic needs of offenders need to be met...

It is good that the Government has moved from a punishment model to one of rehabilitation for prisoners (Giving prisoners, and their families, a second chance, Feb 28). The question is whether the rest of society has done so.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Chief technology officers for hire - to help SMEs digitalise...

A service to allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consult chief technology officers (CTOs) for free, or at an affordable cost, will be launched later this year, as part of plans to help businesses go digital.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Philippines finds cases of South African strain...

Health officials in the Philippines said yesterday that they have detected the South African variant of the coronavirus in the country, a discovery that could blunt the impact of the nation's still-nascent inoculation drive.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Licence fee waivers to be extended to aid tourism sector...

Licence fee waivers for hotels, travel agents and tour guides will be extended to the end of this year as part of efforts to aid the recovery of the tourism sector.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Campaign launched to raise awareness of national vaccination programme...

Singapore has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the national vaccination programme as part of its push to get residents inoculated against Covid-19.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Firms restoring wages amid recovery: Experts...

SINGAPORE- Companies are restoring the wages of workers as the economy gradually recovers, experts said on Tuesday (March 2), after a report by DBS Bank found that the financial health of Singaporeans improved in the second half of last year.. Read more a...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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World will not vanquish Covid-19 this year: WHO...

GENEVA It is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Some EWL stations to close on Sundays for replacement of cables...

Starting this month, several stations along the East-West MRT Line (EWL) will be closed on Sundays to facilitate the replacement of electrical power cables along the Tuas West Extension (TWE), rail operator SMRT said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Falling ill during Chinese New Year? You are not alone...

Feeling fatigued after the recent Chinese New Year festivities?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Vaccine holiday an option for Europe's rich...

With vaccination progress slow in many European countries, people are trying to jump the queue and get Covid-19 shots abroad.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Budget debate: Effecting and measuring change difficult but necessary...

Policy outcomes tend to evolve over time, which can make measurable change within traditional planning cycles unrealistic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Kinokuniya supermarket launches pop-up...

Renowned Japanese supermarket chain Kinokuniya has launched its first pop-up in Singapore. No, it is not related to the famous Japanese bookstore chain of the same name.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Churchill painting smashes expectations to sell for $13m...

LONDON A painting of Marrakesh by Britain's famed wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, owned by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, smashed expectations to sell for 7 million (S$13 million) at an auction in London.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Low-income group struggling amid Covid-19 recovery: DBS...

The nascent economic recovery that started in the latter half of last year has improved the financial health of most Singapore residents, but some segments of the population are still struggling, a DBS Bank report found.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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From The Backbench...

With border controls and travel restrictions expected to take an extended period of time to normalise given the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry will have to bear with low demand for their services for a longer period.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Progressive wage model: MPs call for safeguards...

More is being done to help low-wage workers through the progressive wage model (PWM), but safeguards must be in place to avoid passing costs to others and stop unscrupulous vendors from profiteering under the guise of rising wages.. Read more at straitsti...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Volvo's car line-up to be fully electric by 2030...

LONDON Volvo's entire car line-up will be fully electric by 2030, the Chinese-owned company said yesterday, joining a growing number of automakers planning to phase out fossil-fuel engines by the end of this decade.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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SLA will work closely with public to optimise state-owned spaces...

From engaging the public on how to reuse state properties in areas like Changi Point, to converting under-utilised state land into community spaces, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will continue to work closely with the community to optimise state-owne...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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New York coronavirus variant expands reach in US with 735 cases...

NEW YORK About 735 cases of a coronavirus variant that emerged in New York City in November have now been identified in the United States, including 585 in the last two weeks, a federal health official said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Burning smell due to smoke blown from Johor hot spot: NEA...

Smoke blown from a hot spot in Johor caused slightly hazy conditions with a burning smell in parts of Singapore yesterday morning, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Girl's murder: Mum gets discharge not amounting to acquittal...

A woman accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, whose remains were found inside a metal pot five years after the alleged crime, has been temporarily let off the hook for murder.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Online...

In this episode of video series CloseUp, we investigate why some migrant workers are paying exorbitant sums for a job in Singapore, despite strict laws prohibiting it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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HK democracy activists back in court for marathon bail hearing...

HONG KONG Dozens of Hong Kong democracy activists charged with subversion returned to court yesterday to complete a marathon bail hearing that was adjourned overnight when four defendants were rushed to hospital after hours of legal wrangling.. Read more ...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Harden works in overdrive to secure OT win over Spurs...

SAN ANTONIO The Brooklyn Nets are not missing the injured Kevin Durant much. With James Harden and Kyrie Irving at the helm, the team are now on a 7-1 run even without their star forward.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Russia tried to kill Navalny: UN rights experts...

GENEVA Top United Nations human rights experts said Russia was to blame for attempting to kill Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, and have called for an international investigation into his poisoning with a...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Upgrading of most pre-1987 flats done...

The majority of the 320,000 eligible flats built before 1987 have undergone upgrading works under the Housing Board's Home Improvement Programme (HIP).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Toast to health...

PLENTY OF CHEERS: Participants of a beer yoga session at a craft brewery in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, enjoying the beverage during workouts as the country eases Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Regional markets feel the drag as China mulls over tightening...

Singapore's blue-chip barometer, the Straits Times Index (STI), finished trading at 2,973.87 points yesterday, rising only 0.03 per cent, whereas several markets in Asia closed in the red.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Right balance of nature, development...

Aerial footage circulated on social media last month revealed that large swathes of vegetation flanking the Rail Corridor in Sungei Kadut had been cleared - and prompted a public outcry.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

The Strait Times

Signs of activity picked up at N. Korea's nuclear sites: UN agency...

SEOUL Signs of activity have recently been detected at some North Korean nuclear facilities, the United Nations nuclear watchdog chief has said, expressing serious concern at the reclusive regime's continued activities.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Actor Terence Cao and guest charged over rule breaches at party...

Veteran actor Terence Cao Guohui and a man identified as Lance Lim Chee Keong appeared in a district court yesterday after they allegedly breached safe distancing rules at Mediacorp artiste Jeffrey Xu's birthday party last year.. Read more at straitst...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Factory activity here expands for 8th straight month, but at slower pace...

Singapore's manufacturing sector recorded an eighth straight month of expansion last month, though at a slightly slower rate.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Improve quality of personnel responsible for workplace safety...

I refer to National Trades Union Congress assistant secretary-general Melvin Yong's call for a dedicated workplace safety and health monitor at each worksite (Tuas explosion: 3 workers dead, 5 in critical condition, Feb 26).. Read more at straitstimes...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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New app to meld food, transport and leisure...

Too many apps for different functions?. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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