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 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Australia's vaccine roll-out hits snags even as ambitious target raises doubts...

Australia has finally started its Covid-19 vaccine roll-out after waiting to see how other countries fared with theirs, but the Australian scheme has immediately hit stumbling blocks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Transport subsidies to continue, but there's need to watch costs...

Taxpayers will continue to subsidise the operation of trains and buses, but measures have to be in place to prevent a cost spiral.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Nine cases, all imported, take S'pore infection tally past 60,000 mark...

More than 60,000 coronavirus cases have now been recorded in Singapore after another nine were confirmed at noon yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Foreign military intervention looks unlikely, despite protesters' pleas...

Facing a brutal crackdown, pro-democracy protesters in Myanmar are pleading for foreign intervention - even military - to force the regime that seized power on Feb 1 to back down.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Central national pharmacy to deliver medicines to patients...

Getting his medicine delivered to his home has been a tremendous help for retiree Lee Meow Khin, 72, after he fell ill last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Yu back in reckoning with Doha display...

Growing from strength to strength, national paddler Yu Mengyu breezed past Thailand's Suthasini Sawettabut 12-10, 11-6, 11-2 yesterday to progress to the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Doha semi-finals.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Asean: Compelled to act but forced to wait...

BANGKOK - Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called Asean's informal foreign ministers meeting on Tuesday...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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New task force to boost maternal health, kids' well-being...

A new inter-agency task force has been set up to ensure there is comprehensive support to help women prepare for motherhood, and help children attain good health and well-being from their early years.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Premises to remain multi-disciplinary arts space...

We thank Mr Hua Tye Swee for his letter,...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Retro hot rods...

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 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Covid-19, two ministries and their vastly differing trajectories...

In some ways, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the transport and healthcare sectors could not be more different, in how both have been impacted and how they have had to respond.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Three cases involving university students that sparked debate...

While addressing Parliament regarding the sentencing framework review for sexual and hurt cases yesterday, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam cited three cases that sparked much public discussion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Jail, caning for man linked to Orchard Towers murder case...

A man originally accused of murder following a 2019 brawl at Orchard Towers was sentenced to four years and nine months' jail with 12 strokes of the cane yesterday after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of being in the company of someone who had a ...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Why is SGX asking for so much personal information?...

I received a...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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From The Backbench...

NOMINATED MP TAN YIA SWAM. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Why Nato should not look too far east...

In a speech this week at one of Europe's top universities, Nato secretary- general Jens Stoltenberg stopped short of arguing that the military alliance should embark on active steps to constrain or confine China, but dropped heavy hints. Read more at ...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Budget debate: Acute hospitals to base subsidies on per capita household income...

The healthcare subsidy system is being revamped to ensure that those who need financial help the most get more of it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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US labour market added more jobs than forecast in February...

US employers added more jobs than forecast in February and the unemployment rate fell, suggesting the labour market is clawing its way forward again following several disappointing months.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Green Plan a serious but cautious step towards low-carbon economy...

Singapore has made it clear that it is serious about decarbonising its economy but will proceed only at a measured pace to avoid any major business disruption or jobs displacement.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Singapore's Green Plan 2030 seen as a concrete but cautious step towards a low-carbon economy...

A show of greater preparedness by firms may spur S'pore to speed up initiatives, say experts.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Singapore set to raise maximum penalties for three sexual offences...

The maximum penalties for three sexual offences are set to be increased, as the Government seeks to send a strong signal that it takes a tough stance against such crimes.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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China aims for modest GDP growth of over 6%...

China has set an annual gross domestic product (GDP) target of over 6 per cent for this year despite continuing global uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Initial chaos and confusion as elderly in India get inoculated...

After nearly a year of curbs and infection fears, millions of the elderly in India started lining up eagerly to get vaccinated from Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Nearly 1,200 outrage of modesty cases reported each year...

Cases of molestation have been on the rise in recent years, and the penalty for these offences is set to be raised to let the authorities better deal with such crimes, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said in Parliament yesterday.. Read more at ...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Pay rises for more than 56,000 public healthcare workers from July...

An estimated 56,300 public healthcare workers - including nurses and support care staff - will get pay bumps over the next two years from July.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Programme to draw women to Stem fields, address talent 'leak'...

A study of 738 Singaporeans by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has found that just 58 per cent of women who graduate with Stem degrees or diplomas go on to have related careers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Root Awakening...

CHECK OLIVE TREE FOR ROOT ISSUES. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Senior district judge to lead inquiry into blast that killed 3...

A senior district judge has been appointed to lead the inquiry into the fatal Tuas explosion that killed three workers.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Attaining public transport financial sustainability a fine balancing act...

This week's debates on ministries' budgets bring into focus the topic of public subsidies. Not entirely new, but worth mulling over nonetheless.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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4,500 jobs, training roles in pre-school, social service sector...

Around 4,500 jobs and skills training opportunities have been carved out or are in the pipeline for Singaporeans in the early childhood and social service sectors, as well as for those with disabilities, Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos ...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Only two people per household can visit some sites for Qing Ming...

Crowd control measures to ensure safe distancing will be introduced during the Qing Ming Festival, with visits to some sites limited to two per household.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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AGC to be stricter on rehab sentences for hurt, sex offences...

The Attorney-General';s Chambers (AGC) will generally object to rehabilitative sentences for adult offenders who commit certain sexual and hurt offences, unless there are exceptional facts, such as if the offender has an intellectual disability.. Read ...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Crown Resorts inquiry upgraded to high-powered royal commission...

SYDNEY Western Australia upgraded an inquiry into Crown Resorts to a high-powered royal commission yesterday, saying it needed to ensure there were sufficient legal protections to investigate the casino operator.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Next 48 Hours...

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

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Fast Lane...

Coupe-crossover heads Volvo's all-electric dream. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Torque Shop...

Why can't electric vehicle (EV) batteries be removable and interchangeable so that they can be swopped the way people do with cordless appliances? It would save a lot of time and ease range anxiety. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Maritime sector set to get $20b boost, more new jobs by 2024...

Singapore's maritime sector can expect $20 billion in business spending from industry players by 2024, which will create more jobs here, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Do more to remove potential hazards...

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

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Lucky Spurs thank own goal, VAR...

LONDON Dele Alli delivered on his first Premier League start since the opening day of the season as Tottenham edged out Fulham 1-0 on Thursday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Enhanced resilience package will continue to support sector...

We refer to the letter,...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Ethnic groups: Some rule out talks as powerful ones stay silent...

BANGKOK - Almost three weeks ago, residents of Kawkareik town near Myanmar's border with Thailand marched on the streets to protest against the Feb 1 military coup.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Quest for equality: What ought to be relooked amid review of issues concerning Singapore women?...

SINGAPORE - Women in Singapore live longer than men, and more make it to university than men. Women have also caught up, though not fully, with men in terms of work and pay.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Fare thee well: The Substation's legacy will endure...

Tommy Koh. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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ST+ news with benefits: Rewards for ST subscribers...

Gelatissimo Singapore made its debut in Singapore in 2005 when its first store opened at Shaw House.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Man Star is the one...

RACE 1 (1,200M) 11 Supreme Patrol is looking for back-to-back wins. He tuned up nicely with a smart trial. 1 Little Thunder turned his form around to finish second last start. He has drawn well. 8 Vital Spring rarely runs a bad race. 2 One Happy Star step...

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Sacred Croix leads Walker's four-pronged assault in Class 2 race...

Trainer Mark Walker reckons it is getting a bit harder for his recent back-to-back winner Sacred Croix in Race 9 today.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Covid-19 mental health group to oversee needs post-pandemic...

A mental health task force that was created during the Covid-19 pandemic will not end its work with the pandemic but will be transformed into an inter-agency platform overseeing mental health and well-being beyond it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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China's new 5-year climate targets fail to impress experts...

The Chinese government has unveiled its first concrete steps towards meeting its climate pledges, and analysts are underwhelmed.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-05 21:00 

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Myanmar's influencers...

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 2021-03-05 21:00 

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The depths people go to to enjoy art...

To make a bold statement about climate change, this art exhibition in Russia is being staged in a very curious location - underwater.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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