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Teenager arrested in Singapore for plotting Christchurch-inspired attack on mosques

SINGAPORE: A 16-year-old has been arrested in Singapore for intending to attack two mosques which authorities said were inspired by the killing of Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019. The boy, an unnamed Christian of Indian ethnicity,

Zoom to ‘immediately’ hire hundreds of engineers in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Zoom Video Communications said it would expand its presence in Singapore by opening a research and development centre and will immediately hire hundreds of engineering staff for the new operations. The video-conferencing services provider said in a statement that

Singapore approves sale of lab-grown ‘chicken’ meat

SINGAPORE: Singapore has allowed US start-up Eat Just to sell its lab-grown chicken meat, making it the world’s first regulatory approval for so-called clean meat that does not come from slaughtered animals. The meat, to be sold as nuggets, will

Smile – Key to success

Singapore is regarded as one of the richest and most developed countries in the world. The city-state is roughly a quarter the size of Karachi but the economic production is several times more than Pakistan. The per capita income is

Singapore plunges into recession as economy shrinks 41%

SINGAPORE: Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as growth fell 41.2 percent quarter-on-quarter with the trade-dependent economy hammered by the coronavirus. Preliminary data show the economy shrank 12.6 percent between April and June as strict curbs were imposed

Man sentenced to death via Zoom call in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely. Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the

COVID-19: Singapore launches first drone delivery service

SINGAPORE: Singapore has launched its first drone delivery service to lessen human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. The use of drones is part of Singapore’s drive to embrace technological innovation, as well as an effort to tackle a manpower shortage

PM fulfilled the promise of Kartarpur: FM Qureshi

SINGAPORE: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said with the opening of Kartarpur Corridor the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill from Pakistan will spread throughout the world. The foreign minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of a photo

Volocopter’s air taxi flies over Singapore

SINGAPORE: A drone-like flying taxi whirred over Singapore’s waterfront Tuesday, with the firm behind the test hoping the aircraft will revolutionise travel in traffic-choked Asian cities. The 18 propeller vehicle, developed by German firm Volocopter and with a pilot onboard

Singapore to ban sugary drink ads to curb consumption

SINGAPORE: The health ministry of Singapore has decided to ban advertisements for certain fizzy drinks to curb consumption of sugar in the city-state. The health ministry took the decision as part to take measures in curbing consumption of sugar in