2 days ago.Singapore
The couple tied the knot on November 14, 2020. (Photo Credit: Representative/Unsplash)

  • The couple was sentenced to two weeks in jail on Friday
  • The pair pleaded guilty earlier this month
  • They breached COVID-19 rules to spend time with each other in a hotel room last year

5 days ago.Singapore
A 40-year-old Indian-origin woman in Singapore killed her 24-year-old Myanmarese-origin maid. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Gaiyathiri Murugayan has pleaded guilty to torturing, abusing, starving and ultimately killing her
  • She did not give her food until Piang Ngaih Don was only 24-kg
  • The victim came to Singapore in May 2015 and Gaiyathiri was her first employer

19 Feburary.Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sugar Book connected younger women with older men, who are expected to provide financial support. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • The app's founder was previously arrested in Kuala Lumpur 
  • Sugar Book's slogan is "where romance meets finance"
  • The dating app also has a user base in Singapore, Thailand and the US

18 Feburary.Singapore
Singapore witnessed its worst-ever recession last year.(Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The complex has been launched to avoid the official 14-day quarantine rule
  • International passengers will still be required to stay within the facility
  • The complex will initially have 150 guest rooms

18 Feburary.Islamabad, Pakistan
The fault originated in the cable system coming from France. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The fault developed in an international cable in Egypt
  • Disruptions occurred in the SMW-5 because of a subsea fault in the cable system
  • Repair work is underway and connections are being shifted to submarines coming from Singapore

16 Feburary.Singapore
Singapore's economy, which shrank a record 5.4% last year, has started regaining strength in recent months. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • COVID-19 plunged Singapore into its worst-ever recession
  • Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced new package totalling Sg$11 billion (US$8.3 billion)
  • More than 40% of the funds will go to financing public health

8 Feburary.Singapore
The eco-city project will cover almost five residential districts of Singapore. (Photo credit: Representative/Twitter @SingaporeHDB)

  • The Southeast Asian city state is building a smart 'eco-town' of Tengah
  • The smart city will have 42000 homes, automated trash assortment and car-free arrangement
  •  The project is being called a blueprint for the economies trying to tackle carbon emission

27 January.Singapore
A 16-year-old teenage boy hailing from Singapore was detained last month as he was planning to attack two mosques in the city-state on March 15. (Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The teenager was planning the attack in the city-state on the second anniversary of the Christchurch attacks
  • 51 people were killed in the Christchurch attacks, which was carried out by white supremacist Brenton Tarrant
  • The 16-year-old boy was heavily influenced by Brenton Tarrant and is arrested under the Internal Security Act 

26 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Republic Day celebration at the Indian embassy in China. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@VikramMisri)

  • At the Indian embassy in China, the Republic Day event was restricted to officials and their families
  • In Bangladesh, the Indian diaspora participated in the celebration, while maintaining social distancing
  • In Afghanistan, the Afghan National Army band participated in the celebration

25 January.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
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