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Singapore reports 1,103 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 17:44

SINGAPORE, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 1,103 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.

Of the new cases, 1,070 were in the community, 25 were in migrant worker dormitories and eight were imported cases, bringing the total tally in the country to 263,486.

A total of 1,158 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 221 cases requiring oxyge

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Singapore, Malaysia reopen border after being shut for nearly two years due to Covid

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 15:18
Singapore, November 29 (ANI): Singapore and Malaysia have reopened their land borders after nearly two years since it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which started early last year. Singapore and Malaysia stated that only individuals who have been inoculated against COVID-19 will be permitted to cross the land border and also must test negative for the novel coronavirus, two days before travelling, reported Kyodo
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Startup Chaupalreg; launches its Angel Network, Investors from across the globe to join hands

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 14:18
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], November 29 (ANI/NewsVoir): Startup Chaupalreg;is a Jaipur-based Virtual Incubator working with startups from across India. Startup Chaupal has evolved over the last two years with over 100 startups graduating from its cohort. A few of them having received initial funding from its internal Network. Through this initiative, they are curating potential startups through incubation program and crea
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Border opening for skilled workers, students delayed a fortnight

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 13:38

The Morrison government has delayed its plan to open the international border on Wednesday to skilled workers and students, as it awaits more information about the Omicron variant of COVID.

Cabinet's national security committee on Monday night paused the reopening - that also included humanitarian, worker holiday makers, and provisional family visa holders - until December 15.

The reopening to travellers fr

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US blacklists Chinese firms as 'military end-users'

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 13:18
Hong Kong, November 29 (ANI): The US government has put several Chinese, Russian and Pakistani companies on a trade blacklist and included them in the "military end-user" (MEU) entity list. Last week, the United States blacklisted 27 foreign entities, including 12 from China, over national security concerns and the foreign policy interests of the United States. Apart from the 12 Chinese entities, the list contains entitie
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YKIFF is celebrating the writers, language and traditions of cinema literature who are the crux of any film or book - Charu Sharma

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 12:18
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], November 29 (ANI/ATK): The Yathakatha International filmliterature festival kick-started on November and after four days of successful run especially in this pandemic time, has come to an end. YKIFF is the festival to celebrate cinema and literature. The four days festival started on 25th November 2021 at Maniben Nanavati Women's College premises Vile parle. YKIFLF showcased 35 films from nat
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Vinay Prataprao Deshmukh wins Best Actor Award at World Film Carnival, Singapore - International Film Festival

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 11:55
Singapore, November 29 (ANI/ATK): Kissa Ghar Productions Presents "Na Jaane Kyun" A short film Directed by Mayank Pushpam Singh, starring Lavina Khanchandani and Vinay Prataprao Deshmukh. Here the story is about the collision of two different worlds of burning desire and being completely ignorant about it. Love of our protagonist is hyper real, with hyperbole of being dangerous. In his head he goes through all markers of
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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Nov. 29

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 11:44

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged a rapid administration of booster shots against the COVID-19 as the eased anti-virus rules raised the number of severe cases and deaths.

Moon presided over a COVID-19 response meeting, saying the country's pandemic situation got serious amid the higher number of new infections, severe cases and deaths, as well as fewer hospital beds for severe patients.

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Sanav, 8-year-old Indian creates World Record

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 10:55
Dubai (UAE), November 29 (ANI/PNN): Sanav Ramsankar, an 8-year-old, from Tamil Nadu, India and a resident of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, created a World Record on 23rd November 2021 by reciting salient details of 186 Rivers from around the world covering the continents, length in kilometres, outflow/destination and countries each river flows through. This record was administered through a virtual live event on 23rd Novem
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Travel between Malaysia, Singapore resumes as VTL kicks off

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 10:49

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Travel across the bridge connecting Malaysia and Singapore as well as an air corridor opened on Monday after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bridge link, or causeway, was one of the busiest crossing points in the world with hundreds of thousands from both countries crossing the link daily before the pandemic.

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob,

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OCBC Bank acquires stakes in multiple Solomartel real estate funds

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 10:37
Singapore [India], November 29 (ANI/ATK): OCBC Bank, one of Singapore's largest banks, made multiple real estate investments by acquiring significant stakes in multiple real estate funds of the online real estate investment fund Solomartel. Solomartel funds function in a similar way to REITs but offering a greater amount of ownership over the properties which is closer to the ownership of actual real estate. The funds are
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Foreign investment in Vietnam up slightly in 11 months

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 10:30

HANOI, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam attracted an estimated foreign investment of 26.46 billion U.S. dollars in the first 11 months of this year, up 0.1 percent year on year, the country's General Statistics Office said Monday.

Specifically, Vietnam licensed 1,577 new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with total registered capital of 14.06 billion U.S. dollars, down 31.8 percent in quantity but up 3.7 perce

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AirAsia reports discouraging results as it exits India; will Singapore-KL travel lane improve its outlook?

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 04:03
By Lee Kah WhyeSingapore, November 29 (ANI): Last week, AirAsia reported a disappointing set of results for the quarter which ended September 30. Consolidated Group revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was down 37 per cent compared with the same quarter last year at MYR 296 million (USD 70 million). Net loss for the financial period was MYR 1,110 million (USD 262 million) which is a touch higher than the loss of MYR 1,08
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Market exchange rates in China -- Nov. 29

Singapore Star - Mon, 29/11/2021 - 03:05

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Monday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System:

Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan

U.S. dollar 100 638.72

Euro 100 720.88

Japanese yen 100 5.6127

Hong Kong dollar 100 81.912

British pound 100 851.75


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Singapore Airlines to resume service from Kochi on Nov 30

Singapore Star - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 19:18
Kochi (Kerala) [India], November 28 (ANI): Singapore Airlines on Sunday announced the resumption of passenger flights from Kochi, starting from November 30. The airline will operate three flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) Managing Director S Suhas said that the Chairman and the board of directors have taken proactive steps to re-establish air connectivity to Kochi
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Singapore reports 747 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 18:05

SINGAPORE, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 747 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the lowest daily cases in two months and a half.

Of the new cases, 719 were in the community, 25 were in migrant worker dormitories and three were imported cases, bringing the total tally in the country to 262,383, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.

A total of 1,147 COVID-19 cases are currently warded

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Nov. 28

Singapore Star - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 17:18

JAKARTA -- Indonesia has banned international visitors who have travel histories from eight African countries in the last 14 days, to prevent transmission of the new, more contagious variant of coronavirus Omicron to the country, an official said on Sunday.

Arya Pradhana Anggakara, spokesman for the Directorate General of Immigration at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, said the eight countries are South Afr

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Hard hit by Covid variant, Asia reports more people now vaccinated

Singapore Star - Sun, 28/11/2021 - 00:22

SINGAPORE: Three months after Cambodia rolled out COVID-19 vaccines, just 11 percent of its population had received at least one dose, while in far wealthier Japan, it took two weeks longer to reach that level.

However, both countries now boast vaccination rates that are among the best in the world.

They are both Asia-Pacific nations that started their immunization campaigns slowly, but have since overtak

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Delhi: Manish Sisodia inaugurates 'Smart Urban Farming Expo'

Singapore Star - Sat, 27/11/2021 - 19:37
New Delhi [India], November 27 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated the two-day 'Smart Urban Farming Expo' in Delhi's Thyagaraj Stadium in order to start a movement towards mass adoption of urban farming in the national capital. It was organised by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC), in partnership with Urban Gro, Indian Society Of Agricultural
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Singapore reports 1,761 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore Star - Sat, 27/11/2021 - 17:44

SINGAPORE, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 1,761 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally in the country to 261,636.

Of the new cases, 1,689 were in the community, 63 were in migrant worker dormitories and nine were imported cases, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a press release.

A total of 1,161 COVID-19 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 199 cases requiring oxyg

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