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Vietnam's inaugural Grand Prix next year in doubt after arrest of former Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung
Sports

Vietnam's inaugural Grand Prix next year in doubt after arrest of former Hanoi mayor Nguyen Duc Chung

Vietnam's inaugural Formula One Grand Prix "might not happen" next year, a source told AFP on Tuesday, as a report said it had been dropped from the 2021 calendar following the arrest of a key official.

Mumbai local trains to allow women travellers from today; Centre mulls removing plasma therapy as treatment
India

Mumbai local trains to allow women travellers from today; Centre mulls removing plasma therapy as treatment

Currently only those engaged in frontline duties and falling in the essential staff category of the Maharashtra government are allowed to travel in the local trains run by Central Railway and Western Railway

New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops
World

New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops

Among other Indian cities, Bengaluru and Mumbai were degraded as well where respondents said city administration needs to focus on the problem of air pollution

Knowing a mother through her food: Read an excerpt from Balli Kaur Jaswal's Sugarbread
Arts & Culture

Knowing a mother through her food: Read an excerpt from Balli Kaur Jaswal's Sugarbread

In Sugarbread, through the young protagonist's observations, the author delivers prose that not only captures the tangles within a family, but also turns food and delicious recipes into powerful metaphors depicting complex emotions.

India's security would be maintained in 'extended neighbourhood' as well, says General Bipin Rawat
India

India's security would be maintained in 'extended neighbourhood' as well, says General Bipin Rawat

The CDS also said that convergence of the surveillance and communication resources of the three services is essential for evolving a framework for having a composite real-time air situation "picture"

Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association president Yadupati Singhania passes away aged 67
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Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association president Yadupati Singhania passes away aged 67

Singhania was battling a prolonged illness for which he was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Singapore.

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
News & Analysis

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order

The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.

Amar Singh passes away: Modi pays tribute to 'energetic public figure'; Akhilesh Yadav recalls his association with SP
India

Amar Singh passes away: Modi pays tribute to 'energetic public figure'; Akhilesh Yadav recalls his association with SP

Amar Singh was with the Samajwadi Party for a large part of his political career and was regarded as one of the most powerful politicians of his time.

COVID-19 cases cross 12 lakh, toll nears 30k; cured Delhi cop tests positive again
India

COVID-19 cases cross 12 lakh, toll nears 30k; cured Delhi cop tests positive again

Across the country, 7,82,606 people have recovered from COVID-19 so far, while there are 4,26,167 active cases at present, data from the health ministry showed

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong returns to power with clear mandate, but ruling party's popular vote dips to 61%
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong returns to power with clear mandate, but ruling party's popular vote dips to 61%

The Workers' Party, the only Opposition with a presence in Parliament, increased its seats from six to 10 — the biggest victory for the opposition since independence

Singapore to vote for new govt on Friday; elections to test PM Lee Hsien Loong's handling of COVID-19
World

Singapore to vote for new govt on Friday; elections to test PM Lee Hsien Loong's handling of COVID-19

The general election, the first in Southeast Asia since the outbreak, is being held at a time when Singapore is heading towards its worst-ever recession in nearly two decades

Formula 1: Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Sports

Formula 1: Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

This year’s Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japanese Formula One Grands Prix have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Friday.

Baghjan fire: Oil India's failure to stand by local community after blaze, protect ecology ruins its image in Assam
India

Baghjan fire: Oil India's failure to stand by local community after blaze, protect ecology ruins its image in Assam

Oil India has explored and exploited India's North East thus far, preserved its profits, twisted the region's ecology, donated little in CSR to the region compared to its margins and imposed the side effects of Dikom and Baghjan on Assam.

As Singapore braces for worst-ever recession, fears of job loss and financial uncertainty loom over migrant workers
World

As Singapore braces for worst-ever recession, fears of job loss and financial uncertainty loom over migrant workers

As Singapore began easing its lockdown measures this month, migrant workers started to think about returning to the outside world, and whether a job would be available for them as Singapore braces for its deepest-ever recession.

India, Australia sign seven agreements, decide to allow reciprocal access to military bases in Narendra Modi-Scott Morrison virtual summit
World

India, Australia sign seven agreements, decide to allow reciprocal access to military bases in Narendra Modi-Scott Morrison virtual summit

India and Australia on Thursday elevated their ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership and signed seven agreements during a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison

Singapore to set up 'travel bubbles' with countries where COVID-19 is under control; cases reach 33,860
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Singapore to set up 'travel bubbles' with countries where COVID-19 is under control; cases reach 33,860

Singapore is planning to establish "travel bubbles" with countries where coronavirus is under control, authorities said as the city-state on Friday reported 611 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus infection: How long do COVID-19 patients remain infectious?
Health

Coronavirus infection: How long do COVID-19 patients remain infectious?

Research suggests patients became infectious 2 days before symptom onset and can only spread the infection for up to 7-10 days after showing the symptoms.

India needs comprehensive law on coronavirus to replace maze of piecemeal guidelines, clarifications; UK, Singapore offer examples
India

India needs comprehensive law on coronavirus to replace maze of piecemeal guidelines, clarifications; UK, Singapore offer examples

In the absence of a comprehensive legislation dealing with coronavirus, litigants are flocking to courts across the country seeking clarity and protection as a result of these unprecedented circumstances.

Coronavirus Global Roundup, April 28: US crosses 1 million cases, faulty masks distributed in Japan and UK reaches peak
Health

Coronavirus Global Roundup, April 28: US crosses 1 million cases, faulty masks distributed in Japan and UK reaches peak

The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has reached 3.08 million. Of these, over 934,000 have recovered while 212,000 have lost their lives.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Singapore extends partial lockdown by four weeks till 1 June as confirmed cases surge to 9,125
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Singapore extends partial lockdown by four weeks till 1 June as confirmed cases surge to 9,125

Singapore reported 1,111 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a majority of them foreign workers living in dormitories.