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Life expectancy may be reduced by 2 to 7 yrs in Southeast Asia due to COVID-19 pandemic, claims study
Health

Life expectancy may be reduced by 2 to 7 yrs in Southeast Asia due to COVID-19 pandemic, claims study

A recent study, published in the journal PLOS on 17 September, 2020, showed that if COVID-19 continues to spread, there would be a decrease in the life expectancy of people, especially in regions which have been affected severely by the infection.

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

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Indians among 42 new cases in Singapore, taking total number of infections in country to 844
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Three Indians among 42 new cases in Singapore, taking total number of infections in country to 844

Of the new cases, 24 are imported ones and have a travel history to Europe, North America, Middle East, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and other parts of Asia, the ministry said in a statement

Singtel posts first ever quarterly loss on Bharti Airtel charge; company's annual profit falls 44%
Business

Singtel posts first ever quarterly loss on Bharti Airtel charge; company's annual profit falls 44%

Singtel, Southeast Asia’s largest telecoms firm, reported a 3 percent rise in underlying net profit to S$737 million for the quarter.

North East India will be gateway to Southeast Asia, says Narendra Modi in address to Indian diaspora in Thailand ahead of RCEP summit
World

North East India will be gateway to Southeast Asia, says Narendra Modi in address to Indian diaspora in Thailand ahead of RCEP summit

North East India is being developed as a gateway to Southeast Asia under Central government's Act East Policy (AEP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday while addressing an event in Thailand

Malaysia sends half a million face masks to haze-hit state of Sarawak amid worsening Indonesian forest fires
World

Malaysia sends half a million face masks to haze-hit state of Sarawak amid worsening Indonesian forest fires

Malaysia has sent half a million face masks to its eastern state of Sarawak, where air pollution levels have spiked amid worsening forest fires in neighboring Indonesia, authorities said on Tuesday.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner
India

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says India open to talk about terrorism with Pakistan in 'civilised' manner

S Jaishankar on Friday said that India is open to talk about the issue of terrorism with Pakistan provided that it is done in a 'civilised' manner.

UN rapporteur slams Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis, claims she was 'terribly misguided' about abuses against Muslims
World

UN rapporteur slams Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis, claims she was 'terribly misguided' about abuses against Muslims

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has washed her hands of the Rohingya crisis, a UN rights investigator said Tuesday.

Google is planning to shift its production of Pixel smartphones from China to Vietnam
News & Analysis

Google is planning to shift its production of Pixel smartphones from China to Vietnam

Google will shift some production of the Pixel 3A phone to Vietnam before the end of this year.

Chinese police rescue 1,100 Southeast Asian women 'sold as wives'; detain 1,300 suspects for 'abduction and marriage fraud'
World

Chinese police rescue 1,100 Southeast Asian women 'sold as wives'; detain 1,300 suspects for 'abduction and marriage fraud'

Chinese police saved 1,100 women and 17 children in joint operations with police from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand between July and December.

Indonesia's Joko Widodo gets re-elected as president; additional security forces deployed amid fears of unrest
World

Indonesia's Joko Widodo gets re-elected as president; additional security forces deployed amid fears of unrest

There was a heavy security presence in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, including in front of the election commission office, which was barricaded with razor wire and protected by scores of heavily armed troops.

IMD sees 'robust and healthy' monsoon this year provided there isn't 'surprise' El Nino phenomenon
India

IMD sees 'robust and healthy' monsoon this year provided there isn't 'surprise' El Nino phenomenon

India’s 263 million farmers wait for monsoon rains to plant crops such as rice, cane, corn, cotton and soybean because nearly half of the country’s farmland lacks irrigation.

Grab secures $1.46 bn investment from SoftBank Vision Fund; co plans to expand financial services, food delivery verticals
Business

Grab secures $1.46 bn investment from SoftBank Vision Fund; co plans to expand financial services, food delivery verticals

With the latest funding, Grab has so far secured over $4.5 billion (around Rs 31,747 crore) in funding in its current financing round (series H), it said in a statement

George Fernandes wanted to be reborn in Vietnam; called its people 'a disciplined, committed and determined lot'
India

George Fernandes wanted to be reborn in Vietnam; called its people 'a disciplined, committed and determined lot'

George Fernandes, when he was defence minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cabinet, called the people of Vietnam "a disciplined, committed, determined lot"

AP govt inks pact with Adani group to set up Rs 70,000-cr data centre parks; over 1 lakh jobs to be created in 20 yrs
Business

AP govt inks pact with Adani group to set up Rs 70,000-cr data centre parks; over 1 lakh jobs to be created in 20 yrs

The government and Adani will develop the hyper-scale data center market in the state, positioning AP as the east coast data center hub for India and Southeast Asia.

OYO raises $100 million from Singapore-based Grab's arm A1 Holding; eyes expansion in Southeast Asia
Business

OYO raises $100 million from Singapore-based Grab's arm A1 Holding; eyes expansion in Southeast Asia

In October this year, OYO said it had forayed into Indonesia and also confirmed an investment of over $100 million in the country as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia.

Mike Pompeo pledges $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, says assistance will help counter 'transnational threats'
World

Mike Pompeo pledges $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, says assistance will help counter 'transnational threats'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Saturday to provide nearly $300 million in new security funding for Southeast Asia, as China forges ahead with plans to bolster its engagement in the region.

China seeks military drills, energy exploration with ASEAN members in South China Sea, insists countries outside grouping be excluded
World

China seeks military drills, energy exploration with ASEAN members in South China Sea, insists countries outside grouping be excluded

Beijing's suggestions are part of efforts to expand its influence in the South China Sea, which it claims almost entirely, and push back at Washington which has backed countries with overlapping claims to the waters

ASEAN nations set to announce agreement with Beijing over code of conduct regarding South China Sea islands
World

ASEAN nations set to announce agreement with Beijing over code of conduct regarding South China Sea islands

Southeast Asian nations are set to announce agreement with China on a working text for negotiations over a code of conduct to ease tension in the disputed South China Sea at a meeting that began on Thursday