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Argument for taxing “very rich” should be considered: FM


Finance minister P. Chidambaram, who has talked about a stable tax regime during his meetings with foreign investors in the last two days, has said that the argument for taxing the very rich “a little more” should be considered.

Singapore condoles death of Delhi gangrape victim

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The Singapore government today condoled the death of the Delhi gangrape victim, who breathed her last at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital this morning.

Delhi gangrape victim has brain injury, infection in lungs

The 23-year-old Delhi gangrape victim has significant brain injury, infection in lungs and abdomen and she is currently struggling against all odds at Mount Elizabeth Hospital where her condition continues to be “extremely critical”, the hospital said today.

Court stays GMR’s $500m Male airport project

In a reprieve to Indian infrastructure major GMR, the Singapore high court today stayed the Maldives government’s decision to terminate the $500 million contract awarded to a consortium led by it for modernising the Male international airport.

Asian body 'ready to bury Hammam era'


Asia's football body finally looks ready to turn the page on an era of bribery allegations and intrigue by announcing moves to replace suspended president Mohamed bin Hammam, insiders said Friday.


Singapore cabbie returns $900,000 to Thai couple

A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned Sg$1.1 million ($900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.

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Stenson called up for Royal Trophy

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Sweden's Henrik Stenson has been selected for next month's fifth Royal Trophy in Brunei after featuring in all of Europe's four straight wins against Asia at the event, organisers said on Tuesday.


Manassero passes endurance test to win Barclays Singapore Open


Italy’s Matteo Manassero prevailed in a gripping sudden-death playoff where he eagled the third play-off hole to pip South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen to the Barclays Singapore Open title on Sunday.


Chapchai ties with Dyson at Barclays Singapore Open


Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat continued his good form when he took a share of the second round clubhouse lead with England’s Simon Dyson at six-under par through nine holes before inclement weather halted

Barclays Singapore Open: Chinnarat trails Bjorn by one stroke


Thailand’s Chinnarat Phadungsil opened his campaign strongly at Asia’s richest National Open by carding a four-under-par 67 to trail clubhouse leader Thomas Bjorn of Denmark by one at the Barclays Sin

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