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Manmohan unveils Nehru bust in Singapore

The irony that the man who transformed India’s economy at a key moment in its history, reversing years of socialism, should pay tribute to India’s founding father who first powered the Indian economy,

Singapore family books $1 mln Virgin space flight

A Singaporean businessman, his wife and two children have paid $1 million to become the first Asian family to fly together on space-tourism airline Virgin Galactic, the company announced on Monday.


Oil jumps to near $92 after Europe debt plan


Oil prices jumped to near $92 a barrel on Thursday in Asia after European leaders agreed on a plan to reduce Greece's debt burden.

RBI is addicted to ineffective policy


Pride seems to have gotten in the way of sound policy-making in India, where a headstrong RBI refuses to concede defeat in its quest to bring down equally stubborn inflation.

Financial market partici

Hawks to scare off birds from Singapore street

Businesses along Singapore's famous Orchard Road shopping street plan to deploy trained hawks to scare off thousands of birds whose droppings rain down on pedestrians' heads, a report said on Wednesda

Fire intensifies at Shell's biggest refinery

A fire has intensified at Royal Dutch Shell's largest refinery, its half-a-million barrel per day Singapore plant, sending a plume of black smoke over the city-state.

Shell has evacuated non-essentia

Formula One: Vettel wins Singapore Grand Prix but champagne on ice

Sebastian Vettel demonstrated his vast supremacy on Sunday when he won the Singapore Grand Prix to move within a point of becoming the youngest double world champion in Formula One history.

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Gold heads for biggest weekly drop since early 2009


Gold slipped more than 1 per cent on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly drop since March 2009, as stock markets gained and the euro rose after major central banks around the world strived to fight

Asia stocks fall as Obama plan fails to spark rally


Asian stocks fell on Friday as a $447 billion jobs package from U.S. President Barack Obama failed to entice investors back into equities amid concerns that political wrangling could see it watered do

Singapore gets new president after cliffhanger poll


Former deputy prime minister Tony Tan secured victory after a recount in Singapore's presidential election on Sunday, the razor-thin winning margin exposing sharp divisions in the electorate.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.