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Singapore court to hear legal challenges on gay sex ban

Like many other former British colonies, Singapore has retained an old law that criminalizes gay sex, which was scrapped by India in a landmark court ruling last year to give a boost to LGBT+ rights.

India slips 10 places to 68th on global competitiveness index; Singapore on top

With a ratio of female workers to male workers of 0.26, India has been ranked very low at 128th place. India is also ranked low at 118th in terms of meritocracy and incentivisation and at 107th place for skills.


A billionaire is helping fund a project to supply solar power from Australia to Singapore

The plan unveiled earlier this year by Singapore firm Sun Cable is to build the world's largest solar farm in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, which could export 3 gigawatts of power via a 3,800 km cable to Singapore.

Formula One will proceed with Singapore race despite unhealthy air quality

Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore. Authorities used cloud seeding on Monday in an attempt to clear the thick haze.

Singapore woos banks in battle of Asia’s biggest forex hubs

While Singapore and Hong Kong have seen increased trading, both cities still lag significantly behind the UK and US where investors exchange $3.58 trillion and $1.37 trillion respectively each day, according to BIS data.

Explained: What are Autonomous Vehicles which Singapore is testing

In the “Autonomous Readiness Index” this year, Singapore has ranked second among the 25 countries that were assessed.


Explained: Why Singapore blocked a satirical rap video by two artists of Indian ethnicity

The video produced by the Nairs called ‘K. Muthusamy’, after the name given to the Indian character in the Nets advertisement, is a criticism of racial disparities in Singapore and is full of expletives.

Explained: The feud involving members of Singapore's first family

With an election due to be held in the coming years, the feud has recently entered the political arena. Is the house more than just a home?

Singapore's well-known novelist Balli Kaur Jaswal returns with another heartwarming story on women and sisterhood

After her breakout hit in 2017, Singapore-based novelist Balli Kaur Jaswal's new novel The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters, is about a family that eats together and fights immediately afterwards.

Indian-origin banker gets 13 years in jail for forgery, cheating in Singapore

Kale Jagdish Purushottam had siphoned $10 million from accounts of Barclays Bank clients between June 2010 and January 2013.

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Photos: The stage is set for the high-stakes Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

Denuclearization of North Korea is the main topic of discussion at Tuesday’s summit between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.