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Singapore: Country in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese and Tamil, with English being the lingua franca. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution, and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.

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Huge rallies in Myanmar as backlash grows over protester killings [Video]

Huge rallies in Myanmar as backlash grows over protester killings

Facebook deletes the military’s main page as the UN condemns deadly violence and Singapore warns of ‘adverse consequences’.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:56Published
No further delays to Singapore's Davos, WEF says [Video]

No further delays to Singapore's Davos, WEF says

The World Economic Forum (WEF) does not plan to further delay Singapore's "Davos" meeting if it cannot go ahead in August, the organization's President Borge Brende said.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published
Shimla blooms like Singapore in winters [Video]

Shimla blooms like Singapore in winters

One of the most visited places in the country is attracting large number of tourists in shivery winters. Fresh spell of snowfall has turned Shimla into Singapore. Tourists are enjoying the snow-poured..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:58Published
Gold worth over Rs 29 lakh seized at Chennai Airport [Video]

Gold worth over Rs 29 lakh seized at Chennai Airport

The customs officials at Chennai International Airport seized 588 gms of gold worth over Rs 29.74 lakhs. Gold has been seized from the custody of around 2 passengers. The passengers arrived from Dubai..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:06Published
1 in 3 adults anxious, depressed due to COVID-19: Study [Video]

1 in 3 adults anxious, depressed due to COVID-19: Study

A new study has discovered that one in every three adults, especially younger adults, women, and those of lower socioeconomic status experience psychological distress related to COVID-19. Researchers..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:11Published
This lion cub was born from artificial insemination [Video]

This lion cub was born from artificial insemination

A wildlife park in Singapore released video footage of its first lion cub born from artificial insemination.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:32Published
Singapore's contact tracing technology sparks privacy concerns [Video]

Singapore's contact tracing technology sparks privacy concerns

Singapore’s digital contact tracing program has raised concerns after the government admitted that data collected by it can be handed to police for criminal investigations. This is in contrast with..

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 03:07Published
100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose [Video]

100-year-old recalls fighting alongside Subhas Chandra Bose

On the 125th anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, we speak to freedom fighter Parmanand, who is among the last surviving members of the Azad Hind Fauj or the Indian National Army...

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 03:37Published
Meet the chef taking Delhi's spices to new horizons [Video]

Meet the chef taking Delhi's spices to new horizons

Spices are at the heart of all Indian food and Chef Kuldeep Negi understands them better than most. In his Singapore restaurant, Negi serves up a bite of his Delhi heritage – with a kick.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 02:36Published
Social media firms put profit above principle: Singapore minister [Video]

Social media firms put profit above principle: Singapore minister

Social media firms are hampered by their commercial interests when tackling fake news, Singapore's law minister says, underlining the need for the city-state's law against online falsehoods, which..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

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India’s ranking on the Corruption Perception Index– 2020 slipped from 80 to 86 even as its score decreased only by one point to 40 from 41 in 2019. ​​Denmark and New Zealand topped the list..
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India and Singapore on Wednesday decided to further boost interaction between their armed forces as well as cooperation in military technologies and industries. The two countries have also inked an..
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Singapore-based firm offers to invest in film academy for new film city in Uttar Pradesh

The proposal was made during the interaction of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with a group of filmmakers and artists over the new film city that will be developed along the Yamuna Expressway near..
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Indian citizenship granted to 2,120 Pakistanis, 188 Afghans, 99 Bangladeshis in last 4 years

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Indian cities drop in Global Smart City Index; Singapore on top

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To counter China, India inks military pact with Japan

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President Ram Nath Kovind accepts letter of credence from Singapore's High Commissioner to India

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Now, SG declines nod to prosecute Swara Bhasker

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RS bypoll on Sep 11 for seat vacated following Amar Singh's death

The Rajya Sabha bypoll to fill the seat vacated due to the death of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced Friday. Singh had died in a..
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Chennai: Customs bust new modus operandi, British currency worth Rs 38 lakh seized from steel plates

In what is said to be a never-seen-before modus operandi, foreign currency worth Rs 38.64 lakh was seized from steel plates that were welded together. The plates were in a courier consignment that was..
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Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh cremated in Delhi

Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh was cremated at the Chhatarpur crematorium here in the presence of family members and relatives on Monday, two days after he died in a Singapore hospital.
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Political leaders, relatives pay last tributes to Amar Singh

Political leaders, family members and relatives paid their last respects to Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, who died in a Singapore hospital two days ago. Singh's body was brought to the national..
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'Amar Singh was like a brother to me, I've lost a pillar of support with his demise': Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra

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Amar Singh's mortal remains reach Delhi from Singapore; taken to Chhatarpur farmhouse

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Amar Singh: The wily Thakur who had friends across political spectrum

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Indonesia reported 1,031 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday taking the total to 41,431 and overtaking Singapore with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia.
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Singapore will allow small gatherings and the reopening of restaurants and shops from June 19, its health ministry said on Monday, in a major easing of the city-state's coronavirus restrictions.
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Singapore's health ministry on Friday confirmed another 261 coronavirus cases, the city-state's smallest increase in nearly two months, taking its tally to 37,183.
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Schools reopen as Singapore eases lockdown restrictions

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