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  • Silver lining in the battle against fake news

    November 1, 2017 9:00 PM 102

    Younger people are more likely to believe they are less susceptible to falling for fake news, an optimistic bias that could hurt their ability to discern the truthfulness of online information. That is one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Communications and New Media Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Institute

  • Halloween celebrations a way for businesses to make money

    November 1, 2017 12:40 PM 92

    The letter “Widespread ‘celebration’ of Halloween in S’pore is befuddling” (Oct 30) drew more than 100 comments on Facebook. While there were a number of people who said that the writer should “chill” and treat it as a fun occasion, others explained that Halloween has its roots in Christian celebrations, but the significance of the day has been thwarted

  • Man, 60, jailed 2 years for pimping teenage neighbour

    November 1, 2017 12:05 PM 101

    SINGAPORE — She thought she had found a friend in her 60-year-old male neighbour, confiding in him about her family problems, including the fact that she had been raped. But the man abused the 17-year-old’s trust by pimping her. For procuring a girl for the purpose of prostitution and abetting commercial sex of a minor, the man, who cannot be named to protect

  • Loyang murder suspect brought back to crime scene

    November 1, 2017 5:20 AM 134

    SINGAPORE — A 50-year-old man charged with the murder of his wife was brought back to the crime scene in Loyang on Wednesday (Nov 1). Krishnan Raju, accompanied by police officers, arrived at his home at Loyang Gardens condominium around noon. Dressed in a red T-shirt and shorts, Krishnan was seen gesturing and answering questions from the officers as they walked

  • Do more for cat welfare in Singapore

    October 31, 2017 9:04 PM 105

    Between 2015 and last year, there were an estimated 51,500 pet cats in Singapore, compared to 62,000 pet dogs. In the same period, there were 353 cat adoptions and 190 dog adoptions at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Love Cats programme to allow Chong Pang residents to keep cats in their flats is reaching the end of its pilot

  • SMU launches Subhas Anandan Legacy Fund

    October 31, 2017 9:01 PM 105

    The Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law has launched a fund known as the Subhas Anandan Legacy Fund in honour of the late veteran criminal lawyer, who died in 2015 at the age of 67. This was announced yesterday at an appreciation ceremony at the school in Armenian Street. The sum will go towards a new bursary called the Subhas Anandan

  • ST forum writers seek more space to air views

    October 31, 2017 9:00 PM 95

    Forum page serves to reflect views across a range of positions: ST editor Is The Straits Times averse to publishing Forum letters that are critical of the Government or government policies? How are Forum letters selected for publication? Why should people continue to pay for newspaper content? Questions like these dominated a lively question-and-answer

  • The Sail's MC fails in bid to remove dentist's signs

    October 31, 2017 9:00 PM 95

    Writ action should have been filed, says judge in management corp-dental group dispute A district judge dismissed a bid by the management corporation (MC) of The Sail @ Marina Bay for an order to remove display panels used by a dental group at its leased premises. But this was because the MC's application to have them removed was filed as an originating

  • I didn’t expect Aljunied GRC winning margin in 2015 GE to be so close: Low Thia Khiang

    October 31, 2017 12:15 PM 109

    SINGAPORE – Revealing that he was confident the Workers’ Party (WP) would retain Aljunied GRC in the 2015 General Election, WP chief Low Thia Khiang conceded that he was surprised by the narrow winning margin in an interview contained in the party’s commemorative book. The WP team headed by Mr Low and consisting Ms Sylvia Lim, Mr Pritam Singh, Mr Faisal

  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and The Warehouse Hotel are built heritage restoration winners

    October 31, 2017 10:42 AM 91

    SINGAPORE - The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and The Warehouse Hotel on Tuesday (Oct 31) picked up this year's Architectural Heritage Awards. The honours, conferred by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), recognise the high standard of restoration work done on heritage buildings. The team behind The Red House received a special mention for their