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Singapore students shine in international benchmarking tests

Filed in South Asia News by on 13/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 666
Singapore students shine in international benchmarking tests

Singapore students remain world beaters in mathematics, science and reading, according to the results of two international benchmarking studies released on Tuesday with youngsters across the academic streams chalking up higher scores than their predecessors. More significantly, the two tests indicate that the move by the Education Ministry to cut academic content to create space […]

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Leave the tough talk aside

Filed in South Asia News by on 13/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 672
Leave the tough talk aside

The SMRT drivers who refused to go to work had complained about two things – their wages and their living conditions. Much has been said about their salaries and whether they should be paid more than Singaporeans or other nationals. Not much, however, has been said about their living conditions, besides their complaints of the […]

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29 SMRT bus drivers’ work permits revoked, will be repatriated

Filed in South Asia News by on 04/12/2012 0 Comments • views: 860
29 SMRT bus drivers’ work permits revoked, will be repatriated

SINGAPORE: One more SMRT bus driver from China will be charged and another 29 sent back for their involvement in an illegal strike over their pay and living conditions earlier this week. At a news conference on Saturday, the Manpower and Transport Ministries also took SMRT to task for lapses in its internal processes. Despite […]

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8.9 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia

Filed in South Asia News by on 11/04/2012 0 Comments • views: 1128
8.9 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia

Wednesday, April 11th, 2.32p.m. An 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia’s Aceh province has been felt in 28 countries including India and Nepal. Tremors were felt across India including Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Bihar and Guwahati. A tsunami warning has been issued across the Indian ocean. An earlier earthquake in Indonesia: AFP The U.S. […]

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WEST BENGAL PLEDGES CRACKDOWN AFTER ILLEGAL HOMEMADE LIQUOR KILLS 140

Filed in South Asia News by on 16/12/2011 0 Comments • views: 1236
WEST BENGAL PLEDGES CRACKDOWN AFTER ILLEGAL HOMEMADE LIQUOR KILLS 140

Authorities in the Indian state of West Bengal have promised a crackdown on illegal liquor after 140 people were killed and dozens more made sick by contaminated home-made spirits. Most of the dead were poor manual labourers, rickshaw pullers and hawkers who drank the “country liquor” at a series of makeshift bars all supplied by […]

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DOZENS KILLED AS FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH KOLKATA HOSPITAL

Filed in South Asia News by on 11/12/2011 0 Comments • views: 850
DOZENS KILLED AS FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH KOLKATA HOSPITAL

A fire swept through a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata early Friday morning, killing at least 73 people and forcing emergency workers to smash their way into the windows of higher floors in order to evacuate patients and staff.   Medical staff at an Indian hospital abandoned their patients and fled for […]

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CHRISTIANS IN INDIA FACING MAJOR DECLINE BECAUSE OF LOW BIRTHRATE

Filed in South Asia News by on 08/12/2011 0 Comments • views: 1483
CHRISTIANS IN INDIA FACING MAJOR DECLINE BECAUSE OF LOW BIRTHRATE

In North America and Europe the two and now even one child family has been rapidly becoming the norm. This is not surprising considering the gross materialism, weak or corrupted churches and widespread rejection of Christian beliefs in the West. It has therefore been easy to convince the public to swallow population control propaganda. It […]

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