Stories By Chitra Kumar
121 Apr 2014 Mon
Primary school children who need someone to talk to can now find comfort in an online chat service. Launched on Monday by the Singapore Children's Society, Tinkle Friend Online Chat is a free service run by trained staff and volunteers.
219 Apr 2014 Sat
258 Army and 42 Air Force officer cadets were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed Forces on Saturday evening.
319 Apr 2014 Sat
The U Appreciate Movement was launched on Saturday to encourage employers and the public to show more care and respect for low-wage workers. In discussions held last year, several issues were raised over the lack of respect and appreciation for this group of workers and their jobs.
414 Apr 2014 Mon
RSAF has a robust air defence system to monitor the skies and protect the sovereignty of the country's airspace. Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen said this in a written Parliamentary reply to Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Gerald Giam.
514 Apr 2014 Mon
Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing said this in a Parliamentary written reply to Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Yee Jenn Jong.
614 Apr 2014 Mon
37 per cent of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) received one rest day per week. This is according to the results of a survey conducted last year by the Manpower Ministry, among more than 2,000 FDWs who arrived in Singapore for work for the first time.
714 Apr 2014 Mon
A budget of $4.4 million was committed for Singapore Day 2014, which was held in London. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said this in a written Parliamentary reply to Nominated Member of Parliament, Faizah Jamal.
814 Apr 2014 Mon
33.8 per cent of Singaporeans aged 50-69 were screened for colorectal cancer with either the Faecal Immunochemical Test kit or colonoscopy within the recommended period, according to the Health Behavioural Surveillance Survey in 2013.
914 Apr 2014 Mon
There has been a two-fold increase in arrests for unlicensed money lending and unlicensed money lending-related harassment offences between 2009 and 2013.
1014 Apr 2014 Mon
It is important to look at not only increasing the number of police officers but also deepening their capabilities, deploying superior operating models and strategies, and leveraging more on technology as a force multiplier.