India's total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday, April 29, after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots. India reported 379,257 new infections and 3,645 new deaths on Thursday, health ministry data showed, the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The world's second most populous nation is in deep crisis, with hospitals and morgues overwhelmed. Mumbai gravedigger Sayyed Munir Kamruddin, 52, said he and his colleagues were working nonstop to bury victims. "I'm not scared of COVID, I've worked with courage. It's all about courage, not about fear," he said. "This is our only job. Getting the body, removing it from the ambulance, and then burying it." Each day, thousands of Indians search frantically for hospital beds and life- saving oxygen for sick ... » Learn More about India infections top 18 million as gravediggers work round the clock
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On Monday, August 31, 2020, Workers' Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh delivered a speech in Parliament, his first since being designated Leader of the Opposition after the 2020 general election. Singh touched on his role as Leader of the Opposition, the role and future of the opposition in Singapore politics, as well as the way forward for Singapore. The speech was divided into three main portions: things that have changed in Singapore since the last General Election, things that must not change, and suggestions for things that should change. Here, we reproduce the transcript of his speech in full: *** Delivered by Pritam Singh Mr Speaker, I rise in support of the motion thanking the President for her address. My speech will cover a variety of topics organised into three main areas. First, I will speak about certain things that have changed in Singapore. Second, I will talk about things that must not change. And third, I will suggest some ... » Learn More about Full text of Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh’s maiden speech as Leader of the Opposition
It’s that time of the year again — no, it’s not National Day season, it’s the BTO Launch that’s happening in August 2021. The timing of this BTO launch seems so apt considering we’re going back to lockdown again, and that means tolerating the people we live with for yet another month. Wouldn’t it be so nice to have your own place for a change? If your answer is yes, you might want to read on to make your first steps towards home ownership — with the August 2021 BTO offerings in Tampines, Hougang, Queenstown, Jurong East and Kallang/Whampoa. HDB BTO launch August 2021 overview HDB BTO Nearest MRT Units available Flat types Tampines Tampines West 2,140 2-room Flexi 3-room 4-room 5-room Hougang Bartley / Kovan 1,320 2-room Flexi 3-room 4-room 5-room Queenstown Queenstown 610 3-room 4-room Jurong East Jurong East 560 2-room Flexi 3-room 4-room ... » Learn More about HDB BTO launch August 2021 review: Tampines, Hougang, Jurong East, Queenstown and Boon Keng
Brainard: The most likely candidate. (Photo: Reuters) President Biden's selection of the next Federal Reserve chair is likely to be a choice between keeping the current chief, who enjoys broad support in markets and among lawmakers from both parties, or replacing him with one of his well-regarded colleagues. Chairman Jerome Powell, whose term expires in February, is viewed by some inside and many outside the administration as the front-runner for the job. But if Mr. Biden decides he would prefer his own pick, rather than the Republican chosen by President Trump, Fed governor Lael Brainard is the most likely candidate to succeed him. "The president will engage with his senior economic team in a careful and thoughtful process to appoint a Federal Reserve chair in a timely manner," a White House official said. The White House declined to comment on specific names that may be under consideration both for Fed chair and other vacancies on the seven-member board of governors. "The ... » Learn More about Fed Chief Powell Enjoys Support for Reappointment, but He’s Not a Lock
Pattaya – Pattaya City has continued to sponsor and participate in food giveaways to hundreds of needy people at the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya during the Covid -19 crisis this week. Due to Covid-19 related restrictions, thousands of businesses are forced to close currently in Pattaya and Chonburi, including the cities lifeblood tourism, hospitality, and entertainment industry. Unfortunately, cases continue to rise overall and there is no sign of loosening restrictions or easing closure orders anytime soon. On top of this, according to many people who have been laid off or lost their jobs, there has been little to no financial aid from the central government. Major Jeerawat Sukhontasap, the head of Pattaya City Law Enforcement, told The Pattaya News, “This area at the Bali Hai Pier was previously used for people to do activities like skateboarding and before that tourism arrivals. However, during Covid-19, this area has not been used due to Covid -19 measurements and we have ... » Learn More about Pattaya City residents continue food giveaways to hundreds of needy people during Covid-19 crisis around Pattaya
The Minister for Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam, issued a challenge to Leong Mun Wai to file a motion for debating the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) in Parliament. Leong, a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament from the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), has accepted the challenge, saying that the issue will be picked up at "an appropriate time in the future." CECA is not an excuse for racist attacks The challenge was laid down by Shanmugam on May 11 in Parliament, while addressing an incident in which a 55-year-old Indian woman was subjected to an allegedly racist attack by a 30-year-old man. In emphasising the need to condemn such behaviour, he added that there were "parties" which were deliberately stoking fears, and encouraging racism and xenophobia, over concerns of foreigners taking over the jobs of Singaporeans. Shanmugam drew a comparison to populist movements in other countries, linking economic concerns to immigrants and ... » Learn More about Shanmugam challenges PSP’s Leong Mun Wai to debate CECA, he accepts
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Singapore plans to progressively raise its retirement age to 65 by the year 2030, up from the current retirement age of 62. This doesn't necessarily mean that we'll work longer before we can retire, however. The retirement age is a restriction for employers and not employees. Under the Retirement and Re-employment Act (RRA), employers are restricted from asking employees to retire before they reach retirement age, provided that they joined their companies before reaching 55. Meanwhile, workers can retire anytime they are ready, regardless of what the retirement age is. Why do we have a retirement age? The idea of a retirement age was introduced in 1993, to prevent employers from retiring workers once they reach the age of 55. Back then, it was common for companies to ask workers to retire at 55 — the age at which they were allowed to withdraw from their Central Provident Fund (CPF) ... » Learn More about Why does S’pore require companies to re-employ workers till they are 67?
TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia's president dismissed the government and froze parliament on Sunday in a dramatic escalation of a political crisis that his opponents labelled a coup, calling their own supporters to come onto the streets in protest. President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the assistance of a new prime minister, in the biggest challenge yet to the democratic system Tunisia introduced in a 2011 revolution. Crowds of people quickly flooded the capital and other cities to support Saied, cheering and honking car horns in scenes that recalled the revolution https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/sacking-tunisian-parliament-latest-step-along-bumpy-road-since-revolution-2021-07-25, which triggered the Arab Spring protests that convulsed the Middle East. As his supporters filled the central Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the epicentre of the 2011 revolution, Saied joined them in the street, state television pictures showed. However, the extent of backing for ... » Learn More about Tunisian president ousts government in move critics call a coup
See if this rings a bell. You, a 20-something working adult, are in the middle of a pandemic, most days you stay indoors thanks to a nationwide circuit breaker. Going out is strongly discouraged, only certain professions are allowed back to work, and no social gatherings are allowed outside. Most of your time is spent at home or, depending on how good your relationship with your family is, perhaps even in your room. Maybe some voices were raised during day 27 over what was in normal times a trifling issue, you storm into your room and slam the door. The room seems smaller somehow, more stifling. A place which adequately served as a sphere of independence suddenly doesn't feel all that removed from dependence. That emotion swirls, festers, and eventually gives rise to an idea. "Wha, I need to get my own place." A certain idea of rent Rental volume in Singapore was up by over 49 per cent in September, according to property portal SRX . Nicholas Mak, ERA Realty's ... » Learn More about More S’porean millennials thinking of renting flat after being stuck in parents’ home due to Covid-19
The following is our exclusive weekly feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and then give you a week to answer it on our various channels, compiling a diverse range of answers and opinions to present to you, our valued readers. Last week, we asked you the following: Reader Talkback: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions? Some context around the question: This week, we are going to choose the biggest topic on most people’s minds, Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone, or dark red, effective tomorrow, July 20th, 2021 until further notice. This announcement brings a number of tough new restrictions, measures, closures, and other rules. Officials claim the move will help prevent Covid-19 in the province as cases have steadily been rising for the most part regionally. The decision was, it is to be noted, made by the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, or CCSA, with the central ... » Learn More about Reader Talkback Results: What do you think about Chonburi becoming a maximum control zone and getting tougher restrictions?