Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Jan 22, 2016

Friday (Jan 22) is the deadline for the Workers’ Party-run town council and HDB to agree on the accountants to hire to look into the town council's books.
Friday (Jan 22) is the deadline for the Workers’ Party-run town council and HDB to agree on the accountants to hire to look into the town council's books. ST FILE PHOTO

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Friday, Jan 22, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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Deadline for WP-run Town Council and HDB to resolve issue of accountants

Today is the deadline the Court of Appeal has set for the Workers’ Party-run Aljunied-Hougang Town Council and the Housing Board to agree on the accountants to hire to look into the town council's books. If both parties are still in a deadlock when they meet in court this morning, the court will make a final decision.

Another matter it will rule on: whether the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority needs to provide information on the regulatory test scores of two firms the town council initially nominated.

NUH Sports Centre opens today

With Singaporeans being encouraged to become more active, the National University Hospital has set up a dedicated facility to provide care for those with sports and exercise-related conditions.

Backed by an experienced team of sports physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, cardiologists and allied professionals such as physiotherapists and dieticians, the NUH Sports Centre offers professional and amateur athletes, as well as sports and exercise enthusiasts access to integrated services under one roof.
The centre will be opened officially by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu today. - PANG XUE QIANG

Delhi's "Car-Free Day"


Traffic stuck amid thick smog in New Delhi, India. PHOTO: EPA

The Indian capital will observe a “Car-Free Day” today, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying that he will cycle to office. The government now holds a Car-Free Day in different parts of the city on the 22nd of every month, with the last one held in one part of East Delhi on Dec 22.

The event is largely symbolic, with no way to force motorists to keep their cars off the roads, but it is hoped that it can lead to an improvement in air quality. A trial in the capital, where only cars with odd-numbered plates were allowed to drive on odd days and similarly for those with even-numbered plates, ended on Jan 15.

All eyes on Q4 sales

Data on the total number of homes sold on the private and public housing markets in the last three months of last year will be released today. Property investors will be watching how the year ended for the real estate market, with some analysts expecting that is has already stabilised.