MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Nov 23, 2015

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 10th East-Asia meeting during the 27th Asean Summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Nov 22, 2015.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the 10th East-Asia meeting during the 27th Asean Summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on Nov 22, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Monday, Nov 23, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MODI VISITS SINGAPORE FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PREMIER

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Singapore today (Nov 23) in his first visit as premier to the Republic, coming as both nations are commemorating 50 years of diplomatic ties. Mr Modi will deliver the Singapore Lecture today, which will be attended by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who will give the Indian leader a ceremonial welcome at the Istana tomorrow (Nov 24). Among other significant agreements poised to be unveiled during the two-day visit will be Singapore and India's elevating of ties to a strategic partnership.

BOYS' BRIGADE SHARE-A-GIFT OPENS TODAY


 Brigade cadets and Braddell Heights grassroots volunteers packing items like rice, cooking oil and canned food for delivery to needy folks across Singapore in 2013. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean officially opens Singapore's largest Christmas charity project today (Nov 23) with the launch of this year's Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift (BBSG) Main Box at the Pasir Ris East Community Club. This year, the project seeks to reach out to 40,551 elderly and less fortunate Singaporeans during the festive period. The BBSG 2015 project will be held from Nov 23 to Dec 17. 

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX TO BE RELEASED TODAY


Shoppers browsing grocery shelves at a supermarket in Singapore. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Singapore’s consumer price index, which tracks inflation, for October will be released today (Nov 23). - WONG WEI HAN