MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines today, May 15, 2015

Students and staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic are planning to fast during lunch and donate the money the would have spent on food to help needy students and the elderly. Above is the campaign logo of the polytechnic's Fast-a-Meal SG50 Campaign.  
Students and staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic are planning to fast during lunch and donate the money the would have spent on food to help needy students and the elderly. Above is the campaign logo of the polytechnic's Fast-a-Meal SG50 Campaign.  

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Ngee Ann Poly students to raise money for charity by skipping one meal

A total of 8,000 students and 800 staff members of Ngee Ann Polytechnic will skip a meal today for a good cause. The money they would have otherwise spent on that meal will be donated to help needy students and the elderly. The campaign, called "Fast-A-Meal", hopes to raise $50,000. Students and staff members who take part in the event will be given cream crackers and Milo drinks to ease their hunger pangs. - AMOS LEE

Information, communication technologies to be showcased at NTU conference

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Send a text message or activate a phone call by simply pointing a smart device at an object. A haze analytic tool that reduces the negative effects of severe air pollution by providing users with personalised health advisory. These are two of many ideas that will be presented at a conference on information and communication technologies at Nanyang Technological University today. - MIRANDA YEO

Indian PM Modi meets Chinese counterpart Li in Beijing

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang today, the second day of his three-day visit to China. Mr Modi had met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday in the ancient city of Xi'an, becoming the first world leader to be invited to Mr Xi's ancestral province of Shaanxi. The two leaders discussed a long-standing border dispute as well as India's bid to join the United Nations Security Council. 

Mr Modi is also expected to sign off on deals worth US$10 billion (S$13.17 billion), including Chinese investments in India's rail network, during the trip. - LEE SEOK HWAI

Olam Q1 results to be announced

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Olam International will hold a press briefing to announce its first quarter results today. - WONG WEI HAN

Telco StarHub to release Q1 results

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StarHub will hold a conference call today to unveil its first quarter results. - IRENE THAM

New home sales data for April out today: URA

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The Urban Redevelopment Board will release data for new home sales by developers for April. - RENNIE WHANG