The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Feb 17, 2017

15 PAP Town Councils to increase service and conservancy charges; COE tender postponement sparks speculation of big car tax changes; more calls to SCDF last year, but fewer were fire-related.

In today's The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at: 

* Come June 1st, Service and conservancy charges at 15 People's Action Party town councils will increase.

* The Land Transport Authority said bidding for the next certificate of entitlement tender will begin next Wednesday and end on Friday, instead of the usual Monday to Wednesday exercise period.

* Despite more calls being made to The Singapore Civil Defence Force last year, fewer were fire-related, dipping to a 38-year low.