The Straits Times' News In A Minute: June 16, 2016

Today's top news headlines: Agriculture land leases to be doubled to 20 years, lift maintenance to be tightened, man jailed and banned from driving for causing deaths of couple.

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

*All new agriculture land will be tendered on 20-year lease instead of the previously announced block of 10 years to allow farmers investing in automation ample time to reap returns, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority.

*Tighter regulations for lifts are set to kick in as early as next month, as authorities address the issue of lift safety in the wake of a series of lift accidents.

*A man who caused the deaths of a couple on a motorcycle while driving his friend's minibus was jailed for eight weeks and banned from driving for five years on Thursday.