Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on April 7

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, April 7.


85% of all ongoing BTO projects delayed; 43,000 households affected

Home buyers with housing difficulties and no alternatives may approach HDB for assistance.

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4 pairs of primary schools, 5 pairs of secondary schools to merge as student numbers shrink

Since 2010, 68 schools have been merged, including eight junior colleges in 2019.

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Unemployment rates in S'pore decline for fourth straight month in Feb

Declines were seen across the overall unemployment rate, as well as the resident and citizen unemployment rates.

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S'pore to get 4 new attractions including Museum of Ice Cream and Sentosa rotating gondola

Also set to open in Clarke Quay is the Slingshot, the tallest thrill ride in Asia.

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S'pore woman on 'quest for revenge' against doctor has appeal dismissed

Serene Tiong has been ordered to pay costs.

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Axington, linked to Loh cousins, now a cash company facing risk of being delisted

It has until Aug 30 to submit a resumption proposal, given that the trading of its shares had been suspended since Aug 31, 2020.

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New standards for Mice sector launched as S'pore prepares to hold larger events like WEF

Those that meet strict benchmarks and uphold best practices will be able to display a mark of assurance.

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Anti-cancer drug can treat Covid-19, Singapore-US study shows

Topotecan, which is used in chemotherapy, was found to reduce death rates of Sars-Cov-2 infection.

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1 community infection among 35 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore

The new cases take Singapore's total to 60,554.

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib served with bankruptcy notice over $564m tax bill

Najib says the case relates to S$973 million put in an account under his name.

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