Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 24

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Wednesday, March 24.


Up to 75% of staff can return to office from April 5; working from home no longer default mode

The current restriction requiring employees to work from home for at least half their working time will also be lifted.

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Covid-19 vaccination now open to S'pore residents aged 45 to 59

They can now register their interest for vaccination at vaccine.gov.sg.

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More can attend weddings, live performances and pilot events with pre-event Covid-19 testing

More people will be allowed to attend marriage solemnisations, wedding receptions and live performances from April 24.

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Suez Canal, among the world's busiest maritime trade routes, blocked after giant ship stuck

No progress has been made so far in floating the vessel and clearing the canal.

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Blogger Leong Sze Hian ordered to pay PM Lee $133,000 for defamation

Mr Leong was sued for sharing, on his Facebook page, an article that falsely linked PM Lee to the 1MDB scandal.

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Zouk to bring hawker dishes to new Las Vegas integrated resort

Boon Tong Kee chicken rice and Geylang claypot rice will be served at a 24,000 sq ft food hall.

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S'poreans have high level of confidence in Govt but politically uninterested: IPS study

Almost two-thirds are uninterested in politics.

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Man charged with attempted rape of 15-year-old girl arrested after failing to show up in court

Police also detained another man for allegedly harbouring him.

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The day the theatres in Singapore closed due to Covid-19

Almost a year to this day, theatres in Singapore were forced to shutter due to the pandemic. What's next?

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Indonesian tycoon donates $1 million to needy NTU students on birthday

Billionaire Tahir had received a scholarship from NTU's predecessor as an undergraduate 48 years ago.

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