Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on March 25

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, March 25. 


150,000 S'pore employers to get $3b in Jobs Support Scheme payouts from end-March

The payment will benefit over two million local employees.

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50,000 education sector staff receive vaccination letters; over 80% have made appointments

Over 600 madrasah personnel have also been invited to receive the vaccination. 

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CIMB Singapore laying off staff, closing Orchard Road branch as part of restructuring

It was not immediately clear how many employees may be affected.

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Suez Canal jam: How to dislodge a 200,000-tonne ship from a canal wall

Traffic is temporarily suspended as eight tugs try to push and pull the vessel free of the canal's banks.

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Vivian Balakrishnan meets Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi in Jakarta

Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs is on a two-day working visit to reaffirm the strong relations between the two countries.

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46 workers lost hands, fingers in amputation accidents last year

Some of the deaths involved the use of machinery such as forklifts.

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14 months' jail for man who repeatedly molested sleeping sister-in-law

He was finally caught after she woke up while he was committing the offence.

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2 in 5 security officers abused on the job, with figures rising due to Covid-19: Survey

The officers were most commonly subjected to verbal abuse.

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NTU team uses durian husks to make bandages for post-surgery

The team found a way to extract cellulose from the husks and combined it with glycerol to create a soft gel.

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Gardens by the Bay sakura season extended till April 11

The $100 digital SingapoRediscovers Vouchers Board can also be used.

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