Home Briefs: NDP tickets ready for collection

NDP tickets ready for collection

Successful applicants for tickets to this year's National Day Parade (NDP) have been notified by the NDP Executive Committee via the contact numbers they provided.

They can collect their tickets from tomorrow to June 19, between 10am and 9pm daily, at Kallang Wave Mall atrium, said the NDP 2016 Executive Committee in a statement.

Applicants must produce their NRIC or valid photo identification cards for verification during collection. They may also authorise a representative by signing a letter of authorisation from the NDP website.

Representatives must also bring along their photo identity cards and a photocopy of both the front and back of the original applicant's identity card.

The sale of tickets is strictly prohibited, and failure to collect them by June 19 will result in their being forfeited.

Muis releases four free e-books on fasting

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) is releasing a series of four e-books dealing with commonly asked questions on fasting during Ramadan, in conjunction with the Muslim holy month.

Called PuasaPedia, the e-books will be released every Wednesday in June and tackle issues such as women's issues and interfaith relations.

The first edition, released yesterday, addresses issues related to the use of hygiene products and medication while fasting.

The free e-books can be downloaded from www.learnislam.sg/puasapedia.

Man arrested over robbery in Sophia Road

The police have arrested a 38-year-old man who is believed to have robbed a woman in Sophia Road early yesterday morning.

The 21-year-old victim had reported that she was robbed of her clutch bag while walking home at about 2.55am.

The suspect, who was following her, had allegedly slapped and punched her before the robbery.

Her cries of help were heard by a passer-by, who chased the suspect and succeeded in detaining him on the same road, police said in a news release.

Police officers arrived at the scene soon after and the suspect was arrested, while the victim's bag and belongings were recovered.

If convicted of robbery with hurt, he could face a jail term of between five and 20 years and 12 strokes of the cane or more.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2016, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe