Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on April 11

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Sunday, April 11.


Heng Swee Keat steps aside as 4G leader: What comes next for PAP and Singapore?

What are the implications of his move? We tackle the key questions.

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Govt to decide on wearing of tudung for nurses by National Day Rally in August: PM Lee

"We want to avoid creating unintended consequences when we make well-intentioned moves," he said.

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Singapore to work on a charging model for disposable carrier bags in supermarkets

The Govt will consult supermarkets and the public on the mode of charging, whether it is per bag or per transaction.

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Demand for help with kids, pets up as people head back to workplace

Sales of childcare items have risen while childcare centres and maid agencies are fielding more inquiries.

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BTO project delays dash hopes of moving in, starting families

Some buyers have turned to resale flats amid uncertainty about completion dates of new BTO flats.

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Some businesses going fully cashless during Covid-19 to speed up transactions

Industry experts, however, warned the move could alienate some customer segments.

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Circuit breaker anniversary: 12 ways our lifestyles have changed

Here's how the Covid-19 era changed how we live, work and play.

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Prince Philip's funeral to be held on April 17, Harry to attend but not Meghan

In line with Covid-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to 30 mourners.

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China fines Alibaba record $3.69 billion for anti-monopoly violations

The amount is the highest ever antitrust fine to be imposed in the country.  

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S'pore's sole new Covid-19 community case is Indian national who tested negative while serving SHN

In all, there were 32 new Covid-19 cases, taking Singapore's total to 60,633.

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