The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Jan 23, 2017

Today’s top news headlines: Town Councils to set aside at least 14% of S&CC collections, grants into lift fund; heavy rain causes flash floods in Tanjong Pagar; self-proclaimed animal rescuer fined for abusing dog.

In today’s The Straits Times News In A Minute video, we look at:

* From April 1 this year, all town councils will have to set aside a minimum of 14 per cent of their service and conservancy charges collected from residents, and of government grants, into a dedicated lift replacement fund.

* Heavy rain on this morning resulted in flash floods in the Tanjong Pagar area

* A self-proclaimed animal rescuer was fined $8,000 for abusing his Siberian husky