The Straits Times' News In A Minute: Nov 13, 2017

Today's top news headlines: More engineering hours needed to upgrade rail assets, PUB steps up prevention measures against flash floods, and man who abducted and raped drunk intern gets jail and caning.

In The Straits Times' News In A Minute today, we look at:

*Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that more engineering hours are needed to upgrade the ageing rail assets.

*National water agency PUB has stepped up its flood prevention measures since October to prepare for heavy rain and possible flash floods.

*A 40-year-old man who drove a drunk woman back to his home and raped her while she was passed out was sentenced to 13½ years’ jail and 12 strokes of the cane.