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Singapore made another step towards becoming a cashless society with a new fund transfer option that requires just a mobile phone number or NRIC number. The PayNow system, which will start on July 10, will be offered by seven banks.
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Marriage registration fees will go up from Saturday. Couples where at least one party is a Singapore citizen or a permanent resident will have to pay $42, up from the $26 they pay now. Foreigners will pay a flat $380 from July 1.
A Registry of Marriages spokesman said the increase was to keep up with rising operational costs.
United States-India relations seem set to deepen under Mr Donald Trump's administration, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appearing to hit it off with the American President in their first meeting at the White House.
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has rejected the idea that the £1 billion (S$1.77 billion) of extra spending allocated for Northern Ireland is a "bung" to the Democratic Unionist Party to prop up the government, arguing that it is necessary investment for a more deprived part of the United Kingdom.
Rising sales volumes, bullish developer bids for land and price dips that appear to have tapered off hint at a property market recovery as early as next year, says Wong Siew Ying.
A debate over whether parents should share beds with infants has been ignited online, following the death of a 36-day-old baby last week. Her parents discovered she was not breathing the next morning. She was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead soon after.
The "kampung spirit" here seems to need revitalising, based on findings released yesterday in the latest Graciousness Survey. The survey shows that people have been mixing less with their neighbours, with more indicating a need to maintain their privacy.
More people applied for housing loans in the first three months of this year compared with the last three months of last year, according to a new Credit Bureau Singapore report.
It found that mortgage loan applications rose by 20 per cent in the three months to March 31 from the fourth quarter of last year.
The Singapore National Olympic Council yesterday released the list of successful appeal nominations put forward by the National Sports Associations for the Aug 19-30 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. A total of 37 athletes representing 10 sports were successful, including the men's and women's 4x100m sprint teams.
Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia for an incident in 2015. The actor and his then wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's quarantine laws when they failed to declare her canines on arrival. It is alleged that he was aware that he was breaching the laws.
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