What's Next: September 16, 2015

Denmark's former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft taking part in a moment of silence at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept 15, 2015
Denmark's former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft taking part in a moment of silence at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Sept 15, 2015PHOTO: REUTERS

UN marks 70th birthday

World leaders continue to stream into New York for the United Nations General Assembly, which opened a session yesterday marking the world body's 70th birthday. Most of the 170 leaders who plan to attend the session are expected to arrive closer to the end of the month, when a summit on the sustainable development goals - the successor to the Millennium Development Goals - is held.

Deepavali celebrations in Little India

Visitors to Little India during Deepavali this year will be entertained by stories told by the Deepavali Thatha (Tamil for grandfather), the Hindu version of Santa Claus.

They can also watch an outdoor catwalk show and dance performances.

The Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association will unveil the details of the area's celebrations for the Festival of Lights today.

Company boards on conference agenda

Mr S. Iswaran, Second Minister for Trade and Industry and Home Affairs, and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, will be the guest of honour at the Singapore Institute of Directors Directors' Conference.

The conference, in its sixth year, will discuss how company boards can be more innovative, among other topics.

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