China 

An India-China trade war? Modi fans the flames of boycott calls

Indian traders calling for a boycott of China-made products have been encouraged by an interview in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the matter is for the public to decide.“As far as public sentiment on Chinese goods is concerned, we should leave it to their sooj-bhooj [wisdom]. We, including the media, should guide the public,” Modi told Network18 last week, in comments that have played into the hands of the influential Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), which has 70 million… Source link

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Singapore 

Boy among four taken to hospital after flames scorch Tampines HDB block corridor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people had to be taken to hospital after flames torched the 11th-floor corridor of a Tampines Housing Board block on Monday morning (April 15). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the fire at Block 492E Tampines Street 45 at 9.15am. “The fire involved household items stacked along the corridor on the 11th floor,” the SCDF said in a Facebook post at 1.30pm, adding that the cause of the fire is being investigated. Three community first responders had attempted to put out…

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Singapore 

Electric scooter bursts into flames in Hougang flat, 2 residents injured, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An electric scooter that was left charging in the living room of a Hougang flat burst into flames on Friday evening (March 29), with four people in the unit fleeing for their lives. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the fire at Block 313 Hougang Avenue 5 at about 7pm. SCDF said that the fire, which involved a personal mobility device (PMD) in the living room of the seventh floor unit, was put out using a water jet. A 27-year-old man who lives…

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Singapore 

Furniture shop at Upper East Coast Road covered in flames in early morning, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire engulfed a furniture shop at 135 Upper East Coast Road early Saturday morning (Feb 2). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a series of Facebook posts that it had been alerted to a fire at the furniture shop at 3.33am. A total of 11 emergency vehicles and about 35 firefighters were involved. At one point, five water jets were used to bring the fire under control. “The fire which involved contents of a furniture shop was extinguished in about two hours. Damping down operations…

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