Local bloggers lose followers in Instagram purge

For prominent local bloggers, numbers are everything.

The number of followers on their social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram, that is.

So imagine the online stir yesterday...

Online scams probe nets 17

The police are investigating 17 people who are suspected to be involved in more than 70 online purchase scams, involving a total value of some $134,000.

The 10 men and 7 women, aged between...

Asian stocks soar on Wall Street gains

Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months yesterday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011.

This is amid relief that the US Federal Reserve was in no...

SMRT, SBS apply for fare adjustment

The two public transport operators, SMRT and SBS Transit, have submitted applications for fare adjustments to the Public Transport Council. (PTC)

Any fare increase this time cannot be...

Body of woman pulled out of sea near Yishun Dam

The body of a Chinese woman was pulled out of the Johor Strait at Yishun Avenue 1 yesterday morning.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said the woman was pronounced dead at...

By the numbers

$1.25b

The record sum donated in the past 12 months, according to a survey commissioned by the National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre. Only 83 per cent of the 1,800...

Rehired, but she reoffends

After she was sacked for taking company money, she pleaded to her ex-boss for a second chance and he agreed to rehire her.

But Norlinah Jafar, 36, who used to work as a front office...

All jackpot winner can say is 'wow'

A lucky family bagged this Bonus Challenge's biggest jackpot so far: $9,000.

And as Madam Helen Teo Sock Kuan posed for the camera with a thick wad of $50 bills yesterday evening, she could...

Drugs found in 2 cars driven by M'sian men

Two Malaysian men, aged 18 and 23, were arrested on Thursday after drugs were found in the cars they were driving into Singapore.

About 5.9kg of cannabis and 465g of heroin were seized,...

8 children found stabbed at home

A young man walked into a Cairns house to find eight of his siblings stabbed to death.

Police were called to the home on Murray Street, in the suburb of Manoora, shortly before noon...

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