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China will not seek to dominate; no one is in position to dictate us: Xi        Stopped earlier, four transwomen offer prayers at Sabarimala        India crash to 140 all out, Australia level series        Zaheer Khan Joins Mumbai Indians as Director of Cricket Operations        Indian national Hamid Ansari returns home after 6 yrs        Stalin proposes Rahul as next Prime Minister        Chief Minister Kamal Nath Waives Farm Loans, 2 Hours After Taking Oath        Pakistan releases Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari after 6 years        Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe        India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Visitors end Day 4 on 112/5, need 175 more runs to win        Mumbai: 5 dead, over 100 injured after massive fire breaks out at Andheri hospital        Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Australia Test series, Agarwal replaces him        Messi leads Barcelona to 5-0 win over Levante        Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as PM after SC verdict on crisis        Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory        PV Sindhu scripts history, clinches maiden BWF Tour Finals title        Virat Kohli slams record-breaking 25th Test ton in Perth        Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media        Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign, says his son after court setback        Rahul Gandhi After Rafale Verdict: "Will Prove PM Helped Anil Ambani"        
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International News
India, Singapore to explore new areas of cooperation during Modi visit
 
Singapore, Apr 6 (PTI) India and Singapore will explore areas of further cooperation and take stock of progress of their strategic partnership during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's June visit here.

"It would be a good opportunity for both sides to take stock of the progress that we have made in different pillars of our strategic partnership, and explore areas for further cooperation," Singaporean Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung said today.

"Next, we can collaborate to develop our technology and innovation ecosystems. Technology is changing the way we work, and how services are delivered and consumed," said Ong, noting that "India has embraced this wave of change".

Addressing the 12th International Conference on South Asia here, the minister highlighted India's achievement along with technology, such as Jan Dhan Yojana programme, Aadhaar and India Stack.

Financial technology, Ong said, has accelerated the digitisation of financial services in India.

"So in India, we have found a kindred spirit, because fintech is also a key activity Singapore is promoting.

"India has a vast market, and in Singapore, we have almost every global financial institution operating here, and they are interested in investing in and serving the Indian market. So there is a clear synergy between us," he stressed.

Singapore, the minister said, is watching significant developments in India closely, such as the introduction of goods and services tax, adding "finally, India is a one single market".

Demonetisation has boosted digital payments in India while initiatives such as Make in India, Skill India and Start-Up India are aimed at facilitating job creation and inclusive growth, he added.

"Our economic relationship with India is healthy and growing," Ong said underlining the two countries' bilateral ties.

India is part of ongoing negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement together with ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, he said.

Sounding optimistic on the region, Ong said "So long as China and India, East Asia and South Asia remain stable and continue to grow, the entire thoroughfare of Southeast Asia, including Singapore, will stand to benefit".

"But we need to work hard, be of service to others, be innovative, and add value wherever we can," he said.

The annual conference was organised by the Institute of South Asian Studies, a think tank of the National University of Singapore.


China will not seek to dominate; no one is in position to dictate us: Xi
Pakistan releases Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari after 6 years
Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe
Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as PM after SC verdict on crisis
Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media
Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign, says his son after court setback
Ceasefire for key Yemen port agreed at peace talks: UN
Britain's May sees no 'immediate breakthrough' at EU
Khashoggi, other journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'
May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal
Trump's potential next chief of staff pick leaving White House
UK PM faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal
Iran arrests 10 over suicide attack on police
Trump chooses new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, against Mattis wishes
Merkel gets boost with ally's party win
Rouhani warns weakened Iran less able to fight trafficking
Trump may nominate Heather Nauert as UN Ambassador: Reports
Qatar injects more cash into Gaza for Hamas employees
Singer Mika Singh Detained in Dubai for Sending Obscene Messages to 17-year-old: Reports
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vaikom Vijayalekshmi ties knot with Anoop
 Vaikom: Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalekshmi has tied knot with Anoop N. at Vaikom Mahadeva temple.  
Mohanlal's Odiyan: Official trailer launched
Mammootty narrates Odiyan's intro?
Sradha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal: First look poster is out.
KERALA NEWS
Activist Rehana Fathima, Who Attempted Sabarimala Trek, Arrested Over Facebook Post
 (Kochi, Nov 28, 2018): Model and activist Rehana Fathima, who tried to reach Kerala's Sabarim
Good news for Keralite Nurses: IELTS cut-off reduced to 6.5
BJP leader K Surendran, 71 others granted bail
Sabarimala protests: Arrests up to 2061, Kerala HC warns police
NATIONAL NEWS
Indian national Hamid Ansari returns home after 6 yrs
 (New Delhi,Dec 19,2018):Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari, who was arrested eight years back
Stalin proposes Rahul as next Prime Minister
Mumbai: 5 dead, over 100 injured after massive fire breaks out at Andheri hospital
Rahul Gandhi After Rafale Verdict: "Will Prove PM Helped Anil Ambani"
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