• Four die as Singapore hospital suffers wave of hepatitis C infections
    Four die as Singapore hospital suffers wave of hepatitis C infections

    Singapore's largest hospital apologised Tuesday after 22 kidney patients were infected with hepatitis C, with four dying in a rare outbreak at the prestigious facility. The infections at the government-run Singapore General Hospital (SGH) involved patients admitted to one ward between April and June. Hospital officials said while the four fatalities had other serious conditions, they "are not able to rule out the possibility" that hepatitis C could have been a factor in their deaths.

  • Supportive regulations needed for aviation growth: Vistara

    New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Airline company Vistara on Tuesday pointed to the need for a supportive supply and regulatory environment in India to realise the aviation sector's potential to generate economic value worth $250 billion per annum by 2025. Vistara which is a joint venture (JV) between India's TATA Group and Singapore Airlines revealed the figures in a report titled 'Maximising the contribution of aviation to the Indian economy'. The report, prepared for the airline by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), estimated a three-fold increase in domestic air traffic and a potential for the sector to contribute to over five percent in the country's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025.

  • Foreign roadshows begin for NTPC, BEL divestment

    New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The Indian government on Tuesday commenced roadshows at four foreign locations, including in the US and Britain, to attract buyers for its proposed divestment in power generator NTPC and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL). The two stake sales are expected to garner the government around Rs.6,600 crore. A senior source told IANS here that officials from the department of disinvestment (DoD), the power ministry and NTPC are doing roadshows simultaneously between October 5-10 in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and in San Francisco, Boston and New York in the US.