07 Aug '11, 1pm

Nepal bans smoking in public via @cmswire

KATMANDU - NEPAL has banned smoking in public and threatens to punish repeat offenders with steep fines. Airports, hotels, restaurants, government offices and public transport will now be smoke-free under the new law that went into effect on Sunday. Health Ministry official Komal Prasad Acharya says government workers will issue fines of 100 rupees (S$1.70) to people violating the ban and up to 100,000 rupees for repeat offenders. More than 40 per cent of Nepalese smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products including hand-rolled bidis and hookah pipes, with more people puffing in the countryside than in cities. -- AP

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

Tweets

As Oregon passes #shark fin ban, will Californi...

treehugger.com 08 Aug '11, 5pm

In June, California's own measure to ban the sale of shark fins passed the Assembly but we're still waiting to see it pass...

"Singaporeans are satisfied with public transpo...

todayonline.com 12 Aug '11, 3am

SINGAPORE - Contrary to grouses over service standards, a Singapore Management University (SMU) study has suggested that S...

Canada's top public courses via @BobatScoreGolf

scoregolf.com 08 Aug '11, 10pm

On Saturday, SCOREGolf released its Best Public Courses in Canada ranking on TSN. We rank the best public courses in the o...

#Boys huddle together at public gym -- to watch #porn

#Boys huddle together at public gym -- to watch...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 10 Aug '11, 11am

thought it was odd for three boys to be huddled so closely together on the floor in a gym at the Tampines Swimming Complex...

Satisfaction over public transport has increased: survey

Satisfaction over public transport has increase...

channelnewsasia.com 11 Aug '11, 4am

SINGAPORE: Customer satisfaction for public transport has gone up significantly, according to a survey by the Institute of...