INDONESIA

  • Australian PM Tony Abbott to attend Indonesian President Joko Widodo's swearing-in 4 hours 28 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders on Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Indonesian president Joko Widodo in Jakarta. Abbott said his attendance reflected the "huge importance" Australia placed on its relationship with its neighbour, Xinhua reported. "The inauguration is an important occasion for Indonesia...
  • 18 miners killed in Indonesia landslide October 5, 2014

    Jakarta: At least 18 miners were killed in landslide at an illegal gold mine in Indonesia's West Kalimantan province, an official said Sunday. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon at Bengkayang district, when 18 people were working underground, Xinhua quoted Ali Mahfud, an official at the national disaster management and mitigation agency,...
  • Poor-rich gap growing in India, Asia-Pacific: United Nations October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The gap between the poor and the rich is growing in the Asia-Pacific region and there has been an increase in income inequality in many major economies including India, China and Indonesia, a UN-ESCAP report has said. "Inequality is key socio-economic challenge for the region. At the national...
  • Indonesia's Aceh introduces whipping as punishment for gay sex September 27, 2014

    Banda Aceh: The Indonesian province of Aceh on Saturday approved an anti-homosexuality law that can punish anyone caught having gay sex with 100 lashes, a lawmaker said. After a three-decade-old separatist movement, a peace agreement signed in 2005 granted special autonomy to Aceh, at the northern tip of Sumatra, on condition...
  • Indonesia to host 2018 Asian Games September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The Executive Board of the Olympic Council of Asia on Friday decided that Indonesian capital Jakarta will host the 18th Asian Games in 2018. "Today it has been approved by the EB that in 2018 will be the next Asian Games in Jakarta in Indonesia," said council president Sheikh Ahmad...
  • Monkey, or any other animal, that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo, rules US Copyright Office August 22, 2014

    The US Copyright Office has confirmed that a monkey or any other animal that takes a selfie does not own the copyright of the photo. A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia...
  • Indonesians hope to find son lost in tsunami after reunion with daughter August 8, 2014

    Banda Aceh(Indonesia): An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter a decade after she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami said on Friday they were now hopeful of finding their son, who also went missing in the disaster. Raudhatul Jannah, then aged four, and her sevenyearold brother were carried away clinging...
  • Wikipedia refuses to remove a selfie clicked by a black macaque saying the monkey and not the photographer owns the copyright August 7, 2014

    A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie. Wikipedia has refused to remove the famous selfie, saying the monkey and not the...
  • Indonesia's new President promises to make life easier for investors July 23, 2014

    Jakarta: Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling nearimpenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job. The Elections Commission announced on Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had won the hardfought July 9...
  • Both candidates in Indonesia election claim victory; Jokowi ahead July 9, 2014

    Jakarta: Both candidates claimed victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday, suggesting there could be a drawn out constitutional battle to decide who will next lead the world's thirdlargest democracy. Just a few hours after voting closed, Jakarta governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he had won, based on what are widely...
  • India has over 1 million children out of school: UN June 27, 2014

    United Nations: India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school, according to a UN report which said the global number of unschooled children aged 6 to 11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007. The United Nations Educational, Scientific...
  • Saina Nehwal crashes out of Indonesia Open Super Series June 20, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal bowed out of the women's singles event of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series after going down to China's World No. 1 Li Xuerui in the quarterfinals on Friday. Saina, seeded eighth, lost 2022, 1521 to the Chinese shuttler in 44 minutes. With this victory,...
  • Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open, JwalaAshwini lose June 19, 2014

    Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal cruised into the women's singles quarterfinals of the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open Super Series even as India's challenge ended in the women's doubles event with the ouster of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, here on Thursday. Saina, seeded eighth, had a relatively easy outing against Kirsty...
  • Saina Nehwal leads Indian challenge at Indonesia Super Series June 16, 2014

    Jakarta: Threetime champion Saina Nehwal, who is coming from a break, will look to renew her love affair with Indonesia when she leads the Indian challenge in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow. A winner of the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Saina...
  • Pig DNA found in Cadbury products, Indonesia carries out tests May 31, 2014

    Jakarta: Indonesian authorities are carrying out tests on Cadbury chocolate after pig DNA was found in some of its products in Malaysia, an official in the world's most populous Muslim nation said on Friday. Cadbury pulled its Dairy Milk hazelnut and Dairy Milk roast almond products from shelves in Malaysia earlier...
  • Badminton: India beat Indonesia, assured of historic bronze in Uber Cup May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's badminton team created history on Thursday by ensuring a bronze medal finish at the World Women's Team Championship for the Uber Cup being played at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Led by World No.8 Saina Nehwal, India drubbed badminton powerhouse Indonesia 30 in the quarterfinals to...
  • Saina Nehwal and Co to take on Indonesia in quarterfinals on Friday May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian women's team, led by world No 8 Saina Nehwal, will take on threetime champions Indonesia in the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup Badminton Tournament at the Siri Fort sports complex here on Friday. Indian women had defeated Canada, Hong Kong and Thailand to remain unbeaten in the league...
  • Indonesian election presents US with Modistyle visa headache May 21, 2014

    The emergence of Prabowo Subianto as a serious contender in Indonesia's election this week means the United States faces the awkward possibility of having to welcome another Asian leader it had denied entry to because of alleged links to mass killings. The situation has arisen days after Washington found itself having...
  • Anirban Lahiri finishes 2nd, Rashid Khan 3rd at Indonesia Masters April 26, 2014

    Jakarta: India's Anirban Lahiri came up with a brilliant performance to be placed second while compatriot Rashid Khan finished third after the third round of the $750,000 Indonesia Masters at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club on Saturday. Lahiri displayed the qualities that made him an EurAsia Cup hero when he fired...
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar, claims report April 6, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said on Sunday, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance. Malaysian authorities, citing expert analysis of satellite, radar and other data available, concluded...
  • 'The Act of Killing' review: Can a film save Indonesia from amnesia? February 26, 2014

    Director: Joshua Oppenheimer Co-Directors: Christine Cynn and Anonymous Producer: Signe Byrge Sorensen. Production: Final Cut for Real ApS Executive Producers: Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, André Singer, Joram ten Brink Two strange realizations surface within minutes of starting to view Joshua Oppenheimer's Academy Award nominated, once in a generation masterpiece, 'The Act Of...
  • Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 1 lakh evacuated February 14, 2014

    Kediri: A major volcanic eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most heavily populated island in ash on Friday, triggering the evacuation of more than 1,00,000 people and the closure of three international airports after killing two people. The explosive overnight eruption of Java island's Mount Kelud could...
  • Indonesia: 14 killed in volcanic eruption February 2, 2014

    Mount Sinabung: An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption on Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said. Among the dead on Mount Sinabung...
  • Two landslides kill 19 villagers in Indonesia,10 missing January 28, 2014

    Two landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, a government official said on Tuesday. Five houses were buried when mud rolled down from surrounding hills just after midnight in Mekarsari village of East Java's Jombang district, said...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times January 11, 2014

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, erupted 24 times on Friday, shooting a column of ash about 4,000 metres to the sky and forcing further evacuation, an official said. Powerful burst of ash spread from the crater of rumbling volcano, located in Karo district, reported Xinhua citing Sutopo...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times January 11, 2014

    Mount Sinabung, a volcano in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, erupted 24 times on Friday, shooting a column of ash about 4,000 metres to the sky and forcing further evacuation, an official said. Powerful burst of ash spread from the crater of rumbling volcano, located in Karo district, reported Xinhua citing Sutopo...
  • Indonesia rumbling volcano unleashes fresh burst December 31, 2013

    A rumbling volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing lava and clouds of gas high into the sky let out a new, powerful burst on Tuesday, prompting warnings for airplanes and triggering panic among villagers, officials said. Nine eruptions Tuesday sent lava and searing gas tumbling out of Mount Sinabung...
  • TN: Nine years after tsunami, fishermen not looking for doles December 26, 2013

    Chennai: The fishing community in coastal Tamil Nadu, badly battered by the killer tsunami of 2004, now sports its original attitude work and earn your livelihood rather than expecting doles, fishermen and NGO officials said. Post tsunami the fishing community also ensures that its children get educated at any...
  • Commuter train crashes in Jakarta, 7 dead December 9, 2013

    Jakarta (Indonesia): At least seven people died on Monday when a commuter train collided with a truck hauling fuel in Indonesia's capital, sending a fireball of orange flames and black smoke shooting skyward. The accident in southern Jakarta killed the train engineer and at least six others, said Jakarta police spokesman...
  • Win for India as WTO allows subsidy on food security December 7, 2013

    In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. ...