INDONESIA

  • Live: Missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501 had asked to fly at higher altitude to avoid clouds, says official 38 minutes ago

    An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the...
  • Singapore activates air force, navy for search for missing Air Asia flight QZ8501 43 minutes ago

    Singapore: Singapore said on Sunday it has activated its air force and navy to help in the search and rescue operation for the AirAsia (AIRA.KL) jet that went missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. "Two C130s are already on stand-by for this purpose. We remain ready to provide...
  • AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing with 162 persons on board 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact...
  • 12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: Official December 13, 2014

    Jemblung: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said. Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java...
  • Golf: Jyoti Randhawa impresses as Anirban Lahiri stumbles in Indonesia Open December 7, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa produced a brilliant fourth and final round to finish tied seventh while compatriot Anirban Lahiri had a difficult outing and had to be content with a tied 15th place at the $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open on Sunday. David Lipsky of the US extended his Order...
  • Anirban Lahiri shoots second straight 66, moves into top-10 in Jakarta December 6, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded a superb five-under 66 to move to tied sixth in the weather-interrupted BANK BRI Indonesia Open before the third round was abandoned on Saturday. Lahiri, who shot 66 in the second round also, moved to seven-under 206, the same as David Lipsky, whom he is...
  • Golf: Anirban Lahiri tied 6th, Chowrasia joint 11th in Indonesia Open December 6, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P. Chowrasia finished tied sixth and joint 11th as Ireland's Padraig Harrington held a commanding five-shot lead at the weather-interrupted $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open before the third round was abandoned Saturday. Lahiri sizzled with a five-under 66 - same as David Lipsky of the...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 22nd, Anirban Lahiri joint 28th in Indonesia Open December 5, 2014

    Jakarta: Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri finished tied 22nd and 28th after a rain-curtailed second round of the $750,000 BANK BRI Indonesia Open at the par-72 Damai Indah Golf, PIK Course here Friday. While the 2002 Asian Tour No.1 Randhawa scored four-under 68 to take his total to 139,...
  • Golf: Gaganjeet Bhullar ready to defend title at Indonesia Open December 2, 2014

    Jakarta: After a ligament injury sidelined him for two months, a fit-again Gaganjeet Bhullar will be back in action as he defends his title at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open which gets underway on Thursday. Bhullar was in a cast for 21 days after tearing a ligament in his left wrist...
  • Powerful earthquake sparks panic in Indonesia November 27, 2014

    Manado: A powerful undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Wednesday evening, causing fresh panic in an area that has been hit by a series of strong tremors in recent days. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no reports of casualties or damage after the quake, which the US Geological...
  • Indonesian police force orders women recruits to undergo virginity tests, activists protest across the world November 21, 2014

    Jakarta: Human Rights Watch urged Indonesia's national police to halt "discriminatory" virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The rights group said women applicants are required to be both unmarried and virgins, and the virginity test is still widely used despite the...
  • 7.3 magnitude quake shakes Indonesia, tsunami alert sounded November 15, 2014

    Sydney: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, and a tsunami warning was issued for the area near the quake. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said hazardous tsunamis were possible within 300 km (185...
  • Australian PM Tony Abbott to attend Indonesian President Joko Widodo's swearing-in October 20, 2014

    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...