Indonesia

  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar, claims report 06-04-2014 09:02 PM

    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,...
  • 'The Act of Killing' review: Can a film save Indonesia from amnesia? 26-02-2014 10:11 AM

    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, Andr 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...
  • Indonesia volcano erupts; 2 killed, 1 lakh evacuated 14-02-2014 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Indonesia: 14 killed in volcanic eruption 02-02-2014 07:38 AM

    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...
  • Two landslides kill 19 villagers in Indonesia,10 missing 28-01-2014 01:15 PM

    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,...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times 11-01-2014 12:37 PM

    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...
  • Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano erupted 24 times 11-01-2014 12:37 PM

    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...
  • Indonesia rumbling volcano unleashes fresh burst 31-12-2013 12:04 PM

    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...
  • TN: Nine years after tsunami, fishermen not looking for doles 26-12-2013 10:59 AM

    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 09-12-2013 02:28 PM

    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...
  • India has its way at WTO, demand for no cap on food subsidy accepted 07-12-2013 07:50 AM

    Bali: 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. After burning the midnight oil and...
  • Bhullar moves up to 4th in Asian Tour Order of Merit 02-12-2013 02:07 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Savouring his fifth Asian Tour victory at the Indonesia Open, Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar on Monday moved up to fourth in the latest Order of Merit. Bhullar's earnings have gone up to $462,378 this season after he clinched his first title of the year on Sunday. With the...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar bags fifth Asian Tour title with win in Indonesia 01-12-2013 05:15 PM

    Jakarta: India's Gaganjeet Bhullar carded 16-under-268 for the week to lift his fifth Asian Tour title with victory at the Indonesia Open on Sunday. Bhullar, who had a forgettable outing at the World Cup of Golf last week, fired a bogey-free 68 in the final round to come home the...
  • Bhullar keeps a share of lead after three rounds in Jakarta 30-11-2013 06:36 PM

    Jakarta: Despite a nightmarish start in the third round, Gaganjeet Bhullar kept himself in the fray by finishing with a share of the lead with Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond at the Indonesia Open on Saturday. Bhullar (69) shares the lead after 54 holes with Jazz. Bhullar, ranked sixth on the Asian...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar stays in lead, Chowrasia at 13th in Jakarta 29-11-2013 09:03 PM

    Jakarta: Gaganjeet Bhullar stayed ahead of the field even though he still had two holes to play from his second round at the weather-disrupted Indonesia Open on Friday. Bhullar, who won the first Asian Tour title of his career in Indonesia, moved from seven-under in first round to 10-under after...
  • Thai golfer Prom proves his worth at Indonesia Open 29-11-2013 05:28 PM

    Jakarta: Thailand's Prom Meesawat showed no signs of a hangover from a play-off defeat two weeks ago when he shot a second round five-under-par 66 at the weather-disrupted Indonesia Open here on Friday. The Thai, who lost to China's Liang Wen-chong in a play-off in Manila, put himself in a...
  • May launch Nano in Indonesia and bring back to India: Ratan Tata 29-11-2013 03:51 PM

    The Tata group may consider launching its small car Nano in a new avatar in another country like Indonesia, where it doesn't have the 'stigma' of being 'the cheapest car', and bring it back to India for a fresh start with a new image, according to Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata....
  • Bhullar blazes into lead in Jakarta with flawless 64 28-11-2013 05:31 PM

    Jakarta: Gaganjeet Bhullar, who won the first of his four Asian Tour titles in Jakarta, revived those happy memories as he charged into a two-shot lead at the Indonesia Open after shooting an opening seven-under-par 64 on Thursday. Bhullar, who won the Indonesia President Invitational four years ago here, is...
  • Bhullar to lead Indian challenge at Indonesia Open 27-11-2013 08:19 PM

    Jakarta: Gaganjeet Bhullar is all set to lead a strong Indian challenge at the $750,000 Indonesia Open, which commences here on Thursday. Bhullar, who has been in the top-five of the Order of Merit for most part of the year, and Anirban Lahiri are coming off two events in Australia....
  • Bhullar hopes to return with a winning attitude at Indonesia Open 25-11-2013 02:45 PM

    Jakarta: He claims to have gotten rid of the overconfidence that hurt his prospects last week and rising Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar says he is ready to revive that winning feeling when he tees off with some of Asia's best at the USD 750,000 Indonesia Open from Thursday. A four-time...
  • Indonesia orders mass evacuation as alert raised on Sumatra volcano 24-11-2013 09:13 PM

    Indonesia ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents near an active volcano in the west of the vast archipelago on Sunday as authorities raised the alert for the emergency to the highest level. Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra has become increasingly active in recent months, spewing columns of ash...
  • Indonesia summons Australian ambassador over US-led spying 03-11-2013 01:40 PM

    Indonesia summonsed Australia's ambassador on Friday to explain media reports his embassy in Jakarta was used to spy on Southeast Asia's biggest country as part of a US-led global spying network. Indonesia this week called in the chief US diplomat in Jakarta over similar allegations, while China on Thursday demanded...
  • India, Indonesia to co-produce films 17-10-2013 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Incredible India will engage Remarkable Indonesia with co-production of films and training of personnel, giving a boost to tourism and the entertainment business, as Asia's two large nations come closer on the people front. The two countries committed to building on their close historical and cultural links after...
  • India, Pakistan not at 'resumed talks' stage, says Salman Khurshid 12-10-2013 04:56 PM

    Making it clear that India and Pakistan are not at a stage where they can resume dialogue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said recent incidents on the LoC are "upsetting" and are not conducive to the normalisation of ties. "I must make it very clear that we have...
  • Full text: Prime Minister's interview to 'Kompas' newspaper, Indonesia 11-10-2013 10:18 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a four-day visit to Brunei and Indonesia said that Indonesia is one of India's most important partners in the neighbourhood and a "key constituent of India's Look East Policy". During his visit, he is scheduled to attend the ASEAN summit and hold talks...
  • Manmohan Singh leaves on 4-day visit to Brunei, Indonesia to attend ASEAN summit 09-10-2013 10:43 AM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left on a four-day visit to Brunei and Indonesia during which he will attend ASEAN summit and hold talks on crucial bilateral and regional issues, including ways to enhance economic cooperation. Ahead of his departure, Singh said his visits "will further intensify our engagement...
  • Retail plans with Bharti Enterprises not tenable, says Wal-Mart 07-10-2013 12:07 PM

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc's retail plans with India partner Bharti Enterprises are "not tenable" and both sides are looking for the best way to move forward, an executive with the US retailer told Reuters. Wal-Mart was expected to make a decision on its Indian retail plans later this month and Bharti...
  • Mystery 13th century eruption traced to Indonesian volcano 01-10-2013 06:06 PM

    London: Scientists have pinned down a volcano in Indonesia as the one responsible for a massive eruption that occurred in the 13th Century. The Samalas Volcano on Lombok Island, Indonesia, may be behind the mystery event in 1257 which was so large that its chemical signature is recorded in the...
  • Miss Philippines Megan Young wins Miss World in Indonesia 29-09-2013 08:44 AM

    Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the contest's final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups. "I promise to be the best Miss World ever," Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event,...
  • Indonesia: 21 die, 74 go missing in boat capsize 27-09-2013 08:06 PM

    A boat carrying asylum seekers heading to Australia sank in the waters off West Java in Indonesia on Friday, killing at least 21 people and leaving 74 others missing, a local military officer said. The boat carrying 120 people from Pakistan and Lebanon was hit and pushed by huge waves...