Jakarta

  • BlackBerry Z3 with 5-inch display announced; to be priced under $200 February 26, 2014

    Barcelona: BlackBerry unveiled a new, cheaper touchscreen smartphone and a "classic" model with a keyboard on Tuesday, as it tries to stem losses and win back once-devoted security-conscious business and government users. The news, coupled with more details about the company's strategy in its services business, helped send shares in BlackBerry...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Indonesia summons Australian ambassador over US-led spying November 3, 2013

    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 an...
  • Jakarta Classic to debut on Asian Development Tour July 1, 2013

    Jakarta: The Asian Development Tour (ADT) will provide another new playing opportunity for emerging stars with the launch of the inaugural Jakarta Classic golf later this month, which raises the season's schedule to 12 tournaments. The $60,000 event will be played at the Imperial Klub Golf July 17-20 where leading players...
  • Saina Nehwal out of Indonesia Open June 15, 2013

    Jakarta: An erratic Saina Nehwal failed to defend her title at the Indonesian Super Series Premier after suffering a three-game defeat to Germany's Juliane Schenk in the semi-finals of the women's singles competition here on Saturday. World number two Saina, who won the title three times - in 2009, 2010 and...
  • Saina, Jayaram, Gurusaidutt advance in Indonesia Open June 14, 2013

    Jakarta: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt and Ajay Jayaram won their respective matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier here Thursday. In women's singles, World No.2 Saina defeated unseeded Japanese Sayaka Takahashi 21-13, 21-19 in 39 minutes in their first ever career meet...
  • Bikinis banned at Miss World to avoid offending Indonesia's Muslims June 8, 2013

    London: Miss World contestants will not wear bikinis when they vie for the pageant's crown in Indonesia this September to avoid causing offence in the world's most populous Muslim country. Miss World organizers said the 137 women in the competition will instead wear one-piece swimwear, some of which will also have...
  • Bali: 45 injured as Lion Air jet crashes into sea April 13, 2013

    Bali: A Lion Air jet carrying more than 100 passengers and crew crashed into the ocean while attempting to land on the Indonesian resort island of Bali, injuring up to 45 people, officials said on Saturday. All 101 passengers and seven crew members were safely rescued from the plane, said...
  • Coal scam: Koda aide Bastawade sent to judicial custody January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's aide Anil Bastawade has been sent to 14 days' judicial custody. He was brought back from Jakarta on Tuesday night by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Bastawade is an accused in a money laundering scam. The CBI alleges that he siphoned off over Rs...
  • Coal scam: Koda aide Bastawade produced in Ranchi court January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's aide Anil Bastawade has been produced in a Ranchi court. He was brought back from Jakarta on Tuesday night by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Bastawade was arrested on January 21 on an Interpol notice. He is an accused in a money laundering scam. The...
  • Coal scam: Koda aide Bastawade brought back to India January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday brought back former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda's aide, Anil Bastawade to India. The alleged mining scam kingpin has been accused in a money laundering case. He was detained in Jakarta on January 21 after an Interpol notice. The ED had sought and got his...
  • Graft case: Ex-Jharkhand CM Koda's aide detained in Jakarta January 22, 2013

    Ranchi: The noose seems to be tightening around former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda. Sources have indicated that Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials will be heading to Jakarta soon to gain custody of Madhu Koda's aide Anil Adinath Bastawade, who was detained at Jakarta by immigration authorities on January 19. The move comes...
  • 7.2 magnitude quake reported off Indonesia December 10, 2012

    Jakarta: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, 208 kilometers northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any immediate tsunami warning. ...
  • DMRC bags work in phase I of Jakarta metro September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Spreading its wings across the border, the city's pride Delhi Metro has bagged the work of Management Consulting Services for building the Phase I of Jakarta Mass Rapid System in Indonesia. This is the first time that the Delhi Metro has bagged a project outside the country since...
  • Saina Nehwal set for tough test in Indonesia July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal made a rampaging start to her London Olympics build-up by winning the Thailand Open last week and the Indian ace will now look to test her game against the Chinese when she starts her campaign in the Indonesia Super Series Premier in Jakarta on Wednesday. The world...
  • Russian superjet goes off radar in Indonesia May 9, 2012

    Jakarta: A Russian-made plane carrying 46 people lost contact with air controllers while flying over mountains during a demonstration flight on Wednesday in western Indonesia, officials said. Search and rescue teams were heading to the area, said Bambang Ervan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Transportation. Bad weather, however, forced at...
  • Bridge collapses in Indonesia; 3 dead, 17 injured November 26, 2011

    Jakarta: A busy bridge collapsed on Saturday in central Indonesia, killing at least three people and injuring 17 others as a bus, cars and motorcycles crashed into the river below, police and witnesses said. Captain Syafii Nafsikin said search and rescue teams rushed to the scene. Survivors, swimming to shore, were...
  • Strong quake rocks Indonesia, no tsunami risk June 13, 2011

    Jakarta: A strong earthquake has shaken parts of Indonesia, but a tsunami was not expected and no damage was initially reported. Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake was centered about 110 miles (178 kilometers) southeast of Tahuna island and six miles (10 kilometers) beneath the Maluku Sea. The...
  • Suicide bomber hits Indonesian mosque, wounds 28 April 15, 2011

    Jakarta: A suicide bomber blew himself up as police were praying on Friday, wounding 28 people in the first attack on a mosque since extremists started targeting the predominantly Muslim country a decade ago. The victims, including a local police chief were rushed to hospitals with nails, nuts and bolts embedded...
  • "Luxury" ice cream latest hot fad in Indonesia April 15, 2011

    Jakarta: Jakartans love new things, and the rapidly growing middle classes of Indonesia's capital always fight to be first -- whether watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, owning the newest gadget, or being seen in a trendy bar. But even the most avid trendspotters have been surprised by the craze for Magnum...
  • Quake hits Indonesia, buildings shake in Jakarta April 5, 2011

    Jakarta: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital Jakarta, the country's quake agency said. The agency said the quake was at a depth of 23 kilometers and about 83 kilometers southeast of Ujungkulon on Java island. ...
  • 113 killed after tsunami hits West Sumatra October 27, 2010

    Jakarta: At least 113 people were dead and over 150 missing a day after a powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's Mentawai islands, triggering a tsunami with waves up to three metres high, officials said on Tuesday. The Disaster Management Agency in West Sumatra province said 10 villages on the island...
  • Quake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning lifted October 25, 2010

    Jakarta: A strong quake struck off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island late on Monday but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, prompted a tsunami warning, but the alert was lifted an hour later. The quake hit the Mentawai islands, off the...
  • Jakarta gets women-only trains to avert groping August 20, 2010

    Jakarta: Women-only train carriages were launched this week in Jakarta in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, in an attempt to avert groping and sexual harassment on packed commuter trains. Women can choose to board the female-only, orange and pink-seated carriages at the front and rear of trains in...
  • Strong earthquake hits Indonesia October 16, 2009

    Washington: A strong earthquake struck Indonesia early on Friday local time, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake measured a magnitude of 6.1, the survey reported. It hit at 2:33 am local time (1833 GMT on Thursday). It struck at a depth of six miles and had its epicenter about...
  • Toll in Indonesian quake rises to 57 September 3, 2009

    Jakarta: N agencies and the Indonesian government were dispatching relief teams Thursday as the toll from a magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck Java island rose to 57, officials said. Workers used bare hands and manual tools to search for 42 people buried after the quake sent a torrent of rocks sliding off...
  • 15 killed as strong quake jolts Indonesia September 2, 2009

    Jakarta: At least 15 people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Java Island, officials said. The quake was felt strongly in the capital Jakarta, shaking buildings and sending residents running out of their homes and high-rise office towers in panic. A tsunami alert was cancelled...
  • Laptop recovered, may be Jakarta bomber's: Report July 21, 2009

    Jakarta: Indonesian police have recovered a laptop they believe belonged to one of the bombers of Friday's hotel attacks in Jakarta, the country's official news agency said on Sunday, although police would not confirm the report to CNN. State-run Antara News Agency quoted Senior Commissioner Chryshnanda Dwi Laksana as saying police...