Tag: Indonesia

Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony

Jakarta: The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on Saturday night. A day after celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the country’s independence, Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared the Games open following a speech by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chief Sheikh […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Jakarta: A strong earthquake located far below the Earth’s surface shook an area in Indonesia’s Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said. The US Geological Survey said the quake yesterday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers northwest of the village of Kampungbajo in central Indonesia at […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Asiad flame enters Jakarta, to be paraded in city

Jakarta: The Asian Games flame arrived in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday with a torch relay run planned to circle around the city before being handed over to President Joko Widodo on Independence Day on August 17. The Asiad flame entered Jakarta through East Jakarta-West Java province’s border town of Bogor earlier in […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Indonesia earthquake toll reaches 131, thousands await aid

Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised to 131 the death toll in the magnitude-6.9 earthquake that shook the island of Lombok, where thousands still await food, water and shelter. The spokesperson for the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a press conference that another 1,467 people were admitted to hospitals owing […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Indonesia holds massive event to welcome Asiad

Jakarta: The Indonesian capital of Jakarta held a mass event on Sunday to welcome the upcoming Asian Games with the participation of 65,000 people including the president, ministers and senior officials in the government. The event was part of nationwide observances to commemorate the 73rd national Independence Day and to welcome the 18th Asian Games […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
82 killed as powerful quake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, disaster management officials said, BBC reported. The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, happening only 10 km underground. It damaged […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Indonesia invites Kim Jong-un to Asian Games opening ceremony

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the opening ceremony of the Asian Games which will be held at Bung Karno Stadium here on August 18, authorities said on Wednesday. An invitation was sent by the Indonesian Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani to the President […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Asian Games 2018: 524-member Indian contingent announced

New Delhi: A 524-member Indian contingent will feature in the upcoming Asian Games, slated to be held from August 18 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Tuesday. The contingent will comprise of 277 men and 247 women athletes from a total of 36 sports disciplines. Of the various sporting […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Nine killed, 35 hurt in blasts in three churches in Indonesia

Jakarta: At least nine persons were killed and 35 others injured as suicide bombers blew themselves up on Sunday during congregations in three churches in Surabaya city, capital of Indonesia’s East Java province, officials said. The attacks occurred within minutes of each other. No group has so far claimed the responsibility, BBC reported. The deadly […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
10 killed in Indonesia oil well fire

Jakarta: Ten persons were killed and scores injured as an oil well in Indonesia’s Aceh caught fire, said National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on Wednesday. The incident occurred in the north of Sumatra Island, NDMA spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Xinhua news agency. An oil well is a boring in the Earth that is designed […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Indonesia volcano erupts

Jakarta: The Mount Sinabung volcano in Indonesia’s Sumatra Island erupted on Monday, spewing columns of ash as high as five km with hot ash sliding down its slope. Head of National Volcanology Agency Kasbani said the hot ash slides were 4.9 km to the southeast of the crater and 3.5 km to the east. “This […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sushma Swaraj to visit Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore

New Delhi: As India marks 25 years of its partnership with Asean and in keeping with its Act East Policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore from January 4-8, it was announced on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry, Sushma Swaraj will visit Thailand on January […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
3 killed in Indonesia earthquake

Jakarta: Nearly three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday. The deceased include two women aged 80 and 34 and a 60-year-old man, a National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson said in a statement. The 80-year-old woman and the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Bali’s Mount Agung volcano alert raised to highest, airport closed

Jakarta: Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for Bali’s Mount Agung to its highest level on Monday over fears of an imminent major eruption and have closed the island’s international airport until Tuesday. Thick ash started shooting upto 3,400 metres into the air above the mountain’s summit on Saturday, driving east and southeast along […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Smriti links retweets on Rahul's tweets to bots

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over the rise in the number of people retweeting his messages and sought to link this with twitter accounts in Russia, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. However, Congress rejected the allegation as “factually wrong”. “Perhaps @OfficeOfRG planning to […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021