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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 […]

Cuttack girl Rutaparna all set for Asian Games badminton challenge

Cuttack: As an inspiration to many young girls of Odisha, Cuttack’s Rutaparna Panda became the first Odia girl to represent India in badminton in Asian Games. She has been selected in the 20-member badminton team for the upcoming Asian Games to be played in Jakarta, Indonesia from August 18. A trainee in Badminton legend Pullela […]

Bali Jatra testimony to India-Indonesia cultural ties: PM Modi

  Jakarta: While addressing the Indian diaspora in the Indonesian capital today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned about Bali Jatra and how it has helped in maintaining strong cultural ties between the two nations. “Bali Jatra is celebrated every year in the Indian state of Odisha, a festival which is being celebrated for many years […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Indonesia to hold international badminton meet in January

Jakarta: Indonesia is scheduled to hold an international badminton championship equivalent to a Superseries tournament with top players from 15 countries and regions expected to take part in the event slated for January 2018. “I hope the tournament would run smoothly and be the place for Indonesian players to attain their best achievements,” Chairman of […]

After India, Google expands public Wi-Fi to Indonesia

Jakarta: After a successful run in India, Google has brought its public Wi-Fi programme ‘Google Station’ to Indonesia that will help improve access to Internet at railway stations and other locations. “We are partnering with CBN and Fiberstar to bring high-speed public Wi-Fi to hundreds of locations across Indonesia,” Google said in a blog post on […]

6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. […]

Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

Jakarta: Indonesia will now refer to the northern areas of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the “North Natuna Sea” in an act of defiance against Beijing’s territorial ambitions in the region, the media reported. At a press conference in Jakarta on Saturday, Deputy Minister for Marine Sovereignty Arif Havas Oegroseno […]

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Australian 'marijuana queen' returns from Bali after 13 years

Canberra: A former Australian beautician arrived in Brisbane on Sunday after being released from jail in Bali, Indonesia, following a drug-trafficking conviction that earned her the title of “marijuana queen”. Schapelle Corby was arrested in 2004 at the Bali airport for possessing 4.2 kg of cannabis, and was sentenced in 2005 for drug trafficking, Efe […]

Indonesia offers $1mn prize money in badminton Superseries

Jakarta: Indonesia has put on a $1 million prize money for the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF)-sanctioned Superseries Premier championships slated here from June 12 to 18 here. Over 300 players, including top seeded players, from 21 countries and regions have been confirmed to take part in the event, it was announced on Monday. The […]

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Indonesian hobbits not related to modern human ancestor: Study

Sydney: Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, most likely evolved from an ancestor in Africa and not from Homo erectus – an ancestor to modern humans – as has been widely believed, a study says. The researchers believe that their findings, published in the Journal of […]

Pradhan proposes 'sister cities' tag for Cuttack and Bali

Cuttack: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today proposed to declare Cuttack and Bali as “sister cities” in view of the rich historic links between Odisha and Indonesia. Pradhan made the suggestion while participating in the ongoing three-day Kalinga-Indonesia Dialogue here at Ravenshaw University, pointing out that Cuttack had played a central role […]

Odisha to boost socio-economic ties with Indonesia

Bhubaneswar: To further strengthen the century-old ties between Odisha and Indonesia, the Kalinga-Lanka Foundation is going to organise a special programme—The Kalinga-Indonesia Dialogue— in the capital city here on November 14. The event would be attended by Governor SC Jamir, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Apart from […]

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Biju Patnaik commemorated in Indonesia; Odisha fails to send delegation

Bhubaneswar: While BJD is clamoring for Bharat Ratna for former Odisha CM Biju Patnaik and has also criticized the Central government for not allocating funds for Biju centenary celebrations, it seems to have forgotten the importance of March 1 in the statesman’s legacy. While, March 1 was celebrated as the National Service Day in Indonesia […]

Moderate quake rocks east Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked eastern Indonesia today, an official said. “The tremors were moderate and it did not cause any damage,” Xinhua quoted a spokesman of Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency as saying. The quake did not have the potential of triggering a tsunami, the official added. The epicentre […]

AirAsia plane with 162 aboard goes missing

Jakarta/Singapore: An AirAsia plane with 162 people aboard went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore today after pilots requested a change of flight plan due to bad weather, triggering a massive search in the third major incident this year involving a Malaysian carrier. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 155 people on board — including one […]