Tag: Indonesia

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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

Jakarta: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early Monday, sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 60 kilometres (40 miles) under the Molucca Sea, some 175 kilometres north northwest of the city of Ternate, according to the USGS. There […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
'Volcano tsunami' hits Indonesia after Krakatoa eruption, 222 killed

Jakarta (Indonesia): During a busy holiday weekend, a tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed more than 222 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing ashore and sweeping away people attending a beach concert along with hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. More […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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 […]

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Rohingya Refugees Moved To Camp In Indonesia
Rohingya Refugees Moved To Camp In Indonesia

The 81 Rohingya refugees left Bangladesh on February 11 in a group of 90. Within a week, their boat suffered technical malfunction following which they were rescued by the Indian coast guards.

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
6.0-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Saturday, but no tsunami alert was issued with no immediate reports of any damage or casualties, officials said here. The epicente of the quake was recorded at 117 km southeast of Mentawai Island, at a depth of 17 km under […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Indonesia floods: Death toll rises to 63

Jakarta: The death toll in the flash floods that hit Indonesia’s Papua province rose to 63 on Sunday even as rescue operations are underway to search for the dozens missing, a disaster official said. Torrential rains triggered the floods at around 6 p.m. in several villages in Jayapura district on Saturday. At least 21 people […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021