Tag: Indonesia

Indonesia Election: President Widodo leads in early vote count

Indonesia Election: President Widodo leads in early vote count

Jakarta: Indonesia’s current President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has emerged as the leader in the general election vote count so far after the country went to the polls on Wednesday, according to projections based on first counts of votes. Millions of Indonesians queued up outside voting booths to elect the next[Read More…]

Jakarta's ex-Governor released after jail term for blasphemy

Jakarta’s ex-Governor released after jail term for blasphemy

Jakarta, The former Governor of the Indonesian capital was released from prison on Thursday after serving his two-year sentence for insulting Islam. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known as Ahok, is a Christian and was Jakarta’s first non-Muslim governor in 50 years. He was controversially jailed in May 2017 after a[Read More…]

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane

Jakarta,  Indonesian search teams on Monday recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air aircraft which had crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board, including the flight’s Indian captain. The data contained in the cockpit voice recorder, the second of the plane’s two[Read More…]

Indonesia to resume search for crashed plane's black box

Indonesia to resume search for crashed plane’s black box

Jakarta, Indonesia will on Tuesday resume the search for one of the two black boxes of the Lion Air aircraft, which had crashed into the Java Sea in October killing all 189 people on-board. Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) chief Soerjanto Tjahjono said that a military ship, KRI Spica,[Read More…]

UN chief condoles deaths in Indonesia tsunami

UN chief condoles deaths in Indonesia tsunami

United Nations, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed grief over the loss of life, injuries and damage caused by a tsunami that hit the coast on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait. The Secretary-General extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Indonesia. He wished[Read More…]

Indonesian plane crashes off Jakarta

Jakarta: A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane came down crashing minutes after taking off from here on Monday, said Indonesian officials. “It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the national search and rescue agency told the media. The scheduled Flight JT-610 was headed[Read More…]

Unmarried couples banned from sharing tables in Indonesia

Unmarried couples banned from sharing tables in Indonesia

A regency in the conservative Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic or sharia law is applied, has issued a ban on unmarried couples sharing the same table unless accompanied by family members. The new law adopted in Bireuen also prohibits attending to homosexuals and serving women from 9 p.m, human[Read More…]

India, Indonesia upgrade ties, decide to have inter-faith dialogue

Jakarta: Taking their bilateral relationship into a new era, India and Indonesia on Wednesday agreed to establish a new Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, condemned terrorism in all its forms, including cross-border terror, and to open an inter-faith dialogue in a bid to eradicate radicalism and violent extremism. This was agreed to[Read More…]

90% bottled water brands contaminated globally

Washington: With a market value of nearly $150 billion per year, bottled water from leading brands, including from India, have been found to be 90 per cent contaminated by microplastics, posing potential harm to humans, a report has said. The report, led by Orb Media, a US-based non-profit, revealed widespread[Read More…]

6 asphyxiate in Indonesia after robbers lock them in bathroom

Six people, which included a nine-year-old child, were found dead from suffocation in a tiny bathroom by Indonesian police, after armed robbers had locked them there the previous day. Up to four intruders broke into the house in an upmarket neighbourhood on Monday, Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said, reported[Read More…]

American man gets life for drug smuggling in Indonesia

Philip Russell, an American, has been found guilty of drug smuggling and been given a life sentence by an Indonesian court. Russell was sentenced on Wednesday by the District Court in Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java. On Thursday, a court spokesperson said that 56-year-old Russell was arrested with[Read More…]

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