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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…]

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…]

Haryana sportspersons won 25 per cent of medals for country in Asian Games

Haryana sportspersons won 25 per cent of medals for country in Asian Games

Keeping Haryana’s flag flying high in the medals tally for the country in the Jakarta AsianGames, sportspersons from Haryana have bagged nearly 25 per cent of the total medals. Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday that sportspersons from the state won 17 medals in these games. Of the total 69 medals won by India, 15 are gold medals, 24[Read More…]

An Olympian sports minister

An Olympian sports minister

Rajyavardhan Rathor, a 48-year-old sports minister, was on roll over the social media after his photos with sports persons from Asian Games at Jakarta went viral. Suited up in formals, the sports minister Rathore was seen having meal with other players irrespective of his VIP political badge. The Union Minister[Read More…]

Jakarta blast

Twin blasts in Jakarta claim three lives

In twin blasts that happened in Jakarta on Wednesday night, two suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and injured 10 people. The blasts happened near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, according to police. The blasts went off five minutes apart at Jakarta’s Kampung[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…]

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