January 10, 2023 11:35 am
JAKARTA, Jan 10: Indonesia was struck by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday off the Tanimbar islands, prompting panicked residents in the area to flee their homes, although a tsunami warning was lifted after three hours and initial reports indicated limited damage.
December 6, 2022 15:55 pm
JAKARTA, Dec 6: Indonesia's parliament approved a new criminal code on Tuesday that bans sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, despite worries the laws may scare away tourists from its tropical shores and harm investment.
November 22, 2022 20:43 pm
JAKARTA, Nov 22: A 5.6 magnitude earthquake left more than 260 dead and hundreds injured as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java.
November 21, 2022 17:22 pm
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: An earthquake measuring 5.6-magnitude in the Richter scale struck Indonesian island of Java on Monday killing at least 40 people and injuring hundreds, according to media reports.
September 20, 2022 18:30 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked the Indonesian Ambassador to Nepal to facilitate bringing in Indonesian investment to Nepal's hydropower and tourism sectors.
July 31, 2022 15:00 pm
An exhibition by Nepali artist Soham (Sabin Sainju) titled ‘The Bright Episode’ is being held at the Cemara 6 Galeri Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 27 to August 3 from 10 AM to 8PM.
July 30, 2022 07:12 am
JAKARTA, July 30: Some 4,000 soldiers mostly from Indonesia and the United States will conduct a joint military exercise next week that underscores "the importance we place on a free and open Indo-Pacific region," a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.
May 2, 2022 06:30 am
KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal’s export of processed palm oil along with the manufactured goods using this oil are likely to face a serious hit after Indonesia imposed a ban on the export of palm oil citing the ongoing shortage of edible oil triggered by the Russia-Ukraine war.
March 23, 2022 15:55 pm
JAKARTA, March 23: Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to attend a G20 summit in Indonesia later this year, Russia's ambassador to Indonesia said on Wednesday, dismissing suggestions by some G20 members that Russia could be barred from the group.
December 6, 2021 08:06 am
SUMBERWULUH, Indonesia Dec 6: The eruption of Semeru volcano has killed at least 14 people and injured dozens on Java island, Indonesia's disaster agency said on Sunday, as rescue teams searched for victims under layers of ash, sometimes digging with their bare hands.
December 5, 2021 17:01 pm
JAKARTA, Dec 5: At least 13 people died and 98 others were injured after Mount Semeru in Indonesia's East Java erupted, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said on Sunday.
September 8, 2021 10:43 am
JAKARTA, Sept 8: A fire tore through an overcrowded block in a jail in Indonesia's Banten province in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 40 people and injuring dozens, a government spokeswoman and media reports said.
July 10, 2021 12:37 pm
Overall, Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, has reported more than 2.4 million infections and 64,631 fatalities from COVID-19. Those figures are widely believed to be a vast undercount due to low testing and poor tracing measures. Indonesia reported the highest toll of 1,040 deaths on Wednesday and nearly 39,000 confirmed cases on Thursday and Friday.
April 7, 2021 11:40 am
LEMBATA, April 7: The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 119 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search.
April 5, 2021 09:20 am
JAKARTA, April 5: Multiple disasters caused by torrential rains in eastern Indonesia have killed at least 55 people and displaced thousands, the country’s disaster relief agency said Monday. More than 40 other people were missing.
March 31, 2021 15:20 pm
JAKARTA, March 31: Indonesian navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in January, killing all 62 people on board, officials said Wednesday.
March 21, 2021 12:11 pm
JAKARTA, March 21: AstraZeneca said on Sunday its COVID-19 vaccine contains no pork-derived ingredients, countering an assertion in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, that the drug violates Islamic law.
March 11, 2021 09:07 am
JAKARTA, March 11: A tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people and injuring 39 others, police and rescuers said Thursday.
January 18, 2021 10:13 am
JAKARTA, Jan 18: A powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island last week has killed at least 81 people and displaced more than 19,000, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as search and rescue efforts continued on Monday.
January 17, 2021 15:13 pm
JAKARTA, Jan 17: At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.
January 17, 2021 08:39 am
JAKARTA, Jan 17: At least 56 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country.
January 16, 2021 15:52 pm
MAMUJU, Indonesia, Jan 16: Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered rescuers after a strong earthquake left at least 46 people dead and hundreds injured on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island.
January 16, 2021 10:42 am
JAKARTA, Jan 16: A powerful earthquake killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi on Friday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami.
January 15, 2021 08:58 am
JAKARTA, Jan 15: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least seven people, injured hundreds and damaged many buildings on Friday, the country’s disaster mitigation agency said, as panicked residents fled to safer areas.
January 13, 2021 20:06 pm
JAKARTA, Jan 13: Indonesia launched one of the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country fights one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia.
January 13, 2021 09:37 am
JAKARTA, Jan 13: Indonesian divers believe they are close to finding the cockpit voice recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that plunged into the sea shortly after takeoff with 62 people onboard.
January 12, 2021 09:25 am
JAKARTA, Jan 12: Indonesia has deployed a remotely operated underwater vehicle to help divers search for the remains of victims and recover the flight recorders from a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea three days ago soon after takeoff.
January 11, 2021 09:34 am
JAKARTA, Jan 11: Indonesian divers on Monday will try to retrieve the data recorders of a Sriwijaya Air jet that plunged into the sea two days ago with 62 people on board minutes after take off from Jakarta’s main airport.
January 10, 2021 06:30 am
JAKARTA, Jan 10: A Sriwijaya Air plane crashed into the sea on Saturday minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on a domestic flight with 62 people on board, and their fate was not known.
August 31, 2020 09:00 am
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Nepal is preparing to enter an air service agreement with three countries including Indonesia, Finland and Russia.
April 17, 2020 15:00 pm
JAKARTA, April 17: Indonesia reported on Friday 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to 5,923 and surpassing the Philippines as the country with the highest number of infections in Southeast Asia.
March 31, 2020 15:28 pm
JAKARTA, March 31: Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared a national public health emergency over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and announced measures to help people with lower incomes.
March 27, 2020 21:05 pm
JAKARTA, March 27: Indonesia has confirmed 153 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily rise so far and taking the Southeast Asian country’s total to 1,046, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said on Friday.
March 24, 2020 15:12 pm
JAKARTA, March 24: Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase to date in the Southeast Asian country, bringing the total number of cases to 686, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said on Tuesday.
March 19, 2020 12:26 pm
MAKASSAR, INDONESIA, March 19: Indonesia halted a mass congregation of nearly 9,000 Muslim pilgrims and began quarantining and checking their health Thursday to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
January 5, 2020 20:30 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan 5: Soldiers and health workers sprayed Indonesia’s capital with disinfectant on Sunday to fend off possible diseases spread by massive flooding that has killed 60 people and affected hundreds of thousands.
January 3, 2020 14:46 pm
JAKARTA, INDONESIA, Jan 3: The death toll from floods in Indonesia’s capital rose to 43 on Friday as rescuers found more bodies amid receding floodwaters, disaster officials said.
December 26, 2019 15:31 pm
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, DEC 26: Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia’s Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern history’s worst natural disasters.
December 26, 2019 10:33 am
PHANG NGA, Thailand Dec 26: Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters.
September 18, 2019 18:00 pm
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September 18, 2019 12:17 pm
JAKARTA, Sept 18: The final report on the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX jet that killed 189 people last year will be published in the first half of November, Indonesia’s civil aviation authority said on Wednesday.
September 13, 2019 19:34 pm
Indonesia will raise the minimum price of cigarettes by more than a third from January next year, a finance ministry spokesman said on Friday, as part of the government’s efforts to reduce smoking rates.
September 1, 2019 11:35 am
JAKARTA, Sept 1: Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
August 29, 2019 18:30 pm
JAKARTA, Aug 29: Protesters in Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua set buildings ablaze on Thursday, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media and an executive of the utility said.
August 27, 2019 14:05 pm
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Police have arrested six persons on the charge of trafficking Nepali youths promising attractive jobs in Australia.
August 26, 2019 13:57 pm
JAKARTA, Aug 26: Indonesia plans to move its capital to Borneo island from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city on the north coast of Java island which is slowly sinking, the president said on Monday.
August 18, 2019 15:45 pm
JAKARTA, Aug 18: A suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country’s second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody, police officials said on Sunday.
August 16, 2019 12:47 pm
JAKARTA , Aug 16: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday formally proposed to parliament a plan to move the country’s capital from Jakarta, on the crowded island of Java, to Kalimantan on the island of Borne
August 4, 2019 14:00 pm
JAKARTA, Aug 4: Indonesia’s capital Jakarta and some neighboring provinces on Java island have been hit by a major electricity outage after problems at a number of power stations on Java, the country’s state electricity company PLN said in a statement on Sunday.
August 3, 2019 09:21 am
JAKARTA, Aug 3: A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java has killed at least one person and briefly displaced more than 1,000 coastal-dwellers who feared a tsunami, Indonesia’s disaster agency said on Saturday.