Indonesia: News

18 May 2023

Indian Navy

India searches for 35+ missing people after Chinese boat capsizes

The Indian Navy on Thursday deployed its team in the Indian Ocean region in response to the sinking of a Chinese fishing vessel, called Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028, in the early hours of Tuesday.

03 May 2023

United Nations (UN)

What is El Nino and how it affects global weather

There is an increasing likelihood of a weather pattern called El Nino in the coming months and it could set new heat records, United Nation's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has warned.

27 Apr 2023


These culturally-rich souvenirs from Indonesia are worth bringing back home

Are you planning a trip to Indonesia and want to bring home some meaningful souvenirs and gifts?

19 Apr 2023


Don't make these tourist mistakes in Indonesia

Indonesia is a beautiful country with breathtaking natural landscapes and delicious food.

14 Apr 2023


7.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia, authorities warn of aftershocks

An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia at 4:55pm local time on Friday.

Gambia: CDC links child deaths to Indian-made syrup

The United States's (US) leading public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on Friday said that they found strong evidence to suggest that child deaths that took place in Gambia are linked to the consumption of Indian-made cough syrups.

Cough syrup deaths: WHO urges countries to take immediate action

Following a series of child deaths linked to contaminated cough syrups in the past few months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued several measures for countries, calling for "immediate and concerted action" to protect children.

15 Dec 2022


Indonesian company becomes world's biggest stock with 1,600% gain

This year has been a tough one for companies around the world. Supply chain issues, a war in Ukraine, rising interest rates, and recession fears have brought many share prices down.

04 Dec 2022


Japan monitors tsunami possibilities as Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts

Japan is currently exploring the possibility of a tsunami after the highest volcano in Indonesia, on one of the country's most populated islands, exploded early on Sunday.

21 Nov 2022


5.6-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia; 56 dead, over 700 injured

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Indonesia on Monday, leaving at least 56 people dead and injuring over 700.

15 Nov 2022

G20 Summit

Return to path of peace in Ukraine: Modi at G20

As the 17th G20 Summit kicked off in Bali, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a ceasefire in the Ukraine war, saying that the world must find a way to return to peace.

14 Nov 2022

G20 Summit

G20 Summit: PM Modi's packed 45-hour schedule in Indonesia

PM Narendra Modi will arrive in Indonesia on Monday for the 17th G20 Summit in Bali, where he has 20 engagements apart from bilateral meetings with 10 world leaders.

03 Nov 2022

Weird Stories

Indonesia: Senior citizen set to remarry his 86th wife

Marriages are made in heaven, or so it was believed. But never have we in our wildest dreams thought of 88 divine interventions in one man's life!

02 Oct 2022


Indonesia: 174 die in stampede after football fans invade pitch

At least 174 persons died and 180 were injured in a stampede at a football match in Indonesia's East Java province late on Saturday, AFP reported quoting East Java Police Chief Nico Afinta.

11 Sep 2022


7.6 magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Papua New Guinea

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 hit eastern Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning which caused landslides, cracked up roads, and damaged buildings in the coastal town of Madang.

11 Sep 2022


Visiting the Netherlands? Check out these 5 unique hotels

Popularly known around the world for its ancient monuments, stunning museums, gorgeous canals, and diverse culture, the Netherlands is one of the hidden gems in Europe waiting to be explored.

02 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

Traveling to Indonesia? Check out these 5 unique hotels

Indonesia, traditionally known as the "Emerald of the Equator," is a hotbed of tourists for its stunning beaches, bustling markets, lip-smacking cuisine, and rich culture.

22 Aug 2022


5 health benefits of nutmeg you must know about

Made from the seeds of Myristica fragrans, a tropical evergreen tree found in Indonesia, nutmeg is a warm spice that has a woody and sweet flavor.

17 Aug 2022


Things you must bring home from your trip to Thailand

Wondering what you should get your hands on from your trip to Thailand?

01 Aug 2022


McDonald's breakfast costs Aussie traveler $2,664: Here's why

Australia has the reputation of imposing hefty fines to maintain strict laws.

Hindustan Unilever hikes product prices for second time within month

Indian consumers are likely to bear face an extra burden on their pockets as the country's FMCG giant Hindustan Unilever (HUL) raised product prices by up to 15% across categories, CNBC-TV18 reported on Friday.

25 Mar 2022

Plane Crash

China: Plane crash mystery deepens as evidence suggests midair breakup

One component of the Boeing 737-800 that crashed in China on Monday seems to have broken loose prior to the crash, adding to the mystery surrounding the aircraft's fatal dive, Bloomberg News has reported.

20 Jan 2022

Climate Change

Why is Indonesia shifting capital from Jakarta to Nusantara?

Indonesia is planning to relocate its capital city from Jakarta to East Kalimantan and name it Nusantara.

14 Dec 2021


Indonesia issues tsunami warning after earthquake of 7.3 magnitude

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

08 Sep 2021


Indonesia prison fire kills 41 drug inmates, 80 hospitalized

A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital Jakarta early Wednesday, killing at least 41 inmates and injuring 80 others.

06 Aug 2021


Novavax seeks 'OK' for COVID-19 vaccine in needy countries first

Vaccine maker Novavax announced Thursday that it has asked regulators in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine—offering its shot to some low-income countries before rich ones with ample supplies.

07 Apr 2021


Indonesia landslides: Death toll rises to 126, dozens missing

The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 126 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as the rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search.

05 Apr 2021


Indonesia landslides, floods kill 55 people; dozens missing

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 on Monday. More than 40 other people are missing.

31 Mar 2021

Plane Crash

Indonesia finds Sriwijaya Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

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.

11 Mar 2021

Road Accidents

Indonesia: Bus plunges into ravine killing 27 pilgrims

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.

31 Jan 2021


2021 Yamaha MT-25, with 250cc parallel-twin engine, launched in Indonesia

Japanese automaker Yamaha has launched the 2021 iteration of its MT-25 streetfighter motorbike in Indonesia. It is up for grabs in three color options.

16 Jan 2021


Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia earthquake rescue

Damaged roads, bridges, power blackouts, and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 42 dead and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island.

14 Jan 2021


World's oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest known cave art - a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia.

13 Jan 2021

Joko Widodo

Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination drive with President Widodo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday received the first shot of a China-made COVID-19 vaccine after Indonesia approved it for emergency use and began efforts to vaccinate millions of citizens.

11 Jan 2021


Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

Indonesia's Food and Drug Authority on Monday green-lighted emergency use of the COVID-19 vaccine, called CoronaVac, produced by China-based Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Vaccination of high-risk groups is expected to start later this week.

11 Jan 2021


Indonesia intensifies search for crashed Sriwijaya Air's black boxes

The search for the black boxes of a crashed Sriwijaya Air jet intensified on Monday to boost the investigation into what caused the plane carrying 62 people to nosedive at high velocity into the Java Sea.

09 Jan 2021


Indonesia: Passenger plane with over 50 onboard missing after take-off

A Sriwijaya Air passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has lost contact with the Indonesian aviation authorities shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Saturday.

07 Jan 2021


Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews hot clouds, 500 evacuated

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed avalanches of hot clouds on Thursday morning as over 500 residents were evacuated from its fertile slopes.

Vivo Y51, with Snapdragon 665 chipset, goes official

Expanding its portfolio of budget-friendly smartphones, Vivo has launched the Y51 model in Indonesia.

08 Nov 2020


Yamaha R15-based Aerox 155 scooter launched in Indonesia: Details here

Japanese automaker Yamaha has launched the 2020 iteration of its Aerox 155 scooter in Indonesia recently.

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