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Indonesia: Bus plunges into ravine killing 27 pilgrims

11 Mar 2021

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.

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

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.

Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia earthquake rescue

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.

World's oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

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.

Indonesia starts COVID-19 vaccination drive with President Widodo

13 Jan 2021

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.

Indonesia green-lights emergency use of Chinese vaccine

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.

Indonesia intensifies search for crashed Sriwijaya Air's black boxes

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.

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

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.

Indonesia's Merapi volcano spews hot clouds, 500 evacuated

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

04 Dec 2020

Vivo Y51, with Snapdragon 665 chipset, goes official

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

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

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.

Suzuki launches 2020 GSX-R150 MotoGP edition motorbike in Indonesia

29 Oct 2020

Suzuki launches 2020 GSX-R150 MotoGP edition motorbike in Indonesia

Suzuki has launched the 2020 GSX-R150 MotoGP edition motorbike in Indonesia.

Realme 7i to be launched in India on October 7

29 Sep 2020

Realme 7i to be launched in India on October 7

The Realme 7i will be launched in India on October 7, the company has confirmed. The handset was recently launched in Indonesia as a slightly tweaked version of the Realme 7.

OPPO's newly-launched A53 to arrive in India on August 25

21 Aug 2020

OPPO's newly-launched A53 to arrive in India on August 25

OPPO's latest budget-friendly handset, the A53, which recently went official in Indonesia, will arrive in India on August 25. The phone will be launched via a digital event that will be live-streamed on YouTube at 12:30 pm.

Realme C15 and C12 to be launched on August 18

13 Aug 2020

Realme C15 and C12 to be launched on August 18

Realme is all set to launch the C15 and C12 smartphones in India on August 18 at 12:30 pm, the company has revealed.

Realme C15 spotted on the company's India page, launch imminent

05 Aug 2020

Realme C15 spotted on the company's India page, launch imminent

Realme C15, which went official in Indonesia last week, is set to arrive in India soon. The budget-friendly smartphone has been spotted on the company's India support page, hinting at its imminent arrival.

Samsung's Android Go-based Galaxy A01 Core goes official

22 Jul 2020

Samsung's Android Go-based Galaxy A01 Core goes official

Expanding its range of affordable smartphones, Samsung has launched the Galaxy A01 Core in Indonesia.

Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

14 Mar 2020

Were Delhi's communal riots funded by Indonesian NGO?

A link has emerged between last month's communal violence in Delhi and a non-government organization (NGO) based in Indonesia.

Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2 receive another certification, launch imminent

10 Aug 2019

Nokia 6.2, Nokia 7.2 receive another certification, launch imminent

HMD Global is working to introduce the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 smartphones sometime in August itself, according to NokiaPowerUser.

Indian family steals stuff from Bali hotel; caught on video

28 Jul 2019

Indian family steals stuff from Bali hotel; caught on video

While many of us would admit to stocking up on hotel freebies (toiletries and all), an Indian family staying at a hotel in Bali, Indonesia, went a bit too far.

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

22 Jul 2019

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

Top five things to do in Bali

19 Jul 2019

Top five things to do in Bali

Everyone, at some point in their lives, has gushed about those Insta-perfect pictures of the magical Bali island in Indonesia.

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

17 Jul 2019

#TravelBytes: Five best places to visit in Southeast Asia

From beautiful beaches to surreal mountains, cultural diversity to historical significance, the South-eastern part of Asia has it all.

Couple who named son 'Google' receive gifts from tech giant

17 Jul 2019

Couple who named son 'Google' receive gifts from tech giant

An Indonesian couple named their newborn 'Google', proving that it's never too soon to set your child up for bullying at school and disappointment.

Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here

14 Jul 2019

Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here

A powerful earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude on Sunday hit off eastern Indonesia's remote Maluku Islands, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS). However, no tsunami warning has been issued.

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

06 Jul 2019

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

People often shift the onus of sexual misconduct onto the victim, demanding explanations, justifications, and action.

Elon Musk's Starship will fly its first mission in 2021

30 Jun 2019

Elon Musk's Starship will fly its first mission in 2021

Elon Musk's super heavy Starship, which has been in development for months, will head on for its first space mission in 2021.

Meet these women engineers who are changing the world

15 Apr 2019

Meet these women engineers who are changing the world

Today, women are having a bigger impact on the world than ever before.

Indonesia: Five unmarried couples whipped for 'amorous' activities, hundreds watch

21 Mar 2019

Indonesia: Five unmarried couples whipped for 'amorous' activities, hundreds watch

Hundreds of spectators gathered outside a mosque in Banda-Aceh, as five unmarried couples got whipped by a masked sharia officer.

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

13 Feb 2019

How 27-year-old Ankiti Bose built a $1bn fashion start-up

On Tuesday, Singapore-based online fashion retail site Zilingo Pte raised $226mn to fund its expansion to Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Indonesia: British woman jailed for slapping immigration official

06 Feb 2019

Indonesia: British woman jailed for slapping immigration official

On Wednesday, an Indonesian court sentenced a British woman to six months in prison for slapping an immigration officer in the face after an argument over a fine for overstaying.

Indonesia: Durian, 'smelliest' fruit globally, getting sold at Rs. 71,000

31 Jan 2019

Indonesia: Durian, 'smelliest' fruit globally, getting sold at Rs. 71,000

In a bizarre news, a rare foul-smelling durian fruit variety was sold for nearly 14mn rupiah (Rs. 71, 546) in Indonesia.

Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal wins title after Carolina Marin retires

27 Jan 2019

Indonesia Masters: Saina Nehwal wins title after Carolina Marin retires

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal pocketed the Indonesia Masters 2019 title after her opponent Carolina Marin pulled out of the match due to an injury.

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

29 Dec 2018

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.

Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared

24 Dec 2018

Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared

On Saturday, giant waves crashed the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra killing 281 and injuring 1,016. But the woes of the locals are far from over as weather officials have warned more deadly tsunamis could strike the coasts.

Tsunami, triggered by volcano, kills 43 in Indonesia

23 Dec 2018

Tsunami, triggered by volcano, kills 43 in Indonesia

In the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, a tsunami believed to have been triggered by volcanic activity killed 43 and injured nearly 600, the country's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

WizPhone is a Rs. 500 phone, but not by Google

07 Dec 2018

WizPhone is a Rs. 500 phone, but not by Google

Fact-checking, they say, is the first step in journalism. And in the day-and-age of social media and fake news, getting the facts right is all the more crucial.

#LionAirCrash: Body of Indian pilot who captained the flight identified

25 Nov 2018

#LionAirCrash: Body of Indian pilot who captained the flight identified

Indonesian authorities have identified the body of Bhavye Suneja, the Indian pilot who captained the ill-fated Lion Air flight that crashed into the sea on October 29, killing all 188 people who were on board.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2: Specifications, design and launch

23 Nov 2018

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2: Specifications, design and launch

Recently, ASUS Indonesia tweeted to confirm that its latest mid-range smartphone, the ZenFone Max Pro M2, will launch on December 11.

Indonesia keen to buy sugar from India; seeks duty cut

21 Nov 2018

Indonesia keen to buy sugar from India; seeks duty cut

Indonesia is interested in buying sugar from India but wants the latter to cut import-duty on refined palm oil and the sweetener substantially to 45% and 5%, respectively, according to sources.