Jakarta: News

05 Nov 2022

South Korea

Indonesia: K-pop band's concert stopped after 30 faint in stampede

South Korea's popular K-pop band NCT 127 had to stop their first concert in Indonesia on Friday after nearly 30 people fainted in an apparent stampede during the event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

25 Nov 2018

Sushma Swaraj

#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.

03 Nov 2018


Lion air crash: Indonesian diver dies during search operation

An Indonesian diver died while recovering body parts from the ill-fated Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java sea killing 189 people.

29 Oct 2018


Indonesia: Aircraft carrying 188 crashes after take-off, survivors' details unknown

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger aircraft crashed soon after it took off from Indonesian capital Jakarta. The Flight JT-610 was bound for Pangkal Pinang.

24 Oct 2018


Woman delivers baby mid-air on Etihad-flight, aircraft diverted to Mumbai

An Etihad flight, bound for Jakarta from Abu Dhabi was diverted to Mumbai this morning after a passenger delivered a baby mid-air.

08 Oct 2018


#AsianParaGames: Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary opens India's first gold account

Javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary today clinched India's first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Para Games, finishing on top in the men's F42-44/61-64 category in Jakarta, Indonesia.

29 Aug 2018

Madhya Pradesh

#AsianGames2018: MP CM announces Rs. 75L reward for silver-medalist Kirar

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced an award of Rs. 75L for Muskan Kirar, a member of the women's compound archery team that won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

29 Aug 2018

South Korea

#AsianGames2018: Boxer Amit Panghal enters semi-finals, assured of medal

Indian boxer Amit Panghal (49kg) advanced to the semi-finals to assure himself of a maiden medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta today.

23 Aug 2018

South Korea

#AsianGames2018: India fails first-time to reach kabaddi final, since 1990

Seven-time champion India failed to reach Asian Games men's kabaddi final for the first time after a shock 18-27 loss to Iran in the semifinals in Jakarta today.

17 Aug 2018


Asian Games 2018: Air pollution in Jakarta a major concern

Indonesia are set to host the Asian Games 2018 and ahead of the mega event, air pollution in, the traffic-clogged capital, Jakarta has become a concern.

26 Feb 2018


Aamchi Mumbai pays its expats the highest in the world

The financial capital of India has grabbed the top spot for expat salaries in a global survey. In other words, Mumbai pays its expats the highest as compared to other cities in the world.

26 Oct 2017


Blast in Indonesia fireworks factory kills 23, injures 40

A blast at a fireworks factory near Jakarta has left at least 23 dead and over 40 injured.

25 May 2017


Twin blasts strike Jakarta, 3 dead, 10 injured

3 police officers were killed and 10 people were injured in twin suicide blasts at a bust stop in eastern Jakarta. 5 police officers and 5 civilians were among the injured.

21 Dec 2016


Indonesia's postponed trial for blasphemy begins

Jakarta's governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, cried in court on the first day of his blasphemy trial.

14 Dec 2016


Jakarta Governor Purnama denies allegations during blasphemy trial

Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama alias Ahok cried denying allegations he insulted Islam, on the first day of the blasphemy trial.