Papua

Plane with five aboard reported missing in Indonesia's Papua

Flying is one of the main transportation means in the mountainous and jungle clad easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua. 

Jul 05, 2017, 15:00 PM IST

More than 60 injured, houses damaged in Indonesian quake

More than 60 people were injured and 200 houses damaged Friday when a powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia, a disaster agency official said, and warned the number of victims could rise.

Sep 25, 2015, 08:09 AM IST

Crashed Indonesian plane was carrying nearly $500,000 in cash

 An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around USD 470,000 for remote villages, a post office spokesman said on Monday as rescue teams headed to the mountainous site where it went down.

Aug 17, 2015, 13:54 PM IST
Rescue teams race to Indonesian plane crash site

Rescue teams race to Indonesian plane crash site

Rescuers battled on Monday to reach a remote, mountainous site in eastern Indonesia where debris has been spotted after a plane carrying 54 people and cash worth almost half a million dollars crashed at the weekend.

Aug 17, 2015, 08:53 AM IST

Indonesia to allow foreign journalists full Papua access

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Saturday decades-long reporting restrictions for foreign journalists in Papua would be lifted and ordered the release of a group of political prisoners in the insurgency-hit eastern province.

May 09, 2015, 21:43 PM IST

French journalists go on trial in Indonesia`s Papua

Two French journalists went on trial in Indonesia`s Papua on Monday accused of breaching visa regulations by illegally reporting on its separatist movement, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.

Oct 20, 2014, 13:28 PM IST

Two French journalists arrested in Indonesia`s Papua

Indonesian police have arrested two French journalists who were reporting on the separatist movement in the restive eastern region of Papua, police and embassy officials said.

Aug 08, 2014, 13:50 PM IST

Landslides in Indonesia`s Papua kill 11, two missing

Eleven people have been killed and two others are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides in Indonesia`s remote eastern Papua province, an official said on Sunday.

Feb 23, 2014, 23:35 PM IST

Gunmen kill five soldiers, two civilians in Indonesia

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed seven people in two separate attacks against the Indonesian Army in the restive easternmost province of Papua.

Feb 21, 2013, 13:17 PM IST

No survivors in Papua plane crash: Police

The aircraft was transporting supplies to
remote villages for a Christian humanitarian association.

Sep 22, 2011, 20:55 PM IST

Nine held for flying banned flag in Indonesian Papua

Eight men and a woman unfurled the banned "Morning Star" flag in a village.

Nov 21, 2010, 12:17 PM IST

2,000 hit by Papua cholera outbreak: WHO

Papua New Guinea`s cholera outbreak has spread to 2,000 people, a World Health Organization official said Monday as he warned that poor water sanitation was making the disease hard to contain.

Feb 08, 2010, 17:52 PM IST

2,000 hit by Papua cholera outbreak: WHO

Papua New Guinea`s cholera outbreak has spread to 2,000 people, a World Health Organization official said Monday as he warned that poor water sanitation was making the disease hard to contain.

Feb 08, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Plane carrying 16 disappears over Indonesian Papua

A plane carrying 16 people disappeared over eastern Indonesia on Sunday, an airline official said.

Aug 02, 2009, 13:09 PM IST