Sumatran tigers on path to recovery: Study

Sumatran tigers on path to recovery: Study

The study showed a Sumatran tiger population density increase to 2.8 tigers per 100 sq km in 2015 from 1.6 tigers per 100 sq km in 2002.

Oct 24, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Planes collide on Indonesian runway, no casualties

Two passenger planes collided at an airport in the Indonesian city of Medan on Thursday, an airline spokesman said, the latest incident to hit the country`s beleaguered aviation sector.

Aug 03, 2017, 14:18 PM IST

Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore

The haze is an annual problem for Southeast Asia, but last year's fires were the worst since 1997, straining relations between Indonesia and its neighbors. 

Aug 26, 2016, 12:32 PM IST

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Indonesia: USGS

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where tectonic plates collide.

Jun 02, 2016, 05:18 AM IST
Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia introduces death, chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesia's president today approved tough new punishments for child sex offenders, including a maximum penalty of death and chemical castration, after the brutal gang-rape and murder of a schoolgirl.

May 25, 2016, 23:37 PM IST

Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 3 villagers

A volcano in western Indonesian unleashed hot clouds of ash today, killing three villagers and injuring four others, an official said.

May 21, 2016, 22:11 PM IST

Rescuers check remote Indonesian islands after quake

A ship carrying military personnel and search and rescue officials was dispatched Thursday to check on remote island communities in western Indonesia a day after a powerful earthquake, as strong aftershocks rattled the region.

Mar 03, 2016, 11:56 AM IST

Huge quake strikes off Indonesia but tsunami warnings cancelled

A massive quake struck on Wednesday off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, but initial fears of another region-wide disaster faded as tsunami warnings were cancelled.

Mar 03, 2016, 00:26 AM IST
6.1 magnitude quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

6.1 magnitude quake rattles Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

A powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sumatra on Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Nov 08, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Singapore slams Indonesia over haze response as schools shut

Singapore slammed "shocking" statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis as it closed all schools and distributed protective face masks Friday in emergency measures as the air pollution index soared to hazardous levels.

Sep 25, 2015, 10:23 AM IST
Indonesia to take action over forest fires

Indonesia to take action over forest fires

The Indonesian government has initiated legal action against companies allegedly involved in causing forest fires in the country that have resulted in a haze enveloping Singapore and Malaysia, police said on Tuesday.

Sep 15, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

PM Modi expresses sadness over Indonesia plane crash

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed sadness over the news of plane crash in Indonesia."News of the plane crash in Indonesia is deeply unfortunate.

Jun 30, 2015, 20:26 PM IST

3,000 evacuated as Indonesia upgrades alert over volcano

Nearly 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after Indonesia upgraded the threat posed by a volcano on Sumatra to the highest possible level, an official said today.

Jun 04, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

1,000 South Asian migrants reach Sumatran shores

Some 1,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshi migrants arrived safely in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday after receiving help from fishermen, officials reported.

May 15, 2015, 21:54 PM IST

Indonesian district bans unmarried couples from motorbike rides

A district in Indonesia`s Aceh has passed legislation banning unmarried men and women from riding together on motorbikes, a lawmaker said Monday, the latest new Islamic regulation in the conservative province.

May 04, 2015, 14:44 PM IST

Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes off Indonesia, no reports of damage

An earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck off the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Mar 03, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

Missing AirAsia flight likely at the 'bottom of the sea': Search official

Missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday.

Dec 29, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

Indonesia to ratify ASEAN haze agreement

Indonesia`s Parliament on Tuesday voted to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in west of the country, choking neighbouring Singapore with hazardous smog.

Sep 16, 2014, 12:31 PM IST

Massive earthquake may hit Sri Lanka: Study

 Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large or even larger tsunamis than the one that resulted from the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, says a study.

Sep 11, 2014, 16:25 PM IST
Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated

Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated

Researchers recently reconstructed the mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean and examined sediment records to unveil region's tsunami potential.

Sep 11, 2014, 14:47 PM IST