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Indonesia keen to forge closer ties with India: President Joko Widodo

 

Bogor: India and Indonesia must cooperate closely in areas like defence, security and counter-terrorism, President Joko Widodo has said ahead of his state visit as the key Southeast Asian nation sought to enhance bilateral strategic partnership and trade ties.

Indonesia, India must enhance anti-terror cooperation: Joko​ Widodo

Indonesia enjoys trade surplus with India, though the volume has been small and declining, according to data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Aftershocks rattle Indonesia; earthquake toll rises to 102

Aftershocks rattle Indonesia; earthquake toll rises to 102

The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake levelled hundreds of homes, mosques, and businesses across Aceh province, one of the areas worst affected by the devastating 2004 tsunami.

Shallow quake strikes off Indonesia

A shallow undersea quake of magnitude of 5.7 struck eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. No tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia police say militant was making powerful bombs

National Police spokesman Rikwanto said that the 23-year-old Rio Priatna Wibawa is believed to be linked to Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian militant fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria.

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

 Indonesia recognises six religions and is home to several minority groups that adhere to traditional beliefs.

6.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

A powerful quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale stuck Indonesia`s resort island of Bali and East Java province, triggering panic, officials said on Thursday.

Indonesia police proceed with blasphemy case against Christian governor

Indonesian police said on Wednesday they will proceed with an investigation into a blasphemy complaint brought by Muslim groups against the Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta and banned him from leaving the country.

Jakarta governor named suspect in blasphemy case

Jakarta`s Christian governor was formally named a suspect in a blasphemy investigation Wednesday, after allegations that he insulted Islam sparked a violent mass protest by Muslim hardliners in the Indonesian capital.

Philippines allows pursuit of kidnappers into its waters: Malaysia

The Philippines will allow Malaysian and Indonesian maritime forces to pursue Islamist kidnappers into its waters, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said following talks with his counterpart from Manila.

Death toll from Indonesian boat accident climbs to 54: Official

Death toll from Indonesian boat accident climbs to 54: Official

The death toll from a speedboat accident in Indonesia has climbed to 54, an official said on Friday, after dozens of bodies were found floating in the ocean.

50,000 Muslim hardliners rally against blasphemy in Jakarta

50,000 Muslim hardliners rally against blasphemy in Jakarta

A sea of protesters wearing white Islamic robes swarmed the city`s largest mosque for Friday prayers before taking to the streets in a huge show of force against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

Boat sinks off Indonesian island killing 18 migrant workers

 A speedboat carrying 93 Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia sank off an Indonesian island on Wednesday, killing 18 of them, police said.

Boat carrying 93 sinks off Indonesian island, 17 killed, search operation on

A speedboat carrying 93 Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia sank off an Indonesian island on Wednesday, killing 17 of them, Indonesia`s national disaster agency said. 

Global TB report a wake-up call for India

Sachi Satapathy/IANS

The just-released Global Tuberculosis (TB) Report-2016 is a shocker for India. The report reveals the spread of this curable disease is larger than previously projected and moreover, the country accounts for 24 per cent of the global cases.

18 dead, 36 missing in Indonesian boat accident: Police

At least 18 people are dead and dozens missing after a boat carrying nearly 100 suspected migrant workers capsized and sunk in Indonesian waters, police said Wednesday. The speedboat was ferrying 93 passengers from Malaysia to Batam, an Indonesian island just south of Singapore, when it sank, local police chief Sam Budi Gusdian said.

Wreckage of Indonesian cargo plane found, no survivors

An Indonesian search team on Tuesday found the wreckage of a cargo plane along with the bodies of four crew members in a mountainous part of the country, a government official said.

Australia, Indonesia mull joint South China Sea patrols

The possibility was raised by Jakarta during meetings between Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne and Indonesian officials including Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu last week.

Cargo plane carrying four missing in eastern Indonesia

A cargo plane carrying four crew members went missing Monday during a short flight in mountainous eastern Indonesia, authorities said, the latest blow to the country`s beleaguered aviation sector.

Indonesian woman sentenced to 20 years for cyanide murder

Jessica Kumala Wongso, 27, an Indonesian citizen and permanent resident of Australia, was accused of lacing her friend`s coffee with cyanide in order to kill her.