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.

At least 116 feared dead in Indonesia military plane crash: Officials
At least 116 feared dead in Indonesia military plane crash: Officials

At least 116 people are feared dead after an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.

Indonesia's air force grounds Hercules planes after deadly crash
Indonesia's air force grounds Hercules planes after deadly crash

 Indonesia`s air force has temporarily grounded its remaining eight C-130B Hercules aircraft, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, after one of them crashed into a residential area killing dozens.

Indonesian military plane crashes in northern city, killing at least 30
Indonesian military plane crashes in northern city, killing at least 30

An Indonesian military transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames and damaging nearby buildings.

Thailand launches Muslim-friendly tourist app

Thailand on Monday launched a smartphone app to attract Muslim visitors, something that could help further boost an industry which has been steadily recovering since a 2014 coup.

Indonesian anti-drugs chief warns against foreign boyfriends

Indonesia`s anti-narcotics chief Friday warned women in the country to be careful when dating foreigners, suggesting they could be tricked into becoming drug mules.

Indonesia bill allows MPs hundreds of millions in setback to war on graft
Indonesia bill allows MPs hundreds of millions in setback to war on graft

 Indonesia`s parliament voted to allow MPs use of nearly a billion dollars in state funds to develop their constituencies, which a minister said on Wednesday would only encourage more graft in one of the world`s most corrupt countries.

Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia
Hollande vows fight to save Frenchman facing death in Indonesia

French President Francois Hollande said his country was doing "everything" it can to save a Frenchman accused of drug offences in Indonesia from the firing squad after he lost an appeal against his death sentence Monday. 

Indonesia rejects death row French convict's appeal
Indonesia rejects death row French convict's appeal

  An Indonesian court on Monday rejected an appeal by a French drug convict on death row.

Eight suspects held after pirates flee hijacked Malaysian tanker

Eight suspected Indonesians pirates believed to have hijacked a Malaysian oil tanker with 22 crew members last week in the South China Sea were on Friday detained in waters near the Tho Chu Island in Vietnam.

Indonesia believes Australia pays people smugglers to turn back boats

Indonesia insisted Friday it believed Australia paid a boatload of asylum seekers to turn back from its shores after Canberra had repeatedly refused demands for a clarification on the issue, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries.

DU's foreign students to participate in Yoga Day at Rajpath

While most of the Delhi University students are enjoying their summer vacations, 41 foreign students from the varsity are busy learning various 'asanas' in the run up to the Yoga Day function at Rajpath on June 21.

Indonesian captain describes alleged Australian boat payment
Indonesian captain describes alleged Australian boat payment

 The captain of a migrant boat has described how Australian authorities allegedly paid US$31,000 to turn the asylum-seekers back to Indonesia, claiming the crew and migrants were sent on their way in "unseaworthy" vessels.

Indonesian police say Australia paid people-smugglers: reports

Indonesian police insist Australian authorities paid the crew of a people-smuggling boat US$31,000 to turn back, displaying thousands of US dollars as proof, reports said Wednesday.

Indian jailed in Singapore for molesting Indonesian woman

 A 24-year-old Indian was today jailed for nine weeks for molesting an Indonesian woman in a lift of a residential apartment in Singapore.

Moderate quake rocks east Indonesia

 An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, an official said.

Tony Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims
Tony Abbott brushes off Indonesia people-smuggling bribery claims

Australian authorities work within the law to stop asylum-seeker boats, Prime Minister Tony Abbott insisted Tuesday, after reports officials have made cash payments to members of people-smuggling rings for years.

Calls grow for inquiry into alleged Australian people-smuggler payments
Calls grow for inquiry into alleged Australian people-smuggler payments

Calls grew on Monday for an inquiry into reports that Australian officials paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn their boat back to Indonesia, with Jakarta and the United Nations also expressing serious concern.

Australia tells Indonesia to fix its borders

Australia on Monday, June 15, told Indonesia to better secure its borders in a stinging rebuke after Jakarta demanded answers to allegations Canberra paid to turn back a boat of asylum-seekers.

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat `payment'
Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat `payment'

 Indonesia`s Foreign Minister Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations.