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One dead after earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits Indonesia, no tsunami risk

Disaster officials said the early morning quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 6.8, woke residents of towns such as the provincial capital of Ambon, about 40 km (25 miles) from the epicentre, but the geophysics agency ruled out a tsunami.

Sep 26, 2019, 06:33 AM IST

Indonesia raises minimum age of women for marriage

There was unanimous agreement on the revision to the country's existing marriage law, according to a statement on Indonesia's House of Representatives' website.

Sep 18, 2019, 16:07 PM IST

Indonesia unveils new capital site on Borneo island to replace overcrowded Jakarta

The as-yet unnamed new $33-billion capital is one of the regions least prone to the natural disasters.

Aug 27, 2019, 14:59 PM IST

7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's west coast, tsunami warning issued

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale has struck the west coast of Indonesia on Friday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Aug 02, 2019, 18:30 PM IST

Grab to invest $2 billion in Indonesia using funds from SoftBank

The investment will go toward creating a next-generation transportation network and transforming how critical services, like healthcare, are delivered, Grab said in a statement.

Jul 29, 2019, 13:03 PM IST

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Indonesia's meteorology agency said that there is no tsunami potential from the quake. 

Jul 14, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Tsunami alert issued after earthquake of 6.9 magnitude hits eastern Indonesia

The quake struck out at sea at a revised depth of 36 km (22 miles) and several smaller aftershocks followed, according to the Indonesian geophysics agency BMKG.

Jul 08, 2019, 06:21 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits Indonesia: USGS

The quake, in an area that is sparsely populated, had a depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

Jun 20, 2019, 06:14 AM IST

Indonesian opposition set to challenge election result in court

President Joko Widodo won 55.5% of votes in the poll to lead the world`s third-biggest democracy, beating retired general Prabowo, who got 44.5%. 

May 24, 2019, 13:47 PM IST

Six die, protests swell as Indonesia plunges into post-election unrest

Demonstrations over the outcome of last month`s presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia`s capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which, according to Jakarta`s governor, six people were killed. The protests followed an announcement before dawn on Tuesday by the election commission confirming that President Joko Widodo had beaten his challenger, former general Prabowo Subianto, in the April 17 poll.

May 22, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

Official count gives President Widodo victory in Indonesian election, opposition claim cheating

An election supervisory agency earlier on Monday dismissed claims of systematic cheating because of a lack of evidence and independent observers and analysts have said the poll was free and fair.

May 21, 2019, 06:33 AM IST

Indonesia tightens security ahead of presidential race result

The arrests come as tension runs high and security is tightened in the world`s third-largest democracy ahead of the May 22 announcement by the General Election Commission (KPU).

May 15, 2019, 13:28 PM IST

Indonesia says breaks up plot to attack police over election period

President Joko Widodo declared victory after the April 17 election based on unofficial results from private pollsters.

May 07, 2019, 15:13 PM IST

Indonesia floods, landslides kill at least 29

More than a dozen people were missing after the rain hit the province of Bengkulu, on the southwest side of Sumatra, on Friday and Saturday, the agency said.

Apr 29, 2019, 14:41 PM IST

Indonesia votes for new president, parliament in world`s biggest single-day election

President Joko Widodo, a furniture businessman who entered politics 14 years ago as a small-city mayor, is seeking re-election against former general Prabowo Subianto, whom he narrowly defeated in the last election, in 2014.

Apr 17, 2019, 06:51 AM IST

Indonesia's election: What you need to know

President Joko Widodo, a former furniture salesman who launched his political career as a small-city mayor, is standing for re-election in a contest with ex-general Prabowo Subianto.

Apr 16, 2019, 15:54 PM IST

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election

While most polls have put the president ahead, they could not be taken for granted, a senior government official said. 

Apr 14, 2019, 14:14 PM IST

Looking to break jinx of early round exits at India Open: Ashwini Ponnappa

The world number 23 pair of Ashwini and Sikki shocked world number 18 Li Wenmei and Zheng Yu 22-20, 21-19 to enter the women's doubles second round of India Open. 

Mar 26, 2019, 19:59 PM IST

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Indonesia's Sulawesi: USGS

A quake-and-tsunami disaster killed more than 2,000 people on Sulawesi last year.

Mar 24, 2019, 08:26 AM IST

Death toll in Indonesia gold mine collapse reaches 16

Several survivors died shortly after being rescued, one of them due to excessive loss of blood after security forces and BNPB members decided to amputate his leg that was stuck under a rock, the report said.

Mar 06, 2019, 16:46 PM IST