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  • Indonesia says finds two cases of Indian COVID-19 variant in Jakarta May 03, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Indonesia says finds two cases of Indian COVID-19 variant in Jakarta

    "There were two new mutations that entered. One from India, with two incidents in Jakarta and one from South Africa in Bali," Budi told a virtual conference. Another official confirmed the two cases were the B.1.617 variant, first detected in India.

  • Indonesia approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use Apr 30, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Indonesia approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

    No detailed efficacy data of Sinopharm's vaccine has been publicly released, but its developer, Beijing Biological Products Institute, a unit of Sinopharm subsidiary China National Biotec Group (CNBG), said the vaccine was 79.34% effective in preventing people from developing the disease, based on interim data.

  • Painted face masks: Passports seized for pranking authorities, influencer duo in Bali face deportation for flouting COVID-19 rules Apr 28, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    Painted face masks: Passports seized for pranking authorities, influencer duo in Bali face deportation for flouting COVID-19 rules

    Josh Paler Lin and Leia Se, who hail from Taiwan and Russia respectively, are under fire in Bali for flouting COVID-19 rules.

  • Three IAF planes to airlift high-tech submarine rescue equipment to Indonesia Apr 24, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Three IAF planes to airlift high-tech submarine rescue equipment to Indonesia

    According to Indonesian authorities, the KRI Nanggala-402, a German-made submarine, went missing during a military exercise around the Bali Strait on Wednesday.

  • Indonesia to restrict foreign travellers from India over COVID-19 variant Apr 23, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    Indonesia to restrict foreign travellers from India over COVID-19 variant

    India is facing a health crisis, including the impact of a "double mutant" strain of COVID-19, with the country posting the world's highest single-day increase in cases on Friday for a second day, surpassing 330,000 infections.

  • COVID-19 update |Indonesia sees vaccination slowdown as India delays shipments Mar 27, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 update |Indonesia sees vaccination slowdown as India delays shipments

    India has put a temporary hold on all major exports of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot made by Serum Institute of India (SII), prioritising domestic demand as infections rise.

  • Indonesia to resume use of AstraZeneca vaccine after reviewing blood clot concerns Mar 19, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Indonesia to resume use of AstraZeneca vaccine after reviewing blood clot concerns

    In a statement, Indonesia's Food and Drug agency (BPOM) said that even though vaccination could lead to "adverse events" following immunisation, "the risk of death from Covid-19 is much higher."

  • Crashed Indonesian passenger jet's throttles showed 'anomaly': investigators Feb 10, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Crashed Indonesian passenger jet's throttles showed 'anomaly': investigators

    Indonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee released its preliminary report on the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crash that killed all 62 passengers and crew.

  • Indonesia, Malaysia vow to counter anti-palm oil campaign Feb 05, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    Indonesia, Malaysia vow to counter anti-palm oil campaign

    After meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Indonesian President Joko Widodo told a joint news conference that Indonesia is fighting against palm oil discrimination.

  • Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky Jan 16, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Indonesian Semeru volcano erupts, spews ash 5kms into sky

    Indonesia has nearly 130 active volcanoes, more than any other country, and while many show high levels of activity it can be weeks or even months before an eruption.

  • Pig painting may be world’s oldest cave art yet, say archaeologists Jan 15, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Pig painting may be world’s oldest cave art yet, say archaeologists

    The depiction of the animal on an Indonesian island is at least 45,500 years old, the researchers say.

  • Indonesian plane went from no flights to 132 in less than a month Jan 14, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Indonesian plane went from no flights to 132 in less than a month

    The Boeing 737-500 that crashed on January 9 was put in a hangar on March 23 and did not operate again until the end of the year, according to Indonesia's Ministry of Transportation.

  • Indonesia plane crash | Here's all you need to know about the 'black box' recovered from the site Jan 13, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Indonesia plane crash | Here's all you need to know about the 'black box' recovered from the site

    On January 9, a Sriwijaya Air Jet crashed into Java Sea with 62 onboard shortly after it took off from a Jakarta airport, after search and rescue operations, the Indonesian navy divers scoured the Java Sea as they hunted for the black boxes of the plane, this is everything you need to know about it.

  • Indonesia starts mass COVID-19 vaccinations with president Joko Widodo Jan 13, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Indonesia starts mass COVID-19 vaccinations with president Joko Widodo

    After Joko Widodo, top military, police and medical officials were vaccinated, as well as the secretary of the Indonesian Ulema Council, the clerical body that last week ruled the vaccine was halal and could be taken by Muslims.

  • Indonesia may emerge as the biggest importer of Indian sugar Jan 12, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Indonesia may emerge as the biggest importer of Indian sugar

    Iran continues to use the accounts for buying these commodities but the amount in the accounts is depleting.

  • EXPLAINED: Why is Indonesia prone to plane crashes? Jan 10, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    EXPLAINED: Why is Indonesia prone to plane crashes?

    While experts say there have been many improvements in recent years, the latest crash has experts questioning the true progress of Indonesia's aviation oversight and regulation.

  • Indonesia locates two black boxes of crashed plane: Transport committee Jan 10, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Indonesia locates two black boxes of crashed plane: Transport committee

    Military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said the boxes can hopefully be retrieved soon.

  • Body parts found at Sriwijaya aircraft crash site: Indonesian official Jan 10, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    Body parts found at Sriwijaya aircraft crash site: Indonesian official

    Indonesian investigators said they found body parts off the coast of Jakarta where a budget airline aircraft with 62 people on board crashed shortly after takeoff.

  • Sriwijayan Air's SJ182 goes missing in Indonesia: What we know so far Jan 09, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Sriwijayan Air's SJ182 goes missing in Indonesia: What we know so far

    Indonesian low-cost carrier Sriwijayan Air's SJ182 aircraft lost contact shortly after take-off from Jakarta on January 9. The plane was en-route to Pontianak in Indonesia. This is what we know so far.

  • Indonesia | Sriwijaya plane crashes after take-off with 62 aboard Jan 09, 2021 04:37 PM IST

    Indonesia | Sriwijaya plane crashes after take-off with 62 aboard

    The Sriwijaya flight SJ182 lost more than 10.000 feet of altitude in less than one minute after taking off from a Jakarta airport.

  • Indonesia church decorates Christmas tree with masks, sanitisers to promote COVID awareness Dec 20, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Indonesia church decorates Christmas tree with masks, sanitisers to promote COVID awareness

    "The tree was made with the intention of making people more aware of the importance of maintaining health protocols," Markus Marcelinus Hardo Iswanto of the parish of The Catholic Church of Christ the King in Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya told Reuters.

  • Indonesia places risky bet on Chinese coronavirus vaccines Dec 10, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    Indonesia places risky bet on Chinese coronavirus vaccines

    Beijing has promised poorer nations priority access to its inoculations, in an attempt to repair an image tarnished by the pandemic, which started in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

  • Indonesia receives over a million Chinese COVID-19 vaccine doses Dec 07, 2020 02:49 PM IST

    Indonesia receives over a million Chinese COVID-19 vaccine doses

    The doses arrived in Jakarta late Sunday on a flight from Beijing, with another 1.8 million expected to be sent again next month.

  • Thousands flee as Indonesian volcano bursts to life Nov 30, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    Thousands flee as Indonesian volcano bursts to life

    The evacuation of more than 4,400 residents came as Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted Sunday, spouting a thick tower of debris four kilometres (2.5 miles) into the sky, triggering a flight warning and the closure of a local airport.

  • Starved of wifi, Indonesians trade plastic trash to study online Sep 15, 2020 04:46 PM IST

    Starved of wifi, Indonesians trade plastic trash to study online

    Millions of Indonesian students have been forced to learn remotely since many schools shut in March due to the pandemic, a particular challenge for poorer families and those in remote areas.

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