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Indonesia president tipped to reshuffle cabinet on Wednesday

June 15, 2022 12:57 pm

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is widely tipped to announce a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, with the trade portfolio among the ministerial posts expected to be changed.

Explained: Why is Indonesia revisiting its controversial jobs creation law?

June 11, 2022 12:45 pm

The so-called "omnibus law" was President Joko Widodo's flagship legislation, revising over 70 existing laws, with the aim of removing red tape, improving the investment climate and creating jobs in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

Australian PM in Indonesia for talks on investment, climate change

June 06, 2022 10:46 am

Australian PM Anthony Albanese is expected to discuss trade, investment, climate change and security with Jokowi, as the Indonesian leader is popularly known, and will be accompanied by an Australian business delegation.

Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from Monday, president says

May 19, 2022 4:18 pm

The decision comes despite bulk cooking oil having not yet receded to the targeted 14,000 rupiah per litre price, as the government considers the welfare of 17 million workers in the palm oil industry, the president said in a video statement.

Edible oil industry readies for tough time over Indonesian ban on exports

April 29, 2022 8:25 am

However, the Indonesian government soon clarified that the ban was only extended to palmolien oil while crude palm oil (CPO) and RBD palm oil are allowed to be shipped.

Edible oil industry suggests govt initiate dialogue with Indonesia over palm oil ban

April 25, 2022 1:08 pm

Indonesia, which is the world's largest producer of palm oil and meets nearly 50 per cent of the total palm oil requirement in India annually, had announced to ban exports till further notice apparently to contain edible oil prices in their domestic market.

Indonesia bans palm oil exports as global food inflation spikes

April 23, 2022 12:40 pm

Indonesia counts for more than half of global palm oil supply.In a video broadcast, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said he wanted to ensure the availability of food products at home, after global food inflation soared to a record high following Russia's invasion of major crop producer Ukraine.

Indonesia: Thousands of students protest rumoured election delay

April 11, 2022 10:32 pm

President Joko Widodo had promised not to delay elections and forcefully hold onto power, but many say his statements don't convince. Monday's protests echoed those that ousted former President Suharto.

Explained: Indonesia's palm oil crisis, and its implications for India

April 09, 2022 9:36 am

The world’s largest producer and exporter of palm oil is facing domestic shortages, leading to price controls and export curbs. What explains this situation, and what are the implications for India?

Earthquakes shake Indonesia, Philippines; no tsunami threat

March 14, 2022 11:17 am

In Indonesia, a magnitude-6.7 quake that was 16 kilometres deep struck about 169 kilometres west of Pariaman, a town in West Sumatra province, the US Geological Survey said.


With curbs relaxed, Indonesia reels under fresh Covid surge

July 26, 2021 9:06 pm

Despite reeling under skyrocketing cases of the Delta variant, Indonesia relaxed some curbs this week. It has reported more than 3 million cases and 83,000 deaths due to Covid-19, overall.

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Indonesia, rescuers search for survivors

April 06, 2021 9:13 pm

Multiple disasters caused by torrential rains in eastern Indonesia and neighboring East Timor have left a number of people dead or missing as rescuers were hampered by damaged bridges and roads and a lack of heavy equipment.

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews ash 5,000 metres high into sky

August 11, 2020 2:55 pm

Rumbling Mount Sinabung on Indonesia's Sumatra island erupted on Monday, sending a column of volcanic materials as high as 5,000 metres (16,400 feet) into the sky.

Voting closes in Indonesia's giant one-day election

April 17, 2019 1:31 pm

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, whom he narrowly defeated in 2014.

Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, death toll crosses 400

December 26, 2018 8:41 am

Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands and home to 260 million people, lies along the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

Indonesia plane crash search finds remains, debris at sea

October 30, 2018 8:14 am

More than 24 hours after the crash, rescue operations are still underway in Indonesia. Relatives and friends wept, prayed and hugged each other as they waited at Jakarta's airport and at Pangkal Pinang's airport on Bangka island off Sumatra where the flight was headed.

Indonesia: Earthquake triggered-tsunami claims more than 800 lives, leaves trail of destruction

October 01, 2018 12:15 pm

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.

Earthquake puts life on hold in damaged Indonesia's Lombok island

August 09, 2018 12:03 pm

Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.

More than 90 killed after powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok island

August 06, 2018 10:13 am

At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday, triggering widespread panic as thousands fled their homes for emergency shelters as buildings collapsed.

On Valentines Day, Indonesia calls on Muslims to avoid celebrations

February 14, 2016 1:10 pm

Dozens of students staged the protest calling on Muslims to avoid the celebration of the western holiday, saying that it's against Islamic teachings and could lead to forbidden sexual relations.


Indonesia Jet Crash: Rescue official believes 'no one survived'

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Lion Air Flight 610, which was carrying 189 people, crashed into the Java Sea near Indonesia shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Monday. The pilot was Bhavye Suneja, an Indian from New Delhi.

Searching for the dead after a tsunami | NYT Dispatches

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.

Indonesia to resume buying Iranian oil

February 26, 2016 12:50 pm

Tourists enjoy traditional, ecological tastes in Japan

February 09, 2016 9:04 am

Kanagawa / Yokohama, Feb 09 (ANI): Several hot-spots are located in Japan that treat guests with their traditional way-of-life. Hakone-Yumoto is known for its hot spring water, bathing areas and accommodation. Ichinoyu, is one of the historical Ryokan, founded in 1630 as a pioneer in Hakone, and still attracts many travelers from all over Japan and the world. Located to the south of Tokyo, the Yokohama Zoological Gardens, "Zoorasia" is one of Japan's newest and largest zoo. This modern, animal-friendly zoo shows off its residents in spacious habitats that mimic their natural environments collectively, that is not usually seen in other zoos in Japan. Zoorasia also includes a research institution - Yokohama City Breeding Center, which was founded for the purpose of researching wildlife and contributing to the preservation of rare species. The Yokohama Zoological Gardens have been jointly working with the Republic of Indonesia and the Bali Barat National Park for raising "Bali Myna", an extremely rare bird endemic to Bali, Indonesia.

Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.

Indonesian President condemns Jakarta terror attack

January 14, 2016 10:17 am

Jakarta, Jan 14 (ANI): Following a series of explosions and gunfire in Jakarta on Thursday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the people to remain calm. Four suspected attackers were found dead. The area has now been secured by the police.

Technology makes life easier and convenient

January 06, 2016 12:26 pm

Jakarta/Tokyo, Jan 6 (ANI): Japanese leading info-communications technology provider company, NEC, provides smart payment system at a shopping mall in Indonesia. NEC's cloud based e-money solutions provides easy and smart shopping experience to the visitors at the food court. NEC also provides integrated solutions for shopping mall management and marketing such as a visitor's trend analysis. The passer counting system visualises the movement of the guests and crowed areas. The CCTV captures customers images at every each gates, and monitored at central security control. AEON mall has decided to open 3 malls and planning 20 malls, aiming the continuous growth of retails in Indonesia. In Japan, the agriculture sector is facing labour power and is compelled to transform to modern agriculture. Farm tractor's big company YANMAR has developed robot tractor. It is named ROBOTORA. It enabled driverless operation utilising GPS. ROBOTORA is operated by accompanying tractor. In accompanying tractor operator controls ROBOTORA by tablet device. Cultivation is undertaken by both tractors. It enables double productive effect. One worker operates two tractors. It cultivates double ridges in the field. ROBOTORA is expected to compensate lack of labour power of agriculture. ROBOTORA is under experiment of practical use. It is paid attention from all farmers in Japan. Applying Robot technology to agricultural field is also undertaken by cooperation between administration and private sector. Utsunomiya University developed strawberry picking robot 10 years ago. Afterward it is improved to harvesting strawberry robot. It differentiates the bad or good crop and also packs strawberries. To execute stable recognition of colour this robot is equipping function to set appropriate colour. The use of robots will transform the farming sector in the world.