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Indonesia eyes moving capital from congested Jakarta

Prone to flooding and rapidly sinking due to uncontrolled ground water extraction, Jakarta is the archetypical Asian mega-city creaking under the weight of its dysfunction.

Voting underway in Indonesia, world's biggest one-day election

Indonesia elections: 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.

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Explained: The people, issues and preparations for Indonesia's election

The election is a huge logistical operation in the world's third-largest democracy with 245,000 candidates vying for votes in what is described as the world's biggest single-day election.

Indonesians to vote in world's biggest single-day election on April 17

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.

Watch: A lift in ties as PM Modi, Joko Widodo fly kites in Jakarta

PM Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo inaugurated the first joint kite exhibition themed on India's epics Ramayana and Mahabharata at the Jakarta's National Monument.

No longer sea-blind

As they respond to a long-ignored maritime imperative, Delhi and Jakarta find an anchor for re-engagement.

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Malaysia, Indonesia say EU palm resolution will affect millions

EU lawmakers said the move was a bid for a wider discussion on the issues after environmental groups such as Greenpeace warned of harmful impact on climate mitigation and biodiversity.

Indonesian president calls to safeguard pluralism from extremist threat

Religious tension in Indonesia has soared since late last year after Islamist-led rallies saw Jakarta's governor, a member of double minority who is ethnic Chinese and Christian, put on trial during city elections over claims he insulted Koran.

Police investigate Indonesian president Joko Widodo's son for blasphemy

The complainant, Muhammad Hidayat, a resident of Jakarta satellite city Bekasi, said in his report to police that President's son Kaesang Pangarep also humiliated villagers by describing those he criticized for intolerant attitudes as "countrified."

India, Indonesia boost anti-terror efforts

They also asked countries to implement UNSC resolution 1267 which designates terrorist entities — an oblique reference to Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.

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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside slum to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians.

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Indonesian President condemns Jakarta terror attack

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.

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