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Over 450 arrested for forest fires in Indonesia

Jakarta: More than 450 people have been arrested in Indonesia for forest fires which, in previous years, have led to a cloud of toxic smoke that affected several countries in the region, police said on Friday. National police chief Tito Karnavian said the arrests will be a deterrent for companies and farmers against starting fires

INDONESIA-TERROR Militants hijacking charity funds for attacks

Indonesia: Charities that send financial aid to trouble spots sometimes have the funds “hijacked” by militant groups to carry out attacks, an international counter-terrorism meeting was warned today. A report by Indonesian and Australian authorities detailed the risk faced by non-profit organisations. It also urged countries in the region to cooperate more closely to halt

Airport shut as volcano erupts in Indonesia

Jakarta: An airport was forced to close in eastern Indonesia as Mount Gamalama volcano erupted on Wednesday, a disaster agency official said. “Babullah airport in Ternate city is closed because of the volcanic ash,” the official told Xinhua. A 4.6-magnitude quake triggered the volcano to erupt, spewing a column of ash by up to 600

Must Listen: Gurdip Singh narrating miracle to family members

  Jalandhar: Soon after the got relieved from the execution in Indonesia, Gurdip Singh called his family members and narrated miracle, on Thursday night. The telephonic conversation was recorded by his family members. The family prays to god for the act of kindness.

MEA’s last minute efforts saved Gurdeep from execution in Indonesia

                                    Photo by Harish Sharma Jalandhar: It was a miracle of sorts, when death row convict Gurdeep Singh (48) from Jalandhar was saved at the last moment in Indonesia at around 12.40 am. Gurdeep’s family who were facing

Godrej looking for acquisitions in Indonesia

New Delhi: FMCG major Godrej ConsumerProducts Ltd (GCPL) is scouting for acquisitions in Indonesia and has shared ‘a wish list of assets’ with various investment bankers as part of its inorganic growth strategy in the South East Asian nation. “There is already a plan for various assets, which we would love to have within our

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Indonesia: USGS

Jakarta: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early today, US seismologists said. The quake struck at a depth of around 50 kilometres some 140 kilometres from the city of Padang, the US Geological Survey said. The quake took place at 5:56 AM local time (0426 IST), shortly before dawn, when many

5.6-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia

Jakarta: An undersea quake measuring at 5.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia earlier on Friday and was not potential for Tsunami, the Met and geophysics agency said here.The quake jolted at 6.15 a.m., with epicentre at 215 km northeast of Maluku Barat Daya and depth at 134 km under sea