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Rescue teams carry the body of a miner after an illegal gold mine collapsed killing at least three people, with more believed to be buried under the rubble, in the village of Buranga in Parigi Moutong Regency, Central Sulawesi on February 25, 2021. (Photo by RIDWAN / AFP)(AFP)

Indonesia hunts for missing after mine collapse kills six

AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 05:28 PM IST
A landslide Wednesday evening buried the remote site on Sulawesi island's Parigi Moutong district, where five women and one man died while some 16 survivors were pulled from the debris.
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File photo of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.(Reuters)
File photo of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.(Reuters)

Crowd greets Joko Widodo in NTT, buzz on social media as Covid-19 surges

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Indonesia has some of the worst virus infection rates in Asia, and President Joko Widodo has been widely criticised over his government's handling of the pandemic. On Tuesday, Indonesia recorded 9,775 new cases of Covid-19, which pushed the countrywide tally to 1,298,608.
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With the protest and a civil disobedience movement paralysing life in Myanmar, Indonesia has been trying to find a way out.(AP)
With the protest and a civil disobedience movement paralysing life in Myanmar, Indonesia has been trying to find a way out.(AP)

Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesian diplomatic efforts falter

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 12:09 PM IST
This week saw huge rallies and a general strike on Monday to denounce the military's Feb. 1 coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Nenuah, a 19-year-old Bornean Orangutan, lies during a final health check before being transported and released to the Bukit Batikap protection forest, at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia,(via REUTERS)
Nenuah, a 19-year-old Bornean Orangutan, lies during a final health check before being transported and released to the Bukit Batikap protection forest, at the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia,(via REUTERS)

10 critically-endangered orangutans released into the wild in Indonesia

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 04:45 PM IST
In total, five males, a mother with two babies, and two other females were released with assistance from Indonesian conservation agencies.
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Floodwaters had hit 200 neighbourhoods in the region, and 40 were still under at least one foot of water on Sunday.(AFP Photo)
Floodwaters had hit 200 neighbourhoods in the region, and 40 were still under at least one foot of water on Sunday.(AFP Photo)

Severe floods kill five in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, says report

AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:41 PM IST
The city was struck by torrential rains over the weekend, which flooded dozens of major roads and forced hundreds of people to rush to emergency shelters.
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Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency shows rescue personnel evacuating an elderly resident from a flooded area in Jakarta.(AFP)
Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency shows rescue personnel evacuating an elderly resident from a flooded area in Jakarta.(AFP)

Jakarta faces severe monsoon floods, more than 1,000 forced to evacuate

Reuters, Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 12:10 PM IST
People posted photos on social media of residents wading through shoulder-high muddy waters, cars almost entirely submerged, and search teams evacuating elderly residents in rubber dinghies in the peak of the monsoon season.
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Private vaccinations may help the world’s fourth largest population reach herd immunity by the end of the year as infection numbers continued to climb. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Private vaccinations may help the world’s fourth largest population reach herd immunity by the end of the year as infection numbers continued to climb. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Indonesia weighs plan to allow private Covid-19 vaccinations

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The private campaign will use different types of vaccine and it will remain free for Indonesians, the government said in a statement Thursday.
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Market workers wait to receive a dose of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Covid-19 vaccine at Tanah Abang market in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.(Bloomberg)
Market workers wait to receive a dose of the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Covid-19 vaccine at Tanah Abang market in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.(Bloomberg)

Indonesia to punish those who refuse to take Covid-19 vaccine

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:37 AM IST
Making the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory is an unusual move amid widespread hesitance toward the shots that were rushed in its development.
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Police boats at sea near Lancang island, off the shores north of Jakarta, during search operations for a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 passenger jet which disappeared after take off from Jakarta's international airport on January 9.(AP)
Police boats at sea near Lancang island, off the shores north of Jakarta, during search operations for a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 passenger jet which disappeared after take off from Jakarta's international airport on January 9.(AP)

Indonesian authorities to brief relatives before releasing crash report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 12:49 PM IST
The 26-year-old Boeing Co 737-500 jet crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta, marking Indonesia's third major airline crash in just over six years and shining a spotlight on the country's poor air safety record.
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A malfunctioning automatic throttle was being considered as a reason for the pilots losing control by producing more thrust in one of the two engines.(AP)
A malfunctioning automatic throttle was being considered as a reason for the pilots losing control by producing more thrust in one of the two engines.(AP)

Indonesia: Boeing engine-control system in focus in Sriwijaya air crash probe

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:00 AM IST
While Indonesia’s NTSC is trying to determine the exact cause of the crash, the left engine throttle lever was trimming back the power output just before the 26-year-old jet plunged into the sea, a family member who attended the regulator's briefing said.
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Relatives weep as they pray during the burial of Fadly Satrianto, a victim of the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. (AP)
Relatives weep as they pray during the burial of Fadly Satrianto, a victim of the crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. (AP)

Preliminary report into Sriwijaya Air crash expected on February 10

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 12:32 PM IST
The 26-year-old Boeing Co 737-500 jet crashed into the Java Sea shortly after take-off from Jakarta on Jan. 9, killing all 62 people on board.
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A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine.(Bloomberg)
A health worker prepares a dose of the Sinopharm Group Co. Covid-19 vaccine.(Bloomberg)

Indonesia approves China’s sinovac vaccine for use on elderly

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Indonesia started its mass inoculation drive on Jan. 13 with a Sinovac vaccine. More than 777,000 people have received their first shot and about 137,000 have had a second, official data showed.
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People ride motorbikes through a flooded road with red water due to the dye-waste from cloth factories, in Pekalongan, Central Java province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)
People ride motorbikes through a flooded road with red water due to the dye-waste from cloth factories, in Pekalongan, Central Java province, Indonesia.(REUTERS)

Indonesian village gets flooded with surreal red water. Here's why

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:28 PM IST
Pekalongan is a city known for manufacturing batik, a traditional Indonesian method of using wax
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“We need to adapt to a new normal global health landscape and a more extreme climate simultaneously,” Nurbaya said. This is why we have “high ambition to achieve a climate change agenda.”(Yahoo)
“We need to adapt to a new normal global health landscape and a more extreme climate simultaneously,” Nurbaya said. This is why we have “high ambition to achieve a climate change agenda.”(Yahoo)

Indonesia boosts steps to curb climate risks as disasters hit growth

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Indonesia is expanding programs to mitigate the impact from climate change following a recent spate of natural disasters that has added pressure to economic recovery.
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It was the Mount Merapi’s longest lava flow since authorities raised the volatile volcano's danger level in November.(AP)
It was the Mount Merapi’s longest lava flow since authorities raised the volatile volcano's danger level in November.(AP)

Indonesian volcano unleashes river of lava in new eruption

AP, Yogyakarta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 11:55 AM IST
Indonesia, an archipelago of 270 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire”.
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An employee wearing a protective mask cleans a table at a restaurant in Kedonganan, Bali, Indonesia,. (Bloomberg)
An employee wearing a protective mask cleans a table at a restaurant in Kedonganan, Bali, Indonesia,. (Bloomberg)

Indonesia sees risks to growth on virus curbs, natural disasters

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:29 AM IST
President Joko Widodo expected the economy to rebound as soon as the start of this year, calling 2021 as the year when the country can see a turnaround after last year plunging into its first recession in two decades.
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The Boeing 737-500 jet crashed on January 9, minutes after taking off from Jakarta, the capital.(AP)
The Boeing 737-500 jet crashed on January 9, minutes after taking off from Jakarta, the capital.(AP)

Indonesia ends search for crashed plane's victims, debris

PTI, Jakarta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Transportation minister Budi Karya Sumadi said retrieval operations have ended after nearly two weeks, but that a limited search for the missing memory unit from the cockpit voice recorder will continue.
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Indonesian soldier move debris found in the water around the location where the Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jan 15, 2021. More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)(AP)
Indonesian soldier move debris found in the water around the location where the Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Jan 15, 2021. More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)(AP)

‘Found only small chunks of remains’: Why Indonesia crash was the 'worst'

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:47 PM IST
SJ182 plummeted close to 10,000 feet (3,050 meters) in 14 seconds shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on a stormy Saturday afternoon.
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Rescuers move the body of a victim that was trapped in a collapsed building in Mamuju a day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island. (AP)
Rescuers move the body of a victim that was trapped in a collapsed building in Mamuju a day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island. (AP)

Indonesian teams find more bodies, clear roads after quake

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Thousands were left homeless and more than 800 have been injured, more than half still receiving treatment for serious injuries, Jati said. A total of 47 people died in Mamuju and nine in Majene.
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A destroyed building is pictured following an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia January 15, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media. Palang Merah Indonesia/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR(via REUTERS)
A destroyed building is pictured following an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia January 15, 2021, in this picture obtained from social media. Palang Merah Indonesia/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR(via REUTERS)

Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia quake rescue

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Operations were focused on about 10 locations in the hardest-hit city of Mamuju, where people are still believed trapped following Friday's nighttime quake, said Saidar Rahmanjaya, who heads the local search and rescue agency.
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Rescuers search for survivors at the ruin of a local government building collapsed during an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AP)
Rescuers search for survivors at the ruin of a local government building collapsed during an earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia.(AP)

Indonesia quake kills 35, injures hundreds: What we know so far

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:57 PM IST
The island was hit by a huge quake and tsunami two and a half years ago that killed thousands of people.
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The disaster mitigation agency said a hotel and the office of the West Sulwesi governor were severely damaged, and electricity supplies were also down.(AP)
The disaster mitigation agency said a hotel and the office of the West Sulwesi governor were severely damaged, and electricity supplies were also down.(AP)

3 dead, 24 injured after 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia

Reuters, Jakarta
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:50 AM IST
The epicentre of the quake was six kilometres (3.73 miles) northeast of the city of Majene, at a depth of 10 kilometres.
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More than 43 million hectares -- an area bigger than Germany -- of forest have been lost in a little over a decade in just a handful of deforestation hotspots, conservation organisation WWF said on January 13, 2021. Swathes of forest continue to be flattened each year -- mainly due to industrial-scale agriculture -- as biodiversity-rich areas are cleared to create space for livestock and crops. (AFP)(AFP)
More than 43 million hectares -- an area bigger than Germany -- of forest have been lost in a little over a decade in just a handful of deforestation hotspots, conservation organisation WWF said on January 13, 2021. Swathes of forest continue to be flattened each year -- mainly due to industrial-scale agriculture -- as biodiversity-rich areas are cleared to create space for livestock and crops. (AFP)(AFP)

Palm Oil producers say anti-palm oil campaigns hinder sustainability shift

Reuters, Kuala Lumpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Indonesia and Malaysia, which together account for 85% of global output, in particular have come under fire for clearing biodiversity-rich rainforests and allegations of forced labour.
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An Indonesian Military aircraft CN-235 is seen during the search and rescue operation for the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, at the sea off the Jakarta coast, Indonesia.(Reuters)
An Indonesian Military aircraft CN-235 is seen during the search and rescue operation for the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, at the sea off the Jakarta coast, Indonesia.(Reuters)

Search itensifies for black box of doomed Sriwijaya Air Flight

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:11 PM IST
transport ministry ordered the nation’s airlines to inspect their older, so-called classic Boeing Co. 737 aircraft following Saturday’s crash of a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet with 62 people on board.
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An Indonesian rescue team member walks near debris found in the waters around the location where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia, (AP)
An Indonesian rescue team member walks near debris found in the waters around the location where a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet crashed, at the search and rescue command center at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia, (AP)

Indonesian searchers hunt for crashed plane's voice recorder

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 12:31 PM IST
A signal that may be from the cockpit voice recorder was detected near where the flight data recorder was recovered, between Lancang and Laki islands in the Thousand Island chain just north of Jakarta.
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A National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) official holds a part of the retrieved black box of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.(REUTERS)
A National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) official holds a part of the retrieved black box of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.(REUTERS)

Explained: How black boxes of crashed Indonesian jet will be handled

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:23 PM IST
Indonesia has said it will take 2-5 days to inspect and download recordings. Their analysis can take much longer.
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A National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) official holds a part of the retrieved black box of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.(Reuters)
A National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) official holds a part of the retrieved black box of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182.(Reuters)

Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 05:22 PM IST
So far authorities have been unable to explain why the 26-year-old plane crashed just four minutes after takeoff.
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The previous record was 258 deaths on Dec. 25. Some 10,047 tested positive for the virus during the same period Tuesday, bringing total cases to almost 850,000 so far.(AP)
The previous record was 258 deaths on Dec. 25. Some 10,047 tested positive for the virus during the same period Tuesday, bringing total cases to almost 850,000 so far.(AP)

Indonesia faces deadliest day in pandemic a Day before vaccination kicks off

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The government confirmed that 302 people died from the disease known as Covid-19 in the 24 hours through midday Tuesday.
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The fleet of Sriwijaya and regional offshoot NAM Air is nearly 20 years old on average.(AP)
The fleet of Sriwijaya and regional offshoot NAM Air is nearly 20 years old on average.(AP)

Indonesia's Sriwijaya flew old planes, neglected routes to become No.3 carrier

Reuters, Sydney/jakarta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:22 PM IST
The plane involved in the crash, a 737-500, was one of only 77 remaining in service globally.
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Indonesian navy divers are seen on a rubber boat and aboard the Indonesian Naval warship as they prepare to participate in the search and rescue operation for the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, at the sea off the Jakarta coast, Indonesia, (Reuters)
Indonesian navy divers are seen on a rubber boat and aboard the Indonesian Naval warship as they prepare to participate in the search and rescue operation for the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ 182, at the sea off the Jakarta coast, Indonesia, (Reuters)

Indonesia uses unmanned undersea vehicle in hunt for air crash victims

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 08:23 AM IST
Divers have narrowed down an area where they believe the flight recorders, known as black boxes, are believed to be but search efforts have been hindered by debris, officials said.
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