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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)

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
President Joko Widodo said the first of three phases of the strategic project in Indonesia’s most populous province had been finished.(REUTERS)
President Joko Widodo said the first of three phases of the strategic project in Indonesia’s most populous province had been finished.(REUTERS)

Indonesian president inaugurates $3 billion ‘strategic’ port

Jakarta | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The $3.07 billion port in the town of Subang, 140 km (90 miles) east of the capital Jakarta, is one of the government’s priority infrastructure projects.
Jakarta, already a hotbed of Covid-19 cases in the country, is limiting activities at various public places from Friday until Jan. 8, 2021.(Pixabay)
Jakarta, already a hotbed of Covid-19 cases in the country, is limiting activities at various public places from Friday until Jan. 8, 2021.(Pixabay)

Jakarta sets curfew for restaurants, malls to curb virus spread

Jakarta, Indonesia | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:43 PM IST
Indonesia’s capital is stepping up movement restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus as more people are set to travel to and from the city over the year-end holiday.
Jakarta is requiring non-essential industries to have their employees work from home, limit the use of public transportation, as well as shut entertainment sites and places of worship starting Sept. 14.(Bloomberg photo)
Jakarta is requiring non-essential industries to have their employees work from home, limit the use of public transportation, as well as shut entertainment sites and places of worship starting Sept. 14.(Bloomberg photo)

Business braces for impact as Jakarta heads into second lockdown

Jakarta | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 02:49 PM IST
The markings of a rollercoaster year are plastered over Sutiwet’s small Jakarta restaurant – plastic barriers on the counters, stickers on the glass urging customers to wear masks, and a gallon of water out front for people to wash their hands.
An orangutan named Boncel is pictured after being translocated to the main forest from a palm oil plantation.(REUTERS)
An orangutan named Boncel is pictured after being translocated to the main forest from a palm oil plantation.(REUTERS)

Orangutan found on palm plantation in Indonesia rescued, returned to wild

Jakarta | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The male orangutan, named “Boncel”, is estimated to be 30- to 40-years-old.
India’s MR Poovamma, Hima Das, Mohammed Anas, and Arokia Rajiv(Twitter)
India’s MR Poovamma, Hima Das, Mohammed Anas, and Arokia Rajiv(Twitter)

Indian mixed relay team’s Asiad silver upgraded to gold, Raghvan also gets bronze

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 10:12 PM IST
The Indian quartet of Mohammed Anas, MR Poovamma, Hima Das and Arokia Rajiv had clocked 3:15:71 behind Bahrain (3:11:89). Raghavan had clocked 56.92 to finish fourth in the final race in Jakarta.
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)
File image of Neeraj Chopra.(PTI)

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra leaves Patiala camp

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 01:08 PM IST
According to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Sports Authority of India (SAI) in May for national campers, 14-day quarantine is mandatory for athletes entering the SAI campus.
Noah Lyles of USA competes and wins the Men's 200m Final during the IAAF Diamond League.(Getty Images)
Noah Lyles of USA competes and wins the Men's 200m Final during the IAAF Diamond League.(Getty Images)

No Indian athletes for Diamond League restart

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 05:04 PM IST
The Diamond League Circuit this year will be a series of 10 one-day competitions spread over 10 weeks, which will provisionally commence on August 14 in Monaco and conclude on October 14 in Eugene, USA.
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at Macau International Airport, China, December 18, 2019(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at Macau International Airport, China, December 18, 2019(REUTERS)

Beijing will be territorially assertive this year. Be prepared

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 04:50 PM IST
After a few years of stasis, Beijing has begun escalating its intrusions over the Senkaku Islands, the heart of a Sino-Japanese sovereignty dispute. Arguably, the hardline it took on Indian requests for import safeguards was ultimately an attempt to force India out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Locals look on as floods hit the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2 January.(REUTERS Photo)
Locals look on as floods hit the Jatinegara area after heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2 January.(REUTERS Photo)

Indonesia floods leave two dozen dead, several missing

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 06:42 AM IST
The disaster marked Jakarta’s worst flooding since 2013 when several dozen people were killed after the city was inundated by monsoon rains.
Armed police officers stand guard following a blast at National Monument (Monas) complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 3, 2019.(REUTERS)
Armed police officers stand guard following a blast at National Monument (Monas) complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 3, 2019.(REUTERS)

Suspected grenade blast near Indonesia’s presidential palace injures 2: Police

Jakarta | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2019 11:14 AM IST
It was not immediately clear if the blast was the result of a sectarian attack, but Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, has suffered a resurgence in homegrown militancy in recent years.
Students must feed their new pets before and after school (representational image).(Unsplash)
Students must feed their new pets before and after school (representational image).(Unsplash)

City hatches plan to get kids off phones, decides to give them chicks to raise

Bandung | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 12:13 PM IST
Authorities have dubbed the unusual project “chickenisation”.
United States women's hockey team head coach Janneke Schopman (R) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Marine Sjoerd (L) as the two captains Rani Rampal of India and Kathleen Sharkey of the US look on.(PTI)
United States women's hockey team head coach Janneke Schopman (R) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Marine Sjoerd (L) as the two captains Rani Rampal of India and Kathleen Sharkey of the US look on.(PTI)

Apprentices the key in the battle of Dutch masters

BHUBANESWAR | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 01:26 PM IST
As the Sjoerd Marijne-coached India take on the Janneke Schopman-trained US team in a do-or-die clash for both, the hosts would be hoping to forget the disappointment of the failed Olympic bid at the Jakarta Asian Games last year.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, right, takes his presidential oath for his second five-year term during the inauguration ceremony at the parliamentary building in Jakarta.(AP Photo)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, right, takes his presidential oath for his second five-year term during the inauguration ceremony at the parliamentary building in Jakarta.(AP Photo)

Indonesia’s popular president Joko Widodo sworn in for 2nd term

Jakarta | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 01:09 PM IST
On his way to the ceremony Sunday, Widodo got out of his convoy with some of his security escorts and shook the hands of supporters, who yelled his name, waved Indonesia’s red-and-white flag and called him “bapak,” or father.
In a(Unsplash)
In a(Unsplash)

Mali’s timeless love for Italy’s vintage scooter

Mali | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 06:12 AM IST
In a city flooded with cheap, Indonesian-made two-wheelers, the classic Italian-made Vespa has a passionate following.
Bike taxis are a popular and inexpensive way to negotiate Jakarta’s busy traffic(Sarit Ray)
Bike taxis are a popular and inexpensive way to negotiate Jakarta’s busy traffic(Sarit Ray)

In Jakarta? Try the taxi on two wheels

Hindustan Times | By Sarit Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 06:55 PM IST
In Jakarta, beat the dense traffic as a pillion rider, but make sure you grab a mask and a handkerchief for the journey
File image of India’s Neeraj Chopra.(Getty Omages)
File image of India’s Neeraj Chopra.(Getty Omages)

I was keen to compete in Ranchi: Neeraj Chopra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Chopra, who underwent an elbow surgery in May this year and missed the entire competitive season, was keen on making a comeback and had sent his entry on Monday, which was accepted by the AFI
India rugby skipper Vikas Khatri(Vikas Khatri)
India rugby skipper Vikas Khatri(Vikas Khatri)

Khatri’s rugged travails in alleys of Indian rugby

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:13 AM IST
Khatri says he hopes South African Hendrik Botha, who was India’s coach in Jakarta, stays for at least two to three years. “When you do the same thing under the same coach for a longer period, you usually get better at it.”
Jinson Johnson, the 1500m gold medallist at the Asian Games, is one of the few Indian athletes who seem to be on the right track for the Tokyo Olympic Games(Getty Images)
Jinson Johnson, the 1500m gold medallist at the Asian Games, is one of the few Indian athletes who seem to be on the right track for the Tokyo Olympic Games(Getty Images)

The Worlds not quite in their grasp

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:30 AM IST
DOHA 2019: Barring Jinson Johnson and Tajinder Singh, Indian athletes’ performances have dipped since the Jakarta Asian Games and the forecast is bleak
Amit Panghal in action during the World Boxing Championship.(HT Photo)
Amit Panghal in action during the World Boxing Championship.(HT Photo)

Four Indians march into World Boxing Championship quarter-finals

Ekaterinburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 11:47 PM IST
Amit Panghal was joined by Asian silver-winner and fifth seed Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and the debutant duo of Commonwealth Games silver-winner Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Sanjeet (91kg).
Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) in action.(PTI)
Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) in action.(PTI)

Clinical Amit Panghal enters quarters of Boxing world championships

Ekaterinburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 05:15 PM IST
The reigning Asian champion will next be up against Filipino Carlo Paalam, who had lost to Panghal in the semifinals of the Asian Games in Jakarta last year.
File image of Misaki Doi(AP)
File image of Misaki Doi(AP)

Doi, Hibino set up rare all-Japanese final in Hiroshima

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:18 AM IST
Doi and Hibino are also in Sunday’s doubles final where they face Russian Valeria Savinykh and American Christina McHale.
An officer was injured when an explosion went off in an Indonesian police warehouse on Saturday.(Photo: Reuters)
An officer was injured when an explosion went off in an Indonesian police warehouse on Saturday.(Photo: Reuters)

Explosion at Indonesian police warehouse holding World War II ammunitions

Jakarta | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2019 01:07 PM IST
The warehouse is in the Mobile Police Brigade headquarters in Srondol, close to the city of Semarang in Central Java province
A file photo of Kim Ji Hyun (L) and PV Sindhu.(BWF)
A file photo of Kim Ji Hyun (L) and PV Sindhu.(BWF)

PV Sindhu’s Korean coach hails her ‘perfect’ performance in World Championship final

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Kim, a former South Korea international and coach, sat by the courtside as Sindhu thrashed 2017 champion Okuhara 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals in the history of the tournament.
A bustling neighbourhood in Jakarta.(AFP File)
A bustling neighbourhood in Jakarta.(AFP File)

Indonesia set to move new capital to Borneo island

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:13 PM IST
Indonesia has chosen the eastern edge of Borneo island for its new capital as the country looks to shift its political heart away from congested Jakarta, which is slowly shrinking.The new capital will not physically begin to be relocated until 2024.
PV Sindhu in action.(AFP)
PV Sindhu in action.(AFP)

No words to express, have waited for so long: PV Sindhu after historic title win

Basel | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 10:07 AM IST
Sindhu became the first Indian to win World Championships gold by thrashing familiar rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-7 21-7 in one of the most lop-sided finals ever.
PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the BWF World Championship final.(AP)
PV Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara in the BWF World Championship final.(AP)

PV Sindhu becomes first Indian shuttler to win BWF World Championships gold

Basel | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 11:54 PM IST
PV Sindhu on Sunday became the first Indian to win the BWF World Championships, crushing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara 21-7, 21-7 in just 36 minutes in the final.
File image of India shuttler Saina Nehwal.(PTI)
File image of India shuttler Saina Nehwal.(PTI)

Badminton World Championships: Saina Nehwal crashes out in pre-quarters

Basel | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:22 PM IST
The eighth seeded Indian lost 21-15 25-27 12-21 against Blichfeldt, seeded 12th, in a marathon women’s singles match that lasted an hour and 12 minutes on Thursday.
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AP)
A file photo of Srihari Nataraj.(AP)

Nataraj seventh in world junior swimming, achieves ‘B’ qualifying mark for Tokyo Games

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:39 PM IST
The Bengaluru swimmer also holds the national records in the 50m backstroke (25.83 secs) and 200m backstroke (2:02.08 secs)—both marks were set at the senior worlds in Gwangju, South Korea.
A bustling neighbourhood in Jakarta.(AFP/File)
A bustling neighbourhood in Jakarta.(AFP/File)

Indonesia to move its capital from Jakarta, the ‘sinking city’

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 09:15 AM IST
One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue.
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