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  • UGM rector awarded honorary doctorate by Flinders University

    Flinders University Australia conferred the degree of Doctor of the University (DUniv) to Gadjah Mada University (UGM) rector Pratikno on Wednesday.

     

  • Semarang graft court judge gets 8 years for bribery

    The Semarang graft court’s panel of judges sentenced ex graft court judge Kartini Juliana Magdalena Marpaung to eight years in prison and a fine of Rp 500 million.

  • Boat sinks in Indonesia; 1 dead, dozens missing

    Rescuers battled strong currents and murky water Thursday while searching for dozens of missing workers feared dead after a boat capsized during a river crossing in central Indonesia, killing at least one person.

  • Accused principal attempts suicide

    A school principal from Batam, Riau Islands, on Wednesday attempted to commit suicide by drinking insecticide after 19 of his students reported him for sexual abuse.

  • Palembang losers file lawsuit with MK

    The team behind a defeated pair of candidates in the Palembang mayoral election filed a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court (MK) against the Palembang General Elections Commission (KPUD) for alleged cheating.

  • Singer Deddy Dores eyes vice regent post

    Melancholic singer and songwriter Deddy Dores is vying for the Garut vice regent post in the 2013-2018 period on an independent ticket.

  • Gold, gems draw companies to invest

    The potential for mining gold, silver, precious metals and gemstones, in North Sumatra, is drawing interest from domestic and foreign investors, an official has said.

  • TNI and Polri prepared for APEC in Medan

    The Indonesian Military (TNI) and the National Police (Polri), are beefing up security in readiness for the upcoming third Senior Officials Meeting at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (SOM 3 APEC) summit slated for June 22 to July 6 in Medan, North Sumatra.

     

  • Lanny Jaya sends teachers to Surya Institute

    Lanny Jaya regental administration in Papua is set to send 15 science teachers to the Surya Institute (SI) in Jakarta, for 3-months to improve their quality of teaching, the initiative could cost up to Rp 5 billion (US$514,000).

     

  • Incumbents win Bantaeng election; Dem candidates lead in Sinjai

    Incumbent candidate pair, Nurdin Abdullah-Muhammad Yasin, with 83 percent of the vote, looks to have won the Bantaeng mayoral election for the period of 2013-2018 that was held on Wednesday.

     

  • New terminal at Juanda airport promises to ease pressure

    State-owned airport management company PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I) expects the development of a new passenger terminal at Juanda International Airport in Sidoarjo regency, East Java, which has capacity for 6 million passengers per year, will be completed on National Heroes Day on Nov.10.

  • Headmaster accused of rape attempts suicide

    Herizon, 45, the headmaster of state-junior high school SMP Negeri 28 in Batam City, has attempted suicide by drinking insecticide after he was reported to the police for sexually abusing 19 female students.

     

     

  • Malaysian student arrested for smoking marijuana

    Yogyakarta Police have arrested a Malaysian university student, identified as SFK, who was caught smoking marijuana.

     

  • Lion Air will pay maximum Rp 4m baggage compensation

    The management of Lion Air will refer to the Transportation Minister’s Regulation (Permen) No.77/2011 on delay, loss baggage and accident insurance payment as the best criterion for the compensation of baggage lost or damaged as a result of the Boeing 737-800 crash near Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali, on Saturday.

     

  • Gov to embrace separatists

    Papua Governor Lukas Enembe has pledged to embrace Free Papua Movement (OPM) separatists, expressing his will to build a bridge between the group and the government by involving them in the
    provincial development.

  • Bantaeng tries out e-voting as bench test

    The Bantaeng General Elections Commission (KPUD) in South Sulawesi will conduct an e-voting simulation on Wednesday during the regental election.

  • Encyclopedia on Muhammadiyah published in Yogyakarta

    An encyclopedia on Muhammadiyah was published in Yogyakarta on Tuesday, presenting the history of Muhammadiyah as a socio-religious movement as well as the biographies, teachings and thoughts of its founding fathers.

  • 3 candidates pleased over candidacy numbers

    All three governor candidates that will contend in the upcoming Central Java election have expressed happiness with their respective candidacy numbers drawn by the election body on Tuesday.

  • Price drops hit BlackBerry Z10 in Batam

    Around two months after the BlackBerry Z10 was launched across the world, the price of the new touchscreen smartphone has dropped in local cellphone markets in Batam.

     

     

  • Gorontalo still waiting for exam papers

    Seven schools located in two regencies in Gorontalo have not yet received national exam papers.