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Archipelago

  • UGM deputy rectors compete to replace Pratikno

    Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University (UGM) announced on Friday that it would appoint one of its five deputy rectors to replace former rector Pratikno, who resigned following his installment as state secretary in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet.

  • 156 housewives live with HIV/AIDS

    HIV/AIDS had infected at least 156 housewives and 31 children aged between 2 and 9 years old in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) between 2001 and July this year, data at the provincial AIDS Mitigation Commission (KPAP) revealed.

  • Regions gear up for new wage hike amid investors’ concerns

    With several regions in the country having increased the 2015 provincial minimum wage (UMP) and others determining an appropriate pay rise, the Japanese government has warned of the potential financial burden on its investors.

  • Local pharmaceutical companies unprepared for free market

    Seventeen of the 38 pharmaceutical companies in East Java have yet to meet international drug production standards, making them vulnerable in the tough business competition to come with the free ASEAN market next year.

  • Police nab three suspects in brutal robbery

    A team consisting of officers from the Pekanbaru police and the Riau police arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday three suspects linked to a daytime robbery that took place on Jl. Sudirman in Pekanbaru, Riau.

  • Nusakambangan squatters to be evicted

    The Cilacap regency administration in Central Java is preparing to evict this week hundreds of squatters living on Nusakambangan Island.

  • Mayang’s body to arrive in Lampung on Friday

    The remains of Mayang Prasetyo, alias Febri Andriansyah, an Indonesian citizen who is believed to have been murdered by her lover in Brisbane, Australia, are scheduled to arrive in Bandar Lampung, Lampung, on Friday afternoon.

  • Residents alerted of volcanic material flow

    Residents living along the banks of the Gung River in Tegal regency and the Comal River in Pemalang regency, both in Central Java, have been advised to remain alert regarding the start of the rainy season in November as rainfall is expected to carry volcanic material from nearby Mount Slamet.

  • Diponegoro Military Command chief replaced

    Diponegoro IV Military Command chief Maj. Gen. Sunindyo is being replaced by Maj. Gen. Bayu Purwiyono, who previously served as the Army Chief of Staff’s logistic assistant. Sunindyo, a former commando, is to be posted as a lecturer at the military training school.

  • Pratikno officially resigns from UGM rector post

    Newly appointed state secretary, Pratikno, had officially submitted his resignation as rector of Gadjah Mada University (UGM) via a letter dated Oct. 18, a university official said.

  • Jambi reports pilgrims infected with MERS

    Two Jambi residents, who just returned from performing a haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, are reported to have contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory disease caused by the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

  • 24 ports prepared for Jokowi’s ‘sea toll road’

    Eastern Indonesia is currently set to prepare for the acceleration of the “sea toll road” maritime program initiated by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

  • 20 kids die, 438 suffer from malnutrition in NTB this year

    Cases of malnutrition among children under 5 years old in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) had claimed 20 lives this year as of July, according to data from the provincial health agency.

  • Archeologists analyzing ancient staple food

    Experts from the Yogyakarta Archeological Center are still analyzing the remains of ancient maize, rice, coconut and nutmeg recently found at the Liyangan site in Purbosari village, Temanggung, Central Java.

  • Singaporean’s fate remains undecided

    The fate of Singaporean Lim Yong Nam, 40, who is wanted by the US Justice Department for exporting a number of US-made electronic devices for bombs in Iran and Iraq, remains unclear.

  • Pupils go hungry during World Food Day

    Elementary school pupils participating in a 34th World Food Day commemoration in Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday were starving after waiting for Semarang Regent Mundjirin for three hours.

  • 17 pharmaceutical companies in E. Java do not meet int’l standards

    Seventeen out of 38 pharmaceutical companies in East Java have not yet implemented internationally standardized drug manufacturing procedures, triggering worries that locally manufactured medicines will lag behind from the ones produced by other countries in the competitive free market after the implementation of ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, a report has said.

     

     

     

     

  • Jambi prone to fires due to excessive peatland conversion

    The excessive expansion of oil palm plantations in Jambi is among the major causes of the increasing number of peat fires every year.

  • Fossilized maize, rice found in Temanggung

    Liyangan archaeological site on the slope of Mount Sindoro in Temanggung regency, Central Java, has again proven its position as home to one of main archeological findings in Indonesia after archeologists from the Yogyakarta Archeology Agency found the fossilized remnants of staple foods, comprising maize and rice, still inside a bamboo basket at the site.

  • HIV/AIDS infects 152 housewives, 31 children: Commission

    The West Nusa Tenggara-chapter National AIDS Commission (KPAP NTB) says the number of HIV/AIDS infections reported in the province has continued to increase with a wider reach, now also affecting previously low-risk groups such as housewives and children.

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