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Jakarta

  • Fire rages through densely populated residential area in W. Jakarta

    A densely populated neighborhood in Jembatan Lima subdistrict, West Jakarta, was ravaged by fire on Thursday.

  • Teenagers need sex education: Ahok

    After footage of two underage children engaging in sexual intercourse went viral on the Internet recently, Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said that it was important that sex education be made available to teenagers.

  • Greater Jakarta: Jopi’s lawyer questions opaque investigation

    Law enforcers keep the public away from true and transparent investigations on activists’ murder cases, says a lawyer.

  • Greater Jakarta: City dismantles houses on Ancol River banks

    Despite strong objections from residents, the Jakarta administration has torn down around 114 houses on the banks of the Ancol River in Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: City gets land for athletes’ village

    The State Secretariat is set to give the Jakarta administration an 11.5-hectare plot of land in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, to develop an athletes’ village in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police caution against fake money

    The South Jakarta Police have nabbed six people for allegedly printing fake money that they planned to circulate during the Ramadhan fasting month and Idul Fitri. The suspects were arrested along with Rp 19.4 million (US$1,492) in evidence at a rented house in Mampang Prapatan, South Jakarta, on Tuesday.

  • Bintaro attracts youngsters with hip cafes

    When Ind.Ustrie coffee shop was first opened in the Sector 7 area of Bintaro Jaya, on the outskirts of Jakarta in 2014, the area was far from the bustling commercial zone it has become.

  • Traditional vendors lack interest in Jakarta Great Sale

    Amid the city administration’s plan to involve 10 traditional markets for the first time in the 2015 Jakarta Great Sale Festival, most vendors have shown a lack of enthusiasm about participating in the annual event.

  • Food delivery boom companies gear up for Ramadhan

    With Ramadhan around the corner, emerging food delivery companies are preparing to boost revenues by luring Jakartans who are reluctant or too busy to go out for food at fast breaking and sahur (pre-dawn meal before fasting) times.

  • Navy investigates stabbing of activist at nightclub

    The Naval Military Police (POMAL) are examining Naval personnel allegedly involved in the fatal stabbing of environmental activist Jopi Peranginangin following a dispute in a bar in Jakarta last week.

  • Ahok angry at residents visiting his home late at night to protest eviction

    Residents of Pinangsia, North Jakarta, attempted to pay a visit on Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama at his private residence in Pantai Mutiara, North Jakarta, late Tuesday to protest their eviction.

  • Greater Jakarta: Illegal settlements torn down in W. Jakarta

    Some 500 personnel from the police, military, fire services, Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) and the West Jakarta Sanitation Agency dismantled on Tuesday hundreds of homes on the embankment of the West Flood Canal in Jati Pulo, West Jakarta.

  • Greater Jakarta: More Chinese nationals nabbed

    The Jakarta Police have arrested another group of 29 Chinese nationals at a house in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, for allegedly breaking several Indonesian and Chinese laws.

  • Greater Jakarta: Ahok castigates poor waste management

    Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama went on an impromptu visit to Jl. Hayam Wuruk and Jl. Mangga Besar in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to inspect the cleanliness of parks in the area.

  • Greater Jakarta: Parking officers fired for collecting illegal fees

    The parking technical unit of the Transportation Agency has fired five parking attendants who work on the electronic parking system on Jl. Sabang in Central Jakarta for taking illegal levies.

  • Greater Jakarta: City to sue terminal consultant for design flaw

    The Jakarta administration is set to sue a consultant tasked with planning the revitalization of Rawamangun Terminal in East Jakarta over flaws in its design.

  • Plug into family time by turning off gadgets

    Children’s welfare NGO SOS Children’s Villages is encouraging parents and children to strengthen ties by turning off gadgets

  • Healthiest school set to advance to national competition

    SMK 27 state vocational school in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta, is set to advance to the national healthy school competition in June, where it will represent Jakarta after winning the competition at the municipal and provincial levels.

  • Illegal settlements torn down in W. Jakarta

    Some 500 personnel from the police, military, fire services, Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) and the West Jakarta Sanitation Agency dismantled on Tuesday hundreds of homes on the embankment of the West Flood Canal in Jati Pulo, West Jakarta.

  • Vendors protest against city over new management system

    Former street vendors at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta have protested against the city administration's vendor management program at Monas, which forced 1,701 of them to stop trading in the area.

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