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Jakarta

  • Disgruntled worker takes revenges with thinner

    Textile factory worker Ayu Lestari may have reached boiling point at work over bad relations with a colleague, as she stands accused of lacing colleague Noviana Wulandari’s beverage with textile thinner.

  • National history comes alive in a walking tour through Cikini

    Twenty-four-year-old Desy Setyo raptly listened to guide Candha Adwitiyo as the latter briefed her group on the historic buildings they were set to visit over the course of a two-hour walking tour in Cikini, Central Jakarta.

  • Islet property sold despite lack of permits

    Despite a lack of relevant certification from the National Land Agency (BPN), several developers of the 17 planned man-made islets off the north coast of Jakarta have begun developing, marketing and selling properties to customers.

  • Greater Jakarta: Tax exemption for houses of less than Rp 1b

    JAKARTA: Owners of houses in Jakarta with taxable property values (NJOP) of less than Rp 1 billion (US$73,553) will no longer need to pay land and building taxes (PBB), an official has said.

  • Greater Jakarta: City to build subsidence monitoring posts

    JAKARTA: The Jakarta administration is planning to build two more subsidence-monitoring stations in order to accurately evaluate the level of land subsidence in various locations in the capital city.

  • Greater Jakarta: Fitri Aulia, ‘Spider Kid’, killed by train

    SOUTH TANGERANG: Fitri Aulia, 14, who became known as ‘Spider Kid’ as a result of her odd hobby of climbing high towers, has died after being hit by a train near Pondok Ranji station, South Jakarta.

  • In with the new

    A volunteer freshens up Chinese script at Thian Siang Tee temple in Palmerah, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. The temple is preparing for the Chinese New Year, which will fall on Monday.

  • 3,300 police personnel deployed to manage long-weekend traffic

    Jakarta Police will deploy 3,300 officers in anticipation of Chinese New Year holiday traffic congestion from Saturday to Monday, Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Tito Karnavian said on Friday.

  • Greater Jakarta: Thousand Islands to build 6 parks this year

    Thousand Islands regency is planning to build six new child-friendly integrated public spaces (RPTRA) on various islands.

  • Greater Jakarta: Airport officials thwart reptile smuggling

    Agriculture quarantine at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, has thwarted an attempt to smuggle dozens of reptiles into Hong Kong.

  • Greater Jakarta: Suspected bomb turns out to be cakes

    A box found under a bench on the footpath in front of the Pullman Hotel on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta has turned out to be just a box of cakes.

  • Missing lakes turned into restaurant, houses and park

    Depok city administration recently found out that five natural lakes, or situ, had been transformed into a restaurant, a park and three houses.

  • Masinton aide cries after questioning

    Dita Aditia, who reported her boss, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Masinton Pasaribu, to the police for allegedly punching her in the eye, cried on Thursday after undergoing police questioning about the case.

  • Residents urged to halt the spread of dengue

    As hospitals in Jakarta and the surrounding cities fill up with dengue fever patients amid intensifying rain, residents of Greater Jakarta have been urged to clean up their environment to eliminate mosquito breeding places.

  • Greater Jakarta: Police may question Mirna’s father again

    The police are planning to question Darmawan Salihin for a fifth time following his recent claims of new information on the possible involvement of Jessica Kumala Wongso in the death of his daughter, Wayan Mirna Salihin.

  • Greater Jakarta: BPPBJ blacklists 114 contractors

    Jakarta’s procurement agency has blacklisted 114 contractors, who are no longer allowed to cooperate with the city administration.

  • Greater Jakarta: Civil servant reported for sexual harassment

    A civil servant identified as Jalalludin Hasibuan, 55, was reported to the police for allegedly sexually harassing a 15-year-old girl on a commuter train traveling from Jakarta Kota Station to Bogor in West Java on Tuesday night.

  • Greater Jakarta: One escapee arrested, three still at large

    The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has arrested Rio Reynaldo, one of four prisoners who escaped from a prison van in November 2015 near an Islamic boarding school in Pandeglang, Banten.

  • Court hears second petition against north coast reclamation

    The Jakarta State Administrative Court will hear a petition filed against the Jakarta administration’s permits for the construction of artificial islets F, I and K off the city’s north coast with the first session scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

  • Misuse, vandalism reported in public parks

    After reports of residents vandalizing or stealing property from integrated public parks, the Jakarta administration has ordered its subdistrict heads to repair their broken facilities and increase the parks’ security.