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Jakarta

  • Tons of trash left behind after ‘People’s Party’

    The “People’s Party” festivities celebrating the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla resulted in tons of garbage being left around the National Monument (Monas) complex.

  • Police officer stabbed during Monday night’s ‘people party’

    A police officer was allegedly stabbed by a man using a wild boar fang during Monday night’s “People’s Party” festivities celebrating President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s inauguration at the National Monument (Monas) complex.

  • Airport’s gate still closed despite complaints

    State-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) II will continue its closure of the M1 access gate to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, despite complaints from the public.

  • City prepares local workers to compete after AEC

    Although the Jakarta administration and businesspeople are optimistic about the readiness of Jakarta to face the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) slated to begin at the end of 2015, the administration is preparing to help local workers compete with their counterparts in other countries.

  • Stone-throwing youngsters claim victim

    Police believe that the death of a 23-year-old man in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, may have been as a result of bored youngsters throwing stones.

  • Jakarta to grant working day off for Indian Hindus

    The Jakarta administration will grant a one-day holiday to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent on Wednesday so they can celebrate Deepavali, or the Hindu New Year.

  • Ahok not to live in official residence

    Unlike previous Jakarta governors, acting Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said at City Hall on Monday that he would not move to the official governor’s residence in Menteng, Central Jakarta.

  • City, council to bid farewell to Jokowi

    The Jakarta administration and the City Council plan to hold a farewell ceremony for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who will leave his official governor’s residence in Menteng for the Presidential Palace, both in Central Jakarta, on Wednesday.

  • Fire ravages red-light district

    Four nighttime entertainment spots and three houses in Kampung Baru Dadap in Kosambi, Tangerang regency, Banten, caught fire on Monday morning.

  • 40,000 attend Jokowi inauguration parade, say police

    As many as 40,000 people headed to Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Monday, to attend the inauguration parade of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, according to Jakarta Police security intelligence unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Antonius Dwi Hendro Ginting.

  • City garage sales attract thrifty shoppers

    One man’s trash, as they say, is another man’s treasure.

  • Jakarta Police defend on-site shooting policy

    The Jakarta Police defended on Friday their on-site shooting policy after their deputy chief, Brig. Gen. Sudjarno, made a controversial comment on Tuesday suggesting that police officers should shoot suspects while chasing them down to make an arrest.

  • Joyful residents welcome Klender Park

    Dozens of mothers and school children visited the newly completed Klender Overpass Active Park in East Jakarta on Monday afternoon, taking advantage of its facilities.

  • KAI tears down buildings for green space

    State-owned train operator PT KAI demolished on Sunday 101 illegal buildings under the railroad overpass between Gondangdia and Gambir stations in Central Jakarta.

  • Dry season threatens paddy plants in Cilincing

    Around 40 percent of 390 hectares of paddy fields in Rorotan, Cilincing, North Jakarta, are under threat of drought because of the lack of water during the dry season.

  • KCJ to expand to Cikarang, Karawang

    After Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi city, PT Kereta Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) will expand its electric train (KRL) service to Cikarang in Bekasi regency, West Java.

  • Girl raped in East Jakarta

    A 16-year-old girl was raped by six adolescents on Jl. Perumnas Raya in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, early on Saturday. Two of the six suspects, also 16 years old, have been arrested by the police.

  • Udar’s request for freedom denied

    A judge at the South Jakarta District Court on Friday rejected former Transportation Agency head Udar Pristono’s request to overturn his detention by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

  • 2 civil servants arrested for drug possession

    The police in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, arrested two civil servants, identified as HK and AG, for drug possession on Friday.

  • Transjakarta lane closed, traffic redirected for MRT project

    Mass rapid transit (MRT) project contractors are intensifying work on the Sisingamangaraja-Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle corridor, causing the closure of a Transjakarta lane on Jl. Sudirman.

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