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Cileunyi-Tasikmalaya toll road project to cost Rp 4 trillion Construction of the 70-kilometer Cileunyi-Tasikmalaya toll road in southern West Java will cost around Rp4 trillion, an official said. The toll road which will link the regencies of Bandung , Garut and Tasikmalaya will reduce traffic congestion in the southern part of West Java, head of the West Java regional development Deny Juanda said here on Wednesday.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 07 August 2014 10:47 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

3,500 police officers to be deployed at flood-hit areas The Police Headquarters will deploy 3,500 police officers at several areas in Indonesian that have been hit by floods, landslides, and volcano eruption. "The 3,500 policemen are from the Police Headquarters and Mobile Brigade," Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, the head of the Police Headquarters Security and Maintenance Departement, stated here on Wednesday.

Posted in Flooding @ 22 January 2014 17:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Marines arrested for helping illegal immigrants Three personnel of Indonesian Marine Corps (TNI AL) were arrested last Sunday (Nov 17) for allegedly assisting 106 illegal immigrants from Myanmar to pass Indonesian territory and head for Australia.

Posted in Crime @ 19 November 2013 08:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Police still hunting down suspects of Tasikmalaya bomb The police is still hunting down suspects who allegedly had put a locally made bomb at Tasikmalaya district`s Police Precinct Office last Saturday (July 19) at 1.30 a.m, official said.

Posted in Terrorism @ 20 July 2013 15:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Three illegal mine workers in Maluku buried after landslide Three illegal gold mine workers are believed to have died after being buried in the pit following a landslide at the illegal mine at Gunung Botak in the sub-district of Wamsait, Buru island, Maluku Province.

Posted in Accidents @ 31 May 2013 23:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Floods affect over 180 houses in Mukomuko At least 180 houses were flooded in the Pondok Batu village of the Mukomuko District on Monday, following incessant heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday. A total of 210 families were affected by the floods, said Syahrinal, Pondok Batu's Village Chief, on Monday.

Posted in Flooding @ 03 December 2012 18:21 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Police guard Adhmadiyah mosque in Tasikmalaya after vandalism Police officers are guarding the Baitual Rahim mosque, belonging to the Ahmadiyah sect, in Babakan Sindang, Tasikmalaya, West Java, following an attack on Friday morning.

Posted in Violence @ 20 April 2012 16:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Three people killed in bus-mini van collision in Madiun Three people died and three others sustained injuries when Sugeng Rahayu bus rammed into Toyota Avansa minivan in Madiun-Surabaya main road in Saradan sub-district, Madiun district, East Java on Sunday, police said.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 March 2012 02:03 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Seven people killed in car-train collision in Tasikmalaya Seven people died after the Pasundan train rammed into a mini van at Cibeureum sub-district in West Java provincial city of Tasikmalaya on Sunday at 09.35 am local time.

Posted in Accidents @ 19 March 2012 01:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

149 illegal immigrants detained in Bogor The Immigration authority of Bogor district, West Java province, has detained a total of 149 illegal immigrants in a raid at the provincial Puncak tourist resort, an immigration official said.

Posted in Crime @ 15 February 2012 08:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Over 90 illegal immigrants detained in Tasikmalaya A total 91 illegal immigrants whose boat had sunk off Tasikmalaya`s Cipatujah beach and were saved by local fishermen have been accommodated at the Asri hotel here after being held at the local police precinct.

Posted in Crime @ 07 February 2012 03:43 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

Strong earthquake strikes off Java, no damage reported A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on early Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Posted in Earthquake @ 26 April 2011 12:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

7.1-magnitude quake strikes south of Java, tsunami warning issued A powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java on early Monday morning, seismologists said, prompting a tsunami warning for some local regions.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 April 2011 22:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions

FPI continues war against Christians On the morning of 12th December about 250 men from militant groups Front Pembela Islam (FPI), Forum Umat Islam (FUI), and Gerakan Reformasi Islam (Garis) raided seven houses believed to be being used as informal or illegal churches in the Rancaekek area of Bandung, West Java.

Posted in Religion @ 13 December 2010 02:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Moderate 5.4 magnitude quake shakes West Java A moderate but shallow earthquake has shaken parts of West Java earlier this morning. The 5.4 magnitude earthquake had place at around 07:25 local time in the morning at a depth of just 14 kilometers. The quake caused panic among residents, some fleeing from their homes in fear of a much larger earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 10 January 2010 04:24 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Women start polygamy movement After over 300 people became member of the movement in several countries, the polygamy-movement from Malaysia has now spread it's wings over Indonesia as well. Earlier this week, a meeting was held in Bandung which was the start of the movement in Indonesia. There were some 150 people from various parts in Indonesia present.

Posted in Religion @ 21 October 2009 05:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions

25 kilometers of traffic jam near Bandung A number of roads used to transport millions of people for the upcoming Idul Fitri holidays has come to a halt over a distance of 25 kilometers. Based on information gathered from around the main roads, there is one big traffic jam from Rancaekek in the regency of Bandung until the border with neighboring regencies Garut and Tasikmalaya.

Posted in Ramadan @ 18 September 2009 11:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Mud leak appear in Sukahening village Just a few days after the heavy earthquake of September 2, 2009, the village of Sukahening in the district of Tasikmalaya has become the scene of a new natural event, a mud leak. Based on observations by television station Metro TV, the mud is pushed out of the earth in a hole with a diameter of up to two meters. The village of Sukahening is some 25 kilometers away from the city of Tasikmalaya.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 September 2009 03:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Large cracks in crater-edge Mount Galunggung The edge of the crater of the Mount Galunggung volcano in the district of Tasikmalaya in West Java province has cracked over a length of 300 meters. The crack is just about a centimeter wide however, but it is assumed that the large earthquake of September 2, 2009 is the cause. The activity of the volcano however is not increasing. The crack is only dangerous because it can cause a landslide.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 September 2009 03:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Aid trickles in as Yudhoyono visits quake-hit area As the death toll of last Wednesdays large earthquake has reached 57 and disaster tourists are flocking to he heavily damaged areas like Tasikmalaya, the government has also started bringing aid to those in need in the worst-affected areas. Priyadi Kardono, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), has said that among the dead were 21 people from Cianjur. They were buried in a landslide triggered by the earthquake.

Posted in Earthquake @ 04 September 2009 03:54 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

1,500 houses flattened in Tasikmalaya Yesterdays heavy earthquake in western Java, has caused thousands of houses in the district of Tasikmalaya to be heavily damaged and partly flattened. Based on the latest information, some 1,500 houses and other buildings were completely flattened during the quake. Some 900 other houses are almost flattened. Residents are spending their time in tents and government buildings.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 September 2009 04:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Officials fear rising death toll after Java quake At least 33 people died in a powerful earthquake, which struck off Indonesia’s populous island of Java on 2 September, officials said. “At least 33 people are confirmed dead. The death toll could be much higher. The area is quite remote and communication is limited,” Health Ministry crisis center chief Rustam Pakaya told IRIN from Jakarta, the capital.

Posted in Earthquake @ 03 September 2009 03:19 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Damage in western Java after 7.3 earthquake Damage reports from west Java start to come in to several tv-stations reporting the earthquake that struck the area less than one hour ago. People in the area of Tasikmalaya report cracks in walls. Some houses have also collapsed during the two-minute long 7.3 Richter Scale earthquake that took place at 14:55 local time (GMT -7). Several buildings in the capital Jakarta, some 240 kilometers away from the epicenter, had cracked walls.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 10:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

5.1 aftershock follows, no tsunami reported The earthquake with a strength of 7.4 on the Richter Scale that shook large parts of western Indonesia at 14:55 local time (GMT +7) was followed by an aftershock of 5.1 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter of this quake was close to the main earthquake. A tsunami-alarm was broadcasted on Indonesian tv-channels within five minutes of the earthquake. There has not been any report of a tsunami until now.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

7.4 earthquake felt over western Indonesia An earthquake with a strength of 7.4 on the Richter Scale shook large parts of western Indonesia at 14:55 local time (GMT +7). The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 102 kilometers southwest of the third largest city of Indonesia, Bandung.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 10:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 2 reactions

BREAKING: 7.3 quake southeast of Tasikmalaya An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter Scale struck 143 kilometers southwest of Tasikmalaya at 14:55 local time. The quake was felt as far as Yogyakarta and Jakarta. A tsunami alarm as been issued.

Posted in Earthquake @ 02 September 2009 10:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Indonesians flock to see partial solar eclipse Indonesians in several provinces on Monday viewed a partial solar eclipse, but thick clouds blocked the sighting for many others. The annular eclipse, in which the moon is on the far side of its orbit and can't completely cover the Sun, while not as dramatic as a total eclipse, attracted wide attention throughout the archipelago nation.

Posted in General @ 26 January 2009 03:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Two moderate earthquakes hit western Indonesia Two earthquakes measuring 5.5 and 5.6 respectively on the Richter scale rocked Sumatra and Java Islands in western Indonesia on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualty, Indonesian meteorology and disaster management agencies said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 27 April 2008 03:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

The day before the fall of Suharto Controversy has surrounded the book written by former President Habibie, which reveals a number of new historical facts about the events of May 1998. The military is mentioned as having a hand in speeding up the downfall of the Suharto regime. Two major-generals and a number of colonels are suspected of having "allowed" university students to occupy the parliament building in Senayan. Tempo sorts out the important moments during the 24 hours preceding Suharto's downfall. Here is the report.

Posted in History @ 03 November 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Death toll from Java tsunami at 327 Tearful parents searched for missing children Tuesday, and soldiers dug through the debris of homes flattened by the second tsunami to hit Indonesia in as many years. Well over 300 people were killed and more than 160 others were missing. The waves tossed fishing boats 100 yards inland and turned the resort's main street into a tangled junkyard of busted buildings, cars and furniture. Bodies were piled in temporary morgues.

Posted in Earthquake @ 18 July 2006 12:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Bird flu kills 37th victim in Indonesia The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed an Indonesian teenager who died last week was infected with bird flu, a Health Ministry official said, taking the country's total of deaths from the virus to 37. Nyoman Kandun, a director general at the ministry, said the 15-year-old boy from Tasikmalaya in West Java had had contact with poultry.

Posted in Bird Flu @ 05 June 2006 10:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

'Sharia-based bylaws violate Constitution' Tangerang is firmly in the spotlight after the issuance of a controversial bylaw to eradicate prostitution in the municipality. It also issued another bylaw that bans liquor. Syafi'i Anwar, executive director of the International Centre for Islam and Pluralism (ICIP), shared his views with Ridwan Max Sijabat >on what is happening in the region.

Posted in Religion @ 04 May 2006 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Earthquake jolts western part of Java island An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the western part Indonesia's densely populated Java island early Thursday but there were no reports of casualties or damage, officials said. The quake jolted Ciamis district at 1:14am local time and was strongly felt in neighboring Tasikmalaya in West Java province, said Suharjono of the national seismology centre. The epicentre was in the Indian Ocean, he said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 December 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Locals, riders enjoy Tour d'Indonesia Edwin Raats was brought in only four days before the race, and was expected to be a reinforcement for the Benteng Muda Tangerang team during the ongoing Dji Sam Soe Tour d'Indonesia cycling race. However, the 33-year-old Dutchman has had a hard time making his mark on the race and finds himself languishing in 70th place overall in 1,503-kilometer, nine-stage tour completed, with five stages to go.

Posted in Sports @ 04 October 2004 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Genie circumcised baby in Tasikmalaya A mother has claimed that a genie circumcised her 10-month-old son while she was cooking breakfast, the Indonesian state news agency Antara reported Thursday.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 20 February 2003 00:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions

Strong quake shakes Jakarta and West Java A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale shook the western part of Java island, including the Indonesian capital on Wednesday, causing panic among residents.

Posted in Earthquake @ 25 October 2000 00:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
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