Day: March 3, 2023

14 Killed, Several Injured As Indonesia’s Fuel Storage Station Caught Fire

AKARTA, A fire broke out in Indonesia’s fuel storage station in North Jakarta last night, leaving 14 people dead and several others wounded, police and rescuers said. Head of Police Office for North Jakarta, Senior Commissioner Gidion Arif Setiawan, said that, a search for other victims is being carried out

Two Shot Dead In Indonesia’s Central Papua

JAKARTA, One soldier and one civilian were killed, in Indonesia’s eastern province of Central Papua, after being shot by armed separatists yesterday. Military spokesperson in the province, Herman Taryaman, told local media that, the soldier died of a gunshot wound sustained during the rebel attack, which occurred when a number

Death Toll Of Indonesia’s Fuel Depot Blast Rose To 17

JAKARTA, The death toll of a fuel storage explosion last night, in the northern part of Jakarta, rose to 17, an official said early today. The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) acting chief, Muhammad Ridwan, told media, the number of people injured reached 51, and currently are treated in a

Pertamina evacuates staff, locals following fire in Plumpang

Jakarta (ANTARA) – PT Pertamina (Persero) evacuated employees and some local residents living near a fuel terminal in Plumpang, North Jakarta, following a fire outbreak at the facility on Friday evening.”The evacuation and mitigation efforts are being held to the employees and local people around the area by coordinating with

Ministry highlights gender inequality in social forestry

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry has drawn attention to the issue of gender inequality in social forestry, particularly in public forest management.”The progress in social forestry in (the period from) 2015 to 2019 showed that there is gender inequality in public forest management,” assistant deputy

Elections must be held on schedule: MPR Speaker

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), Bambang Soesatyo, has said that the 2024 elections should run on schedule, with the balloting scheduled for February 14.He opined that the Central Jakarta Court’s ruling asking the General Elections Commission (KPU) to halt electoral preparations is in contravention of