Kaspersky Lab warns about financial cyberthreats in Asia Pacific

Jakarta [Indonesia], Oct. 17 : One of the key topics of Kaspersky Lab's Cyber Security Weekend for Asia Pacific Countries that took place earlier this month in Indonesia was financial cyber-security. The company's experts and guests discussed financial threats that are currently on the rise globally and starting to penetrate the APAC region.

Jeev in fray for Asian Tour award

Jeev-Milkha-SinghJakarta, April 10 : The Asian Team heroes of the EurAsia Cup, including Anirban Lahiri of India, will grace the Asian Tour Awards night here April 22 while compatriot Jeev Milkha Singh is in the running for the Asian Tour’s Player of the Decade award.

The Asian Tour Awards night will honour the achievers of the 2013 season and will also include a time of recognition for members of Team Asia who battled magnificently to share the inaugural EurAsia Cup trophy with Team Europe.

ANA and Garuda Indonesia announce comprehensive partnership pac

ana-airlinesJakarta (Indonesia), Dec 19 : ANA, Japan's leading airline group, and Garuda, the national carrier of Indonesia, today announced a comprehensive partnership under which the two airlines will code-share on flights between the two countries and will allow passengers to be able to collect and redeem miles on Frequent Flyer Program of both airlines.

The partnership, which will enhance passenger choice and frequency of services, was announced at a ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia attended by Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO of ANA, and Emirsyab Satar, President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia.

Venezuela's Alyz Henrich wins Miss Earth 2013 title

Alyz-HenrichManila, Dec 7 : Venezuela's Alyz Henrich was Saturday crowned Miss Earth 2013. The runners-up are Miss Austria, who was crowned Miss Air, Miss Thailand won the Miss Water title and Miss Fire went to Miss Korea.

Henrich defeated 88 contestants including Miss India Sobhita Dhulipala, who couldn't even make it to top 16 at the 13th edition of the pageant held at Versailles Palace in Alabang.

This is the second time the title has been given to a beauty from Venezuela. Alexandra Braun had won the pageant in 2005.

India's Sobhita Dhulipala out of Miss Earth 2013 pageant

Sobhita-DuhipalaManila, Dec 7 : India's Sobhita Dhulipala Saturday couldn't make it to the list of top 16 in the 13th edition of Miss Earth 2013, despite the 20-year-old managing to win two sub-contests earlier.

Through online voting, Sobhita had earlier won the Miss Photogenic and the Miss Eco Beauty Title contests. However, she couldn't make it to the shortlist at the pageant at Versailles Palace in Alabang.

WTO deal on MSP for farm produce is a win for India's farmers: Anand Sharma

Anand-SharmaBali ( Indonesia), Dec 7 : India has accepted a WTO draft proposal that will allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action.

That the WTO has issued a revised draft of the Bali package and addressed India's concerns on food security, is being seen as a major victory for New Delhi.

India secured its viewpoint on the issue of food security after four days of tough negotiations.

The 159-member WTO reached a historic agreement that will boost global trade by a trillion dollars.

PM may be asked to save WTO Bali Package

Manmohan-SinghNusa Dua (Indonesia), Dec 5 : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia could call Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to break the impasse at the ongoing World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations that have been stuck over India’s stance on food subsidy.

"It [the call] is being planned," said Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan.

The Jakarta Post newspaper quoted presidential spokesman Teuku Faizasyah also as saying that the president's call was aimed at easing India’s inflexibility over the issue.

WTO must address developing nations' concerns: Sharma

Anand-SharmaNusa Dua (Indonesia), Dec 3 : A balanced result from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting is possible only if the genuine concerns of the developing countries like India are addressed satisfactorily, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said here Tuesday.

During a series of meetings with his counterparts and ministers from other WTO member-countries, Sharma said ensuring a positive outcome from the ministerial meeting is the “collective responsibility” of all the members of the multilateral trade body.

Indonesia halts military cooperation with Australia

Susilo-Bambang-YudhoyonoJakarta, Nov 20 : Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Wednesday said Indonesia has temporarily halted its military and intelligence cooperation with Australia over the latter's wiretapping of Indonesian leaders.

Besides notifying people that Indonesia has submitted its official query to Australia about the wiretapping issue, President Yudhoyono ordered a stop to several forms of joint military drills with Australia in all forces that include the navy, the army and the air force, Xinhua reported.

Miss Philippines is Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines is Miss World 2013Bali, Sep 28 : Megan Young from Philippines was crowned Miss World 2013 here Saturday. The second place went to Miss France Marine Lorphelin and third to Miss Ghana Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter.

The 23-year-old defeated 126 contestants including Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, who could only make her way to top 20, to clinch the crown.

India's Navneet Kaur Dhillon out of Miss World contest

Navneet-Kaur-DhillonBali, Sep 28 : Navneet Kaur Dhillon lost the run for the Miss World 2013 crown here Saturday, continuing India's 13-year-long dry run at the coveted annual beauty pageant. However, she won a Multimedia Award.

The last time an Indian won the Miss World title was Priyanka Chopra in 2000.

Navneet, 20, managed to make her way to the top 20 out of 127 contestants from across the world. However, she couldn't make it to the top 10 shortlist at the 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant held at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center in Bali, Indonesia.

Indonesia, Pakistan sign free trade pact

Indonesia-Pakistan-FTAJakarta, Aug 30 : Indonesia and Pakistan have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) and expect to take their bilateral trade to $2 billion by next year.

"After the implementation of the free trade agreement with Pakistan, trade growth is to be significant this year and may reach between $100-200 million from crude palm oil, footwear, garments, papers and coal commodities. We are seeing potential trade growth between $1.5-2 billion next year," Xinhua quoted Indonesia's Deputy Trade Minister Bayu Krisnamurthi as saying.

The pact is expected to take effect from early September.

Saina out of Indonesia Open

Saina-NehwalJakarta, June 15 : India's Saina Nehwal failed to make her fifth consecutive final appearance at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton after she was beaten by her arch-rival Juliane Schenk of Germany in the women's singles semifinal here Saturday.

World No. 2 Saina went down 21-12, 13-21 and 14-21 in 51 minutes to the fourth seeded Juliane at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here. (IANS)

Saina enters Indonesia Open semis

saina-nehwalJakarta, June 14 : Defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles semifinals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier defeating Spaniard Carolina Marin at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium here Friday.

However, it was the end of the road for men's singles shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and R. M. V. Gurusaidutt, who lost their respective quarterfinal matches.

It was considerably an easy outing for Saina, who won the tournament in 2009, 2010 and 2012, triumphing in her first ever encounter against Carolina. The World No. 2, who had also reached the 2011 final, won 21-16, 21-19 in 39 minutes.

Saina, Gurusaidutt advance in Indonesia Open

Saina-NehwalJakarta, June 13 : Defending champion Saina Nehwal advanced to the women's singles quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier here Thursday.

The World No. 2 defeated unseeded Japanese Sayaka Takahashi 21-13, 21-19 in 39 minutes in their first ever career meet at the Istora Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. The second seed will face Spaniard Carolina Marin in their first ever encounter in a last eight clash.

Mazda Motor launches Mazda VX-1 MPV in Indonesia

Mazda Motor launches Mazda VX-1 MPV in IndonesiaMazda Motor Indonesia has announced the launch of a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) called, Mazda VX-1 in the Indonesian market.

The Mazda VX-1 MPV, which is a rebadged and restyled version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, will come in two variants, the R Grade & V Grade in the country. The model will be available in 6 stylish color choices including pearl white, metallic silky silver, metallic graphite gray pearl, black pearl metallic cool, dusky brown and radiant red metallic pearl.

Shireenjit Kaur is Miss India Indonesia

Miss-India-IndonesiaJakarta, March 29 : Shireenjit Kaur is Miss India Indonesia. She will now represent Indonesia in the Miss India Worldwide contest to be held in Malaysia April 27.

The Miss India Indonesia 2013 beauty pageant, which was organised here earlier this week, witnessed 28 young women vying for the coveted crown. Indian Ambassador to Indonesia Gurjit Singh was the chief guest of the event which aims to build a bridge between Indian and Indonesian communities. His wife Neeru Singh, a civil servant who has worked with the UN, was among the panel of judges.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia

Volcano-erupts1Jakarta, March 20 (IANS) A volcano erupted in Indonesia Wednesday.

Mount Lokon in eastern Indonesia erupted Wednesday, spewing ash up to 2,000 meters high, said a volcanologist.

The eruption took place at 7.57 a. m., said Kristianto, head of monitoring and search of volcano for eastern Indonesia.

Tourists and locals are not allowed to enter the territory of 2.5 km from the crater, he told Xinhua by phone.

Mount Lokon has shown increasing seismic activity since end of June 2011, according to Volcanology Agency.

MotoGP's Rossi upbeat to regain championship with Yamaha

Valentino-RossiJakarta, Jan 25 : MotoGP's nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi is ready to win more championships in the world's premier motorbike racing this year after he reunited with the Yamaha team.

Rossi left Yamaha team to join the Italian Ducati team but has never succeeded to regain championship in MotoGP since then, reports Xinhua.

"Perhaps it would be a bit difficult in early races, therefore I have to work hard step by step. My target is to win the race this season," the Italian motorbike racer Valentino Rossi told a press conference here, flanked by his Spanish teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

Indonesia's tyre makers to sponsor Manchester United

Manchester-United-MultistradaJakarta, Jan 8 : Indonesia's leading tyre manufacturer, PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Tbk, has signed a sponsorship deal with England's top football club Manchester United.

Manchester United is Indonesia's most supported football club with over than 54 million followers in Twitter. With these considerations, Multistrada aim to bring MU closer to its fans on a daily basis, reports Xinhua.

Manchester United commercial director, Richard Arnold said, the club is delighted to welcome Multistrada as its official tyre partner in Indonesia.

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