Category BALI NEWS

Thamrin bomb victim testifies in South Jakarta court

A victim of the 2016 Thamrin terror attack, Second Insp. Denny Mahieu, took the witness stand on Friday to testify against the deadly incident’s alleged mastermind, Aman Abdurrahman. Denny said he had been inspecting a traffic police post when the first of several explosions rocked the Central Jakarta area on Jan. 14, 2016. The attack […]

Police to look into alleged violation in Tanah Abang road closure

The Jakarta Police have said it will consider launching an investigation to determine whether Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s decision to close Jl. Jatibaru Raya in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, to accommodate street vendors violates the law. Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said his institution had yet to make a decision on the matter. […]

French group in bid to ban young children watching ‘Fifty Shades Freed’

A Catholic group which succeeded in having Lars von Trier’s ultra-violent film “Antichrist” banned from French cinemas, is now taking a case against the erotic romance “Fifty Shades Freed”. The traditionalist Promouvoir (Promote) lobby group wants the film version of the last of E. L. James’ trilogy on a sadomasochistic love affair banned for under […]

Disney in talks with ‘Paddington’ director to helm live-action ‘Pinocchio’

Disney is reportedly in talks with British director Paul King to helm the studio’s live-action version of “Pinocchio”, according to Variety. Disney hopes to start filming the movie this fall. Since Sam Mendes dropped out in November, Disney has been looking for a director to helm the live-action remake of its second animated classic, “Pinocchio”. […]

NEXTfleet creates effective, efficient system for e-commerce businesses

E-commerce in Indonesia is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years, with Bloomberg reporting that a fourth of Indonesians are set to come into contact with an online business by 2020. Unfortunately, there is no accompanying growth in logistics to support online businesses. Indonesia is ranked 63rd on the World Bank’s logistics performance […]

Modi talks tough on separatists after meeting Trudeau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke out against separatism Friday in an apparent warning to his Canadian counterpart, whose week-long visit to India has been marred by claims his administration is soft on Sikh extremists. Standing next to visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Modi said India would not tolerate those who sought to challenge its […]

Chinese and Indian tourists visiting Australia surge to record

Chinese and Indian tourist arrivals in Australia jumped to a record last year as growing middle-class wealth in the world’s most populous nations fuels the travel bug. Almost 1.4 million visitors from mainland China traveled to Australia last year, a 13 percent increase from a year earlier, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Tourists […]