The Jakarta February 05, 2008
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Govt told to impose ceiling on haj prices
(2/4/2008 10:39:03 PM)
Police to name new suspects in Munir case
(2/4/2008 10:03:18 PM)
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Business News:
IDX:  IDX Indicator Feb. 4, 2008 (Closing): Index = 2,701.629, Previous = 2,701.097, Volume = 4.058 billion, Value = Rp 8.137 trillion, Conversion Rate Feb. 4, 2008: US$1 - Rp 9.230, S$1 - Rp 6.523, GB£1 - Rp 18.158, JP¥100 - Rp 8.635, A$1 - Rp 8.342, EUR1 - Rp 13.655
Govt prepares early warning system for staple foodstuffs
(2/4/2008 11:16:25 PM)
Govt introduces new CPO export tax benchmarks
(2/4/2008 10:58:24 PM)
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Sport News: 
Results:  Spanish Soccer Standings after Sunday's (Feb. 3) matches: 1. Real Madrid, 53. 2. Barcelona, 47, 3. Villareal, 39. English Premier League Standings after Sunday's (Feb. 3) matches : 1. Manchester United, 60 2. Arsenal, 58, 3. Chelsea, 54. Standings in the Serie A after Sunday's (Feb. 3) matches: 1. Inter Milan, 53. 2. Roma, 43. 3. Juventus, 41.
Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Maurice Greene announces retirement
(2/4/2008 2:53:55 PM)
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  Print Edition Headlines February 05, 2008
BUSINESS AS USUAL: Vehicles head for Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as a worker pumps the remaining flood water from Jl. Sedyatmo, West Jakarta, on Monday. The toll road was reopened at 5:30 a.m. after flooding in a three-kilometer section cut off the road linking Jakarta and the airport for three days. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
Widjanarko gets 10 years in prison for corruption
The South Jakarta District Court sentenced former State Logistics Agency (Bulog) head Widjanarko Puspoyo to 10 years in prison Monday for corruption that cost the state Rp 79 billion (US$8.59 million).
Access to airport back to normal
Traffic on the toll road between Jakarta and Soekarno-Hatta International Airport returned to normal early Monday morning, according to toll operator PT Jasa Marga.
Phone Interconnection costs cut
The government announced on Monday the long-awaited revision to the formula on interconnection tariffs for fixed and mobile phone operators, which it expects will lower retail prices significantly.
Firms prefer fresh grads as unemployment looms
While the country's unemployment rate remains high, there is a tendency among local companies to recruit fresh graduates over the longer-term unemployed who mainly prefer to open their own small businesses, the Central Statistic Agency (BPS) says.
KPK accuses BI secretary of tampering with evidence
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has accused the secretary to the governor of Bank Indonesia of attempting to tamper with evidence in a graft cases involving senior bank officials.
Lawmakers doubt Charter's benefits
Lawmakers from all factions at the House of Representatives have expressed doubts that the newly signed ASEAN Charter will benefit Indonesia.
Sharing Chinese and local cultures at Semarang market
People from all walks of life have flocked in their thousands to Semawis Imlek (Chinese New Year) market on Jl. Pinggir in Semarang, Central Java.
Harmonious musical comes to town
Vivekanand, a mono act musical play by talented Indian singer, composer, lyricist and actor Shekhar Sen, will be staged Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Graha Bhakti Budaya, Taman Ismail Marzuki, to honor influential Vedanta philosopher Swami Vivekananda (1862-1902).
The Obama phenomenon and the U.S. revival
I have always believed in and have written about the enormous capacity the U.S. has to revive itself, again and again.
China lifts RI seafood ban
China has lifted a six-month-old embargo on Indonesia's seafood products after officials from both countries held a series of negotiations.
Lunar New Year
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