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India's first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:53 PM

The project is seen as emblematic of warming relations between New Delhi and Tokyo who are seeking to combat China s growing regional influence

BULLET TRAIN. This handout photograph released by India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) on September 14, 2017 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looking at a railway station model at a ground breaking ceremony for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project in Ahmedabad. PIB/Handout/AFP

9 lokasi yang harus dikunjungi di India

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Inilah beberapa lokasi yang wajib dikunjungi selain Taj Mahal dan 'Pink City' yang terkenal

INDIA. Banyak sekali bangunan bersejarah dan jalanan yang padat di India, termasuk Amber Fort ini. Semua foto oleh Joshua Berida/Rappler

Modi, Abe to kick-start India's first bullet train project

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Japan will provide 85 of the total project cost of 19 billion in soft loans

Travel guide: 9 top places to see in India

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Here s what you can see in India aside from the Taj Mahal and the famous pink city

RELIVE THE PAST. Amber Fort's massive courtyards and buildings make you realize how affluent and influential the Maharajas were during their heyday.

BRICS leaders 'strongly deplore' North Korea nuclear blast

Sep 04, 2017 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED BRICS is already struggling to live down doubts about its own cohesion that have spiked since nuclear armed China and India engaged in a protracted standoff over a disputed Himalayan region

Delegates arrive prior to the opening ceremony of the BRICS Business Forum in Xiamen, Fujian province on September 3, 2017. Fred Dufour/Pool/AFP

Modi appoints India's first female defense minister

Sep 03, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Nirmala Sitharaman a junior minister who oversaw the commerce and trade portfolio joins 5 other women in India s cabinet

Mumbai building collapse death toll jumps to 33

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Officials say 22 men 8 women and 3 children died when the residential building gave way on Thursday morning August 31

MORE DEATHS. Indian firemen carry the body of a victim out of the debris of a collapsed building in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Mumbai building collapse kills 18 after heavy rains

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:50 PM

3rd UPDATE The 4 story residential building gave way around 08:40 am local time 0310 GMT in the densely populated area of Bhendi Bazaar after heavy rains in the city

COLLAPSE ZONE. Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of a building collapse in Mumbai on August 31, 2017. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

China says it hopes India will 'learn lessons' from standoff

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:04 PM

Foreign Minister Wang Yi: Of course we hope the Indian side will learn lessons from this incident and prevent similar things from happening again

BORDER SECURITY. This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) gesturing next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. Diptendu Dutta/AFP

Heavy rains kill 5 in India's financial hub

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

UPDATED Days of intense monsoon downpours have deluged India s financial hub of more than 20 million people

SUBMERGED. Indians wade through a flooded street during heavy rain showers in Mumbai on August 29, 2017. Punit Paranjpe/AFP

India says troops 'disengaging' after stand-off with China

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:20 PM

The foreign ministry says it has reached an understanding after talks with Beijing on the confrontation in an area near the Indian border that is claimed by both China and Bhutan

SECURE CROSSING. This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. File photo by Diptendu Dutta/AFP

Followers of convicted Indian guru end impasse with army

Aug 27, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Ram Rahim Singh dubbed as the guru in bling was found guilty of raping two followers

10 killed in rebel attack in Indian Kashmir

Aug 27, 2017 - 12:06 AM

Government forces have stepped up counterinsurgency operations since the start of the year and have killed at least 136 rebels

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Aug 24, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Authorities say a total of 1 009 bodies have been recovered in India Bangladesh and Nepal since August 10

Indian flood effected villagers collect drinking water and relief food at Alal village in Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal on August 23, 2017. More than 750 people have died in floods across South Asia, officials said August 21. The human toll is steadily rising across India, Nepal and Bangladesh following the latest in a series of deluges since August 10, as the annual monsoon hits the north and east of the region. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

India's top court says privacy is a fundamental right

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:50 PM

This landmark verdict could have a major impact on the government s biometric program which has recorded the fingerprints and iris scans of more than one billion Indians

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 18, 2017 shows an Indian visitor giving a thumb impression to withdraw money from his bank account with his Aadhaar or Unique Identification (UID) card during a Digi Dhan Mela, held to promote digital payment, in Hyderabad. India's Supreme Court ruled August 24 that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy, a landmark verdict that could have wide-reaching implications for the government's biometric programme which holds data on over one billion people.  / AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:50 AM

Over a million people are forced to flee their homes due to the massive flooding

Indian villagers attempt to cross flood waters with the help of rope and empty canisters next to a washed away portion of a bridge at Palsa village in Purnia district in Bihar state on August 18, 2017. At least 221 people have died and more than 1.5 million have been displaced by monsoon flooding across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, officials said August 15, as rescuers scoured submerged villages for the missing. / AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Judge rules it is torture to deny women a safe environment for relief

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

Aug 19, 2017 - 11:00 PM

UPDATED Photographs from the scene in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh show people climbing onto upended carriages to try to pull passengers out

'Rot is deep' at Indian hospital where 85 children died

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Doctors and medical experts point to woeful underfunding in public health in eastern Uttar Pradesh one of India s poorest regions where just a handful of specialists are available to treat millions

BABA RAGHAV DAS HOSPITAL. This file photo taken on August 14, 2017 shows Indian relatives of patients waiting outside the encephalitis ward at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

At least 221 dead in India, Bangladesh, Nepal floods

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:58 PM

More than 1 5 million are displaced by monsoon flooding across the 3 countries

FLOODING. Indian army soldiers evacuate villagers in the flood affected Jakhalabandha area in Koliabor, some 186km from Guwahati, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Assam on August 13, 2017. Photo by Biju Boro/AFP

4 arrested in India for leaking 'Game of Thrones' episode

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:36 AM

The 4 arrested are employees of the local distribution company who possessed official credentials giving them access to the episodes local media report

LOOT TRAIN ATTACK. Daenerys Targaryen attacks her enemies on her dragon in the epic battle scene at the end of the latest 'Game of Thrones' episode. Photo by Helen Sloan/ HBO

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country s largest air display

NATIONAL PRIDE. Pakistani vendors show a large national flag to customers at a roadside stall ahead of the country's independence day celebrations in Lahore on August 6, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

74 dead, dozens missing in monsoon disasters across Nepal, India

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The death toll could rise further as rescue operations continue in the two countries which are reeling from massive floods and landslides

Indian army soldiers and rescue personnel look for survivors at the side of a landslide along a highway roughly 200 kilometres (124 miles) from Himachal Pradesh state capital Shimla on August 13, 2017. At least six people have been killed and dozens more are missing after a massive landslide swept two buses off a hillside into a deep gorge in mountainous northern India, an official said on August 12. / AFP PHOTO / -

Limbah pabrik ubah warna anjing menjadi biru?

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:09 PM

Anjing yang berubah warna sering terlihat mencari makan di sekitar pembuangan limbah

Diduga karena limbah, sejumlah ekor anjing di India berubah warna menjadi biru. Foto diambil dari Hindustan Times/IDN Times

Outrage mounts over dozens of infant deaths at India hospital

Aug 13, 2017 - 6:06 PM

At least 64 deaths were recorded over the last 6 days allegedly due to a lack of oxygen in the children s wards

Durant 'sorry' for India comments

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Kevin Durant says in an interview Just a bunch of underprivileged people there and they want to learn how to play basketball

64 deaths at India hospital without oxygen

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:16 PM

Authorities launch an inquiry into the causes of the oxygen disruption but deny reports it had caused the deaths at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh state

OXYGEN TROUBLES. Indian workers examine oxygen cylinders at the Baba Raghav Das Hospital in Gorakhpur, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on August 12, 2017. Photo by AFP

The week in photos: August 5-11, 2017

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:17 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SAVING THE ELEPHANTS. An Indian volunteer for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal poses for a photograph wearing a costume depicting an elephant during a protest in New Delhi on August 9, 2017. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Indian right-wing leader elected vice-president

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:39 AM

Venkaiah Naidu secures 516 parliamentary votes to win against rival Gopalkrishna Gandhi

THE NEW VICE-PRESIDENT. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L) talks with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Venkaiah Naidu (L) and senior leader L. K. Advani (2R) as they arrive to file their nomination papers for the forthcoming vice-presidential election at Parliament in New Delhi on July 18, 2017. File photo by Prakash Singh/ AFP

4 Spanish nationals killed in India road crash

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:09 PM

A minibus carrying 10 Spanish nationals collided with a container truck in Andhra Pradesh state killing 4 of the Spanish visitors including two women and the local driver of the bus

Clashes after 3 rebels killed in Indian Kashmir

Aug 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Tensions are already high in the region following the death of a popular militant commander this week

CLASHES. Protesters and government forces clash in Kashmir. Graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

China ups ante in high-altitude standoff with India

Aug 05, 2017 - 12:27 PM

No country should underestimate the Chinese forces resolve and willpower to defend national sovereignty says Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang

Filipino students bag 52 medals, awards in India math contest

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Here s the complete list of individual team and group contest winners from the Philippines

The country's elementary (left) and high school teams display the Philippine flag and their awards at the India International Mathematics Competition awarding ceremony. Photo by MTG

Lightning kills 21 as India reels from floods

Jul 31, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Eighteen people are killed in Odisha state authorities there say Another 3 die in Jharkhand state further north

Sri Lanka completes controversial $1 billion port deal with China

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Negotiations over the deal have been held up for months amid opposition from trade unions and political parties

AGREEMENT. Managing Director of China Merchants Port Holdings Dr, Bai Jingtao (R) and Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake (2L) exchange documents during the Hambantota International Port Concession Agreement at a signing ceremony in Colombo on July 29, 2017. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

NBA superstar Durant says Indian basketball needs a Yao to beat cricket

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:57 AM

Kevin Durant holds a training session that could potentially be in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest basket lesson ever held

China and India locked in high-stakes, high-altitude border row

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:33 PM

A border standoff between Chinese and Indian troops on a remote Himalayan platea heightens long standing tensions while ensnaring a tiny kingdom Bhutan in between

SECURE CROSSING. This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. Diptendu Dutta/AFP

25 found dead as toll from Indian floods nears 120

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:11 PM

The official death toll from the floods in India s westernmost state stands at 119 with more than 36 000 people evacuated to safe areas as helicopters and boats try to reach those still stranded

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:43 PM

All female police units are shaking up the male dominated force in conservative northwest India

ON PATROL. In this photo taken on June 14, 2017, Saroj Chodhuary, an Indian police constable and a member of a newly launched female police patrol unit, listens to her radio at the old market in Jaipur. Chandan Khanna/AFP

China to 'step up' troop deployment in India border row

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau which is disputed by China and Bhutan

BORDER GUARDS. This file photo taken on July 10, 2008 shows a Chinese soldier (L) next to an Indian soldier at the Nathu La border crossing between India and China in India's northeastern Sikkim state. Diptendu Dutta/File/AFP

Gilas Pilipinas blows out winless India by 31 points

Jul 22, 2017 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine national team knocks down 17 3 pointers with every player fielded in scoring at least two points

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs India – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas faces a must win game against India at 1 pm on Saturday July 22 in Taipei

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Strong export demand to lift Asian economies – ADB

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Surging global demand for Asian exports and low oil prices will help China and the region s developing economies grow faster than expected this year and next

LOADING CARGO. In this file photo, a worker (C) monitors as containers are lifted onto a trailer at Keppel port terminal in Singapore on January 18, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

India votes for next president from lowest Dalit caste

Jul 17, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Indian lawmakers vote to pick the country s president who is certain to come from the lowest Dalit caste

This file photo taken on June 23, 2017 shows Ram Nath Kovind (L) as he leaves an National Democratic Alliance meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and top Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani (C) in New Delhi. Stringer/AFP

Modi begins first ever Israel visit by an Indian PM

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:55 AM

Israel constantly searching for allies at the United Nations and for new business partners has portrayed the visit as a major diplomatic victory

HISTORIC VISIT. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands following a statement on July 4, 2017, at the Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem. Debbie Hill/Pool/AFP

Indian woman attacked with acid for 5th time – police

Jul 03, 2017 - 12:45 AM

The woman was first attacked in 2008 over a property dispute then in 2012 2013 March 2017 and July 2017

Tiny Bhutan protests to China over border road

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:12 PM

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan protests to its mighty neighbor China over road building in disputed territory that set off new frictions between Beijing and the Indian government

The flag of the Kingdom of Bhutan (second from right) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 14, 2016. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Bromance as Trump and Modi hail friendship at first talks

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The two leaders pledge their quest for economic growth will strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world s two largest democracies

EMBRACE. US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace in the Rose Garden during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC, June 26, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050, UN says

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:33 AM

India s numbers will surpass China s in just 7 years and Nigeria will overtake the United States by 2050 to become the third most populous country in the world the UN says

MORNING RUSH. In a picture taken on June 19, 2014, commuters cross a pedestrian bridge during rush hour in Beijing. Greg Baker/AFP