Indians - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Indians

ARTICLE FINDER

Sand mafias silence ​journalists in India

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Independent journalist Jagendra Singh says in a video recorded in a local hospital he was brought to: 'The motherfuckers poured petrol on me. They jumped over the wall and got in. If they wanted to, they could have arrested me instead.'

SAND MINING. Beaches in Tamil Nadu. Photo courtesy of Forbidden Stories

Rare wolf killed in Bangladesh after first appearance in decades

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Authorities say locals captured and killed the wolf after it attacked their livestock

RECUPERATING. After being gunned down by unidentified men, Italian priest Piero Parolari was flown to a military hospital in Dhaka.

India unveils spacecraft for moon-landing mission

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:06 PM

The mission is India's second to the moon, and if successful, it would put the nation in the league of the US, the former Soviet Union, and China

SECOND MISSION. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scientists work on the orbiter vehicle of 'Chandrayaan-2', India's first moon lander and rover mission planned and developed by the ISRO, in Bangalore on June 12, 2019. Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP

Bodies spotted in search for missing climbers in India

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The search operation involving the helicopters and dozens of mountain rescuers has been hampered by poor weather and the remoteness of the area

RESCUED. In this handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on June 3, 2019, rescued mountaineers (L-R) Zachary Quai, Ian Wade, Kate Armstrone and Mark Thomas speak with an ITBP personnel upon arriving to the ITBP camp in Pithoragarh after being rescued following an avalanche while climbing the Nanda Devi in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand in India. AFP PHOTO / Indo-Tibetan Border Police

India and France hold biggest naval exercises – with one eye on China

May 11, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Without naming the Asian giant, India and France worry about China's growing economic clout and its territorial claims that have caused tensions in the South China Sea

EXERCISE. Technicians prepare to take out a French Rafale fighter jet from a hangar of the aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle" during a joint Indo-French naval exercise Varuna, in the Arabian sea, off Goa coast on May 9, 2019. Photo by Punit Paranjpe / AFP

Jumbo commotion as wild bull elephant lumbers into Indian city

May 04, 2019 - 9:19 PM

Incidents of wild animals including elephants and leopards entering towns and cities are on the rise in India as urban expansion encroaches into the countryside

ndian forest officials and police personnel try to chase away a wild male elephant at Hengrabari area in Guwahati on April 30, 2019. A wild bull elephant caused a major stir in an Indian city, wandering along the busy streets and crowds of photo-snapping onlookers before being tranquilised, officials said.  Biju BORO / AFP AFP

India braces for cyclone, puts navy on alert

May 01, 2019 - 11:48 PM

Authorities have ordered the evacuation of thousands of people from coastal districts likely to bear the brunt of the storm

FANI. Track map of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. Image from Wikimedia Commons

Indian Maoists kill 16 in fresh election violence

May 01, 2019 - 6:36 PM

(UPDATED) The attack, the deadliest carried out by the Maoists since 2017, happened in the densely forested Gadchiroli region of Maharashtra, deep in the Indian interior

GUARD. Indian paramilitary trooper guards at a polling station during the fourth phase of India's general elections on April 29, 2019. Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

No trophy, no regrets: Federer departs Indian Wells for Miami

Mar 19, 2019 - 11:33 AM

'I'm going to Miami. The body is perfectly fine. That also always keeps me upbeat,' says Federer after falling to Dominic Thiem in the final

MOVING ON. Roger Federer fails to clinch his record 6th Indian Wells title. File photo by David Gray/AFP

Federer denied by Thiem of sixth Indian Wells title

Mar 18, 2019 - 2:41 PM

The Swiss great misses a chance of breaking his tie with Novak Djokovic for most Indian Wells championships

STREAK OVER. Roger Federer sees his streak of 20 straight finals triumphs when winning the opening set. Photo from Hopman Cup Twitter


WATCH: Nadal explains pullout before Federer clash

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:11 AM

Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem march into the Indian Wells final as Rafael Nadal hobbles out

LOOKING AHEAD. Sidelined by a recurring knee injury, Rafael Nadal says he plans to recover and prepare for the claycourt season. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Osaka on track in Indian Wells title defense

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:05 PM

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka advances to the 4th round of her Indian Wells 2019 campaign

RISING STAR. Naomi Osaka continues her bid for back-to-back titles in the 2019 Indian Wells tournament. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Illness ends Serena's Indian Wells bid

Mar 11, 2019 - 12:38 PM

The American star retires from her match against Garbine Muguruza after feeling 'extreme dizziness and extreme fatigue'

MOVING ON. Serena William now turns her focus on the Miami Open. File photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFP


2 dead, 6 missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:29 PM

'A fight broke out when the chief officer hacked two of his crew to death in a disciplinary action dispute,' the Taiwan fisheries department says in a statement

Indian victims of plane crash found in Bataan

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Fliteline Aviation School pilot Captain Navern Nagaraja and his student Kuldeep Singh were onboard a Cessna plane for training when they went missing on February 4

First body pulled from India mine after 6 weeks – official

Jan 24, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Rescuers had struggled to retrieve the badly decomposed corpse, despite being equipped with modern technology

RESCUE. In this photo taken on December 30, 2018, Indian Navy divers go down in the mine with a pulley during rescue operations after 15 miners were trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district of India. AFP file photo

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Priyanka Gandhi is appointed Congress party chief in the east of Uttar Pradesh, considered India's most politically important state

POLITICS. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2017, Indian Congress Party leader Priyanka Gandhi waves as she arrives at a rally held to support party candidates during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections at Rae Bareli. File photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Spice up your weekend with an Indian food feast

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Get those appetites ready for the Indian Food Festival 2019 on Sunday, January 27, at BGC

Divers hunt flooded Indian mine for missing men

Dec 30, 2018 - 2:55 PM

There is no sign of life, with the delayed rescue effort drawing public outrage, but the men's families are clinging to hopes that they may have found an air pocket

RESCUE. This undated handout photograph released by the National Disaster Response Force shows emergency workers gathering around a crane after 13 miners were killed after being trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district. Handout / National Disaster Response Force / AFP

Modi pursues yoga diplomacy at Argentina G20 summit

Dec 01, 2018 - 5:00 AM

Stepping away from the sealed security zone and ceremonial pomp of the Group of 20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about the value of yoga

FOR PEACE. People take part in a yoga session, during the 'Yoga for Peace' event, which will be attended by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

India's flashpoint temple, off limits to women

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:30 AM

Those wishing to visit undergo a 41-day period of introspection and detachment – vratha – abstaining from sex, meat, intoxicants, and even shaving

TEMPLE. Indian Hindu devotees are pictured at the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala in the southern state of Kerala on November 16, 2018. Photo by Arun Sankar/AFP

Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid

Sep 12, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Pro-whaling Japan has voted against the project, backed by commercial whaling states Iceland and Norway, as well as Russia

RESEARCH. This undated handout picture released from the Instutute of Cetacean Research on November 18, 2014 shows a minke whale on the deck of a whaling ship for research whaling at Antarctic Ocean. Photo from The Institute of Cetacean Research / AFP

4 million in Indian state risk losing citizenship

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:49 PM

A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when millions fled Bangladesh's war of independence into the state, and their descendants

INDIA CITIZENSHIP PROTEST. Indian demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposal to provide citizenship or stay rights to minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan in India, in Guwahati on May 7, 2018. File photo by Biju Boro/AFP

Netflix to stream first original Indian series 'Ghoul'

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:50 PM

The show premieres on August 24

Indian prime minister trots and treads in fitness video

Jun 16, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Narendra Modi talks about the 'refreshing and rejuvenating' benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online

This screenshot taken from a video posted on India Prime Minister twitter handle, shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on June 13, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 13 posted a video of himself doing knee bends, walking backwards and stretching on a rock in response to a trending social media fitness challenge. / AFP PHOTO / -

Indian Kashmir shutdown to protest Modi visit

May 19, 2018 - 7:57 PM

Separatist groups call for a strike and a protest march to a city square. Main roads leading to the square are barricaded to stop anyone getting in.

SECURITY. Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard in Srinagar on May 18, 2018. Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir were put on high alert May 18 ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the state on Saturday, May 19. Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

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

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometers (106 miles) below the earth's surface in the Banda Sea, the US Geological Survey says

Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer still proving himself

Mar 09, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The 36-year-old Federer says, 'I also feel that I have less to prove today than in the past, but that doesn't mean I don't want it badly. I need to have that drive to be successful'

THE GREATEST. Swiss tennis player Roger Federer poses with his sportsman and comeback award trophies during the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony at the Sporting Monte-Carlo complex in Monaco on February 27, 2018. Photo by Valery Hacghe/AFP

Swiss star Federer showing no signs of slowing

Mar 08, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The oldest world number one is going for his 6th Indian Wells title

5 TITLES. Roger Federer of Switzerland lifts the trophy following victory over compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the men's singles final at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in Indian Wells, California on March 19, 2017. Federer defeated Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5. Photo by Frederic J. Brown.

Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood

Mar 08, 2018 - 10:35 AM

This week marks the return of Serena to the WTA Tour a little under 190 days since the birth of baby Alexis

MOTHERHOOD. Venus Williams at 37 years old hopes to follow the footsteps of the younger sister Serena. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

An Indian character is causing Apple devices to crash

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:14 AM

The bug, discovered a few days ago, allegedly crashes and blocks access to messenger apps when rendering or viewing the specific Indian Telugu character

APPLE. This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP


7 Indian companies declare intent to invest in PH

Jan 25, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Companies sign letters of intent during President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to India

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted by Indian officials upon his arrival at the New Delhi International Airport in India on January 24, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

$1.2 million jewels owned by Qatar royal family stolen in Venice heist

Jan 05, 2018 - 7:52 PM

'We are clearly dealing here with two skilled professionals who managed to pull off their feat despite all the display rooms being fitted with technologically highly sophisticated (alarm) systems,' said the police commissioner

SKILLED PROS. These are some of the items of Indian maharajahs' treasures owned by a member of the Qatari royal family stolen while on exhibit at the Palazzo Ducale in Italy. Image grabbed from AFP video.

Sea turtles' sad fate: From restaurant menus to plastic 'soup'

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Plastic ocean pollution is a key item on the menu for ministers from over 100 countries gathering in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for a 3-day UN Environment Assembly

Duterte wants more Indian medicines available in PH

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The Philippine president asks Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite Indian generic medicine companies to sell their products to the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome India Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENIAL PHOTO

Yankees overcome 0-2 hole to eliminate Cleveland, advance to ALCS

Oct 12, 2017 - 1:17 PM

The Yankees will meet the Houston Astros to decide which team represents the AL in the World Series

COMEBACK IS REAL. Didi Gregorius smacked two home runs to help the New York Yankees advance to the AL Championship Series. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

India rail minister orders safety upgrades as toll rises to 23

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:17 PM

The stampede on a railway footbridge in Mumbai has raised new safety questions about one of the world's biggest rail networks

RAILWAY BRIDGE STAMPEDE. Indian pedestrians walk through the scene of a stampede on a railway bridge in Mumbai on September 29, 2017. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Mumbai commuter stampede leaves at least 22 dead

Sep 29, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Dozens of people took shelter on the bridge during a sudden monsoon downpour and the deadly crush started as they emerged all at once, Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena says

The week in photos: August 12-18, 2017

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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

ANTI-RACISM. Protesters block both directions of the Interstate 580 freeway during a rally against racism in Oakland, California on August 12, 2017. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site – Australia

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Two new studies say photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane s disappearance but not released to the public showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so called northern area

MH370 SEARCH. In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. Greg Wood/Pool/AFP

India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The launch is another feather in the cap for scientists at ISRO who won Asia s race to Mars in 2014 when an Indian spacecraft reached the Red Planet on a shoestring budget

LIFTOFF. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) communication satellite GSAT-19, carried onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III ), launches at Sriharikota on June 5, 2017. Arun Sankar/AFP

Indian navy plucks 33 cyclone survivors, body, from sea

May 31, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The INS Sumitra finds the survivors including women and children floating in the Bay of Bengal roughly 160 kilometers 100 miles off the coast of Chittagong

Somali pirates seize Indian ship, 11 crew members – owner

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The Indian cargo ship was carrying items such as wheat and sugar from Dubai via Yemen to Somalia s Bossaso port when it came under attack owner Isaak Them says

Federer beats Wawrinka for 5th Indian Wells title

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:14 PM

At 35 Roger Federer is the oldest ATP player to win one of the elite Masters titles

CHAMPION. Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates his win over Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the men's final of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 19, 2017 in Indian Wells, California. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Federer performs with 'boy band' buddies, but won't quit his day job

Mar 18, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Roger Federer had some fun at Indian Wells singing a Chicago hit alongside Tommy Haas and Grigor Dimitrov

BACK-UP PERFORMANCE. Tennis fans may have been denied a chance to see Roger Federer in action on Friday, but they got to see him sing. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Federer, Nadal book 4th round blockbuster, Djokovic advances at Indian Wells

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:19 PM

With the 3 superstars drawn in the same quarter only one at most can make it to the semifinals at Indian Wells

FOURTH ROUND. Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Steve Johnson during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. He books a fourth round clash with Rafael Nadal. Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Kerber holds off Parmentier to advance at Indian Wells

Mar 14, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Angelique Kerber needed two hours and 33 minutes in the baking sun on Stadium Court to get past Pauline Parmentier

ON TO THE NEXT. Angelique Kerber of Germany plays a forehand against Pauline Parmentier of France in their third round match in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Indian national fears fabricated rape case against him

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Crime in the Indian community is reminiscent of recently reported crime among Koreans in Pampanga

Try suffocating kittens, Indian textbook tells kids

Feb 08, 2017 - 5:02 PM

The book which is used in hundreds of private schools in India includes an experiment in which two kittens were placed in separate boxes – only one of which had airholes