Articles about Rio de Janeiro

Copa America 2021: Maracana stadium to host the final

03 Jun 2021

Copa America 2021: Maracana stadium to host the final

The iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro is set to host the final of Copa America 2021 on July 10.

Brazil: Three-year-old saves his friend from drowning in a pool

27 Aug 2020

Brazil: Three-year-old saves his friend from drowning in a pool

In a show of ultimate bravery, Arthur de Oliveira, a three-year-old boy in Brazil saved his friend from drowning.

Former India shooter Pournima Zanane passes away at 42

22 Jun 2020

Former India shooter Pournima Zanane passes away at 42

Former India shooter Pournima Zanane has passed away at the age of 42.

ISSF World Cup: India finish with 16 gold medals

04 Sep 2019

ISSF World Cup: India finish with 16 gold medals

India continued its dominance in the field of shooting as they pulled off a rout, claiming 16 gold medals in the ISSF World Cup.

Five hidden gems of Brazil you need to visit

25 Aug 2019

Five hidden gems of Brazil you need to visit

The largest country in South America- Brazil, spread over a massive 8.5 million sq. kilometers, is blessed with various wonders of nature - including the world's largest rain-forest Amazon, largest wetland Pantanal, numerous beaches, and some breathtaking views.

Five embarrassing moments from Olympics

18 Aug 2019

Five embarrassing moments from Olympics

Olympics is the greatest sporting event and spectacle on the globe.

Dressed as daughter, Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison

06 Aug 2019

Dressed as daughter, Brazilian gang leader tries to escape prison

If there's one thing that Game of Thrones' Arya Stark got wrong, it's making every other person with a silicone mask believe that they can slip in and out of places unnoticed.

Brazil drub Peru 3-1 to clinch ninth Copa America title

08 Jul 2019

Brazil drub Peru 3-1 to clinch ninth Copa America title

Brazil came up with a stellar performance as they drubbed Peru 3-1 in the final of the Copa America 2019 at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Brazil: 'Obedient' parrot arrested for alerting drug dealers

27 Apr 2019

Brazil: 'Obedient' parrot arrested for alerting drug dealers

In a truly bizarre news, Brazilian police recently arrested an 'obedient' parrot as the bird allegedly alerted drug dealers, while police was conducting a raid.

Brazil: Fire hits Flamengo football club; 10 dead, 3 injured

08 Feb 2019

Brazil: Fire hits Flamengo football club; 10 dead, 3 injured

At least 10 people have been killed and three others injured in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro as a massive fire engulfed a training facility of the popular Flamengo football club, one of the biggest in the country.

Copa America 2019 draw: All you need to know

25 Jan 2019

Copa America 2019 draw: All you need to know

The Copa America 2019 will be the 46th edition of the tournament. It is set to be hosted by Brazil.

Soon, Google Maps will show you speed limits: Here's how

18 Jan 2019

Soon, Google Maps will show you speed limits: Here's how

Today, Google Maps' app makes an ideal companion for solo road trips.

Jair Bolsonaro, known as 'Tropical Trump', is Brazil's new President

29 Oct 2018

Jair Bolsonaro, known as 'Tropical Trump', is Brazil's new President

Jair Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation yesterday.

Brazil: Years of knowledge destroyed as 200-year-old museum catches fire

03 Sep 2018

Brazil: Years of knowledge destroyed as 200-year-old museum catches fire

In a rather unfortunate incident, a massive fire gutted Brazil's 200-year-old national museum late on Sunday, and it is feared years of knowledge and artefacts have been destroyed.

India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

02 Aug 2018

India-born Akshay Venkatesh wins Fields Medal, the 'Nobel' of mathematics

New-Delhi born and Australia-bred Akshay Venkatesh has made India real proud.

Good news for Brazil, Neymar is recovering faster than expected

24 May 2018

Good news for Brazil, Neymar is recovering faster than expected

According to the physical trainer of the Brazil national team, superstar Neymar Jr. is recovering from his injury faster than expected.

Ex-footballer Romario wants to become governor of Rio de Janeiro

18 Mar 2018

Ex-footballer Romario wants to become governor of Rio de Janeiro

Former Brazilian legend Romario, who is currently a senator, is eyeing the post of the governor of Rio de Janeiro.

Mumbai-Delhi third busiest air route, but with poor punctuality

11 Jan 2018

Mumbai-Delhi third busiest air route, but with poor punctuality

The Mumbai-Delhi air route was the third busiest last year with about 130 flights daily, an air travel intelligence company has found.

Brazil police probe Rio Olympics "vote-buying" scheme

06 Sep 2017

Brazil police probe Rio Olympics "vote-buying" scheme

On Tuesday, Brazilian officials alleged that the country's Olympics chief was the "lynchpin" in a plot to bribe the International Olympic Committee to award last year's Games to Rio de Janeiro.

SC asks how internet giants are handling 'objectionable-material' complaints

05 Sep 2017

SC asks how internet giants are handling 'objectionable-material' complaints

In 2017, technology is all-pervasive. It's the foundation on which almost all systems function- governments and major corporate will fall in its absence.

Brazil's own Donald Trump: Jair Bolsonaro

22 Jun 2017

Brazil's own Donald Trump: Jair Bolsonaro

Donald Trump's win in the US has taught pollsters not to ignore fringe candidates who propound bigoted views on racism and homosexuality among other things.

Brazil burns as the first general strike ended

29 Apr 2017

Brazil burns as the first general strike ended

Violence has broken out in Brazil as the country saw its first general strike in almost 20 years.

Over 100 dead in Brazil amidst police strike

11 Feb 2017

Over 100 dead in Brazil amidst police strike

In the six-day strike by Brazilian police in the state of Espirito Santo, more than 100 people have been reported killed.

Brazil sends in troops amid police strike

09 Feb 2017

Brazil sends in troops amid police strike

Troops have been deployed in the city of Vitoria after crime wave engulfed the city due to a police-strike. Most business and civic services remained shut.

Eike Batista, one of Brazil's richest mired in corruption scandal

28 Jan 2017

Eike Batista, one of Brazil's richest mired in corruption scandal

The Brazilian police issued warrant against Eike Batista, Brazil's best known businessmen for failing to turn himself in as part of a corruption probe.

Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017

18 Jan 2017

Brazil to build 30 prisons in 2017

In order to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system, President Michel Temer of Brazil said that his country would build 30 prisons over the next one year.

10 killed in Natal prison riot in Brazil

16 Jan 2017

10 killed in Natal prison riot in Brazil

Prisoners took control of Alacauz jail, the largest prison in Natal city in Brazil after a riot.

100 inmates killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

09 Jan 2017

100 inmates killed in one week in Brazil's prisons

According to public safety officials, on Sunday, at least 4 inmates were killed in a facility in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas, Brazil.

Another 33 killed in Brazil prison wars

07 Jan 2017

Another 33 killed in Brazil prison wars

After the ghastly massacre where 56 were killed, another prison in Brazil witnessed the killing of 33 inmates in a new prison uprising.

Brazilian prison riots: 60 dead at Manaus prison

03 Jan 2017

Brazilian prison riots: 60 dead at Manaus prison

A prison riot in the Amazon region of Brazil claimed dozens of lives as fighting broke out between rival gangs.

Paralympians outclass Olympians

13 Sep 2016

Paralympians outclass Olympians

Fouad Baka of Algeria, who finished fourth in the 1500m T13 race at the 2016 Paralympics has outclassed the gold medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the same event by winning the race in 3 minutes 49.59 seconds.

Ryan Lochte handed a 10-month suspension

09 Sep 2016

Ryan Lochte handed a 10-month suspension

The US Olympic Committee has handed Ryan Lochte a 10 month suspension and a fine of $100,000 for lying about being robbed while at Rio de Janeiro.

Cash prizes for athletes winning medals at 2016 Paralympics

07 Sep 2016

Cash prizes for athletes winning medals at 2016 Paralympics

With 2016 Paralympics a day away, India's sports ministry has announced cash prizes for the athletes who will return with medals.

Brazil's infrastructural facilities increased, multiple business partnerships inked

25 Aug 2016

Brazil's infrastructural facilities increased, multiple business partnerships inked

With Brazil's biggest gain in hosting the Olympics pitched to be business and infrastructural improvements, authorities have reported that infrastructure has witnessed a boom from 20% of the population using mass transport to over 60% now making full use of public transport.

A look into the other side of he Rio Olympics

17 Aug 2016

A look into the other side of he Rio Olympics

While millions are in Rio for the Olympics, and billions watching the games on TV, the glamour of the Olympics hides the reality in Rio de Janeiro.

Archers shoot their way into pre-quarterfinals

11 Aug 2016

Archers shoot their way into pre-quarterfinals

Bombayla Devi and Deepika Kumari cruised to the pre-quarterfinal round in the womens' individual archery event.

Rio day 1: Action and drama as Olympics kick off

07 Aug 2016

Rio day 1: Action and drama as Olympics kick off

19-year-old Ginny Thrasher won the first medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic games, securing a gold in the women's 10 meter air rifle event.

Rio Olympics open with light displays, fireworks, dance and music

06 Aug 2016

Rio Olympics open with light displays, fireworks, dance and music

The 31st Olympic games formally opened on Friday night at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.

Indian men's hockey team will skip Rio Games' opening ceremony

06 Aug 2016

Indian men's hockey team will skip Rio Games' opening ceremony

Hockey India and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) are accusing each other for not addressing the mismanagement that is causing hardships for the Indian contingent at Rio.

No chairs to sit in for Indian men's hockey team

02 Aug 2016

No chairs to sit in for Indian men's hockey team

Within 48 hours of reaching Rio, the Indian men's hockey team has started suffering due to the lack of facilities.