Articles about Rio de Janeiro
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 Aug 2019
Five embarrassing moments from Olympics
Olympics is the greatest sporting event and spectacle on the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.