Sao Paulo: News

20 May 2020


Coronavirus: Brazil records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Brazil on Tuesday saw the biggest jump in deaths due to COVID-19. The nation's death toll rose by 1,179 to 17,971, according to its Health Ministry.

18 May 2020


Coronavirus: Hospitals in danger of collapse in Brazil's Sao Paulo

As the number of coronavirus infections rises in Brazil, the nation's largest city Sao Paulo could see a collapse of its health system.

17 Mar 2020


Amid coronavirus crisis, hundreds flee from four Brazilian prisons

If dealing with the deadly coronavirus wasn't enough, authorities in Brazil have now a new problem at hand — they have to hunt hundreds of prisoners who escaped from four prison facilities on Monday.

05 Jun 2019


Brazil's Neymar might not play Copa America 2019: Reports

Brazilian star striker Neymar might not play the upcoming Copa America due to psychological concerns.

02 Jun 2019


Neymar accused of rape, he defends himself by releasing messages

Brazilian star footballer Neymar has been accused of raping a woman at a Paris hotel but he has vehemently denied the allegations.

21 Feb 2019


This tiny restaurant in South Africa is world's best eatery

If you love to taste various cuisines and you are a food connoisseur, this piece of news might excite you.

08 Dec 2018


Dozen killed, including six hostages, in foiled Brazil bank assaults

Twelve people, including six hostages, were killed in northeast Brazil yesterday after police foiled a gang of armed robbers staging a simultaneous predawn assault on two banks in Milagres, a municipality in the state of Ceará, the officials said.

05 Dec 2018


World's first baby born from womb transplanted from dead donor

In a landmark achievement in the medical sciences, a woman in Brazil, who had received a womb transplant from a dead donor, has given birth to a healthy baby.

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.

Delhi: Brazilian tries to smuggle Rs. 3.1cr-worth cocaine, arrested

A Brazilian man has been arrested from IGIAairport in Delhi for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country Rs. 3.1cr worth cocaine, which he had swallowed in form of 64 capsules, a statement issued by the Customs Department on Sunday said.

09 Jun 2018


Tennis star of 1960s, Maria Bueno breathes her last

Former world number one and 19-time Grand Slam winner, Maria Bueno breathed her last after a long battle with oral cancer.

23 May 2018


Narcotics bureau extracts 106 cocaine capsules from Brazilian woman's stomach

On Monday, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested a 25-year-old Brazilian woman for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine into India in 106 self-swallowed capsules.

19 Apr 2018

South America

Tins and condoms, all that's needed for smuggling liquid cocaine

It seems condoms are not just used during coitus, but also for smuggling cocaine, as the arrest of three foreign nationals in Delhi - two Brazilians and one African - proved.

08 Apr 2018


After two days drama, former Brazilian President surrenders to police

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was once world's most powerful leader and the torchbearer of the global left. Now he will be serving 12 years in prison, after being convicted on corruption charges.

22 Mar 2018


Bengaluru among 10 metros drying up fastest, severe crisis looming

That Bengaluru is facing water crisis is nothing new. But what's startling is that it is fast approaching 'Day Zero,' when taps start running dry.

12 Feb 2018


These 11 cities, including Bengaluru, to run out of drinking-water

Cape Town is set to run out of drinking water on 11th May.

24 Nov 2017

Delhi Police

Raftaar: Delhi Police women to fight gender crimes on motorbikes

To effectively curb street crimes and make roads safer for women, the Delhi Police will next month deploy 'Raftaar,' a new motorcycle squad of mostly female cops.

16 Oct 2017


Delhi, Sao Paulo most dangerous cities for women: Poll

In some disturbing news, Delhi has fared as the worst city in the world when it comes to sexual violence against women.

22 May 2017


Brazilian cops crackdown on Sao Paulo's 'Crackland', dozens arrested

Nearly 40 people have been arrested by Brazilian police over drug trafficking charges in an area in Sao Paulo where crack cocaine has been sold and consumed with impunity for years.

02 Mar 2017


CBI questions alleged middleman in Embraer deal

The CBI questioned Vipin Khanna, defence consultant, in connection with the $208mn Embraer jet deal.

26 Feb 2017


Pele's son surrenders to a 13 year-long jail term

Edson 'Edinho' Cholbi do Nascimento, the son of football legend Pele, turned himself in to Brazilian police after being sentenced to 13 years in prison by a Brazilian court.

08 Jan 2017


CBI gets evidence from US on Embraer deal

The CBI retrieved evidence from the US, where the Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer.

25 Oct 2016


Embraer to pay $205 million settlement over corrupt deal

To resolve the dispute over the corrupt 2008 Embraer aircraft deal, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer will pay $205 million in fines to the US Justice Department.

21 Oct 2016


Embraer deal: CBI registers FIR against UK arms dealer

The CBI has registered an FIR against a UK based NRI arms dealer, for allegedly receiving kickbacks from the 2008 Embraer Jet deal.

29 Sep 2016


CBI identifies Embarer middleman, may identify bribe recipients

The CBI disclosed that it has tracked down an individual who was paid $5.5 million by Embraer to secure the 2008 defence contract with DRDO.

11 Sep 2016


Embraer sets aside $200m for fines related to India case

As Brazilian prosecutors and the US Justice Department began investigations into the company's alleged shady deal in India in 2008, the company is said to have set aside $200m for possible fines.

10 Sep 2016


Embraer Jet Deal under scanner for alleged kickbacks

The $210 million Embraer's 'Jet deal' with India came under scanner by the U.S. authorities for the payment of kickbacks to secure the contract.