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The procession of cyclists wound out of the city and back, arriving at Ibirapuera Park, where Jair Bolsonaro clambered atop a car to defend his denunciation of masks for the vaccinated.(AP)

Brazil's Bolsonaro fined for flouting Covid-19 mask rule during motorcycle rally

PTI | , Sao Paulo
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 02:05 AM IST
Sao Paulo's state government press office said a fine — equivalent to about $110 — would be imposed for violation of a rule that has required masks in public places since May 2020.
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil(Unsplashed)
Night and day in South America: Buenos Aires welcomes nightlife, new lockdowns in Brazil(Unsplashed)

Argentina reopens theater, welcomes nightlife as Brazil starts new lockdown

Reuters | , Buenos Aires
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:03 AM IST
The two neighbouring countries in South America, Brazil and Argentina, are taking very different steps at the moment. While Buenos Aires is embracing the nightlife again, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have announced tighter restrictions.
Friends Vinicius Sanctus and Alessandro Russo ride electric monowheels called 'nuvem' (cloud) that were invented by them and inspired by the magic flying brooms of the Harry Potter series in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(REUTERS)
Friends Vinicius Sanctus and Alessandro Russo ride electric monowheels called 'nuvem' (cloud) that were invented by them and inspired by the magic flying brooms of the Harry Potter series in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(REUTERS)

Brazilian duo zoom through streets with broomsticks inspired from Harry Potter

SAO PAULO | By Reuters| Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 06:32 PM IST
Vinícius Sanctus, 39, and Alessandro Russo, 28, could be seen coasting down the city’s main thoroughfares on a pair of broomsticks, each one attached to a single motorized wheel.
The pianist, who lost the ability to play due to health complications, plays piano again.(REUTERS)
The pianist, who lost the ability to play due to health complications, plays piano again.(REUTERS)

Bionic gloves help Brazilian pianist play music using all his fingers again

Sao Paulo | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:24 AM IST
“When he showed me the gloves, I joked that they were for boxing, not to play the piano,” João Carlos Martins , 80, said of the black neoprene gloves made by 3D printer.
An actor dressed as a vampire performs at the Hopi Hari horror theme amusement park, in the Vinhedo suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AP)
An actor dressed as a vampire performs at the Hopi Hari horror theme amusement park, in the Vinhedo suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil.(AP)

Brazilian horror park reopens as drive-through for safe yet scary entertainment

SAO PAULO | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The horror theme park, closed because of the pandemic, reopened with a change aimed at preventing the spread of the new coronavirus: people enjoy the scary entertainment without getting out of the car.
Brazil has been adding about a million cases a month -- in mid-July, it had 2 million confirmed infections -- as the virus hits areas of the country that were spared earlier in the pandemic(AP)
Brazil has been adding about a million cases a month -- in mid-July, it had 2 million confirmed infections -- as the virus hits areas of the country that were spared earlier in the pandemic(AP)

Brazil hits 4 million Covid cases while life gets back to normal

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The country reported 43,773 new cases on Thursday, pushing the toll to 4,041,638. Deaths rose by 834 to 124,614, according to data from the Health Ministry.
Drivers race during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit.(REUTERS)
Drivers race during the German F1 Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring circuit.(REUTERS)

F1 expanding in Europe, not reaching the Americas in 2020

PARIS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 08:00 AM IST
F1 still hopes to complete 15-18 races by mid-December. Vietnam will reportedly host its inaugural race in Hanoi and the season is still planning on ending in Bahrain and Abu Dhabi.
Brazil is showing no signs of reducing either its number of daily cases or deaths.(HT Photo)
Brazil is showing no signs of reducing either its number of daily cases or deaths.(HT Photo)

Brazil surpasses 60,000 coronavirus deaths: Official

Rio de Janeiro | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 05:49 AM IST
With more than 46,000 new cases, the country of 212 million now has 1.44 million people infected, although analysts believe the true figure is much higher.
Dircyree Villas Boas hugs her mother Dirce Villas Boas, 93, through a plastic curtain at the 3i Bem-Estar - Residencial Senior nursing home.(Reuters)
Dircyree Villas Boas hugs her mother Dirce Villas Boas, 93, through a plastic curtain at the 3i Bem-Estar - Residencial Senior nursing home.(Reuters)

93-year-old woman reunites with daughter thanks to hug curtain designed by local businessman

SAO PAULO | By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Local businessman Bruno Zani produced the hug curtain by which Dirce Villas Boas and her daughter Dircyree were able to embrace again.
Brazil has more slayings of transvestites and transgender people than any country in the world. In 2019, 124 were killed, 21 of them in Sao Paulo state.(Unsplash)
Brazil has more slayings of transvestites and transgender people than any country in the world. In 2019, 124 were killed, 21 of them in Sao Paulo state.(Unsplash)

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

Sao Paulo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Transgender people remain something of a taboo among Brazilians, even in Sao Paulo, the country’s most cosmopolitan city and host to the world’s largest gay pride parade.
PSG striker Neymar(REUTERS)
PSG striker Neymar(REUTERS)

Neymar rape accuser charged with extortion

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 01:53 PM IST
Sao Paulo state police also said in a statement on Tuesday they were indicting Trindade’s former husband, Estivens Alves, on fraud charges.
File image of Brazil captain Dani Alves.(AFP)
File image of Brazil captain Dani Alves.(AFP)

Brazil captain Dani Alves heads home to Sao Paulo

Brasília | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 02:47 PM IST
Alves has collected 40 trophies in all with club and country including three Champions League titles with Barcelona and two UEFA Cups with Sevilla
File image of Neymar(AFP)
File image of Neymar(AFP)

Brazil police end Neymar rape probe over lack of evidence

Sao Paulo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 09:58 AM IST
The police decision will be sent to prosecutors on Tuesday, who will have 15 days to evaluate the case.
An x-ray check by customs officials revealed tha Rodrigo Dos Santos Alves, 23, (in pic) had two polythene pouches filled with cocaine tied to his waist and these were covered with a white cloth.(HT PHOTO)
An x-ray check by customs officials revealed tha Rodrigo Dos Santos Alves, 23, (in pic) had two polythene pouches filled with cocaine tied to his waist and these were covered with a white cloth.(HT PHOTO)

Brazilian national carrying Rs 24-crore cocaine held at Mumbai airport

Hindustan Times | By Pratik Salunke, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 09:26 AM IST
The man came to the city from Sao Paulo, via Addis Ababa
File image of Neymar(REUTERS)
File image of Neymar(REUTERS)

Neymar says he’s fit, posts mischievous Barcelona video

Sao Paulo | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 11:28 AM IST
The world’s most expensive player was speaking Saturday in Sao Paulo ahead of his belated return to his club Paris Saint-Germain on Monday.
Soccer Football - Copa America - Brazil Training - Granja Comary, Teresopolis, Brazil - May 28, 2019. Brazil's Neymar during training. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Copa America - Brazil Training - Granja Comary, Teresopolis, Brazil - May 28, 2019. Brazil's Neymar during training. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes(REUTERS)

Brazil soccer star Neymar denies alleged rape in Paris

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The rape accusation was the latest blow Neymar, who last month was stripped of the captaincy of the national team and has seen his international reputation suffer amid incidents of indiscipline.
Brazil has the world’s third largest prison population, with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016.(AFP Photo)
Brazil has the world’s third largest prison population, with 726,712 inmates as of June 2016.(AFP Photo)

Clashes between prisoners in Brazil jail leave 15 dead

Sao Paulo | By Agence France Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 02:04 PM IST
15 dead as inmates were stabbed and strangled as clash broke out in Brazil jail.
A poster bearing a photo of Brazilian's F1 driver Ayrton Senna signed by fans is displayed during a ceremony.(AFP)
A poster bearing a photo of Brazilian's F1 driver Ayrton Senna signed by fans is displayed during a ceremony.(AFP)

‘Senna Day’ held in Brazil on 25th anniversary of F1 great’s death

Sao Paulo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 09:36 PM IST
The event began with a fun run around the famous circuit in Sao Paulo where the three-time world champion had twice tasted victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix in front of his adoring public in 1991 and 1993.
Model Tales Soares lies on the catwalk as a paramedic tends to him after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 27, 2019.(AP photo)
Model Tales Soares lies on the catwalk as a paramedic tends to him after he collapsed during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, April 27, 2019.(AP photo)

Brazilian model dies after collapsing on catwalk at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Sao Paolo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 06:55 AM IST
The 26-year-old model fell while turning to leave the runway. Medics immediately attended to him in front of horrified onlookers, according to local media reports.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)

British Airways, ticket portal to pay Rs 30K for leaving 72-year-old man stranded in Zurich

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Singh was issued the boarding passes from Zurich to London and also for the connecting flight from London to Sao Paulo by British Airways. However, when he was to board the first flight, he was refrained from doing so as he did not have a transit visa for London.
At least eight people were killed at a Brazilian elementary school where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to Sao Paulo police.(AFP File Photo)
At least eight people were killed at a Brazilian elementary school where two young men were seen entering the building and firing weapons early on Wednesday, according to Sao Paulo police.(AFP File Photo)

Eight dead in Brazil school shooting; two shooters commit suicide: Police

Sao Paulo | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2019 09:04 PM IST
School shootings are rare in Brazil, even though the country is one of the world’s most violent, with more annual homicides than any other. The last major school shooting was in 2011, when 12 children were shot dead by a former pupil in Rio de Janeiro.
File image of Guido Pella(Getty Images)
File image of Guido Pella(Getty Images)

Argentine Guido Pella wins first ATP title in Brazil

Sao Paulo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 10:04 AM IST
Pella, who had previously reached four ATP finals and come up short each time, made no mistake against the young Chilean and finished a superb week without dropping a set.
Reports citing police and paramedics said the gunman killed himself later.(Getty Images/Representative image)
Reports citing police and paramedics said the gunman killed himself later.(Getty Images/Representative image)

Gunman kills 4, commits suicide at altar in Brazil’s Sao Paulo cathedral

Sao Paulo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:44 PM IST
An eyewitness said the gunman shot randomly at people inside the Catholic cathedral.
Pele (R) and Diego Maradona pose for a picture.(Twitter)
Pele (R) and Diego Maradona pose for a picture.(Twitter)

HTLS 2018: Diego Maradona and I are not rivals - Pele

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Pele, who spoke at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, wanted to ‘keep the ball rolling’ after injury cut short father Dondinho’s career and insisted he is friends with Diego Maradona
This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Brazil is Uber’s second-largest market after the United States.(AP)
This March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Brazil is Uber’s second-largest market after the United States.(AP)

Brazil Uber driver, accused of kicking out blind woman, banned permanently by ride-hailing firm

Sao Paulo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 01:13 PM IST
The incident comes at a time when Uber is spending resources on security, having pledged $60 million to open a safety centre in Sao Paulo after a series of incidents in which both passengers and occasionally drivers were harmed or threatened.
Futuro Refeitório is a bakery, coffee roaster, fish smoker, restaurant, or cocktail bar.(Roberto Seba)
Futuro Refeitório is a bakery, coffee roaster, fish smoker, restaurant, or cocktail bar.(Roberto Seba)

Visiting São Paulo, here’s a list of the best restaurants to visit and things to try there

Bloomberg | By Alex Schechter
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2018 12:15 PM IST
All the qualities that make Brazil’s art hub pop—its sophistication, experimentation, and international and local mix—can be applied to its food scene. Here are the best restaurants to try once there.
Fabio Fognini won the final 6-4, 6-2 against Juan Martin del Potro(AP)
Fabio Fognini won the final 6-4, 6-2 against Juan Martin del Potro(AP)

Fabio Fognini topples Juan Martin Del Potro in final of Los Cabos Open

Agence France-Presse, Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 03:44 PM IST
The win helps validate a career best season for Fabio Fognini as this is his third title of 2018 to go with wins in Sao Paulo and Bastad.
A boy plays football on a street painted with the image of Brazil footballer Gabriel Jesus in the neighbourhood where he grew up in Sao Paulo.(AFP)
A boy plays football on a street painted with the image of Brazil footballer Gabriel Jesus in the neighbourhood where he grew up in Sao Paulo.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Agence France-Presse, Sao Paulo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Gabriel Jesus, who is one of the younger members of the Brazil football team in the FIFA World Cup, enjoys a huge following on the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo.
Maria Bueno shot to global fame when she claimed her maiden grand slam at Wimbledon in 1959 and her second at the U.S. Nationals(Getty Images)
Maria Bueno shot to global fame when she claimed her maiden grand slam at Wimbledon in 1959 and her second at the U.S. Nationals(Getty Images)

Brazil Tennis great Maria Bueno dies aged 78 after battle with cancer

Reuters, Sao Paolo | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2018 09:45 AM IST
Maria Bueno, who won seven Grand Slam titles in the 1950s and 1960s, was Brazil’s greatest woman Tennis player.
Is fasting the right kind of diet for your weight loss?(Shutterstock)
Is fasting the right kind of diet for your weight loss?(Shutterstock)

Intermittent fasting can result in weight loss, but can be risky in the long run

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 02:39 PM IST
According to a recent study, intermittent fasting diets could increase diabetes risk. These findings suggest that fasting-based diets may be associated with long-term health risks and careful consideration should be made before starting such weight loss programmes.
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