The ongoing lockdown in India is turning into another demonetisation experience — a farce that is unlikely to produce the desired result, a tragedy likely to destroy the lives of millions of people and the economy, and an incident that has all the hall-marks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning.
Washington: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday (March 27) said India’s decision to test people for the novel coronavirus and the number of people to be tested and the testing facilities depends on the scenario not only in the country but also in the entire world.
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement on Saturday (March 28) for a new relief fund to fight against coronavirus witnessed contributions pouring in from across the country.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), world's richest spo...
Silchar/Hailakandi: An AISF constable was found dead at a market in Silchar town’s Sonabarighat village on Saturday morning. Even though the police said his death was probably due to high blood pressure, his wife claimed an angry mob lynched him when he was enforcing a lockdown in the market.
New Delhi: The Delhi government is arranging food and shelter for migrant workers, and buses to transport them, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday as he appealed to them to not leave the national capital due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Every minute coronavirus is claiming more lives. The fast spreading numbers has the world panicking. Two key aspects are factored in every disease — R0, the spread rate and CFR, Case Fatality Ratio. The R0 is 2.6 and CFR 1.4 for coronavirus, which in usual cases is not alarming. But there are a lot of other factors that come into play, like the healthcare system, quality of service, availability of hospital beds, etc. And against these, the present numbers can be endangering humanity as we are not equipped to handle the crisis. This is why governments have forced lockdowns and advocated hygiene and social distancing. Click here to know more.
Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has drawn the attention of Prime minister Narendra Modi over the action of Karnataka police in blocking a key state highway ferrying essential commodities to the state and urged him to immediately intervene in the matter.
Amaravati: The famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala near Tirupati would be closed down from Friday in view of the coronavirus outbreak. All other major temples in Andhra Pradesh will also be out of bounds for devotees till March 31, the state government announced on Thursday.
Mumbai: The Indian rupee appreciated by 81 paise to 74.35 against the US dollar in intra-day trade on Friday (March 27), after the Reserve Bank announced various measures including a 75 basis point cut in repo rate to support the economy amid the corona...
The world is grappling with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and everyone is expected to pitch in with whatever help possible. Some of the world’s billionaires are leading the fight against this pandemic by creating large funds to help the needy and also getting their businesses to come forward with measures.
Mumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex was trading over 1,000 points higher in afternoon session on Thursday after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a stimulus package worth ₹1.70 lakh crore to cushion the impact of the lockdown in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
New Delhi: With the government imposing 21-day lockdown to tackle coronavirus spread, industry body COAI on Wednesday urged mobile consumers to use data networks responsibly, so that critical services can run smoothly on communications infrastructure.
Mumbai: Flag carrier Air India is expected to incur losses to the tune of ₹30-35 crore per day following the suspension of operations in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, according to a source.
With stringent border controls across the countries to r...
Entrepreneurs in India are trying their best to continue providing essential services and at the same time support their staff amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 10 lives in the country so far.
Washington: Would-be Olympians and their coaches have gone from days and weeks of mulling one sort of uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic ‘Are the Tokyo Games going to be held as scheduled?’ to a whole other set of questions now that an indefinite postponement is official.
Tokyo: The International Olympic Committee, in agreement with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, on Tuesday (March 24) deferred this year’s Tokyo Games by a year due the coronavirus outbreak affecting several countries.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday (March 23) indefinitely deferred a review meeting to be held for final decision making on whether the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be staged or not.
New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus outbreak and the speculations surrounding the postponement or cancellation of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, the Indian Olympic Association on Monday (March 23) said it will "wait and watch" for at least a month before taking any call on participation.
Laussane: The International Olympic Committee on Sunday (March 23) said that postponing the 2020 Olympics is one of its options as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, but that cancellation of the Tokyo showpiece was "not on the agenda".
The IOC has faced strong pressure to push back the Games, scheduled from July 24 to August 9, from sporting federations and athletes worried about the health risk as the COVID-19 global death tally wen...
London/Berlin: Britain has crossed 1,000 coronavirus deaths with 260 new fatalities while a rise in tolls from the worst affected European countries like Italy and Spain painted a grim picture of the continent. Latest figures show Europe is now the most affected continent with 20,059 deaths from a total of 337,632 cases.
Washington: The United States on Friday (March 27) announced ₹1300 crore (USD 174 million) financial assistance to 64 countries including ₹21.7 crore (USD 2.9 million) to India to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington: China will share its data related to the novel coronavirus pandemic with the US and the country will learn from Beijing's experience, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he held an hour-long conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Chennai: While India is set to begin antibody tests on people to identify more cases of COVID-19, a lot of doubts have risen on what is different about the antibody test when compared to the regular diagnostic testing that has been done so far.
Madrid: Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.
What turned out to be a fun Sunday (March 22) for students across the country amid ‘Janata curfew’ in view of the coronavirus outbreak, ‘Super 30’ founder Anand Kumar challenged children to solve a mathematics question via social media.