Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article

UK to ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries

It said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New…

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ASI monuments to be reopened from July 6; visitors to be capped, masks mandatory

Earlier in June, the ministry had reopened 820 monuments out of the over 3,000 ASI-maintained monuments where religious events take place.

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La Liga rules out possibility of fans returning to stadiums until end of season

However, the Spanish secretary of sports has constantly said that the season should end without any fans as it could risk in a surge of virus spread. 

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Hundreds of teens at 'pong fest' party in US exposed to coronavirus

At the time of the party, several teens were waiting for their Covid-19 test results, and have since tested positive.

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'Strawberries and cream': Wimbledon thanks London's NHS and front-line workers for their efforts!

More than 26,000 strawberries that would have been sold during the fortnight are being hulled (de-stemmed) and portioned by a group of staff at the south-west London venue.

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INS Kesari travels 7,500 nautical miles in over 55 days to deliver coronavirus aid

The Indian ship received a warm welcome to countries where it went. The first destination was the Maldives where the consignment was formally handed over by the Indian High Commissioner Sunjay…

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Retirement home in Belgium offers 'hug curtain' for safe embrace

A large plastic curtain on June 14 at the Jardins de Picardie nursing home has proven very popular with the residents, who had not been allowed any visitors for 11 weeks.

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Coronavirus: Tokyo witnesses highest surge of daily cases in two months

According to Tokyo's governor, Yuriko Koike, around 70 per cent of the cases were reported among the people in their 20s and 30s. 

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No community spread of virus in Maharashtra, claims Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Talking about extending the lockdown, Tope cleared the air by saying that there are no plans to re-impose or extend the lockdown

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India opens railway network to private players

In an announcement on Wednesday, the railway ministry said it would now permit businesses to run trains along 109 routes, inviting bids from firms. This has come in the aftermath of New Delhi…

Read Article

WHO says smoking linked to higher risk of coronavirus

WHO reviewed 34 published studies on the association between smoking and COVID-19, including the probability of infection, hospitalisation, severity of disease and death.

Read Article

Shocking to see COVID-19 patients being turned down by hospitals: Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy hit out at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and ministers for wasting their time in issuing contradictory statements instead of taking lessons from the Kerala government

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Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank

The government has set up the plasma bank at the state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.

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Mumbai police seized nearly 6,000 vehicles in 2 days for violating 2-km travel norm

The police seized 3,508 vehicles on Tuesday and 2,369 vehicles till Wednesday evening for violating the norm

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COVID-19 strain in Beijing outbreak may have come from Southeast Asia: Study

According to the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the study is based the genetic sequencing of three virus strains and it shows that the virus found in Beijing cases is an imported…

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus, Coronavirus news, coronavirus outbreak

'Coronavirus', which literally translates into 'the virus with a halo' has alarmed the whole world after China quarantined the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan shutting down essential services in the city. 

With the number of cases rising daily, the virus threatens millions of people, especially in developing regions. Several countries have cancelled or suspended flights to China as the country grapples with the deadly virus.

COVID-19: US' Florida shatters all records after reporting 10,000 new cases

The coronavirus infections in Florida saw a steep rise by 168 per cent, which means the state witnessed over 95,000 new cases.

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UK to ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries

It said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New…

Read Article

ASI monuments to be reopened from July 6; visitors to be capped, masks mandatory

Earlier in June, the ministry had reopened 820 monuments out of the over 3,000 ASI-maintained monuments where religious events take place.

Read Article

La Liga rules out possibility of fans returning to stadiums until end of season

However, the Spanish secretary of sports has constantly said that the season should end without any fans as it could risk in a surge of virus spread. 

Read Article

Hundreds of teens at 'pong fest' party in US exposed to coronavirus

At the time of the party, several teens were waiting for their Covid-19 test results, and have since tested positive.

Read Article

'Strawberries and cream': Wimbledon thanks London's NHS and front-line workers for their efforts!

More than 26,000 strawberries that would have been sold during the fortnight are being hulled (de-stemmed) and portioned by a group of staff at the south-west London venue.

Read Article

INS Kesari travels 7,500 nautical miles in over 55 days to deliver coronavirus aid

The Indian ship received a warm welcome to countries where it went. The first destination was the Maldives where the consignment was formally handed over by the Indian High Commissioner Sunjay…

Read Article

Retirement home in Belgium offers 'hug curtain' for safe embrace

A large plastic curtain on June 14 at the Jardins de Picardie nursing home has proven very popular with the residents, who had not been allowed any visitors for 11 weeks.

Read Article

Coronavirus: Tokyo witnesses highest surge of daily cases in two months

According to Tokyo's governor, Yuriko Koike, around 70 per cent of the cases were reported among the people in their 20s and 30s. 

Read Article

No community spread of virus in Maharashtra, claims Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Talking about extending the lockdown, Tope cleared the air by saying that there are no plans to re-impose or extend the lockdown

Read Article

India opens railway network to private players

In an announcement on Wednesday, the railway ministry said it would now permit businesses to run trains along 109 routes, inviting bids from firms. This has come in the aftermath of New Delhi…

Read Article

WHO says smoking linked to higher risk of coronavirus

WHO reviewed 34 published studies on the association between smoking and COVID-19, including the probability of infection, hospitalisation, severity of disease and death.

Read Article

Shocking to see COVID-19 patients being turned down by hospitals: Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy hit out at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and ministers for wasting their time in issuing contradictory statements instead of taking lessons from the Kerala government

Read Article

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank

The government has set up the plasma bank at the state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.

Read Article

Mumbai police seized nearly 6,000 vehicles in 2 days for violating 2-km travel norm

The police seized 3,508 vehicles on Tuesday and 2,369 vehicles till Wednesday evening for violating the norm

Read Article

COVID-19 strain in Beijing outbreak may have come from Southeast Asia: Study

According to the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the study is based the genetic sequencing of three virus strains and it shows that the virus found in Beijing cases is an imported…

Read Article

Amid COVID-19 spread, devotees offer prayers during Chardham Yatra

Chardham Yatra for Uttarakhand residents began on Wednesday with 422 pilgrims applying for e-passes on the first day to visit the Himalayan shrines.

Read Article

17 Tablighi Jamaat members released on bail in Uttar Pradesh

The foreigners, 10 from Indonesia and seven from Thailand, were arrested in March under various sections, including the Passport Act, the Foreigners' Act and the Epidemic Act.

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India reports 19,148 new coronavirus cases, 434 deaths in 24 hours

Maharashtra which is the hardest-hit state due to coronavirus reported 198 deaths and 5,537 new COVID-19 cases.

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Now, Trump says will wear mask 'if in tight situation with people'

US President Donald Trump once again reiterated that coronavirus would one day 'disappear' while asserting that he wouldn't make it mandatory for Americans to wear masks.

Read Article

COVID-19: US' Florida shatters all records after reporting 10,000 new cases

The coronavirus infections in Florida saw a steep rise by 168 per cent, which means the state witnessed over 95,000 new cases.

Read Article

UK to ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries

It said the UK would shortly lift a ban on non-essential travel to nearly all EU destinations, the British territories including Bermuda and Gibraltar, and Turkey, Thailand, Australia and New…

Read Article

ASI monuments to be reopened from July 6; visitors to be capped, masks mandatory

Earlier in June, the ministry had reopened 820 monuments out of the over 3,000 ASI-maintained monuments where religious events take place.

Read Article

La Liga rules out possibility of fans returning to stadiums until end of season

However, the Spanish secretary of sports has constantly said that the season should end without any fans as it could risk in a surge of virus spread. 

Read Article

Hundreds of teens at 'pong fest' party in US exposed to coronavirus

At the time of the party, several teens were waiting for their Covid-19 test results, and have since tested positive.

Read Article

'Strawberries and cream': Wimbledon thanks London's NHS and front-line workers for their efforts!

More than 26,000 strawberries that would have been sold during the fortnight are being hulled (de-stemmed) and portioned by a group of staff at the south-west London venue.

Read Article

INS Kesari travels 7,500 nautical miles in over 55 days to deliver coronavirus aid

The Indian ship received a warm welcome to countries where it went. The first destination was the Maldives where the consignment was formally handed over by the Indian High Commissioner Sunjay…

Read Article

Retirement home in Belgium offers 'hug curtain' for safe embrace

A large plastic curtain on June 14 at the Jardins de Picardie nursing home has proven very popular with the residents, who had not been allowed any visitors for 11 weeks.

Read Article

Coronavirus: Tokyo witnesses highest surge of daily cases in two months

According to Tokyo's governor, Yuriko Koike, around 70 per cent of the cases were reported among the people in their 20s and 30s. 

Read Article

No community spread of virus in Maharashtra, claims Health Minister Rajesh Tope

Talking about extending the lockdown, Tope cleared the air by saying that there are no plans to re-impose or extend the lockdown

Read Article

India opens railway network to private players

In an announcement on Wednesday, the railway ministry said it would now permit businesses to run trains along 109 routes, inviting bids from firms. This has come in the aftermath of New Delhi…

Read Article

WHO says smoking linked to higher risk of coronavirus

WHO reviewed 34 published studies on the association between smoking and COVID-19, including the probability of infection, hospitalisation, severity of disease and death.

Read Article

Shocking to see COVID-19 patients being turned down by hospitals: Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy hit out at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and ministers for wasting their time in issuing contradictory statements instead of taking lessons from the Kerala government

Read Article

Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates Delhi's first plasma bank

The government has set up the plasma bank at the state-run Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences.

Read Article

Mumbai police seized nearly 6,000 vehicles in 2 days for violating 2-km travel norm

The police seized 3,508 vehicles on Tuesday and 2,369 vehicles till Wednesday evening for violating the norm

Read Article

COVID-19 strain in Beijing outbreak may have come from Southeast Asia: Study

According to the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the study is based the genetic sequencing of three virus strains and it shows that the virus found in Beijing cases is an imported…

Read Article

Amid COVID-19 spread, devotees offer prayers during Chardham Yatra

Chardham Yatra for Uttarakhand residents began on Wednesday with 422 pilgrims applying for e-passes on the first day to visit the Himalayan shrines.

Read Article

17 Tablighi Jamaat members released on bail in Uttar Pradesh

The foreigners, 10 from Indonesia and seven from Thailand, were arrested in March under various sections, including the Passport Act, the Foreigners' Act and the Epidemic Act.

Read Article

India reports 19,148 new coronavirus cases, 434 deaths in 24 hours

Maharashtra which is the hardest-hit state due to coronavirus reported 198 deaths and 5,537 new COVID-19 cases.

Read Article

Now, Trump says will wear mask 'if in tight situation with people'

US President Donald Trump once again reiterated that coronavirus would one day 'disappear' while asserting that he wouldn't make it mandatory for Americans to wear masks.

Read Article

Back to basics: Countries plan reimposing lockdowns amid fears of second wave of coronavirus

From the UK to Australia, countries are reimposing stricter lockdowns amid surging coronavirus cases and fears of a second wave. 

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Here's a glimpse of post-COVID movie experience as US plans to reopen theatres

When the 60-person Arena Cinelounge in Los Angeles opens again for the first time in months, more than a dozen seats will be filled by cardboard cutouts of James Dean, Charlie Chaplin and other Hol

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Harsh weather conditions creating menace in times of coronavirus

From floods to storms, countries across the world are facing extreme weather conditions while coronavirus pandemic continues to remain a widespread menace.

Let's take a look:

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Britons flout social distancing norms in beaches amid COVID-19

Britain has been one of the hardest hit by the global coronavirus outbreak, recording the worst death toll in Europe so far.

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Coronavirus second wave hits countries as lockdown ends

As some countries reopened their economy amid a sharp fall of coronavirus infections, some countries saw return of the virus. 

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Thai schools rehearse inevitable return with protective measures against COVID-19

Thai schools are holding rehearsals to prepare students for classes in the coronavirus era, giving lessons in hygiene and social distancing to children as young as three ahead of next week's return

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Second-wave of coronavirus hits countries, 'endless nightmare' looms

Just when countries had started lifted lockdowns and easing restrictions, the coronavirus pandemic has resurfaced in those countries.

Let's take a look:

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Jagannath Rath Yatra in Puri begins amid coronavirus pandemic

Jagannath Rath Yatra is an annual procession in a chariot that takes place annually and is attended by lakhs of people from across the world in Odisha.

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India celebrates International Yoga Day amid coronavirus pandemic

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled yoga as a way of building a "protective shield" of immunity against the coronavirus, as his nation battles a surge in infections.

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Tulsa rally: Trump defends coronavirus response, militaristic action against protesters

President Donald Trump, addressing a less-than-full arena for his first political rally in months, criticized anti-racism protests and defended his handling of the coronavirus on Saturday in an eff

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Welcome back: Singapore locals rejoice as malls reopen; PM urges caution

After months of complete lockdown, Singapore reopened the shopping malls for the public.

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Disneyland reopens in Hong Kong; masked visitors return to their happy place

Disneyland theme park reopened on Thursday after five months, as the coronavirus cases in Hong Kong decreased. 

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Pride 2020: Here's how the LGBT+ community is celebrating its sacred month during a pandemic!

Every year, the world marks June as "Pride Month" - to pay respect to the LGBTQIA+ community and its struggle for equal recognition and rights across the world. This year, however, is peculiar!

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Is Beijing on its way to become a second Wuhan?

Several districts of the Chinese capital put up security checkpoints, closed schools and tested several people for the coronavirus on Monday after an unexpected spike in coronavirus cases linked to

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Honouring the victims: Peru archbishop lines church with faces of deceased coronavirus victims

A Peru archbishop lined up the benches and walls of his church with faces of deceased coronavirus victims.

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Retail therapy: Britishers decide 'Primark is a priority' through long queues

As the British retail stores opened up today, the UK's famous retail store Primark turned out to be locals's favourite as long queues were spotted outside several branches in the country.

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Worship on wheels: Bengaluru church embraces new normal with 'drive-in worship'

A Bengaluru church initiated 'Worship on Wheels' as a way to promote social distancing in their first post-lockdow Sunday mass. 

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Bolsonaro supporter knocks over symbolic COVID-19 'graveyard'

A supporter of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has desecrated a beachside memorial to COVID-19 victims as the country’s coronavirus death toll rose above 40,000.

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Bahrain brags its riches as school holds 'farewell' on F1 ciruit!

As coronavirus bans wreak havoc on school-leaving events, one Bahrain school has honoured its seniors with a "drive-through" graduation ceremony complete with fireworks at the kingdom's Formula One

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Nine countries that defeated the novel coronavirus!

Coronavirus has infected over 7.2  million people globally, as per data from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Video Opinion: Uncertainty over coronavirus has taken a toll on mental health

Dr Shweta Sharma talks about paranoia, anxiety and depression triggered by uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic. She also lists ways to deal with mental health issues. Read Article
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Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article