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

Australian PM urges combined global efforts; takes indirect hit at Trump's secrecy

Morrison also went against Trump's accusations towards the World Health Organization (WHO) and applauded the organization for its efforts of containing the spread of the novel coronavirus

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After US crosses 7 million coronavirus cases, WHO warns global death toll may double to 2 million

The United States now has 7,005,746 cases which is the highest in the world. At least 203,240 people have died due to the virus in the US.

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Modi's 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' important initiative: IMF

The economic package under this self-reliant India initiative, which was announced in the aftermath of the coronavirus shock, has supported the Indian economy and mitigated significant downside…

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'Covid had the courage to challenge me': Zlatan Ibrahimovic's humorous take on testing positive

"I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea," Ibrahimovic said. 

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HC defers Delhi govt's plea against interim stay on reservation of ICU beds in private hospitals

The division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan listed the matter for further hearing on September 28

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India reports 86,508 new coronavirus cases; infections rise to over 5.7 million

The total case COVID-19 cases in the country have gone up to 5,732,519 including 9,66,382 active cases

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US elections 2020: Trump applauds self's approach towards COVID; calls Biden's approach 'anti-science'

Trump also announced that his administration is awarding USD 200 million of CARES Act funding to all 50 states to prepare to distribute the vaccine to high-risk residents

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Suresh Angadi an unbeatable MP from Belagavi for four terms

Suresh Angadi was instrumental in making the suburban railway project in Bengaluru a reality, which was a long pending demand of the people of the city.

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Tamil Nadu surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 recoveries, wins praise from PM Modi

Adding that the daily testing alone cost Rs.6.8crore, the Chief Minister requested Government of India to fund at least 50% of the cost of the PCR tests from the PM – CARES fund, owing to the…

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PM Narendra Modi asks states to focus on micro-containment zones

PM Narendra Modi asked states to reassess if lockdowns of one or two days are effective in containing COVID-19.

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Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from India, two other countries as COVID-19 cases surge

According to the country's Civil Aviation Authority, people with travel history to any of the mentioned countries 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom, have also been barred.

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah pilgrimage from October 4

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million people last year. Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on umrah in March.

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India records over 83,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours; death toll rises over 90,000

The ministry of health & family welfare said that India's testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakhs a day with over 6.5 crore total tests conducted across the country so far.

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Indian professionals returning back to Gulf: MEA

Under the Vande Bharat mission, the largest repatriation mission launched by India, the maximum number of Indians came back from the Gulf and the wider Arab region.

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Morning news brief: COVID-19 death toll crosses 200,000 in US, Xi on virus & more

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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.

PM Narendra Modi asks states to focus on micro-containment zones

PM Narendra Modi asked states to reassess if lockdowns of one or two days are effective in containing COVID-19.

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Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from India, two other countries as COVID-19 cases surge

According to the country's Civil Aviation Authority, people with travel history to any of the mentioned countries 14 days prior to their arrival to the Kingdom, have also been barred.

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Saudi Arabia to gradually resume Umrah pilgrimage from October 4

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina undertaken any time of the year, attracting 19 million people last year. Saudi Arabia had instituted a freeze on umrah in March.

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India records over 83,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours; death toll rises over 90,000

The ministry of health & family welfare said that India's testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakhs a day with over 6.5 crore total tests conducted across the country so far.

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Indian professionals returning back to Gulf: MEA

Under the Vande Bharat mission, the largest repatriation mission launched by India, the maximum number of Indians came back from the Gulf and the wider Arab region.

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Morning news brief: COVID-19 death toll crosses 200,000 in US, Xi on virus & more

Good morning! Start your day with WION's daily news brief!

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Avoid falling into the trap of clash of civilizations, says Chinese President Xi at UN

Xi asserted that China does not want 'hegemony, expansion or sphere of influence' amid tensions with the United States over the South China Sea

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COVID-19: Death toll in United States passes 200,000; Trump blames China at UNGA

According to Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus live tracker, 200,182 Americans have died due to the virus with over 6.86 million confirmed infected cases in the country.

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WION exclusive | Chinese virologist who claimed COVID-19 is lab-made suggests Wuhan doctors were forced into silence

In an exclusive conversation with WION, Dr Li-Meng Yan, who recently broke the internet by claiming that COVID-19 was manufactured in a lab, said that on the course of her research, she was told…

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WION exclusive | 'Chinese Communist Party's money and power influence whole world', says virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan

Chinese virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan in an exclusive conversation with WION

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WION exclusive | Beijing tried to cover-up Wuhan virus and WHO is very much part of it: Chinese virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan

Wuhan wet market is just a smokescreen from the Chinese Communist Party, said Chinese virologist, on the origin of novel coronavirus.

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WION exclusive Straight Talk with Chinese virologist Dr Li-Meng Yan at 7 PM

watch the full interview with Dr Li-Meng Yan at 7 PM today- Dr Li-Meng Yan has specialised in virology and immunology at Hong Kong School of Public Health. She says she was one of the first…

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Pakistan launches Phase III trials for Chinese Cansinobio's COVID-19 vaccine

Daily positive cases of the virus in Pakistan peaked at more than 6,000 in June but have since fallen sharply, with only 582 new cases confirmed on Tuesday

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Face shields ineffective against COVID-19, rules world's fastest supercomputer

According to a simulation by a Japanese supercomputer, plastic face shields are totally ineffective at trapping aerosols, making it an inefficient tool against COVID-19

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What is the 'reasonable' price for future COVID-19 vaccines?

Major pharmaceutical companies from across the globe are working and conducting trials of their candidate vaccines to fast-track mass inoculation.

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Boris Johnson starts shutting down Britain again as coronavirus spreads

Reuters says Johnson will now advise them to stay at home if they can. He will also order all pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality sites across England to start closing at 10 pm from…

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US, ravaged by coronavirus pandemic, to face 'worst' autumn as flu season begins

Experts fear that when colder weather forces more people inside, it could surpass the surge seen in the summer.

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'We're confident': Russia to share legal risks of COVID-19 vaccine

The decision leaves the vaccine`s state-backed developers open to potentially costly compensation claims should there be any unexpected side-effects. It is something many vaccine-makers have…

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A 2008 synthetic model to make COVID-19 in the laboratory

It is far more likely that China manufactured SARS-CoV-2 and, though a combination of hubris, incompetence and recklessness, unleashed it on the world.

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Coronavirus may damage bone marrow immune cells: Study

Earlier, there was no data to suggest that COVID-19 affected the bone marrow of a patient.    

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Morning news brief: Paris knife attack, WHO warns global COVID-19 death toll may double & more!

Good morning! Start your day with WION's daily news brief!

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Australian PM urges combined global efforts; takes indirect hit at Trump's secrecy

Morrison also went against Trump's accusations towards the World Health Organization (WHO) and applauded the organization for its efforts of containing the spread of the novel coronavirus

Read Article

After US crosses 7 million coronavirus cases, WHO warns global death toll may double to 2 million

The United States now has 7,005,746 cases which is the highest in the world. At least 203,240 people have died due to the virus in the US.

Read Article

Modi's 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' important initiative: IMF

The economic package under this self-reliant India initiative, which was announced in the aftermath of the coronavirus shock, has supported the Indian economy and mitigated significant downside…

Read Article

'Covid had the courage to challenge me': Zlatan Ibrahimovic's humorous take on testing positive

"I tested negative to Covid yesterday and positive today. No symptoms what so ever. Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea," Ibrahimovic said. 

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HC defers Delhi govt's plea against interim stay on reservation of ICU beds in private hospitals

The division bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan listed the matter for further hearing on September 28

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India reports 86,052 new cases as total infections near 6 million-mark

India's Covid-19 recovery rate stands at 81.74 per cent and the mortality rate remains below 1.6 per cent

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Coronavirus: Cases top 7 million as Midwest states battle uptick

In recent days, over 700 people are dying in the country of Covid-19

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COVID-19 was created in the Wuhan laboratory: Professor Giuseppe Tritto

Professor Tritto raises serious questions about the Wuhan lab it is called Asia’s largest virus bank scientists classify it as a "P-4" facility. 

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Cosmonauts say not ready to try Russia’s virus vaccine

“I’d personally say that I would not get vaccinated because I tread very carefully on this issue,” said Sergei Ryzhikov, the 46-year-old leader of the next expedition to the ISS in October.

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What are biological weapons? Here is a list of countries that possess them!

It is believed that at least six countries could have an ongoing bioweapons program

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Top 10 world news today: South Korea hits back at North, Russia denies developing Novichok and more

Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena today

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Manish Sisodia still on oxygen support, condition stable: Doctor

The doctor also added that Sisodia will undergo an RT-PCR test in a couple of days to check whether he is still infected with Covid-19 or has successfully recovered

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Israel toughens second lockdown as virus cases surge

The new rules will close the vast majority of workplaces, shutter markets and further limit prayers and demonstrations

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'Human challenge studies': UK may infect volunteers with coronavirus to test vaccine

The Boris Johnson government has reportedly been discussing the possibility of "human challenge studies" to develop the vaccine.

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Large genetic study finds novel coronavirus strain more contagious

It, however, says that though there is a continual accumulation of mutations, there is little evidence to suggest that they have made the virus deadlier than what it was earlier

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India reports 86,508 new coronavirus cases; infections rise to over 5.7 million

The total case COVID-19 cases in the country have gone up to 5,732,519 including 9,66,382 active cases

Read Article

US elections 2020: Trump applauds self's approach towards COVID; calls Biden's approach 'anti-science'

Trump also announced that his administration is awarding USD 200 million of CARES Act funding to all 50 states to prepare to distribute the vaccine to high-risk residents

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Suresh Angadi an unbeatable MP from Belagavi for four terms

Suresh Angadi was instrumental in making the suburban railway project in Bengaluru a reality, which was a long pending demand of the people of the city.

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Tamil Nadu surpasses 5 lakh Covid-19 recoveries, wins praise from PM Modi

Adding that the daily testing alone cost Rs.6.8crore, the Chief Minister requested Government of India to fund at least 50% of the cost of the PCR tests from the PM – CARES fund, owing to the…

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How 'Mitra', a robot became friend of patients, kin in times of Covid-19

An Indian hospital is taking the help of Mitra, which means friend in English, to connect coronavirus patients with their kin. 

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No-mask, anti-lockdown protests gather pace across the globe

An end to the pandemic is nowhere to be seen, with countries who have tackled the deadly virus so far are now witnessing a second wave.

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Unlock 4: Delhi metro resumes services after COVID-19 lockdown

Delhi Metro has resumed services from 7 am on Monday as the part of 'Unlock 4', after being shut for 169 days due to COVID-19.

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Millions of children return to schools across world: Here's the list of countries

Millions of mask-wearing children headed back to school after summer holidays despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections.

Here's the list of countries:

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Tears, gloves, masks: Thousands Shiite pilgrims come out to mark Ashura in city of Karbala

Thousands of tearful Shiite pilgrims wearing gloves and masks flooded Iraq's holy city of Karbala on Sunday to mark Ashura, in one of the largest Muslim gatherings since the Covid-19 pandemic began

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Scare squad: Japanese try to forget COVID-19 by lying in coffins

A Japanese group is trying to take people's minds off COVID-19 by putting them in coffins surrounded by chainsaw-wielding zombies. Customers are finding it to be 'relaxing'.

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COVID-19, illegal mining, deforestation: Brazil's indigenous protest against Bolsonaro government

Indigenous protesters in Brazil defied a court order Tuesday and resumed a roadblock of a key highway through the Amazon rainforest, demanding help against the new coronavirus and an end to illegal

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Partygoers flood water park in Wuhan, the original epicentre of coronavirus

Thousands of partygoers packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year.

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After coronavirus and power shutoff, heatwave grips California

The temperature in Death Valley broke new records on Sunday as California grappled with the heatwave amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cars to funeral boxes: Americans protest against reopening of schools

'We cannot teach from body bags' and 'protect the youth' have been some of the slogans that were seen in the US as protestors rallied against government's decision to reopen schools

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From thermal screening to disinfection lamps: Bus stands in South Korea become shelters to battle coronavirus

South Korea has started a new facility, which will give bus travellers high-tech protection not only from rains, but also from novel coronavirus.

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After Russia, these COVID-19 vaccines set to unveil soon!

President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia has successfully developed the world’s “first” coronavirus vaccine. Many vaccines around the world have reached the final stage of testing.

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From saliva ban to red cards for coughing: Changes brought by COVID-19 in the world of sports

The post-COVID-19 world especially in the sports circuit witnessed a plethora of changes.

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Corporate amid pandemic: Top 6 companies working from home until 2021 or permanently

As the United States continues to struggle with coronavirus, some companies have asked their employees to work from home. 

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Disinfectants, masks, online selection: Hajj 2020 begins amid coronavirus pandemic

Mask-clad Muslim pilgrims on Wednesday began the annual hajj, dramatically downsized this year as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.

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Accuse, evict, repeat: How it has become a commonly used tactic by US

The technique of accusing, condemning, evicting has been used by the United States before.

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On Chinese Communist Party's 99th anniversary, a timeline of how it became so controversial

The Chinese Communist Party, officially the Communist Party of China, is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China. The party was established on July 23, 1921.

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Daunting COVID-19 records that US will never forget

A total of 14,845,241 people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while more than 8,898,749 have recovered and 612,830 have died so far, according to the available data.

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How US-China relationship took a turn for the worse

Tensions are mounting by the day between the United States and China, leading to talk of a new Cold War. Let's take a look at the timeline of the month US-China relationship took a turn for the wor

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Starry affair: Paris to Israel- Cinema lovers opt for 'sail-in' experiences in 'new normal'

After the drive-in cinemas, open-air cinemas are the new favourite for cinema lovers in Paris and Israel

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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