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The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More

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  • International flights on October 26: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission Oct 26, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    International flights on October 26: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.

  • All citizens in the country to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Minister Pratap Sarangi Oct 26, 2020 07:24 AM IST

    All citizens in the country to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Minister Pratap Sarangi

    The BJP announcement of free COVID vaccine for Bihar, where assembly polls begin this week, had kicked up a controversy with the opposition parties tearing into the NDA government alleging that the ruling party was using the pandemic for political reasons.

  • Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19 Oct 26, 2020 07:06 AM IST

    Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

    The ex-Barcelona and Paris St Germain player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro, when he got his diagnosis.

  • US Election 2020: Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump as US COVID-19 cases mount and Mike Pence staff endures outbreak Oct 26, 2020 07:06 AM IST

    US Election 2020: Joe Biden blasts Donald Trump as US COVID-19 cases mount and Mike Pence staff endures outbreak

    With nine days to go before the Nov. 3 election in which Biden is facing the Republican president, the White House cited Pence's status as an "essential worker" as justification for his campaign travel despite exposure to his chief of staff, Marc Short, who tested positive on Saturday.

  • Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Bengal’s COVID-19 tally nears 3.5 lakh Oct 26, 2020 07:05 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Bengal’s COVID-19 tally nears 3.5 lakh

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to 78.6 lakh

  • For high-end galleries, it’s a season of upended exhibitions Oct 25, 2020 11:01 PM IST

    For high-end galleries, it’s a season of upended exhibitions

    The world's foremost art galleries talk about how their business has been affected, but also how the transmission of culture through art can be preserved in post-COVID world.

  • Members of Pence’s inner circle test positive for coronavirus Oct 25, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Members of Pence’s inner circle test positive for coronavirus

    The infected people include Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff. Pence and his wife Karen both tested negative for COVID-19.

  • US Presidential Election 2020 | Here are the 10 defining moments of the election year Oct 25, 2020 07:21 PM IST

    US Presidential Election 2020 | Here are the 10 defining moments of the election year

    Here are the 10 pivotal moments that defined the US Presidential Election campaign

  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for COVID-19 Oct 25, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive for COVID-19

    Shaktikanta Das said he would continue to work from isolation and the central bank's functioning would go on normally.

  • Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare emergency over COVID-19 outbreak Oct 25, 2020 05:47 PM IST

    Malaysia's king rejects PM's proposal to declare emergency over COVID-19 outbreak

    The king can declare a state of emergency that allows the country to be governed through ordinances that cannot be challenged in court.

  • Coronavirus second wave: Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike Oct 25, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike

    "Frankfurt is pulling the corona emergency brake," the bestselling Bild daily wrote after city officials made the decision in emergency talks late Saturday.

  • Stimulus Package 3.0 | Government may extend social benefits under PMGKY scheme to March: Report Oct 25, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Stimulus Package 3.0 | Government may extend social benefits under PMGKY scheme to March: Report

    The fresh stimulus may also include cash transfers to 20 crore Jan Dhan accounts and 3 crore poor senior citizens, poor widows and other groups that were part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.

  • COVID-19 situation in Delhi contained; focus on contact tracing, isolation: Satyendar Jain Oct 25, 2020 04:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 situation in Delhi contained; focus on contact tracing, isolation: Satyendar Jain

    According to a recent report by the NCDC, headed by Dr VK Paul, with the festival season kick-starting, a daily surge of over 15,000 cases could be seen in Delhi.

  • COVID-19: Recovery rate touches 90%; only 8.5% of total caseload active in India Oct 25, 2020 04:26 PM IST

    COVID-19: Recovery rate touches 90%; only 8.5% of total caseload active in India

    The figure is below the 1,100-mark since October 2, the ministry highlighted. Less than 1,000 deaths have been continuously reported for the last one week.

  • Italy tightens virus curbs after record new cases Oct 25, 2020 04:22 PM IST

    Italy tightens virus curbs after record new cases

    Cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must all close under the new rules, which come into force on Monday and run until November 24, while restaurants and bars will stop serving at 6pm, the prime minister's office said.

  • Wildfires may be linked to rise in COVID-19 cases, using antiviral mouthwash can curb spread, new studies find Oct 25, 2020 02:50 PM IST

    Wildfires may be linked to rise in COVID-19 cases, using antiviral mouthwash can curb spread, new studies find

    Air pollution provides a means for viruses to move around the environment, a finding which may be of particular relevance to India, and Delhi where the pollution levels worsen during this season.

  • Pandemic to change Indian insurance sector's landscape: IndiaFirst Life Oct 25, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Pandemic to change Indian insurance sector's landscape: IndiaFirst Life

    On cost front, insurance companies will also be saving a lot as they have an option to allow their employees continue work-from-home, leading to savings on office expenses, rent etc, he added.

  • Coronavirus second wave: Empty, quiet Friday nights in Europe Oct 25, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: Empty, quiet Friday nights in Europe

    A coronavirus second wave in Europe has led governments to re-impose limitations on how residents live and socialise. Here's a snapshot of how Friday evening — the gateway to the weekend — looks and feels now.

  • Devendra Fadnavis will now realise COVID-19 situation is serious: Sanjay Raut Oct 25, 2020 01:28 PM IST

    Devendra Fadnavis will now realise COVID-19 situation is serious: Sanjay Raut

    Raut's remarks came in the wake of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray being recently targeted by the opposition for not moving out of his house during the pandemic.

  • Coronavirus vaccine | Distribution plan might include digital certificates, schools as booths: Report Oct 25, 2020 01:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine | Distribution plan might include digital certificates, schools as booths: Report

    India plans to vaccinate 20-25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on October 4.

  • Coronavirus second wave: Lessons India can learn from Europe Oct 25, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: Lessons India can learn from Europe

    The marked decrease in Covid-19 cases, is quite a contrast to the rising cases in Europe.

  • India reacted early and well on COVID-19, has potential to shape global agenda: Klaus Schwab Oct 25, 2020 12:02 PM IST

    India reacted early and well on COVID-19, has potential to shape global agenda: Klaus Schwab

    "With its demographic advantage and extensive diversity, India has the power to shape the global agenda and define our collective future," Schwab told PTI in an interview from Geneva where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is based.

  • COVID-19: US Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff tests positive Oct 25, 2020 11:36 AM IST

    COVID-19: US Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff tests positive

    “Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process,” vice president''s Press Secretary Devin O''Malley said in a statement.

  • India coronavirus update: COVID-19 tally crosses 78 lakh, recovery rate at 90% Oct 25, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    India coronavirus update: COVID-19 tally crosses 78 lakh, recovery rate at 90%

    India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 78,64,811 with 50,129 fresh infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,18,534 with 578 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally October 25: Delhi's COVID-19 tally rises to 3.5 lakh Oct 25, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally October 25: Delhi's COVID-19 tally rises to 3.5 lakh

    With more than 16.38 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh (8.04 lakh) and Karnataka (7.98 lakh).

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