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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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  • Young doctors brave overwhelming coronavirus crisis Apr 10, 2020 03:26 PM IST

    Young doctors brave overwhelming coronavirus crisis

    As they battle a highly infectious disease often defying treatment and killing at a rate they have never seen, the young medics find themselves in emergency conditions usually faced in conflicts or natural disasters.

  • Lockdown should continue, will allow district-wise relief to farmers: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Apr 10, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Lockdown should continue, will allow district-wise relief to farmers: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    Addressing a press conference through video conference, Singh said Punjab will allow district-wise relief from lockdown only to farmers to allow them for harvesting of Rabi crop.

  • Amazon extends global Amazon Relief Fund to delivery partners in India Apr 10, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    Amazon extends global Amazon Relief Fund to delivery partners in India

    Amazon has extended the Amazon Relief Fund to associates part of its Delivery Service Partner Programme, Amazon Flex programme and trucking partners providing middle-mile logistics support, a statement said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India in final stages of framing protocols for clinical trial of plasma therapy, says ICMR Apr 10, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India in final stages of framing protocols for clinical trial of plasma therapy, says ICMR

    Kerala is set to become the first state in the country to commence the therapy to treat those critically-ill on a trial basis. The ICMR is learnt to have given its nod to the state government for the first of its kind project, initiated by the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), a top official had said.

  • Coronavirus | Smokers and vapers may be at greater risk for COVID-19 Apr 10, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Smokers and vapers may be at greater risk for COVID-19

    Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed

  • Coronavirus Quiz Part-3: How much do you actually know about COVID-19? Apr 10, 2020 02:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus Quiz Part-3: How much do you actually know about COVID-19?

    As the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across the world, this quiz tries to bring in some lighter insights on the topic, dos and don’ts and more on similar events from the past. Try your luck at answering these questions.

  • Coronavirus pandemic 'severe demand shock' for Indian economy: Dun & Bradstreet Apr 10, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic 'severe demand shock' for Indian economy: Dun & Bradstreet

    According to the report, the three major channels of impact for Indian businesses are legal linkages, supply chain and macroeconomic factors.

  • A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York Apr 10, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    A city under siege: 24 hours in the fight to save New York

    Calls have flooded in from seniors, who are at higher risk from the virus and are hunkering down. Others used to count on care from their adult children, now forced to keep a safe distance.

  • Coronavirus impact | HUL, Britannia factories see drop in output, capacity utilisation: Reports Apr 10, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | HUL, Britannia factories see drop in output, capacity utilisation: Reports

    HUL's factories have seen a 40 percent drop in average daily sales and factory output due to transport issue and shortage of staff.

  • 'Building herd immunity may not work in tackling COVID-19 at the moment' Apr 10, 2020 02:14 PM IST

    'Building herd immunity may not work in tackling COVID-19 at the moment'

    Giridhar R Babu has worked with the World Health Organization for nearly six years, during which his efforts included stopping polio transmission in Karnataka and initiation of measles surveillance. He has also worked as research associate for Multi Centre AIDS Cohort (MACS)

  • SpiceJet announces sale; offers domestic fares starting at Rs 939 Apr 10, 2020 02:14 PM IST

    SpiceJet announces sale; offers domestic fares starting at Rs 939

    SpiceJet also announced a discount on certain add-ons — SpiceMAX seats, meals and preferred seats

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Enough stock of hydroxychloroquine in India: Govt Apr 10, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Enough stock of hydroxychloroquine in India: Govt

    India is the world's largest manufacturer of the drug, which is used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, malaria and lupus, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) Chairman Shubhra Singh added.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | With appliance service centres shut, it's time for DIY videos Apr 10, 2020 02:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | With appliance service centres shut, it's time for DIY videos

    To ensure that appliance servicing is not hampered, white goods makers are helping customers make use of Do-It-Yourself videos to keep the products in shape

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Next two quarters will be very tough: John Chambers Apr 10, 2020 01:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Next two quarters will be very tough: John Chambers

    Chambers said that "we will come through this well but the next 12-18 months will be very bumpy and the next two quarters will be very tough."

  • BSE cautions market intermediaries against cyber attacks amid COVID-19 outbreak Apr 10, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    BSE cautions market intermediaries against cyber attacks amid COVID-19 outbreak

    Many organisations have switched to work-from-home, due to outbreak of the pandemic, with employees using mobile phones, tabs and personal laptops in order to maintain business continuity.

  • India-Japan partnership can help develop new tech for post-COVID world: PM Modi Apr 10, 2020 01:35 PM IST

    India-Japan partnership can help develop new tech for post-COVID world: PM Modi

    The prime minister made these remarks on Twitter after speaking with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • FICCI says India can't afford prolonged lockdown, suggests plan for staggered exit Apr 10, 2020 01:27 PM IST

    FICCI says India can't afford prolonged lockdown, suggests plan for staggered exit

    The exit strategy should normalise economic and social activity and yet contain the disease from getting out of control, FICCI said in a note

  • Anganwadi workers are true patriots, have key role in combating COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi Apr 10, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Anganwadi workers are true patriots, have key role in combating COVID-19: Rahul Gandhi

    In an environment where fear and misinformation pose a bigger danger than the virus itself, community workers have a key role to play in educating people about the dangers of COVID-19 and the manner in which it is transmitted, Gandhi said.

  • ICICI Lombard, Go Digit, Flipkart join hands to offer Covid-19 health insurance Apr 10, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    ICICI Lombard, Go Digit, Flipkart join hands to offer Covid-19 health insurance

    The covers include easy claim, hospitalisation cover, room or intensive care unit (ICU) rent, ambulance assistance and teleconsultation. Besides, there will be digital claim process as well as no requirement of medical tests at the time of purchasing a policy.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra to suggest extending lockdown only in Mumbai, MMR Apr 10, 2020 12:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Maharashtra to suggest extending lockdown only in Mumbai, MMR

    The suggestion will be communicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting on April 11.

  • Coronavirus impact | Delta Air suspends technology projects, over 1,300 vendor jobs to be hit Apr 10, 2020 12:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Delta Air suspends technology projects, over 1,300 vendor jobs to be hit

    Airlines across the globe have been hurt after several countries, including India, closed their borders to contain the spread of COVID-19

  • Coronavirus impact | Tata Sons asks group companies to conserve cash, slow down capex plans Apr 10, 2020 12:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Tata Sons asks group companies to conserve cash, slow down capex plans

    "Conserving cash for 2020-21 is our message to all group companies," said N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons.

  • PM Modi interacting with CMs today; extension of lockdown on agenda Apr 10, 2020 12:05 PM IST

    PM Modi interacting with CMs today; extension of lockdown on agenda

    The video conference comes amidst indications that the central government may extend the lockdown across the country beyond April 14 after several states have favoured the extension to contain the fast-spreading virus.

  • Cadila Healthcare says can ramp up HCQ capacity, vaccine to enter human testing in Q2FY21 Apr 10, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    Cadila Healthcare says can ramp up HCQ capacity, vaccine to enter human testing in Q2FY21

    The company's MD Sharvil Patel said Cadila doesn't depend on imports for the drug, implying that it makes key starting material and intermediates that are typically imported from China for most other drugs

  • 'After lockdown, V-shaped recovery possible in auto, NBFCs, private banks, metals' Apr 10, 2020 11:24 AM IST

    'After lockdown, V-shaped recovery possible in auto, NBFCs, private banks, metals'

    Auto, auto ancillaries, NBFCs, private banks, and metals will witness recovery, says Umesh Mehta of Samco Securities.

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