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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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  • Coronavirus pandemic | Former US President Barack Obama backs event cancellations Mar 13, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Former US President Barack Obama backs event cancellations

    Obama's comment comes after the US NBA season was cancelled

  • Coronavirus pandemic update March 13: No need to give up, says WHO Mar 13, 2020 08:54 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic update March 13: No need to give up, says WHO

    Globally, there are 125,048 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 4,613 deaths, the WHO said in its daily situation report.

  • Market Headstart: No sign of reversal! Nifty could test 9,000 levels Mar 13, 2020 08:51 AM IST

    Market Headstart: No sign of reversal! Nifty could test 9,000 levels

    Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a negative opening for the index in India with a 705 points loss. The Nifty futures were trading flat at 8,774 on the Singaporean Exchange around 08:00 hours IST.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Disneyland in California to close Mar 13, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Disneyland in California to close

    The giant Disney attraction in Anaheim is the world's second-most visited theme park, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each day. It will remain shut at least until the end of March.

  • UBS cuts India GDP growth forecast to 5.1% for FY21 Mar 13, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    UBS cuts India GDP growth forecast to 5.1% for FY21

    The GDP growth is set to slip to a decadal low of 5 percent for FY20 as per official estimates and hopes of a revival are being pinned on the next fiscal.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Indian Embassy sets up helplines to address queries on travel restrictions Mar 13, 2020 08:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Indian Embassy sets up helplines to address queries on travel restrictions

    India reported its first death due to coronavirus on Thursday as the number of positive cases soared to 74. The deadly virus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year has claimed over 4,600 lives and infected more than 124,330 people worldwide.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 120 Indians from Iran reaching Jaisalmer today, to be quarantined at Army facility Mar 13, 2020 08:28 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 120 Indians from Iran reaching Jaisalmer today, to be quarantined at Army facility

    "They will be quarantined at an Indian Army facility created under the aegis of Southern Command. The patients will be transferred from the airport post their initial screening to the quarantine facility under escort of civil administration," defence spokesperson Col Sombit Ghosh said.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | IT Services sector growth to be flat to marginal in FY21, say experts Mar 13, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | IT Services sector growth to be flat to marginal in FY21, say experts

    Kotak institutional securities pegs the IT services growth at 3-8 percent across the companies.

  • India part of US-led initiative to share info on integrating science into coronavirus response Mar 13, 2020 08:26 AM IST

    India part of US-led initiative to share info on integrating science into coronavirus response

    Besides the US and India, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea are part of the initiative.

  • Coronavirus highlights: 69-year-old Delhi woman dies of COVID-19 Mar 13, 2020 08:21 AM IST

    Coronavirus highlights: 69-year-old Delhi woman dies of COVID-19

    Live updates of the novel coronavirus pandemic. About 75 cases have been confirmed in India so far.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Here are 10 deadliest epidemics in history around the world Mar 13, 2020 08:12 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Here are 10 deadliest epidemics in history around the world

    Here are 10 of the worst pandemics in history that have killed millions worldwide.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Wuhan residents get on with their life under lockdown Mar 13, 2020 08:06 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Wuhan residents get on with their life under lockdown

    Here are few picture from Wuhan to show life of people under lockdown.

  • Coronavirus poses new challenge to Trump's re-election bid Mar 13, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus poses new challenge to Trump's re-election bid

    U.S. stock market indexes that Trump has touted throughout his term as evidence of his success plunged into bear market territory on Thursday - a day after he tried to calm Americans' fears with an Oval Office address that promised economic stimulus and a 30-day travel ban for Europeans.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India’s first victim was a known case of Hypertension and Asthma: Health Ministry Mar 13, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India’s first victim was a known case of Hypertension and Asthma: Health Ministry

    It was earlier reported that the Karnataka man was the first in India to die of coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19 Mar 13, 2020 07:39 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Google India employee diagnosed with COVID-19

    So far Karnataka has five confirmed cases of Coronavirus and its first death, a 76-year-old from Kalburgi, Karnataka. In India total number of cases have gone up to 74 and globally it is 1,33,000.

  • Coronavirus pandemic |China government spokesman says US military may have bought Covid-19 to China Mar 12, 2020 10:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic |China government spokesman says US military may have bought Covid-19 to China

    In a strongly worded tweet, written in English on his verified Twitter account, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said it was the United States that lacked transparency.

  • 76-year-old Karnataka man first to die of coronavirus in India Mar 12, 2020 10:41 PM IST

    76-year-old Karnataka man first to die of coronavirus in India

    The man had recently returned from Saudi Arabia. Earlier, the district health and family welfare department said the man was suspected to be infected with coronavirus.

  • PM Modi 'sleeping at wheel', nation headed for accident: Rahul Gandhi on govt's handling of economy, coronavirus Mar 12, 2020 10:32 PM IST

    PM Modi 'sleeping at wheel', nation headed for accident: Rahul Gandhi on govt's handling of economy, coronavirus

    "I have been saying that coronavirus is a very serious problem and the government has not taken action on it the way it should have," Gandhi told reporters outside Parliament.

  • Coronavirus pandemic |NYSE president says no plan to close trading floor now Mar 12, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic |NYSE president says no plan to close trading floor now

    "If there is an outbreak, we can clean the floor pretty quickly and reopen as well," Cunningham told CNBC in an interview. "We are not planning to close the floor at this time," she said of the NYSE, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Canada PM Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive for COVID-19 Mar 12, 2020 10:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Canada PM Justin Trudeau's wife tests positive for COVID-19

    Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau's symptoms have subsided since she got back from Britain on March 11, but as a precaution the prime minister "will spend the day in briefings, phone calls and virtual meetings from home," according to a statement.

  • IIM Ahmedabad cancels March 21 convocation due to coronavirus scare Mar 12, 2020 10:05 PM IST

    IIM Ahmedabad cancels March 21 convocation due to coronavirus scare

    No positive case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported so far from anywhere in Gujarat.

  • Coronavirus scare: CJI Bobde holds meeting to discuss possibility of limiting SC's functioning Mar 12, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus scare: CJI Bobde holds meeting to discuss possibility of limiting SC's functioning

    Arora said the apex court may consider using technology such as video-conferencing to ensure that there is less crowd of lawyers and litigants in the courtrooms.

  • Coronavirus: No public gatherings to be allowed in Maharashtra Mar 12, 2020 09:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus: No public gatherings to be allowed in Maharashtra

    Tope said all the 12 confirmed patients in the state were stable and "asymptomatic", which meant they did not show any severe symptoms of the disease.

  • ECB ramps up stimulus in coronavirus fight but stops short of rate cut Mar 12, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    ECB ramps up stimulus in coronavirus fight but stops short of rate cut

    ECB President Christine Lagarde told a news conference the virus would have a "significant impact on economic activity" even if it is ultimately temporary in nature and called for "an ambitious and coordinated fiscal policy response".

  • Coronavirus pandemic |Depth of economic slowdown depends on response: IMF Mar 12, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic |Depth of economic slowdown depends on response: IMF

    The IMF is due to release its updated World Economic Outlook next month.

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