Indians in Wuhan say strict lockdown, social distancing only ways to contain COVID-19

Indians in Wuhan say strict lockdown, social distancing only ways to contain COVID-19

Thursday, 09 April 2020 | PTI | Beijing/Wuhan

As the people in China’s Wuhan celebrated the end of the 11-week shutdown imposed to contain coronavirus, some Indians who stayed put in the city enduring the surge of the pandemic has a message for India — lockdown and self-isolation are the only ways to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. The Indians...

‘Wuhan Virus’ No More

Thursday, 09 April 2020 | Agencies | Washington

Suddenly, it’s no longer the “Wuhan virus.” The United States and China have reached a truce in a vitriolic feud over the coronavirus pandemic, with the two powers each seeing at least a tactical interest in cooling down. President Donald Trump, hardly known for the delicacy of his word choices, has dropped...

Sanders drops out of White House race

Thursday, 09 April 2020 | PTI | Washington

Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday dropped out of the White House race, paving the way for former vice president Joe Biden to become the presumptive nominee of the Democratic party and take on President Donald Trump in November presidential elections. “Today I am suspending my campaign. But while the campaign ends,...

Virus-hit Iran urges IMF to approve $5 billion loan

Thursday, 09 April 2020 | AFP | Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to give the sanctions-hit country a USD 5 billion emergency loan to combat its novel coronavirus outbreak. Iran says coronavirus has killed close to 4,000 people and infected more than 64,500. Iran has said it needs what would be its...

Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn’t verified

Thursday, 09 April 2020 | AP | Kabul

Afghanistan released 100 Taliban prisoners on Wednesday, claiming they were among 5,000 detainees to be freed under a deal between insurgents and the US. The Taliban, however, said they are yet to verify whether those released were on the list they handed over to Washington during negotiations. The prisoner release is...

Thousands leave Wuhan as China lifts lockdown

Thursday, 09 April 2020 | PTI | Beijing/Wuhan

Tens of thousands of people in Wuhan, the origin point and epicentre for the coronavirus pandemic, travelled out of the sprawling city on Wednesday as China lifted its 76-day lockdown that sealed off around 11 million people in the city, even as health experts warn that the threat of a...

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 | AP | TOKYO

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures on Tuesday to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus as the number of infections surges. But the move came in the form of a stay-at-home request — not an order...

no new deaths in China first time

Wednesday, 08 April 2020 | PTI | Beijing/Wuhan

China will open-up the epicentre of its coronavirus pandemic Wuhan on Wednesday for outbound travel for the first time since the January 23 lockdown, as the country reported no new deaths from COVID-19, attaining a new milestone in the battle against the disease. Just as China started opening-up the epicentre, concerns...

State Editions

MP roads made better in last 15 years: Chouhan

09 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Pioneer’s ex-editor passes away

09 April 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

CBSE set to introduce three new subjects for grade 11 students

09 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Power workers demand insurance cover

09 April 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

CM pats Revenue Dept officials for corona fight

09 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

Sleep in the times Of Corona

05 April 2020 | Kerry Bajaj | Agenda

Article 370: A fresh perspective

05 April 2020 | Prof K Warikoo | Agenda

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05 April 2020 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf : Be ready to combat evil forces

05 April 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Corona-led leadership challenges for Trump

05 April 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Why poor migrants need to fend for themselves

05 April 2020 | Rahul Jayaram | Agenda