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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

BCCI tells employees to work from home in wake of coronavirus

The BCCI on 13 March postponed the IPL till 15 April along with all other domestic tournaments, including the Irani Cup and the Women's Challenger Trophy.
Modi at Delhi rally

US and Russia hail Modi’s video-conference with SAARC leaders over coronavirus

Top US official Alice G. Wells said the video-conference showed how leaders can present practical proposals and Russia called Modi's initiative ‘timely’.
Women make masks at a training centre of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. | By Special Arrangement | ThePrint

Skill centres in Delhi are making 500 masks a day to meet demand amid coronavirus crisis

Eight centres under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry have started producing cloth masks in Delhi-NCR to meet the growing demand.
Passengers at the Prayagraj Railway Station wear masks as a preventive measure for coronavirus, on 16 March 2020 | PTI

Coronavirus can spread even before infected people show symptoms, new study finds

A team of researchers from four countries have found that more than 10% of patients contracted the coronavirus from people with no symptoms.
Foreign tourists wear protective masks at the Taj Mahal complex in Agra amid the coronavirus threat | Photo: ANI

New paper-based test developed by MIT researchers claims to detect coronavirus in 30 mins

The test developed by MIT start-up E25Bio is conducted using paper strips, which show a coloured spot if a patient’s sample has the novel coronavirus.

India needs to ramp up COVID-19 testing, learn from South Korea & avoid US’ mistakes

The key is for India to expand its laboratory capacity — the turnaround time for test results should be brought down to less than six hours.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court takes suo moto cognisance of overcrowded prisons in wake of coronavirus

A notice was issued to Director General, Prison and chief secretary of all states and UTs seeking their response on steps taken to prevent spread of coronavirus in prisons.

Older people most at risk from COVID-19. This is what you can do to help

An expert explains how to change your social behaviour during coronavirus pandemic because health systems around the world have been pushed to the limit.
A mother with her infant child at a Delhi Metro station

Coronavirus does not spread from pregnant women to babies, says Chinese study

This is the second study in a month to come to this conclusion. It was conducted by researchers from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan. 
Medical staff members wear masks and protective suits outside an isolation ward in Kochi | PTI Photo

In its fight against coronavirus panic, Karnataka govt finds unlikely ally in Telegram app

Karnataka’s Department of Information and Public Relations started a Telegram group at 10:46 PM on 13 March, which now has over 6,000 members.

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

ICICI Bank’s profits jump six-fold for July-September quarter

The bank's net interest income increased by 16 per cent year-on-year to Rs. 9,366 crore in this year's second quarter from Rs 8,057 crore in last year's second quarter.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.