News Wrap: April 27, 2020 - PM says lockdown extension likely in hotspots and more

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Lockdown to be extended in hotspots beyond May 3: PM Modi

PM Modi, who was interacting with the heads of states on the way ahead in the fight against the pandemic, said decision on extending the countrywide lockdown would be taken after May 3, when phase 2 ends. However, relaxations would depend on the situation in individual states and curbs would be lifted in districts that have shown improvement. Read More

RBI announces special Rs 50,000-crore liquidity for mutual funds
In the light of Franklin Templeton closing six debt schemes due to liquidity constraints, the RBI today Announced a Rs 50,000 crore Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds (SLF-MF). Read More

Check out the latest update on COVID-19 symptoms

Muscle pain and new loss of taste or smell are among the six new COVID-19 symptoms that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added to its official list. The other four symptoms added to the list on Sunday are chills, repeated shaking with chills, headache and sore throat. Read More

Should there be a COVID-19 tax on the super rich?

50 Indian Revenue Services officers of the I-T department have proposed a super-rich tax to fund fight against COVID-19. While the Finance Ministry and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which is the apex policy-making body for direct tax policies, have stated that this suggestion by the IRS officers does not reflect their official views, do you think taxing the super rich would in fact help in fighting coronavirus. Have your say

’Missing’ series: Imran Khan

In this giant rigmarole of realisations and refusals, we have seen many of our beloved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...?” This “Missing Report” series digs deep into the untold stories of such missing stars, and today we are covering the lost star of the 2000s, Imran Khan. Read More

Ramadan special: Stunning photos of mosques

Check out these amazing pictures of mosques taken during the holy month of Ramadan across the globe. PHOTO GALLERY

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