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Govt to release all pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh immediately
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Govt to release all pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh immediately

The government decided to release all pending income tax refunds up to Rs 5 lakh immediately, a measure to provide relief to 14 lakh taxpayers across India due to the COVID-19 situation. Even all pending GST and custom refunds will also be released which will benefit nearly 1 lakh businesses including micro, small and medium enterprises. The finance ministry said the total refund amount granted will be Rs 18,000 crore.

Sourav Ganguly first coach hospitalized and Dada to take financial care
Sports

Sourav Ganguly’s first coach hospitalized; Dada to take financial care

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s first coach Ashok Mustafi has been admitted to the hospital. Ganguly has also taken the responsibility of his mentor’s treatment. The current BCCI president got the news on Sunday early morning. His friend, Sanjay Das, first got to know about the development after which he passed on the same to Dada. Recently, Ganguly donated 2,000 kgs rice for the needy.

Politics

If you want to honour me, then take responsibility of a poor family till coronavirus crisis exists: Modi

PM Modi is made aware of a campaign run by some people to stand for 5 mins in honour of Modi. He said initially it appeared to be mischief to draft him in controversies but it may be out of goodwill too. Modi has insisted that if you really love and want to honour me, then take the responsibility of a poor family till coronavirus exists; there can be no greater honour for me than this. India is in total lockdown till April 14.

Facebook launches a dedicated chat app for couples
Technology

Facebook launches a dedicated chat app for couples

Facebook has announced Tuned, a dedicated app for couples. The service comes from the social network's New Product Experimentation workshop and has been designed as a "private space" to let couples interact and share intimate, romantic moments with each other. Tuned creates a private social network between you and your significant other, so that both of you can just be yourself and share your love for each other.

She put a tattoo on Draupadi shoulder Mukesh Khanna slams Ekta Kapoor for murdering Mahabharata
Entertainment

She put a tattoo on Draupadi’s shoulder: Mukesh Khanna slams Ekta Kapoor for murdering Mahabharata

Mukesh Khanna, best known for playing Bhishma in BR Chopra's Mahabharat and superhero Shaktimaan in the 1980s and 90s, slammed movie producer Ekta Kapoor for her 2008 television rendition of the Hindu epic. Khanna, who is back on TV with reruns of the two classic shows, said he is mulling a modern remake of superhero series Shaktimaan but doesn't want to murder it like "Ekta murdered Mahabharata".

Zupee raised fresh funding of 8 million dollar in Series A
Business

Zupee raised fresh funding of $8 million in Series A

Zupee, the popular online gaming firm has raised $8 million in their Series A funding round, which was led by Matrix Partners. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, online gaming firms are witnessing a spike in their user base. India’s gaming market is predicted to reach 628 million users this year. Zupee has more than 2,000 live quiz tournaments running in a day. They also have more than 5 million registered users on the platform.

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Dubai man asks if he needs permit to move between houses of 2 wives amid lockdown

As the coronavirus spread forced a lockdown in Dubai, a man called the police to inquire if he needed a permit to move between the houses of his two wives during the 24-hour sterilisation programme. Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Dubai Police, laughed at the query and told the caller that not getting a permit would be a good excuse to not see or meet the other wife if he didn't desire to be with her.