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The government on Wednesday extended the deadline for linking PAN with biometric Aadhaar by three months till June 30. Stay tuned for Latest LIVE news

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The government on Wednesday extended the deadline for linking PAN with biometric Aadhaar by three months till June 30. The income tax department said it has received representations from taxpayers that the last date for intimating the Aadhaar number may further be extended in the wake of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) will reduce the price of domestic LPG cylinder by Rs 10 per cylinder from April 1. Domestic LPG cylinder will cost Rs 809 per cylinder in Delhi, effective April 1. In a statement on Wednesday, OMC major Indian Oil Corporation said that prices of crude oil and petroleum products in the international market have been on a constant uptrend since November 2020.
 
On the political front, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Wednesday remarked that Chief Minister was 'scared' and she would lose the Nandigram seat to her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari.

Meanwhile, the government today approved a production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the food processing sector, entailing an outlay of Rs 10,900 crore. The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the scheme which will help create 2.5 lakh jobs, boost exports and ensure availability of a wider range of value-added products for consumers.
 
Earlier in the day, Pakistan lifted a nearly two-year old ban on Indian sugar and cotton imports, a step towards reviving suspended trade between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.



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