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Marine Aids to Navigation Bill introduced in RS

Marine Aids to Navigation Bill introduced in RS

The government on Monday introduced a Bill in the Rajya Sabha to replace a nine-decade-old law to pave the way for shifting from lighthouses to modern aids for marine navigation. Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal moved the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021, in the Rajya Sabha. The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha back in March. TNS

Conversion to NH: Gujarat tops the list

Gujarat tops the list of state roads being notified as national highways during the past three years. This was stated by Minister of Road for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. A total of 1,694 km length of state roads of Gujarat was notified as NH in the past three years, Gadkari informed Karnataka MP Iranna Kadadi. Rajasthan (1,433 km) is next in the list of conversion of state roads into national highways. tns

Rs3,752 cr GST relief due to Pb for 2020-2021

The government informed Parliament on Monday that Rs 81,179 crore was due to states in the form of Goods and Services Tax compensation for 2020-21 and the outstanding amount for April to May 2021 was Rs 55,345 crore. The government said Rs 3,752 crore GST compensation is due to Punjab for 2020-2021; Maharashtra (Rs 15,138 crore), Gujarat (Rs 6,583 crore) and Delhi (Rs 5,190 crore). TNS

Oppn questions nationality of new minister

In the RS, TMC’s Sukhendu Sekhar and Cong’s Mallikarjun Kharge questioned the nationality of a newly inducted minister. The Assam PCC chief had last week written to the PM, demanding a probe to ascertain the minister’s nationality. TNS

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with newly elected party MP Vijay Vasanth at Parliament House in New Delhi. PTI

Sidhu on mind? Preneet, Rahul chat in LS

A day after the appointment of Amritsar East MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu as Punjab Congress president against stiff opposition from Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the CM’s wife Preneet Kaur, party’s Patiala MP, was seen in the Lok Sabha engaged in an animated discussion with Rahul Gandhi. TNS

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