Tag: Manohar Parrikar

Goa's International Chess Tournament To Be Renamed After Manohar Parrikar

Panaji: Goa will dedicate future editions of an annual international chess competition which the state has been hosting for two years now, to former Chief Minister the late Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday. “The international annual chess competition will be held in the name of our late CM Manohar Parrikar, who […]

Parrikar's samadhi site defiled, protesters ate non-veg food: BJP

Panaji: Leaders and workers of the Goa Forward Party (GFP) and an Independent MLA defiled the proposed samadhi site of former Chief Minister late Manohar Parrikar by eating ‘chicken and mutton’ at the premises during a protest meeting on Saturday, Goa BJP spokesperson Damu Naik said on Sunday. Addressing a press conference here, Naik also […]

50th IFFI Will Pay Tribute To Late Parrikar: Javdekar

Panaji: The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will pay tribute to late Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar said on Sunday. “Definitely, this year the festival will pay a tribute to our friend Manohar Parrikar,” Javdekar told reporters in Panaji, after a meeting […]

Panaji Assembly bypoll: BJP loses late Manohar Parrikar's seat to Congress

Panaji: After 25 years of uninterrupted run, the BJP on Thursday failed to retain the Panaji Assembly constituency, largely represented by late Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar since 1994. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sidharth Kuncalienkar lost to Congress’ Atanasio Monserrate by 1,758 votes. Monserrate polled 8,748 votes against Kuncalienkar’s 6,990 votes. AAP’s Valmiki Naik […]

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Will clear casinos from Panaji: Goa ex-RSS chief

Panaji: Yet another candidate for the May 19 Panaji Assembly bypoll, former state Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Subhash Velingkar, has promised to rid the Goa capital of casinos if elected. Days after Congress candidate for the Panaji bypoll Atanasio Monserrate promised to clear offshore casinos from the state capital within 100 days of being […]

EC probes use of Parrikar's ashes for poll campaign

Panaji: The Goa Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) on Thursday asked collectors to probe and send a detailed report into a series of ceremonies held by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to immerse the ashes of late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in rivers across the state’s 40 constituencies. The direction from the CEO, Kunal, follows a […]

Purification ceremony result of RSS superstition: Congress

Panaji: The alleged purification of the site where Manohar Parrikar’s mortal remains were kept for public veneration is the outcome of RSS’s superstitious ideology that is being endorsed by the BJP government, Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar said on Sunday. He said the ‘purification’ controversy had opened a Pandora’s box about performance of religious rituals and […]

Pramod Sawant sworn in as 11th Goa CM

Panaji: Former Speaker of Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday. Vijai Sardesai from the Goa Forward Party and Sudin Dhavalikar from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, both alliance partners, have been inducted as Deputy Chief Ministers, Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad […]

Pramod Sawant to be new Goa CM

Panaji: BJP’s Pramod Sawant will be the new chief minister of Goa, party sources said Monday. Two MLAs from the BJP alliance partners will be made deputy chief ministers as part of the compromise reached with allies, they said. The BJP managed to break the deadlock in Goa, offering key allies their pound of flesh, […]

New Goa government delayed as allies yet to agree on CM

Panaji: The swearing-in of a new BJP-led government in Goa has been delayed as potential allies appear to have, for now, baulked at its attempts to nominate Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant for the Chief Minister’s post. After stating earlier on Monday that the new Chief Minister would be sworn in soon after 3 p.m., state […]

Parrikar cremated with full military, state honours

Panaji:The last rites of Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died on Sunday after suffering from pancreatic cancer for over a year, were held with full military and state honours at the Miramar beach here on Monday evening. Thousands of supporters and BJP workers accompanied the funeral cortege from the Kala […]

Bollywood mourns Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's demise

Mumbai: Bollywood names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher have mourned the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who died aged 63. A slew of actors remembered Parrikar and called him a “gentleman, intelligent and a good soul.” Parrikar died at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle […]

A teacher’s tribute to a student: Parrikar's death is a personal loss

Bhubaneswar: Expressing shock over former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s untimely demise, Prasanta Kumar Patnaik, who was his teacher at IIT Bombay & currently settled in Bhubaneswar, said it’s a major personal loss to him. Parrikar had last visited Odisha in 2016 to attend BJP’s Vikas Utsav in Cuttack and also held […]

'Parrikar's funeral paramount over coalition talks'

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s final rites were more important than a government formation, the coastal state’s BJP unit said on Monday, even as ongoing negotiations between allies and BJP leaders, including Nitin Gadkari and the party’s National Secretary B.L. Santosh, have appeared to hit a roadblock. Emerging from a night-long meeting with Gadkari, […]

Goa CM Parrikar no more after long battle with cancer

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar passed away at his private residence here on Sunday evening after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63. The condition of Parrikar, diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February last year and in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi and New York since then, had […]