Manohar Parrikar

  • Goa vigilance dept to probe Chhattisgarh coal block deal 5 days ago

    Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar stated in the legislative assembly that there were...
  • Girls disappear in UP after 6pm: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar 5 days ago

    He meant to highlight the safety of his state, but Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has scripted a potential controversy by saying that girls "disappear" in Uttar Pradesh if they are out in the evening. "Any girl can walk without fear on Goa streets even at midnight. But in Uttar Pradesh,...
  • News 360: Goa ministers spent over Rs 13 crore on foreign tours in 2 years July 22, 2014

    Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. ...
  • Goa ministers went on foreign trips at state expense, spent Rs 13 cr in two years July 22, 2014

    Panaji: Three Goa ministers and four legislators have spent a whooping Rs 13.24 crore in two years on foreign trips. The travels were made in the name of promoting tourism. The information has been cited in a report tabled in the state Assembly which also mentions that Goa Tourism Minister Dilip...
  • First stop casinos if against pub culture: Congress to BJP July 14, 2014

    Panaji: If pub culture was destroying Goa, then why doesn't the BJP government in the state act against casinos too, the Congress asked on Monday. Congress said the tirade against pub culture by ruling politicians would damage the tourist state's reputation across the world. Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat accused the Bharatiya Janata...
  • Goa ministers, MLAs go ahead with Brazil junket on tax payers' money July 6, 2014

    Panaji: Despite the widespread criticism and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar officially announcing the cancellation of the junket to FIFA World Cup, two state ministers and four MLAs have gone ahead with the trip on tax payers' money and are currently in Brazil. The trip to Brazil by the six leaders...
  • Wear loin cloth if against Westernism: Designer to Goa Minister July 4, 2014

    Panaji: The controversy over a Goa Cabinet Minister's demand to ban mini-skirts and bikinis in order to "protect Goan culture" refuses to die down, with ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks asking him to to wear a loin cloth to work, skip chillies, tomatoes, potatoes, and stop using a table and...
  • Been seeing bikinis since childhood, nothing indecent about them: Goa CM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that bikinis should not lead to public indecency, he has now clarified that bikinis are not indecent but should only be restricted to swimming. "There is no indecency about bikinis. I have been seeing bikinis in Goa since my...
  • Goa CM defends PWD minister, says bikinis fine on beach, not in temples July 2, 2014

    Panaji, Goa: In a defence of Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar's comment made on Tuesday that there should be a ban on women going to pubs in short dresses, the Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took a stance in favour of Dhavalikar, saying that the media is deliberately twisting Dhavalikar's...
  • 'For rape I face 1 inspector, to set up a small-scale industry, I face 26' Parrikar recalls IIM professor's remark July 2, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar could land into a potential controversy for recalling a remark on red tapism. Addressing the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry's annual general body meeting on Saturday, Parrikar said, "An IIM professor told me that a student of his told him during an...
  • While commenting on red tape, Parrikar wades into controversy July 2, 2014

    Panaji: While talking about the red tape faced by those who want to start a new factory, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar recounted a potentially controversial remark during a speech over the week-end. "An IIM professor told me that a student of his told him during an interaction, 'If I...
  • Goa CM's rape remark 'insensitive', says women's group June 30, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's leading women's rights group has termed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar "arrogant and insensitive towards women" after he publicly suggested that entrepreneurs starting an industrial unit suffered an ordeal worse than that experienced by a raped woman. Sabina Martins, convenor of the Bailancho Saad women's group, told IANS Sunday that...
  • Don't expect miracles from Modi govt so early: Parrikar June 29, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said people should not expect miracles from the Narendra Modi-led government just at the beginning of its tenure. "Lot of people ask me -'acche din aane wale the, aa gaye kya' (good days were supposed to come, have they come)?. I say no, 'aye...
  • Goa: CM Parrikar speaks to PM on his stand on Governor's resignation June 25, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that he has communicated to the Prime Minister, his stand on demand of resignation of Goa Governor BV Wanchoo, by the local BJP unit, over the helicopter purchase scam. "As a Chief Minister, I have told the Prime Minister whatever I feel...
  • Goa: Congress asks BJP to ban Pramod Muthalik from attending Hindu meet June 18, 2014

    Panaji: Opposition Congress on Wednesday asked Manohar Parrikar government to ban the entry of controversial right-wing leader Pramod Muthalik in Goa, where he is supposed to attend a All India Hindu Convention on Friday, to avoid any communal tension. "We demand that Muthalik be banned from entering the state. He has...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report June 17, 2014

    Panaji: After the recent controversy over Goa ministers being sent on a study tour to Brazil for the World Cup, CNN-IBN has now learnt that several ministers in the Goa government have been globe trotting in the name of study tours and striking trade deals. But not much has been...
  • Goa MLAs highjack FIFA WC junket meant for state footballers June 13, 2014

    Panaji: The FIFA World Cup junket, which has caused a national outrage was originally a proposal sent by former footballers from Goa to visit Brazil to watch the match. But, the ruling BJP ministers and MLAs highjacked it. Three ministers and three MLAs forced Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to clear...
  • Parrikar slams Tendulkar to justify MLAs' Brazil junket June 13, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has slammed Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar to justify a Rs.89 lakh junket for six legislators, including three ministers, to witness the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Parrikar on Thursday backed his decision to send only ruling party politicians to the World Cup on the...
  • Public outcry forces Goa MLAs to go for FIFA World Cup at their own expense June 13, 2014

    Panaji: After the Goa government faced flak for funding a junket to Brazil for six MLAs, reports on Friday said that all the MLAs will go for the football World Cup at their own expense. Sources told CNN-IBN that two prominent business houses are funding the visit. The BJP government...
  • Should Goa's MLAs junk the Brazil junket? June 12, 2014

    Six MLAs from Goa have been granted funds by the state government to travel to Brazil for the Football World Cup. The delegation includes Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, according to sources in the Goa Chief Minister's Office. ...
  • Spending on sports not a waste of money: Manohar Parrikar June 12, 2014

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday defended his government's decision to send six of its MLAs to FIFA World Cup. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle, Goa CM said, "It is something like commonwealth of Portuguese speaking people. Brazil is a part of it. Football has been...
  • News 360: FIFA World Cup 2014 all set to begin June 12, 2014

    The beautiful game's most celebrated tournament - the FIFA World Cup - will see daylight in a few hours in Brazil, though the sky hanging over the event's opening will be slightly cloudy due to the smoke emanating from the local protests over money spent in hosting the event. This...
  • Parrikar defends MLAs' junket to FIFA, calls it an investment June 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar justified his government's decision to send six of its MLAs to attend FIFA World Cup in Brazil on public expenses saying the State considered it an investment. Under fire from the Opposition for spending lakhs from the state exchequer for the junket, Parrikar said his...
  • Goa government sending 6 MLAs to Brazil for FIFA World Cup June 12, 2014

    Panaji: Six MLAs from Goa have been granted funds by the state government to travel to Brazil for the Football World Cup. The delegation includes Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar, according to sources in the Goa Chief Minister's Office. Sources say that no expert or member of the Sport Authority of...
  • Goa: CM Manohar Parrikar complains against green tribunal June 11, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday came down heavily on the functioning of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), claiming that it was stepping out of its jurisdiction and has started acting like a high court. Parrikar told a press conference that during a meeting with union Environment and Forests...
  • E-visas, special trains to boost Goa tourism: Shripad Yesso Naik June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: E-visa facilities to lure foreign tourists and a luxury train for domestic travellers are some steps proposed to boost tourism in Goa, officials said on Tuesday. The announcement came after union Tourism and Culture Minister Shripad Yesso Naik met the state's Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Tourism Minister Dilip...
  • Parrikar demands pending dues worth Rs 300 crore from Centre June 10, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government has urged the Centre to give the state its share of pending dues since 2011, which amounts to around Rs 300 crore. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi yesterday discussed the issue, a senior government official said...
  • Munde was father of BJP-MGP alliance in Goa, say party leaders June 3, 2014

    Panaji: The BJP leaders in Goa on Tuesday recalled Gopinath Munde as the 'brain behind BJP-Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) alliance in the state' and mettle behind party's success in Goa. The current Manohar Parrikar-led government is a BJP-MGP alliance, the union of like-minded parties conceived in the year 1994. "The...
  • New mining policy to be in place by next month: Manohar Parrikar May 25, 2014

    Goa Government has said it will adopt a transparent mechanism to award mining leases in future and was studying the Supreme Court order lifting ban on iron ore extraction before taking a decision on vacating current mine operators whose fate hangs in balance. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told PTI the lease...
  • Devu Chodankar's arrest for anti-Modi post on Facebook ordered by court: Parrikar May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parikkar on Saturday said that the arrest of young shipping professional Devu Chodankar for Facebook posts against Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi was ordered by a court and that the government has nothing to do with it. Parrikar tweeted, "A prominent citizen complained about a Facebook...