Manohar Parrikar

  • Goa ministers, MLAs go ahead with Brazil junket on tax payers' money 06-07-2014 09:04 PM

    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...
  • Wear loin cloth if against Westernism: Designer to Goa Minister 04-07-2014 06:58 PM

    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 03-07-2014 01:38 PM

    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 02-07-2014 05:03 PM

    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 02-07-2014 08:40 AM

    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 interaction,...
  • While commenting on red tape, Parrikar wades into controversy 02-07-2014 07:08 AM

    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 30-06-2014 10:42 AM

    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...
  • Don't expect miracles from Modi govt so early: Parrikar 29-06-2014 11:41 AM

    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,...
  • Goa: CM Parrikar speaks to PM on his stand on Governor's resignation 25-06-2014 07:48 PM

    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...
  • Goa: Congress asks BJP to ban Pramod Muthalik from attending Hindu meet 18-06-2014 08:19 PM

    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...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report 17-06-2014 01:49 PM

    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 13-06-2014 02:15 PM

    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 13-06-2014 11:59 AM

    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...
  • Public outcry forces Goa MLAs to go for FIFA World Cup at their own expense 13-06-2014 11:35 AM

    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? 12-06-2014 10:18 PM

    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 12-06-2014 10:10 PM

    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 12-06-2014 09:03 PM

    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 12-06-2014 08:12 PM

    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...
  • Goa government sending 6 MLAs to Brazil for FIFA World Cup 12-06-2014 01:31 PM

    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...
  • Goa: CM Manohar Parrikar complains against green tribunal 11-06-2014 05:52 PM

    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...
  • E-visas, special trains to boost Goa tourism: Shripad Yesso Naik 10-06-2014 07:42 PM

    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...
  • Parrikar demands pending dues worth Rs 300 crore from Centre 10-06-2014 03:48 PM

    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 today."The...
  • Munde was father of BJP-MGP alliance in Goa, say party leaders 03-06-2014 05:16 PM

    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 25-05-2014 02:27 PM

    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...
  • Devu Chodankar's arrest for anti-Modi post on Facebook ordered by court: Parrikar 24-05-2014 03:40 PM

    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...
  • Goa Congress leader blames outgoing PM for poll defeat 20-05-2014 11:20 PM

    Panaji: Congress candidate from North Goa seat in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, Ravi Naik on Tuesday blamed outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the party's debacle alleging that he failed to project achievements of the UPA government before the people. "(Then) Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh failed to explain...
  • Modi's task of deciding on Cabinet ranks not easy: Manohar Parrikar 20-05-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has made it clear that he is not interested in any Cabinet rank, but will be available if and when he is required. He has also said that the task of choosing the Cabinet ranks is a difficult one and that Prime Minister-designate...
  • Parrikar expects berth for Goa MP Naik in Modi ministry 16-05-2014 07:37 PM

    Panaji: Goa BJP expects a ministerial berth for Sripad Naik, who won for the fourth time from North Goa constituency on Friday, in the next government to be led by Narendra Modi. "It is the prerogative of the Prime Minister to decide who should be in his cabinet. But we...
  • Accountable governance only possible with BJP-TDP: Manohar Parrikar 04-05-2014 08:24 AM

    Visakhapatnam: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that if the BJP-TDP combine came to power, it would curb corruption in the state. "If the alliance is elected to power, corruption would be controlled. It will ultimately result in increase in the revenue of the state government, which can...
  • Standard of living in Goa better than Amethi: Manohar Parrikar 28-04-2014 06:03 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that standard of living in his state is far better than that of Uttar Pradesh, especially Amethi. Speaking in Ahorwa Bhawani of Tiloi assembly segment in the Gandhi bastion, Parrikar said, "Standard of living of people in Goa is far better than...