MANOHAR PARRIKAR

  • BJP parliamentary board to decide on post-poll move, says Parrikar 4 days ago

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said a decision about a post-poll alliance has to be taken by the BJP parliamentary board, though "natural allies always exist". "The central parliamentary board will take the decision about an alliance in Maharashtra. It is for them to decide and they...
  • Parliamentary panel conclaves in five star hotels must stop, says Manohar Parrikar October 15, 2014

    Panaji: The practice of parliamentary committees conducting their meetings in five star hotels and wasting public money should be stopped, said Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. "Staying in five stars by making PSUs arrange for it is not right," said Parrikar during the concluding session of the 16th All India Whips'...
  • Parliamentary panels proceedings should be telecast live: Manohar Parrikar October 15, 2014

    Panaji: Proceedings of parliament's various committees should be broadcast live on the lines of US Senate Committee hearings, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. "Standing committees and other house committees they should also be telecast live," Parrikar said at the concluding session of the 16th All India Whips' conference...
  • Nothing wrong in PM Modi campaigning extensively in Maharashtra: Goa CM October 7, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced severe criticism from former ally Shiv Sena over him addressing multiple poll rallies in Maharashtra. Goa Chief Minister and BJP leader Manohar Parrikar has jumped to Modi's defence saying that there is nothing wrong with Modi's campaign blitz. ...
  • Wife of engineer stranded in Iran again seeks help of Goa CM October 6, 2014

    Vadodara: The wife of an Indian engineer stranded in Iran since December last year has again written to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar seeking her husband's safe return. Vadodara-resident Sanket Pandya (36) and his colleague Mohammed Hussain Khan, from Haryana, were illegally 'confined' in Iran last year following the seizure...
  • Decision on lifting Goa mining ban after Cabinet clears policy September 29, 2014

    Panaji: Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. When asked whether the suspension would be lifted in the...
  • Manohar Parrikar questions 75 per cent attendance rule for exams September 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officials the issue of 75 per cent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems...
  • Centre's help to floodhit J&K impressed Congress leaders: Parrikar September 11, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Centre's quick assistance to the Jammu and Kashmir government following the massive floods has even impressed some Congress leaders. "There were three Congress veterans and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who praised Narendra Modi Government for the help that was...
  • 100 pc subsidising of loans of miningdependent not possible: Goa CM September 10, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government has said that it would not take over the loans taken by those who are dependent on the mining industry, despite demands from some quarters. "We have offered a scheme whereby 35 per cent of the onetime loan settlement amount is paid to the borrower. Some...
  • Acclaimed writer Mridula Sinha swornin as Goa Governor August 31, 2014

    Panaji: Noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha was on Sunday swornin as the Governor of Goa, following the resignation of BV Wanchoo. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were present at Raj Bhawan on...
  • After Hooda, Chavan decides not to share stage with Modi, says heckling 'preplanned at a high level' August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Maintaining his being heckled at an event in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was "preplanned at a high level", Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that he will not attend such functions in future till he got an assurance that incidents like those will not...
  • 'Negro' row: Goa CM apologises, blames clerk August 21, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday apologised for the use of word 'negro' in a written reply in the legislative assembly and blamed a clerk for it. "I was told that some national channels are broadcasting report about the mistake related to negro word. What is this madness? There...
  • Goa government in racism row again, refers to African national as 'negro' August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Goa government is in the news once again for using a racial offensive term while referring to Africans. In an annexure submitted to the state assembly, the term 'unknown African Negro' was was used while referring to an African national who was arrested from the beach village...
  • Goa CM Parrikar shares food plate with HIVpositive children August 17, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar shared a meal with HIVpositive children, to dispel the misconception that the dreaded disease is transmitted by a mere touch. The Chief Minister shared lunch on Saturday with more than 30 children at an orphanage where they are currently studying. These children were in the news...
  • Goa CM reaches out to people in distress August 15, 2014

    Panaji: Partnering with civil society, the Goa government is considering formation of a special cell to provide succour to people in distress, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. "The idea may take three months to develop," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Independence Day function. The chief minister cited...
  • Goa vigilance dept to probe Chhattisgarh coal block deal July 25, 2014

    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 July 25, 2014

    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 miniskirts 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...
  • No ban on bikinis or drinking alcohol: Goa Tourism Minister July 2, 2014

    Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday said, "Whatever the minister said was his personal comment. The government has nothing to do with that." In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Parulekar said, "As a tourism minister, I can say that there can be no ban on bikinis or drinking. People...
  • 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 smallscale 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 weekend. "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 Modiled 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...