Manohar Parrikar

  • Watch: Goa CM casts his vote in the early hours, polling on in Assam 12-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Polling began in Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura. At stake are 3 Lok Sabha seats seats in Assam, 2 in Goa and 1 each in Sikkim and Tripura. A key fight is being played out in the BJP bastion of North Goa where former chief minister Ravi Naik of the...
  • Credit for initiating Modi's national career goes to Goa: Parrikar 12-04-2014 08:34 AM

    Panaji: Voting for the two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa began on Saturday at 7 am. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was among the early voters and was confident of his party, BJP, forming the government at the Centre. In Goa, former chief minister Ravi Naik of the Congress is...
  • LS polls: 75 per cent voting registered in Goa 12-04-2014 07:47 AM

    Panaji: High voter turnout was witnessed in two Lok Sabha constituencies in Goa with 75 per cent polling taking place on Saturday. Nearly 74.65 per cent voting was registered in the coastal state till 5 pm. 76.3 per cent voting was registered in North Goa while 73.06 per cent voting...
  • Lok Sabha poll: BJP, Congress face a tough fight in Goa 11-04-2014 12:47 PM

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is known as a very pragmatic politician. Even though he is a strong backer of his party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, he is not using Modi card in the Lok Sabha elections. Parrikar wants to project himself as a secular BJP chief minister...
  • LS polls would be turning point in Goa politics: Manohar Parrikar 10-04-2014 05:16 PM

    The Lok Sabha polls for two Goa seats would be a turning point for state's politics as the Congress, which ruled the state for over 20 years, would be defeated, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Thursday. The electorate will stamp the change in state's political arena during the April...
  • In Goa's mining belt, poll season fails to enthuse voters 07-04-2014 11:13 AM

    Panaji: Mining belt in North Goa, which was once buzzing with activity, seems impervious to the high-octane election campaign steered by BJP and Congress as people are more concerned about resumption of mining which was their major source of livelihood. The long stretches of tarred roads in the mining belt...
  • Congress shows Goa CM's remarks on mining in campaign; angers BJP 06-04-2014 10:39 PM

    Opposition Congress in Goa has targeted Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar by exhibiting his television interview as part of its poll campaign, in which he had said that he was instrumental in stopping the mining activity in the state. BJP has strongly objected to the screening of the CD and complained...
  • Manohar Parrikar was in Ayodhya as `karsevak' in 1992, says Congress 02-04-2014 07:47 PM

    The Goa unit of Congress on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was present in Ayodhya in 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, while BJP termed the allegation as "a manufactured lie". Goa Congress spokesperson Vijay Bhike said in Panaji that there was enough evidence to prove that...
  • BJP to review two reports on mining if voted to power, says Manohar Parrikar 02-04-2014 05:48 PM

    The BJP has assured to review two controversial reports related to the mining industry in Goa, which were approved by the UPA II government, if the party is voted to power at the Centre, as it will inflict harm on further development of the coastal state. Goa Chief Minister Manohar...
  • Anti-women activities stalled Muthalik's entry in BJP, says Manohar Parrikar 24-03-2014 06:46 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's entry into the party was stalled because of his alleged "anti women and violent activities." "BJP's local Karnataka unit committed the mistake due to some localised reasons but the party corrected it (mistake)," Parrikar told mediapersons...
  • Vote for BJP to strengthen Goa government, says Manohar Parrikar 24-03-2014 02:06 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said voting for BJP during the upcoming general elections would mean strengthening the hands of the party-led state government. "Two MPs from Goa won't make much difference in forming the government at the Centre. But, for the state surely it would make a...
  • BJP does a U-turn, cancels Sri Rama Sene chief Muthalik's membership 23-03-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another embarrassment, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday inducted controversial Sri Rama Sene Chief Pramod Muthalik into the party, although hours later cancelled his membership for the party. "In the benefit of the nation and to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister of India, I have...
  • BJP shows Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik the door to avoid controversy 23-03-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to avoid any controversy, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cancelled Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's membership for the party. "Due to various reasons the induction of Pramod Muthalik has been set aside under Central party direction," said party's Karnataka unit. Muthalik, who was involved...
  • BJP to reconsider Pramod Muthalik's membership for the party: Sources 23-03-2014 05:29 PM

    Bangalore: Hours after Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, who was involved in Mangalore pub attack, joined BJP, the party is now in damage control mode. The BJP is reconsidering his membership into the party. According to sources, the BJP's central leaders have asked the Karnataka unit to reconsider its...
  • Goa: EC takes cognisance of complaint against Manohar Parrikar 19-03-2014 03:21 PM

    The Election Commission in Goa has sought a reply from the state government in connection with a complaint against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. The state unit of Congress had accused Parrikar of violating the code of conduct after he allegedly tweeted...
  • Hindus use 'Namo' in referrence to god, says Manohar Parrikar 05-03-2014 01:16 PM

    The Hindu community uses the word "Namo" while referring to god, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the state assembly on Wednesday as legislators debated the intricacies surrounding the BJP's "NaMo" chant. "For Hindus, Namo is god's name," Parrikar said during question hour, responding to a question from Congress legislator...
  • Goa scribes withdraw agitation after CM expresses regret 04-03-2014 01:56 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday expressed "regret" over his statements made in context of the media, following which state's apex journalist body, Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ), withdrew its agitation. The journalists were wearing black badges and wrist bands to protest Parrikar's statement during the ongoing state Legislative...
  • Sexual assault case: Tarun Tejpal booked for using mobile phone in prison 28-02-2014 05:08 PM

    Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal has been booked for possession of a mobile phone inside prison premises, an official said on Friday. Tejpal is one of the seven inmates at Vasco's Sada sub jail, located 35 km from Panaji, who were found with a mobile phone during a surprise raid Sunday...
  • Sexual assault case: Goa CM dismisses Tejpal's allegations of political vendetta 19-02-2014 06:54 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday rubbished allegations of political vendetta levelled by Tehelka Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal saying that if he's innocent that has to be proven in court. "If he (Tejpal) is innocent, then he has to prove it to the court," Parrikar told reporters reacting to...
  • No plans to move to Centre if Modi becomes PM: Parrikar 10-02-2014 10:42 PM

    New Delhi: Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said he had no plans to move to the Centre if his party formed the next government under the leadership of Narendra Modi. "I will remain in Goa. The decision will be taken when it is required, why today. I...
  • Goa: State government demands share for state in income tax 29-01-2014 03:21 PM

    The Goa government on Wednesday suggested that a partial component of the income tax can be diverted towards the state which will promote generation of central taxes in its coffers. According to Chief minister Manohar Parrikar the move will give liberty to the state government from imposing professional tax, an...
  • Parrikar taunts Kejriwal, says I don't want to call myself IITian CM 28-01-2014 05:36 PM

    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday termed as "nautanki" (drama) the street protest steered by his Delhi counterpart and former IITian Arvind Kejriwal and insinuated that the episode has dented prestige of the profession. "Now a days, I don't want to be introduced as an IITian chief minister after...
  • I'm not saying Yeddyurappa is spotless: Manohar Parrikar 27-01-2014 01:20 PM

    Even as the top BJP leaders face flak over the return of BS Yeddyurappa to the party, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has admitted that his former Karnataka counterpart may not be spotless after all. Asked about the criticism faced by the BJP over the re-entry of Yeddyurappa, who has...
  • Goa building collapse: Many questionable projects still being approved 23-01-2014 08:59 AM

    Panaji: Goa saw the worst ever building collapse last month which left 31 people dead. The incident exposing the rampant illegal construction in the state. Despite Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's promises to crack down, CNN-IBN found several questionable projects being given approvals. Days after the Canacona disaster, further investigation has...
  • Goa: Government blacklists accused builders in Canacona building collapse case 15-01-2014 05:55 PM

    The Goa government on Wednesday blacklisted the construction firm responsible for the Canacona building collapse early this month, which left 31 people dead. "We have withdrawn all the licences of the builder (M/S Bharat Realtors and Developers). We have also blacklisted them," Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said. The builders, who...
  • Goa: 24X7 call centre launched to tackle power consumer woes 14-01-2014 12:25 PM

    Panaji: The Goa government on Tuesday launched a round-the-clock call centre for power consumers in its efforts to streamline the complaint mechanism. State electricity department sources said that the call centre is available at a dial of 135 and it can be accessed round the clock. Goa based Hello information...
  • Parrikar the kingpin behind closure of mining in Goa: Congress 13-01-2014 04:25 PM

    Panaji: Riled by BJP's barb that it was behind the closure of mining in Goa, the opposition Congress on Monday hit back saying Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was the "kingpin" behind cessation of the activity in the state. "Parrikar as the Leader of Opposition and chief of Public Accounts Committee...
  • Project Manohar Parrikar as PM not Modi, AAP tells BJP 13-01-2014 01:31 PM

    The BJP should have the guts to make Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and not Narendra Modi its Prime Ministerial candidate if the party believes in simplicity, the Goa unit of Aam Aadmi Party demanded on Monday. The demand came a day after Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's...
  • Parrikar, Akhilesh are insensitive, says Congress 11-01-2014 08:45 PM

    Panaji: The Congress on Saturday compared Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to Akhilesh Yadav, his Uttar Pradesh counterpart, saying they were insensitive in hosting events even as people in their states coped with tragedy. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Goa is busy with preparations for the Sunday rally of...
  • AAP confronts Goa government on mining, casino 10-01-2014 01:08 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party in Goa has confronted the BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ahead of their rally in Panaji on January 12, saying the party should ponder over the state's key issues. In a statement issued in Panaji on Thursday, the AAP said before the BJP's...