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  • Cabinet reshuffle in Goa, two ministers dropped, two inducted

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar carried out a minor Cabinet resuffle Monday, dropping two ailing ministers and inducting two new faces. The development came a day after BJP president Amit Shah said that Parrikar would remain in his post, putting to rest speculation about continuance of the ailing chief minister.

  • Congress demands probe into mining lease renewals during Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s last term

    Panaji: The Congress on Friday demanded a probe into renewal of iron ore mining leases during the previous tenure of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary A Chellakumar said former BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar had revealed that renewal of mining leases, termed illegal by the Supreme Court, was done during the tenure of his predecessor Parrikar. Parrikar had earlier held the chief minister’s post from 2012 to 2014

  • BJP president Amit Shah, other leaders visit Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at AIIMS

    New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah and many senior party leaders visited ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Monday. Sources in the premier hospital said although 62-year-old Parrikar “is not critical”, he was under observation. He is admitted at the old private ward under Dr Pramod Garg, professor of gastroenterology.

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    CM Parrikar unwell, opposition Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

    Panaji: With Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar hospitalised, Goa’s main opposition Congress party submitted a memorandum to Governor Mridula Sinha Monday, staking claim to form an alternate government. The move came at a time when the BJP high command has sent three senior leaders — Ram Lal, B L Santhosh and Vinay Puranik — here to meet the state party leaders and allies to take stock of the political situation.

  • Party to take decision on ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar at appropriate time: Amit Shah

    Hyderabad: BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the party would take a decision at an appropriate time about finding an alternative leader to ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “For now, we only wish Parrikar a speedy recovery. The party will take a decision at an appropriate time,” Shah said at a news conference here when asked if the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken a decision to find an alternative leader.

  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted to AIIMS

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday. Parrikar, who has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment, is being examined by a team of doctors at the premier hospital, a source at AIIMS said. “He is being examined by a team of doctors and will undergo a few tests,” the source said. Parrikar, 62, was flown to the national capital owing to his declining

  • Manohar Parrikar steps out of hospital to join Ganesh festival at home

    Panaji: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday evening left a private hospital, where he was admitted for the last two days, to attend Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at his ancestral home in Parra village, located about 10 km from Panaji.

  • Manohar Parrikar may dissolve Goa Assembly, Congress writes to Governor

    Panaji: Opposition Congress in Goa wrote to Governor Wednesday, expressing fear that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may dissolve the Assembly as he is “losing grip” over allies and facing intra-party politics. In a letter to governor Mridula Sinha, Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar said in such a scenario, the Congress should get a chance to form the government, and the Assembly should not be dissolved before its term is over.

  • Modi’s personal culpability in Rafale scam: Shourie, Sinha

    New Delhi : Alleging Narendra Modi’s “personal culpability” in the Rafale jet purchases, former BJP Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Tuesday accused the Prime Minister of “compromising national security” by unilaterally finalising the deal, shunning every rule of military procurement.

  • Provide fitness certificate then resume work: Congress to Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: The Congress met Friday Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and demanded her intervention to stop “collapse” of the administration in the BJP-ruled state in view of frequent absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and hospitalisation of his two Cabinet colleagues. The main Opposition party said Parrikar should provide a fitness certificate before joining work. The party said while the nature of CM’s illness is not known, two other ministers are in hospitals with

  • Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returns from US after treatment

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday returned from the US two days ahead of schedule, and headed for his private residence near here. Parrikar, who is being treated abroad for advanced pancreatic cancer, had gone to the US on August 30, the third time in six months.

  • Manohar Parrikar heads to US for treatment of pancreatic cancer

    Panaji: Amid demands for dismissal of his government by the opposition and confusion in the state BJP ranks over leadership issues, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar left for the US from Mumbai Early on Thursday, for treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar taken to US for treatment

    Mumbai: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is again headed to the United States of America for treatment. Parrikar, who had returned from the US in June 2018, was readmitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital in the last week of August.

  • Manohar Parrikar to fly to US again for medical treatment: Official      

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted at a private hospital in Mumbai, would be flown to the US tonight for further medical treatment, his office said today. Parrikar, 62, underwent treatment in the US for three months earlier this year for a pancreatic ailment and returned in June. He went there again for a follow-up earlier this month.

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    Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in rivers in Goa on August 24

    Panaji: The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be immersed in the Mandovi and Zuari rivers of Goa on August 24, a senior BJP official said today. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will immerse the ashes in the Mandovi river while South Goa BJP MP Narendra Sawaikar will do the same in the Zuari river, state party president Vinay Tendulkar told reporters here. Parrikar, who is in the US for a