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  • Goa: Drinking alcohol in public will cost a heavy fine

    Panjim (Goa): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has announced that the government would soon be issuing a notification regarding imposing a heavy fine on drinking alcohol in public. “Mind you, there will be a heavy fine if you are found drinking (in public) from the month of August. We’re issuing a notification very soon. I intend to do it before August, so that we can implement it from August 15,” Parrikar said

  • Triple talaq most inhuman practice: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: There is no practice more inhuman than triple talaq, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday, claiming that Muslim women in Uttar Pradesh helped the BJP sweep the state polls after the passage of a law against the practice.

  • LCA Tejas introduced because of my efforts: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: The Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) of the Indian Air Force has been introduced because of his efforts when he was Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, stating that the project was “not going anywhere” before he assumed charge of the ministry in 2014.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar backs PM Modi’s claim on job creation

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion on job creation, saying credit for jobs created by state governments and private sector should also be shared with the Central government.

  • All options being considered to resume mining: Goa government

    Panaji: The Goa government today said that all possible options were being considered for the resumption of mining industry in the state. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired a meeting of legislators from the mining belt in the state at the legislature wing of the assembly complex this morning.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar attends his first official event upon return from US

    Panaji: Making his first appearance at an official event following his return from the US, a frail-looking Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today attended a function to mark the Goa Republic Day here. The chief minister, who returned to Goa on Thursday evening after receiving medical treatment in the US for three months, walked without any support at the function at Azad Maidan.

  • Fight against colonial rule in Goa yet not over: CM Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his first public address after returning from the US, today said the fight against colonial power in the state was yet not over. He also expressed his government’s resolve to make the state free of plastic this year.

  • Arvind Kejriwal welcomes back Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, wishes him healthy life

    Panaji: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has welcomed back his Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar after the latter returned to India following a three-month-long treatment in the USA. Parrikar, 62, returned to Goa on Thursday evening and resumed his official work from yesterday. “@manoharparrikar Welcome back sir. God bless you with a long and healthy life,” said Kejriwal in a tweet.

  • Day after return from US, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar resumes official work

    Panaji, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today resumed work at his office in the state secretariat, a day after returning from the US, where he underwent treatment for a pancreatic ailment for three months. The chief minister started his day with a visit to the Devki Krishna temple at Khandola village in North Goa, 15 kms away from Panaji, to seek blessings of the deity, the Chief Minister’s Office

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    Take up mining, law and order issues on priority: Shiv Sena to Goa CM

    Panaji: The Shiv Sena in Goa today urged Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to take up the issues of mining crisis and the “deteriorating” law and order situation in the state on priority after his return from the US. Parrikar, 62, is scheduled to return to Goa tonight after his three-month-long stay in the US, where he has gone to undergo treatment for his pancreatic ailment.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar coming on June 15, says BJP MLA; party unsure

    Panaji: The mystery behind ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s return to the state got further deepened after a BJP MLA said on Tuesday that he will arrive on June 15 even as a senior party leader said the Chief Minister was likely to return by June-end.

  • Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa by the end of June: Dhavalikar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is unwell and undergoing treatment in the US since March 7, will return home by the end of June, state Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar today said. Dhavalikar, a senior minister, is part of a three-member Cabinet Advisory Committee (CAC) that was formed to run the government in Parrikar’s absence.